Minister Siyabonga Cwele hosts send-off cocktail function for students who are going to China for ICT Training

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele to host a send-off cocktail function for the first 10 students who are going to China for ICT Training in China

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele will host a cocktail function to send off the first 10 students who are going to be trained in China in various areas of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

The learners are from the Tshwane University of Technology, Central University of Technology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Cape Peninsular University of Technology and the Durban University of Technology. They are third year or B-Tech students in Communications Networks, Information Technology, Software Development and Business Applications.

The students are the first group of 1 000 young South Africans who will be trained over the next five years. The training is done in partnership with Huawei Technologies.

The initiative was announced in July, at the launch of the DTPS-Huawei Joint Innovation Centre that is based in Sandton.

The students will depart for Beijing on Friday, 4 November 2016 with representatives from the department and Huawei SA.

Source: Government of South Africa.

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