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Minister of Communications hosts Broadband Policy workshop
Issued by: DOC  
[Johannesburg, 25 October 2013]

Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim will be hosting a workshop on the draft Broadband Policy in Pretoria, today. This is the second time the draft policy is being taken for public consultation this year. Today's workshop is one of the last steps before taking the draft policy to Cabinet.

The draft National Broadband Policy will form the bedrock for achieving the targets set in the National Development Plan, which calls for an e-literate society that participates fully in the developmental and economic opportunities and benefits presented by information and communications technologies.

The draft policy seeks to give expression to South Africa's vision for the country to develop a seamless information infrastructure by 2030 that will be universally accessible across the country at a cost and quality that meets the needs of citizens, business and the public sector, and provides access to the creation and consumption of a wide range of converged applications and services required for effective economic and social participation.

Details for the event are as follows:

Date: 25 October 2013
Venue: CSIR Convention Centre,
Meiring Naude Road
Brummeria
Pretoria
Time: 10:00

Editorial contacts
DOC
Siya Qoza
(082) 898 1657
siya@doc.gov.za

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