The South African government through the Ministry of Communications unveiled a mobile app in Cape Town that is designed to make government information and services easily available to citizens.
The ministry’s deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams launched the app that is available on Android and iOS; the app offers a new entry point to Gov.za, home of government’s public information.
The launch was part of a networking function hosted by the department of communications ahead of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was presented by President Jacob Zuma.
What the App does
The app enables subscribers to check the latest available jobs in the public service; tender bulletins; news and radio bulletins; information on services such as renewing your driver’s licence or renewing your car licence disk.
What access does it give you?
The app gives users a quick access to government related information such as leaders, events, speeches and other government information. It has contact information of all government departments across all spheres of government.
The app was developed owing to an increasing appetite for government information.
Ndabeni-Abrahams said,”As government, we are committed to ensuring that our people indeed are governed.”
Meanwhile, government last year November launched the Vuk’uzenzele newspaper app – an app that allows users to download and read the government newspaper that is distributed nationwide. The app gives the public additional access to a publication with a print-run of 1.7-million copies. A Braille version is also available.