MEDIA INVITATION
 
For Immediate Release
 
23 June 2016
 
Telecentre to Enhance Small Businesses in Remote Areas
 
The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, will on Friday, 24 June officially launch the Telecommunication centre/Internet café at Magaba Hall in Hammarsdale.
 
Cwele will be accompanied by other government dignitaries including the Deputy Mayor of eThekwini Cllr Nomvuzo Shabalala, councillors and representatives from the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. They will share information, with small businesses, on the role of ICT in business development as well as economic growth.
 
The launch will be incorporated into Business Indaba where the leadership and ICT experts will engage with businesses to address challenges faced by entrepreneurs in rural and township areas.
 
Minister Cwele said the Telecentre facility is an intervention from government to support small businesses in these areas, a move that will help them to compete locally and globally.
 
“As government, we believe that small businesses play a pivotal role in growing the economy. It is our responsibility to come up with support mechanisms that will encourage the involvement of small businesses in fast-growing economies,” said Cwele.
 
He added that the centre will provide advanced technology services to allow businesses to identify the most attractive, fast-growing international markets demand using modern technology. “They will acquire more knowledge and skills to keep up with the advancement of technology and build close relationships with businesses from other countries,” said Cwele
 
Members of the media are invited to attend the launch scheduled as follows:
 
DATE : Friday, 24 June 2016
TIME : 09h00
VENUE : Magaba Hall- Hammarsdale Unit 2
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communication Tozi Mthethwa
For more information members of the media can contact Thulani Mbatha on 031 311 4820 or email: thulani.mbatha1@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or email: princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za
 
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