Government-owned mega network for South Africa - Private companies won't be blocked

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Government-owned mega network for South Africa - Private companies won't be blocked

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies says it has received more than 17,000 submissions since extending the deadline for responses on its proposal to establish a mega state-owned cloud network.

This was revealed by communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams during her opening address on a virtual colloquium to discuss The National Data and Cloud Policy, which was published on 1 April for public comment.

The department says the policy seeks to strengthen the State’s capacity to deliver services to citizens, develop informed policies based on data analytics, and promote South Africa’s data sovereignty and data security.
 

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Lol...wouldn't trust this woman to even begin to understand what a cloud network is. Also, wouldn't trust anyone to set this up or trust data being kept there. Or trust government.

Budget of R10 billion rand...5 years later: We came in under our R55 billion budget (pats on the back, high fives and Chivas all around!).
 

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Lol...wouldn't trust this woman to even begin to understand what a cloud network is. Also, wouldn't trust anyone to set this up or trust data being kept there. Or trust government.

Budget of R10 billion rand...5 years later: We came in under our R55 billion budget (pats on the back, high fives and Chivas all around!).
And it's still not working properly with R50 Billion "misplaced"
 

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How long until Stella starts pushing for new laws that all private entities must make use of this new Government Owned Mega DC
 

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How long until Stella starts pushing for new laws that all private entities must make use of this new Government Owned Mega DC
That is going to be unfortunate for local companies as more and more people move away from using services like this in SA and using international instead. Once more, a attempt at the anc to tighten grip and sensor more
 
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