The SA Communications Forum (SACF) has announced that nominations for the country’s ICT Achievers Awards are now open.
“Anyone can nominate worthy ICT personalities who have spearheaded innovative and transformational initiatives in the pivotal information and communications technology sector,” said SACF Chairperson Lucky Masilela.
Speaking at the recent media launch of the ICT Achievers Awards held in Midrand in Deputy Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, commented on the importance of ICT. “Not only does ICT inject a much-needed R95 billion into the local economy annually, the fact that the sector is a very visible one means it has the capacity to change perceptions and to advance South Africa’s transformation goals.”
Nominations can be submitted by visiting the downloads area and describing why an individual or entity involved in the ICT and broadcast industry – or a member of the general public – deserves to be nominated for an award within the following categories:
Entrepreneurship and SMME
Local Content Production
Women in ICT
Honorary Lifetime Achievers Award
Innovation for Africa Award
Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele will be the keynote speaker at the Awards Gala Dinner on 2 October 2015 to be held at the Vodacom World Dome in Midrand. Vodacom is the lead project sponsor and a platinum SACF member.
Nominations are not limited to members of the SACF and are open to all members of the South African ICT industry. Members of the SACF include industry leaders such as Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, Broadband Infraco, Cell C, SA Post Office Sentech, Dimension Data, Neotel, e.tv, Ericsson and Huawei, amongst others.
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