South Africa’s National Development Plan and broadband policy, SA Connect, recognise the importance of being part and parcel of this hyper-connected world.
This is according to the new Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele.
Speaking at the Cisco Safari Conference at the University of Pretoria, Cwele said that President Jacob Zuma “committed our nation to implementing both these policies with fervour in this term of office, and continuing with our vision for a bolder and better South Africa”.
“We in South Africa are not blind to the technological changes sweeping the globe,” Cwele said.
“The National Development Plan calls for an e-literate society by 2030. Among the priorities it highlights is the improving the quality of education, skills development and innovation,” the minister said.
He added that 2014 was the first time both President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address and his Response to the Debate were streamed live on YouTube.