South Africa–China Internet meeting a success: Deputy Minister

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services and the Cyber Space Administration of China has concluded a successful meeting, said Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize.

Representatives of government departments, state-owned companies, the private sector, industry associations, advisory bodies, and other government agencies took part in the meeting.

“The meeting focused on strengthening ties between the two governments in the area of ICT and cyberspace. It covered topics that include e-government and cyber security,” said the department.

“We need to find ways of analysing data to help us improve the protection of the vulnerable people online, focusing on women and the youth,” said Mkhize.

A “signing ceremony between the South African Mustek Limited Group and the Chinese Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Group” also took place.

The meeting followed complaints from the DA that “the Chinese are an inappropriate source of counsel in terms of the Internet sphere”.

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