MEDIA INVITATION
 
For immediate release
 
26 February 2018
 
6th Josiah Tshangana Gumede Dialogue
 
As part of its mandate to promote culture and heritage, the Municipality’s Local History Museum will host the 6th annual Josiah Tshangana Gumede Lecture and Dialogue under the theme, “The role and impact of social media / technology and cyber-crime in our society.”
 
Social media and the internet have become an integral part of society and allows for quick and easy access to information. However, it also have negative aspects. Some people have fallen victim to scammers that promise instant wealth, false employment adverts, hacking and stealing from people’s bank accounts, cyber bullying and human trafficking.
 
The lecture and dialogue will provide an opportunity for participants to probe and debate how these seemingly important tools of communication can be used to undermine the efforts and successes of our democracy and how this can be mitigated. The program also intends to create awareness on the impact of social media, the pros and cons and how communities can protect themselves from being victims of cyber-crimes.
 
The key-note speaker will be Sindisiwe Moloi, Director of ICT Transnet. Panel members include Nkululeko Msiya from the National Prosecuting Authority, Sandile Mahlaba from Microsoft, Matthew Savides from TimesLive, Morena Tsotetsi from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Phumelele Nkosi from the Department of Education.
 
DETAILS OF THE DIALOGUE
 
Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Venue: Ntuzuma F Community Hall, 1309 Ncala Road
Time: 09h30
 
RSVP: Vuyo Ndlovu on 031 311 4838, vuyo.ndlovu@durban.gov.za
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.
 
 
 
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