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The employees and management of the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, are looking forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with the newly appointed MEC Maruping Lekwene. His appointment follows the recent assumption of duty of the sixth administration of the Northern Cape Executive Council.

DEDaT officials believe that MEC Lekwene will lead the department to greater heights given his astute leadership displayed as a Chief Whip of the ruling party in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature (NCPL). His profound insight in his oversight role as a Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Sport, Arts and Culture coupled with the exposure at such leadership levels will enable him to hit the ground running.

The Acting HOD of Economic Development and Tourism, Mr Sam Mabilo expressed his colleagues’ confidence in MEC. “We are honored and privileged to receive the MEC and wish him all the best in his new role. We promise to support him in all initiatives of leading the Department in fulfilling and achieving its political mandate. We have a dedicated team of capable men and women who seek to serve diligently to ensure that service delivery in the province is attained”, said the Acting HOD.


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International Girls in ICT Day

What is Girls in ICT Day?

International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative backed by all ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Dubai, 2018), aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and car​eers in the growing field of ICTs,​ enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.

International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April and will next be observed on 23 April 2020​. The ITU Secretary General invites ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academia to organize events attracting as many girls and young women as possible.

Over 357,000 girls and young women have already taken part in more than 11,100 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 171 countries worldwide.​ Government ministries, national ICT regulatory authorities, ICT companies, academic institutions, UN agencies, and NGOs around the world are all encouraged to join the global effort and ​​celebrate International Girls in ICT Day.

In 2019, ITU celebrated ​the International Girls in ICT Day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.




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