Minister Siyabonga Cwele leads engagement with ICT Sector in Pretoria

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Dr. Siyabonga Cwele will lead the latest engagement with ICT Sector on the implementation of the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper in Pretoria on 17 February 2017

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Dr. Siyabonga Cwele will lead the latest engagement with the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector on the implementation of the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper in Pretoria, tomorrow, Friday 17 February 2017.

The meeting is organised through the National ICT Forum and brings together representatives from the Forum’s governance and security, social, ICT disability and economic chambers. Industry associations and other role players are expected to make recommendations on how to implement the White Paper, as per their undertaking at the fourth consultation that was held in December 2016.

Tomorrow’s meeting is the fifth consultation on the implementation of the White Paper since Cabinet approved the policy in September 2016. The White Paper seeks to facilitate radical transformation of the industry by opening up opportunities for SMMEs, black, youth and woman enterprises to participate meaningfully in the sector and the economy.

It also aims to enable competition throughout the value chain of the sector to ultimately bring down the communications costs. There are also measures to facilitate a greater uptake and usage of ICT by all citizens.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

Source: Government of South Africa