6th May 2020: Addressing e-Learning and the Digital Divide
COVID19 has propelled society into the Fourth Industrial Revolution and placed immense highlight on the continuing digital divide in public education, one that defines itself largely along geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural lines. The need for stable and affordable connectivity as well as the continuing digital divide in public education has never been more evident.
The next era is about harnessing converging technologies in order to create an inclusive, human-centred future. Join us as we explore how this can be delivered to all of society in the near future.
13th May 2020: SMME’s in the Digital Sector
Globally, over 95% of enterprises are SMMEs, which employ 60-70% of the working population. SMMEs are positioned to provide job opportunities and to contribute significantly to the GDP. Many businesses are struggling to stay afloat because they either cannot operate under the COVID-19 lockdown or the volume of their output has diminished substantially.
The SMME Debt Relief Finance Scheme, the South African Future Trust and the Sukuma Relief Programme have been created to assist SMMEs with their difficulties. Many banks are offering clients payment holidays and tax relief measures are also available. Join us as we talk to subject matter experts on the relief programmes in place as well as SMME’s in the telco industry about their challenges and potential solutions.
17th May 2020: World Telecommunication Day (WTD)
This day has been celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969. The date marks the anniversary of the founding of ITU on 17 May 1865, when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris. In 1973, the event was formally instituted at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos, Spain. Every year a topical theme is chosen and events celebrating that theme take place around the world.
This year’s theme is: “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
25th May 2020: Africa Day
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.
Join us for an inspiring hour as we discuss the digital issues pertaining to the continent, and how we can solve it.