SA government launches smartphone app

12 February 2015

A mobile app that aims to make government information and services easily available to citizens was launched in Cape Town by Deputy Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams on Wednesday evening.

The android and iOS 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) by President Jacob Zuma.

The app allows users to view 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.

Access

The app gives users quick access to government leaders, events, speeches and other government information. It has contact details of all government departments across all spheres of government.

The app was developed because of an an increasing appetite for government information. “As government, we are committed to ensuring that our people indeed are governed,” Ndabeni-Abrahams said.

It is available on both Android and Apple mobile devices.

Vuk’uzenzele app

The government launched the Vuk’uzenzele newspaper app in November last year. This app allows users to download and read the government newspaper that is distributed nationwide, giving the public further access to a publication with a print-run of 1.7-million copies. A Braille version is also available.

The SA Government App was developed by Cape Town-based company Creative Spark and is available as a free download from the App Store and the Google Play store.

SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter