Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
officially opened the Information Communication Technology Indaba in Cape Town today.
In his speech Deputy President Motlanthe said
hosting of the ICT Indaba on the African continent is a valuable platform upon
which African countries and other developing nations can accelerate socio-economic
Motlanthe added that 55 percent of Africans
live in rural areas. He urged delegates
at the ICT to take responsibility and ensure that they are integrated into the knowledge
The Deputy President also mentioned that Africa needs a regulatory
framework that is strong and credible to facilitate cost reduction, need adequate
funding to ensure universal access to broadband, and have appropriate skilled
people to drive the knowledge based economy.
Motlanthe said we need to increase investment
in broadband infrastructure in order to achieve growth in the information and communications
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