Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Here are some extracts from coverage of the ICF’s successful Forum in Cape Town in the South African media:

Date : 2003/04/08 Publication : Cape Argus Page : 7
Media `must better serve humanity`
People have forgotten what it was like being a journalist under apartheid - it is very different now. This sobering reminder was given by Raymond Louw, editor and publisher of the South African Report, at a conference near Hout Bay. The conference, "Changing Media for a Changing Society", is being held under the auspices of the International Communications Forum. The chief executive officer of Telkom, Sizwe Nxasana, delivered the welcoming address to the delegates representing 26 countries. He said that a key element in a democracy was an informed public and this can only be achieved under conditions of freedom of expression and a culture of human rights.

Date : 2003/04/08 Publication : City Press Page : 6
Embrace info age Africa toldEmbrace info age Africa told
If Africa's potential was to be realised, the continent would have to be fully integrated in the information age, Telkom chief executive Sizwe Nxasana said yesterday. Addressing an international communication forum here, he said it was vital for Africa to embrace the information age. Nxasana said the government could introduce trade and tax reforms on information technology and telecommunications, and boost education and training to tackle illiteracy.

Date : 2003/04/08 Publication : Business Day Page : 2
Africa must join the information age
If Africa's potential is to be realised, the continent will have to be fully integrated in the information age, says Telkom CE Sizwe Nxasana. He told a communication forum in Cape Town yesterday that it was vital for Africa to embrace the information age to unlock its potential. Government could introduce trade and tax reforms on information technology and telecommunications, and boost education and training to tackle illiteracy, Nxasana said. He said sub-Saharan Africa had the least developed infrastructure in the world with only 0,4 percent of the world's telephone lines.

Date : 2003/04/08 Publication : Sake Burger Page : 17
Africa should share in IT
Africa should become a part of the information era should it be interested in reaching its full potential. Sizwe Nxasana, CE of Telkom, yesterday said that South Africa need information and communication technology to reach its national objectives.