SAFRICA TO ATTEND AFRICAN UNION SPECIALISED SESSION ON ICT

PRETORIA, A South African delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Communications Thandi Mahambehlala and Deputy Minister of Tecommunications and Postal Services Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, is participating in the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Communication and Information Communication Technology (CICT).

The meeting is taking place this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The first Ordinary Session of the STC on Communication and ICT (CCICT-1) took place on Sept 3 and 4, 2015 at the AU Headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. The Ministerial CCICT was preceded by a meeting of Senior Officials from Aug 31 to Sept 2, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

The AU STC on CCICT-1 replaced the AU Conference of Ministers in charge of Communications and Information Technologies (CITMC). South Africa has served on the Bureau of the CITMC since its establishment in 2006.

South Africa was elected into the Bureau of the CCIT as the Rapporteur, representing the Southern Africa region.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK