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Deputy Minister Telecommunications & Postal Services South Africa: Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize

This week we are joined by Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize – Deputy Minister – Telecommunications & Postal Services (former Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development Department and the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training). We discuss some of the Telecommunications & Postal Services Department’s gender empowerment interventions: such as rolling out nationwide access to broadband, emphasising the effects of connectivity as an enabler particularly in the rural environment and the economic opportunities it affords women; the Department’s Techno Girl’s project that focuses on promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and placement with companies. We emphasise the need for more women to occupy leaderships roles in the private sector. Tune in for more…

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