Category archives for: Broadband

Western Cape digitalization a public works breakthrough

Western Cape DTT

From DION HENDRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE recent digital transformation at the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works recently embarked is bearing fruit with reduction of the average turnaround time, efficiency of the approvals process and the problem of missing documents now a thing of the past. The […]

Opposition to divisive SA policy on ICT

Minister Cwele at the Integrated ICT Policy White Paper held at the Midrand Conference Centre in Johannesburg recently

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE National Integrated Information and Communications Technology Policy White Paper will mar gains made in universal access and use of the internet and ICT services over the years, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) warned. The organisation argued if implemented in its current form, critical investment would be deterred […]

Microsoft grants improve affordable internet access

Microsoft awards grants for internet access

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MICROSOFT is accepting applications for its Affordable Access Initiative grant fund for a second year. The fund assists companies working to bring internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets. “Too many people around the world lack internet connectivity and the educational, commercial and economic […]

Wi-Fi technology installed at Botswana sports arenas

Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet)

From PHENYO MODISE in Francistown, Botswana FRANCISTOWN, (CAJ News) – SPORTS fans can now enjoy access to Wi-FI connectivity at some Botswana stadia following the installation of the technology at landmark venues. Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet), a provider of more than 9 000km of fibre throughout the country, has contracted Ruckus Wireless, Inc. to provide […]

Mobile marketplace digitises East Africa’s agriculture

Agric produce

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of smallholder farmers in the region are set to benefit from a digital platform connecting them to agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. Launched by Mastercard, 2KUZE, as the platform is known, is the latest offering in the region hailed as the cradle […]

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