Archive for January 17th, 2010

source: Mmegi

What happens when members of the government take their holidays?

This is the question on many people’s lips as cabinet remains in recess. During the last weeks of the year and the first month of the following year, usually, members of the executive, from the President to the assistant ministers go on holiday and this year is no different. Information reaching Mmegi indicates that at the most President Ian Khama, Vice President Mompati Merafhe and the cabinet ministers have light schedules with official duties kept to a minimum.

When Mmegi called President Khama’s office yesterday the President’s spokesperson Sipho Qedindaba Madisa indicated that Khama is currently on leave. Cabinet has suspended holding its weekly Wednesday meetings until [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
Biz-Community (Cape Town)
14 January 2010

The number of South African Internet users has passed the 5-million mark for the first time, finally breaking through the 10% mark in Internet penetration for the country. This is the key finding of the Internet Access in South Africa 2010 study, conducted by World Wide Worx and jointly sponsored by Cisco, released this morning, Thursday, 14 Jan 2010.

The headline data shows that the Internet user base grew by 15% last year, from 4,6 million to 5,3 million, and is expected to grow at a similar rate in 2010.

“The good news is that we will continue to see strong growth in 2010, and we should reach the 6-million mark by the end of the year,” says Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx

“A sustained growth in Internet penetration is a key factor that will positively influence the economy of South Africa”, says Reshaad Sha, senior manager for Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group. “The varied range of application services and social networking platforms used by local consumers has fuelled the uptake that [continue reading]