Heritage webinar: Celebrating Africa’s languages inheritance and technology for innovation in the knowledge economy: 23 Sept

21 September 2021

September is commemorated as Heritage month, celebrating the cultural expressions and practices that form a body of knowledge and provide continuity, dynamism, and meaning to social life. The knowledge-based economy presents new opportunities for Africa and the world to embrace indigenous languages for inclusivity. 

Government Communication and Information System will host Africa’s Webinar on Africa’s Heritage under the theme: Celebrating Africa’s languages inheritance and technology for innovation in the knowledge economy on 23 September at 14h00.

Speakers in the programme are:

Dr Tegan Bristow- Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Director of Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival and finalist in the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). 

Mr Unathi Kondile- Editor of Iphepha News, Former Editor of Isolezwe and current Editor of African Science stars. 

Ms Fay Shao- Pan-African strategist, Investor, Business Coach, Entrepreneur and African Heritage and Culture Philanthropist, operating between Eastern & Southern Africa, Currently Based in Pretoria South Africa.

Ms Jane Mufamadi- Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Freedom Park.

Members of the media are invited to cover the #GCISAFRICAWEBINARS - Join us:

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021

Time: 14h00 (Central Africa Time) 

Register in advance for this webinar: https://gcis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w1uleRDZT2K37BsDenmkjg 

Please RSVP to Ms. Mpho Sekgaphola at mphop@gcis.gov.za or send a WhatsApp message to +27 79 605 2659.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Ayanda Hollow
Cell: 061 488 0634 
E-mail: holo@gcis.gov.za 

Ms. Mmemme Mogotsi
Cell: 072 856 4288.
E-mail: mmemme@gcis.gov.za 

Media Statement date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021