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State to issue mega computer tender

The State IT Agency will later this week issue the first phase of a multibillion-rand, three-year tender for the supply of computer equipment to the whole of government. At the same time, the agency

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CEO’s plan to fix ‘dysfunctional’ Sita

Freeman Nomvalo, the CEO of the State IT Agency (Sita), has promised that a turnaround strategy he is leading will transform the organisation for the better, but it could take as many as four years for the project to be completed fully. He told journalists

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Sita a place of exile for unwanted DGs

In the suburb of Erasmuskloof, southeast of Pretoria, lies the sleek, modernist building of the State Information Technology Agency, known as Sita. This agency is the government’s service provider for all IT services or, as those watching the comings and goings of officials over

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New political home for State IT Agency

Government’s centralised IT services and technology procurement organisation, the State IT Agency, will in future no longer report into the minister of public service and administration. Rather, it will in future report into the ministry of telecommunications and postal services, headed by Siyabonga Cwele. This is one of a

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Top cop in R10m tender to find three laptops

The State IT Agency (Sita) has defended its decision to award former provincial top cop Mzwandile Petros’s company a R10m deal to recover three stolen laptops, the Sunday Times reported. “The minister [then Lindiwe Sisulu], the chairperson and I took a decision to appoint the company, even though it wasn’t

Denis Smit
Dear government, some clarity please

On 25 May, President Jacob Zuma announced the cabinet for his second term. In a surprise movement, the announcement included significant changes in the role of the department of communications and the creation of a new ministry of telecommunications and postal services. This has resulted in enormous

Duncan McLeod
Zuma leaves ICT policy in a vacuum

It’s been more than six weeks since the election and nearly a month since President Jacob Zuma stunned the information and communications technology industry by dumping his hardworking communications minister, Yunus Carrim, and splitting the communications portfolio in two. Since then, there has been

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Icasa will now report into Cwele

Government has backtracked on plans to have communications regulator Icasa report to the newly created department of communications, which also houses the SABC, Brand South Africa and other entities, a highly placed source with knowledge of the development has told TechCentral. Instead

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Gumede laments ‘dysfunctional’ Sita

The State IT Agency (Sita), the government body meant to co-ordinate government’s IT spending, is “dysfunctional”. This is hurting both government departments and the companies that supply technology services to government. This is the view of Gijima

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Technology must serve SA: minister

The problems South Africa faces require specialised technologies to help resolve them, public service minister Lindiwe Sisulu said in Cape Town on Tuesday. “In present day South Africa, we have challenges that require specific, and not generalised, off-the-shelf interventions to resolve, and so you fail