Deputy President David Mabuza visits the Mpumalanga Province for Digital Skills Outreach Programme

06 May 2021

Deputy President David Mabuza in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council will on Friday, 07 May 2021, visit Nkomazi Local Municipality in Ehlanzeni District of the Mpumalanga Province, as part of the Digital Skills outreach programme led by the Department of Communication and Digital Technologies.

Deputy President Mabuza attends the event at the invitation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams who is leading government efforts to enable the maximisation of investment in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to communities with the aim of creating new competitive business opportunities for the growth of the ICT industry for socio-economic development.

As part of the outreach programme, the Deputy President will officiate at the Official handover ceremony of the cyber labs at Idlangemabala Secondary School and Nkomazi High School in Mangweni, Nkomazi Local municipality. The two schools will receive 60 laptops including internet connectivity. Furthermore, the Deputy President Mabuza is also expected to hand over certificates to 34 young people who completed the Cell-Phone Repair Training Course, certified by the University of Pretoria.

Deputy President Mabuza together with Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams will also take the opportunity to visit various households in the surrounding community of Mangweni in the Nkomazi local municipality, to inspect the quality of installation of government-subsidised decoders meant to enable the migration from analogue to digital television.

The Deputy President will be accompanied by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the Premier of Mpumalanga, Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane, Members of the Executive Council, Mayors as well as senior government officials.

All members of the media are invited to the event, which is scheduled as follows:

Friday, 07 May 2021
Mangweni, Nkomazi Local Municipality

Media Programme

  • Photo-Opportunity 13h00
    Arrival of Deputy President Mabuza at the Public Works Offices, Nkomazi Local Municipality

  • Media in attendance 13h30
    Deputy President Mabuza unveiling the Cyber Labs at Idlangemabala Secondary School and Nkomazi High School
    Deputy President Mabuza visit households in the Mangweni area, Nkomazi Local Municipality

  • Media in attendance 15h00
    Address by Deputy President Mabuza at Nkomazi High School Sports Grounds and handing over certificates to graduates

Members of the media wishing to cover the event are requested to submit their details to Poppy Maluka on 071 606 3998 or

For enquiries please contact Sam Bopape on 082 318 5251 or Mish Molakeng on 082 469 3997

Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the Presidency.

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