The State of the nation address & ICT….
President Thabo Mbeki’s State of the Nation address today emphasised ICT as a vital part of SA’s strategies to stimulate economic growth and reduce crime.
Speaking this morning at the opening of Parliament, Mbeki also alluded to concrete steps being taken to reduce call termination rates and make SA competitive in the global business process outsourcing (BPO) arena. High termination fees are a major contributor to the country’s high telecommunicationscosts.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“With regard to communications, I am pleased to announce the Department of Communications, together with the mobile telephone companies and Telkom, are finalising plans to address call termination rates this year for the benefit of all consumers.
Just days after Your Web AddiCT posted Thabo Mbeki says Africa(n Digerati) will solve its problems …
President Thabo Mbeki, when you read thisÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ if what the African Digerati see as one of AfricaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biggest challenges can be solved by yourself, one of the most powerful people on the African continent. Please help them out in order for them to solve some of the problems and create solutions to problems that have not hit your radar yet or are still being passed around/slowed by internal politics Your Web AddiCT has witnessed within these offices.