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

gregmcc

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They will be using 10 / 100 Mbps Ethernet switches.
You give them too much credit.

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ConfusedR

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They can't even protect South African citizens from crime but they want to create this to "better protect our data"
 

yebocan

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You give them too much credit.

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Now now don't get ahead of yourself....

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Where was said minister when mobile operators threw their toys,/court interdicts to delay the auctioning of spectrum? Get the bloody basics/the essentials right first!
 

r00igev@@r

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90% of the budget will go to the Luthuli House Johnny Walker bill at the Saxonwold Shebeen.
 

Fulcrum29

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The minister noted that 90% of the input came from Dear South Africa.

So, petition.

Okay,

“We are clearly indicating that government data will be stored there, while we will strengthen and preserve the confidentiality and security of the stored data in a manner that will encourage other parties to store their data there,” Ndabeni-Abrahams said.

However, the department was unapologetic in insisting that Critical Information Infrastructure data, including all ICT systems, data systems, databases, and networks that are fundamental to the effective operation of the Republic be stored within the borders of South Africa.

She added that the government recognised the importance and availability of skills that existed outside State institutions, which is why the policy proposal includes the creation of a Data Advisory Council.

she explicitly said government data, but say the state does make themselves the data custodian then sure all data will be government data, not so?

EDIT, to add,

“It suffices to say that we do not intend, through this policy, to expropriate anyone’s data or spy on anyone,” the minister said.

Keywords being, "not intend", as a custodian, you only need to expropriate should it be so required.

Vague response, the public should ask Stella whether the government aim is to become data custodians?
 

mjzar

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Now now don't get ahead of yourself....

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Where was said minister when mobile operators threw their toys,/court interdicts to delay the auctioning of spectrum? Get the bloody basics/the essentials right first!
They will never get the basics right though... but I agree with your sentiment
 

lotus123

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And China provides equipment and advice on building a firewall between us and the rest of the free world.
 

KleinBoontjie

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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!).

 

rvZA

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Yeah, this is gonna end well :popcorn:

Thank goodness POPI act has a very specific clause stating that you as the owner of the data will remain solely responsible, no matter where it is located, in whose possession it is or where it is stored. Like you said, this will not end well.
 
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