Government’s new website ridiculed for ‘looking like a Grade 8 IT project’ – The South African

Here it is, in all its glory: The DigiTech website has been blasted by critics – Photo: Supplied
It feels like a tender has been chowed somewhere along the line: The ANC government’s ‘DigiTech’ website is a baffling ordeal…
Here it is, in all its glory: The DigiTech website has been blasted by critics – Photo: Supplied
Web developers, look away now: DigiTech has been described as a platform for digital products and applications created by SMMEs in South Africa. It was launched last week, with the goal of serving as an ‘app store’ for locally-developed businesses.
However, the project has gone down like a lead balloon – with critics comparing DigiTech to a ‘Grade 8 IT project’. Ouch…
What’s wrong, we hear you ask? Well, just about everything, really. There are serious safety concerns for users and their private information, and navigating the site has proved to be both puzzling AND infuriating. The list goes on…
Solly Malatsi is the DA Shadow Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Services. He has lambasted the site for its ‘extremely low quality’, and revealed that he would IMMEDIATELY submit questions to Parliament, in a bid to determine what DigiTech has cost the taxpayer.
“The website is of an extremely low quality, and does not fulfil the function of an ‘app store’ at all. In fact, embarrassingly it is merely a collection of embedded promotional YouTube videos. It looks like a Grade 8 IT project.”
“The DA will be submitting Parliamentary questions to determine who the developer of the Department of Communications and Digital Technology’s newly-launched Digitech website was, how much it cost, how much the maintenance and upkeep of the website will cost.”
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