MEDIA ALERT FOR 2015 GOVTECH CONFERENCE

For immediate release

23 October 2015

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Deputy Minister, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize will officially open the 2015 GovTech conference at the Durban International Convention Centre on 26 October 2015.

GovTech 2015, SITA’s 10th annual conference and exhibition, provides a platform for peer learning and review amongst technology thought-leaders in government, the private sector, academics, students and innovators. This year’s theme is “Partnering for Service Delivery-Connecting Communications for Growth and Development”.

Government is prioritising the use of technology to accelerate the delivery of services and the expansion, modernization and accessibility of information and communications infrastructure, including broadband.

The Minister will launch an ICT Lab launch at the Umlazi Comprehensive Technical High School, 1521 S Section, Mangosuthu Highway, Umlazi, Durban, at 12h30. The lab will be furnished with 33 computers, a projector, an interactive white board, a printer and digital educational content.

Details of the GovTech conference are as follows:
Date: Monday, 26 October 2015
Time: 09h00
Venue: Durban ICC, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

All media can arrive on Sunday, 25 October 2015 for registration, accreditation and Gala Dinner.

To RSVP and for accreditation please contact Siya Qoza at siya@dtps.gov.za or 082 898 1657 or Bontle Tsikwe at bontle.tsikwe@sita.gov.za or 084 813 1897.

Issued by:

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

23 October 2015