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High tech initiative launched in Port Shepstone

The KwaZulu-Natal Treasury, in partnership with Hibiscus Coast Municipality, has rolled out a state of the art technology initiative in Gamalakhe township near Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal.

The launch of the first Techno Hub in the province was attended by the Mayor of Hibiscus Municipality, Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu, Head of KZN Treasury, Simiso Magagula, local leadership and school children from Gamalakhe township.

Speaking during the launch, Magagula said: "The concept of technology hubs is familiar in other developed countries. However, as South Africa, we have not been thinking and investing enough in technology. This area of the province is very good in agriculture and this hub can house all the technological development in agriculture.

"We are building four of these hubs in the province. They will be in Port Shepstone, Pietermaritzburg, Newcastle and Richards Bay. This was made possible through funding from the European Union. We hope that projects like these will generate employment opportunities for the youth," he said.

Mqwebu said the technology hub is one of the catalytic projects in Port Shepstone. "This programme will create access to technology for the youth of our area and improve technological skills for them," she said.

Ntuthuko Gumede, 21, a student at Esayidi Technical Vocational Education and Training (Tvet) College, believes the initiative will improve internet access in the area, enabling young people to use technology to better their lives.

  • Issued by the Office of the KZN MEC for Finance. 
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