The communications and digital technologies ministry is going back to the drawing board, looking for best practices to implement phase two of the ambitious government broadband project, SA Connect. This as phase one of the project has been plagued by years-long delays and characterised by various uncoordinated initiatives.
To avoid the same hiccups experienced during the first phase of SA Connect, the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) reveals the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is helping to determine the best way forward for the next phase. The DCDT says “with regards to phase two, the DBSA is assisting the department with facilitating a feasibility study which will explore various cost-effective and efficient implementation models, as well as sustainable funding models”.
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