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Speech Delivered by Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana at the Microsoft Annual Digital Summit in Sun City

23 May 2019

Ms. Lillian Barnard Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa;
Mr. David Kramer Deputy Director General at the Gauteng Provincial Government E-governance division
Distinguished Guests;
Ladies and Gentlemen;

I am immensely honored to be with you today, as we celebrate a historic moment in this continents trajectory. Microsoft’s decision to invest in Africa through South Africa by building not one but two data centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg is arguably one of the biggest 4IR investments on the continent to date.

Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams at induction session of Presidential Commission on the 4IR

Overview and Perspective on government 4IR programme and the Presidential Commission on 4IR

Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana
Commissioners
Representatives from the Presidency
Senior Government Officials

I extend warm greetings to you this morning and commence by expressing our sincere gratitude for your presence at this important session – the induction of men and women who have been appointed to serve on the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Speech delivered by Communications Deputy Minister, Pinky Kekana MP at the Mobile Learning Week at the University of Mpumalanga

26 April 2019

Prof. Thoko Mayekiso- The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mpumalanga
Dr Jacqueline Batchelor- Senior Lecturer: Department of Science and Technology Education
Mr. Carlton  Mukhwevho-  Superintendent General of the UNSECO South African National Commission
Mr. Teboho Thejane-  Acting Executive Director of NEDLAC
Mr. Chetan Gordhan- Technology Solution Specialist in Data and Ai at Microsoft
Distinguished guests
Ladies and gentlemen

Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana: Internet of Things Forum Africa 2019

26 March 2019

We truly live in unprecedented times!

With the fourth industrial revolution in our global midst, and on our minds every day, we have no choice but to look at how humans and machines will co-exist for the benefit of humanity. In South Africa, we are looking at what this means for our citizens both in the metros and in rural areas.

Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana: CEO Forum for Cybersecurity

26 March 2019

Speech delivered by the Deputy Minister of Communications Pinky Kekana at the CEO Forum for Cybersecurity held at the Microsoft Head Office

Thank you very much for extending an invitation to me to be part of you today as you gather to talk about something which is of extreme importance… Cybersecurity!

I am simple person from humble beginnings in Bela Bela, and my journey with technology, in this role, has fascinated me.

Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana: Ministry engagement with creative industry

22 February 2019

Ladies and gentlemen
Distinguished Guests
Members of the Media
The Leadership of the various collecting societies
Minister responsible for the Department of Small Business Development Ms Lindiwe Zulu
And of course my own Minister Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Avuxeni, Ndi matseloni, Dumêlang Mmorong, Mmorong, Molweni, Sanibonani, Kusile, Goeie More, Good Morning

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane: Free State Digital Migration Colloquium

Premier of the Free State, Mme Ntombela
Honourable MEC’s and Mayors present
Director-General of the Dept. of Communications, Dr Boloka
Member of the Provincial Legislature
Representatives of industry, community media and civil-society
Ladies and Gentlemen

Over the last 3 days we have engaged in discussion and debate to ensure that we place the migration from analogue to digital firmly back on track. Over the past few years we have experienced several delays due to a variety of circumstances that are well known to this forum. 

Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana: Mama Albertina Sisulu Women Dialogue

Speech by the Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Pinky Kekana (MP), at Mama Albertina Sisulu Women Dialogue at Tshwane University of technology (Mbombela Campus)

Ladies and Gentlemen
Distinguished Guests
Our gracious host Tshwane University of Technology Campus Rector: Dr Kenneth Netshiombo
Member of the Mayoral Committee responsible for Energy Councillor Mashego
Speaker of the City of Mbomela Councillor Msibi 
The Executive Mayor for the City of Mbombela Councillor Mathonsi in absentia 

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