Published On: Fri, Oct 20th, 2017

Global, local experts explore e-kasi township technology

e-Kasi TechJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – NATIONAL government has endorsed next week’s e-Kasi Tech Festival and Gaming Expo set for Soweto.
Scheduled for October 25 to 27, it is hailed as South Africa’s biggest ever gathering of policy makers, industry players, entrepreneurs and experts in township technology innovation.
Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, Deputy Minister: Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, is scheduled to deliver the inaugural event’s keynote address.
Additional highlights to result in a strong turnout among Soweto, South Africa and the greater continent’s ICT and gaming communities include FIFA eSports competitive events, the hosting of the South African eSports Symposium, and a presentation by Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Warren Hero.
An address by Dr Erika Kraemer-Mbula of the University of Johannesburg about developing the e-Kasi innovation economy is among highlights.
“All partners have been confirmed for the event and it’s a stellar line-up to say the least,” said Mpho Tladi, i-Village Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the expo Organising Committee.
The event will specifically provide a platform for entrepreneurs, ICT pioneers and the youth to engage each other and exchange ideas about the ownership, management, and participation of SMMEs in townships.
Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, was set to host the first-of-its-kind event. However, the organisers have announced a change of venue to Uncle Tom’s Hall in Orlando West, also in Soweto.
– CAJ News

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