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DEPUTY MINISTER STELLA NDABENI-ABRAHAMS TO HAND OVER ICT RESOURCES AT THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES WATERVAL MANAGEMENT AREA IN SUPPORT OF THE 16-DAYS OF ACTIVISM FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms. Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, will on 7 December 2017, hand over computers and a fully equipped ICT resource center to Correctional Facilities within the Waterval Management Area in KwaZulu Natal.

The ICT resources comprise of laptops, desktops and internet connectivity.

In support of the 16 Day of Activism for no violence against women and children, the Deputy Minister will further hand over 10 desktop computers to a neighboring Safe House as part of social reintegration, victim empowerment and be promoting restorative justice.

Deputy Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams is delegated to oversee the department’s programmes related to women, children, and people with disabilities.

In this respect, the Deputy Minister (representing the Department) has concluded a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with the National Applications Centre (NAC) to facilitate cooperation and coordination of ICT efforts to enhance the developmental needs and skills shortages of previously disadvantaged learners and youth who are offenders, ex-offenders, parolees, and probationers. Invariably, this will bolster interventions to ensure their reintegration into society as active participants in the economy of South Africa.

Members of the media are hereby invited to the events which are scheduled to take place on Thursday, 7 December 2017 as follows:

Computer Handover and Dialogue with Female Offenders
Time: 13h00 – 14h30
Venue: Female Correctional Centre, Newcastle

ICT Resource Centre and Dialogue with Male Offenders
Time: 15h30 – 16h30
Venue: Medium-A Correctional Centre, Utretch

Please note that journalists will be afforded interviews and photo opportunities.

For media RSVP and/or inquiries please contact Nthabeleng Mokitimi-Dlamini on 073 222 5522 or Nompilo Mchunu on 071 115 6642.

Issued by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services

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Adekunle Owolabi studies democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries. Follow@iamkstunt

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