Houlin Zhao elected as ITU secretary-general

  The International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s 19th Plenipotentiary Conference roundly endorsed ICT engineer Houlin Zhao of China as its next secretary-general. Zhao will take office on 1 January 2015 for a term of four years, with the possibility of re-election for one additional four-year term. The election took place in Busan, Republic of Korea, during […]

Wits students show they can work under pressure

  Final year students at the Witwatersrand School of Electrical and Information Engineering showed great ingenuity in the projects they presented at the annual open day on 15 October 2014. In introducing the event, school head Prof. Fambirai Takawira said that students were given only six weeks to develop, design and build their projects. “The […]

Is ICASA covering up for its minister?

  In a statement issued yesterday afternoon, the chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Dr. Stephen Mncube,  said  that  ICASA does not appoint councillors nor can it decide on the end date for its councillors. “The appointment of councillors is done through the minister after a Parliamentary process and the term […]