Cisco collaborates with DCDT for Digital Acceleration Program in SA

Issue 6 2023 Editor's Choice, News & Events, IoT & Automation

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies and Cisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), launching a new phase of the Cisco Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) Program in South Africa.

The Memorandum was signed between the Department of Communications and Digital Technology (DCDT) Director-General, Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani and Cisco SA General Manager, Smangele Nkosi. The Signing Ceremony was overseen by the Honourable Minister Mondli Gungubele and Cisco Chair and CEO, Chuck Robbins.

The MoU outlines the continuation of the collaboration between Cisco and DCDT, initially launched as a three-year program in 2019. The next phase will focus on economic development, digital skills and talent development, sustainable critical national infrastructure, cybersecurity and digitisation of government services. As part of the CDA Program, Cisco will continue to support South Africa’s long-term digital skills movement, contributing to the country’s digitisation agenda. Additionally, Cisco will play a vital role in facilitating digital upskilling and training, promoting job creation, and driving positive economic growth.

Commenting on the initiative, Minister Gungubele said, “With digitisation as the engine of economic growth, we are proud that Cisco’s collaboration with DCDT will contribute towards the growth of South Africa’s economy. Together, we will accelerate digital skills transformation, empowering South Africa’s youth and SMMEs, while enabling an inclusive future for all.”

“Together with Cisco, we have made substantial strides in tackling challenges related to skills development, job creation and digital education. The positive results of our collaboration have inspired us to embark on the next phase. As a result, we have agreed to further expand our collaboration and venture into new domains, with plans to harness Cisco’s expertise, among others, in cybersecurity. Reflecting on the achievements of our initial Country Digital Acceleration collaboration with Cisco, I am confident that we will continue to achieve our shared goals”, said Jordan-Dyani from the Department of Communications and Digital Technology.

“This new phase of Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration initiative reaffirms Cisco’s commitment to advancing socio-economic growth in South Africa by accelerating the digital economy. We believe that by empowering communities and businesses with key tools and technologies, they will thrive in South Africa and beyond,” said Robbins.

Learn more at https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/country-digital-acceleration.html




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