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Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana delivers keynote address at the annual Microsoft Cloud Summit: 23 May

22 May 2019

Communications Deputy Minister, Pinky Kekana, will deliver a keynote address at the 4th instalment of the Microsoft Annual Trusted Cloud Policy Summit which will be taking place at Sun City on the 23rd of May 2019. The cloud conference comes just after Microsoft South Africa announced the availability of Microsoft Azure services via local datacentre regions in South Africa thereby becoming the first global cloud provider to deliver hyper-scale cloud services from data-centers located in the continent.

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Minister of Communications to lead SA commemoration of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day: 17 May

16 May 2019

As the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the global community celebrate World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) on 17 May, the Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will conduct activations to mark the 50th anniversary of the ITU and celebration of this important calendar event in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

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Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams joins relief efforts in Eastern Cape, 6 May

06 May 2019

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams joins relief efforts for flood victims in Ngqeleni, Eastern Cape

As the winter season approaches, Communications Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will, on Monday, 6 May 2019 conduct an outreach programme in Ngqeleni, Nyandeni Local Municipality and hand over blankets to flood victims in the area.

Selected residents will also receive television sets.

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Communications Deputy Minister to talk Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development with University of Mpumalanga students: 26 Apr

Communications Deputy Minister , Pinky Kekana  is to address the Mobile Learning Week Seminar Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development at the University of Mpumalanga on  Friday 26th April 2019. 

“Digital technology and Artificial Intelligence is not the future anymore; it’s the present; it has taken off , our role  as government is to  drive  awareness around the opportunities  around the Artificial  Intelligence”, said  Deputy Minister  Pinky Kekana.

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Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams launches Mama Albertina Sisulu Centenary Commemorative Stamp, 23 Apr

23 April 2019

Minister of Communications to officially launch the Mama Albertina Sisulu Centenary Commemorative Stamp

The Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will, on 23 April 2019, officially launch the centenary commemorative stamp of Mama Albertina Sisulu and hand it over to the family.

In November 2018, Cabinet resolved that a Commemorative Stamp for Mama Sisulu should be issued in honour of her centenary birthday and in recognition of the significant and selfless role that she played in the country’s liberation.

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Communications Deputy Minister will inspect and assess the implementation of broadcasting digital migration and rollout of internet services in the Free State: 8 to 9 Apr

4 April 2019

Communications Deputy, Ms Pinky Kekana, will lead a two-day implementation inspection for broadcasting digital migration in the Free State Province in Thabo Mufutsanyana Distict Municipality, next week. The deputy minister’s first stop will be at Reitz on Monday the 8th of April; the following day she will be in Qwaqwa in the Free State to handover internet services at critical public institutions.

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ICASA allocates PEB slots to political parties, 4 Apr

2 April 2019

Election broadcast period and allocation of Party Election Broadcast (PEB) slots to political parties

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has finally received a list of all political parties contesting the National and Provincial Elections to be held on 08 May 2019 from the Independent Electoral Commission. The receipt of the list paves the way for allocation of Party Election Broadcast (PEB) slots to all contesting political parties in terms of the regulations.

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