S. African Students Set out for ICT Training in China

20 October 2017


Ten South African students regarded as Future Seeds were seen off by Chinese and South African officials on October 12. They will soon start two-week information and communication technology (ICT) training in China.

These students studied various subjects in the ICT sector and were selected from universities across the country including Tshwane University of Technology, North-West University, Durban University of Technology, Central University of Technology and the Nelson Mandela University.

During the two-week study and cultural exchange trip to China, they will receive training in cutting-edge technologies such as 5G, LTE and cloud computing in Huawei, which sponsors the program. Besides, they will be given the opportunity to explore the local Chinese culture and sites such as the Great Wall.

This project is a part of Huawei's global Seeds Program which to date runs in 96 countries, benefitting over 30,000 students.

Siyabonga Cwele, Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services(DTPS) of South Africa, said at the farewell ceremony that most of these students are from poor background. He hopes this study will encourage them come back and do much greater thing.

"We must make effective use of the ICT to broaden and deepen our participation in the digital society. We must improve our creativity and always be ready to innovate," he said. Read the full article on Women of China here.