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Vodacom Tender Investigation

The Competition Commission has launched an investigation into the Vodacom Group after allegations that it abused its dominance to clinch what has amounted to R1 billion in government spending after winning a National Treasury tender to supply services to government departments.

But Vodacom and the Treasury yesterday said rigorous governance and transparent tender processes had been followed and the objective of the award had been to cut costs.

Pandor Challenges ICT Industry to Engage with Government

Delivering the keynote at the Cisco Connect South Africa conference in Sun City, Pandor said government had been intrigued by the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – introduced in January 2016 by the WEF's Klaus Schwab – and deliberations were happening in Cabinet to ensure the country was not left behind.

The minister stressed the opportunities that technology and innovation offered to the country on both the economic and social levels, including agriculture, education, communication, commerce and healthcare.

South Africa Received Majority of ICT Investment

South Africa has come out ahead of its counterparts on the continent as the top destination for ICT investors based on the number of deals as well as the total amount of funding. The Disrupt Africa African Tech Startups Funding Report 2016 reveals that the country attracted the biggest share of investment followed by Nigeria, while Kenya and Egypt secured third and fourth place.

Zim Far on ICTs

Zimbabwe has adopted the biometric voting registration (BVR) system, as part of advancements in information communication technologies (ICTs), in a move anticipated to ensure the security of elections, whose handling has always been a source of contestation.
 
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has urged citizens to embrace the development and called on all eligible voters to ensure their names would be on the new biometric voters’ roll.

Mindset Network: Broadcast Scheduler Intern

Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

Mindset Network seeks to appoint a Broadcast Scheduler Intern, based in Johannesburg.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the final input of schedules into the ITX system as well as the scheduling of on air promos, commercials and other support material as per the brief supplied by Channel Manager and/or Client.

Google to Train Youth in Digital Skills

Google has announced that it will be training one million young Africans in digital skills in the next year.

The technology giant will‚ in partnership with Livity Africa‚ run two training programmes namely ‘Digify Bytes’ which will give digital skills to young people looking to develop a digital career; and ‘Digify Pro’ - a three-month immersion programme for digital specialists.

In addition to the two programmes to be offered‚ Google is launching an online learning portal digifyafrica.com‚ offering a range of digital skills courses for anyone in Africa for free.

Mindset Network: Field Technician

Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

Mindset Network seeks to appoint a hardworking, passionate, delivery driven individual as Field Technician, based in Johannesburg.

This individual  will be responsible for maintaining sites and carrying out installations as and when required.

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Mindset Network: Finance Manager

Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

Mindset Network seeks to appoint a dynamic individual as Finance Manager, based in Johannesburg.

This position entails complete responsibility for the full range of financial, statutory and related activities for the organisation and its group companies.

Mindset Network: Receptionist

Mindset Network is a nonprofit organisation that aims at personal, social and economic development of all people in Africa. Mindset uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support education in the schooling and health sectors.

Mindset Network seeks to appoint a professional individual as Receptionist for a period of three to four months, based in Johannesburg.

This individual will be responsible for ensuring that an efficient and friendly culture is created and maintained for all internal and external contacts.

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