HONOR sponsors key ICT summit to boost digital access

HONOR Technologies recently sponsored a major ICT industry event, the ICT Stakeholder Engagement summit, underscoring its commitment to boost digital access and empowerment across South Africa.

Held on February 23rd in KwaZulu-Natal, the summit brought together key players across the ICT sector to showcase innovations, discuss challenges and opportunities, and strengthen collaborative networks aiming to pave the way for an inclusive, digitally-powered future in the country.

In his keynote address, Deputy Minister Philly Mapulane from the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies touched on critical national broadband and digital literacy initiatives, while emphasising the need to amplify homegrown digital innovators.

For HONOR, sponsoring the summit aligns neatly with its broader vision for a new digital age, powered by cutting-edge technology and a spirit of open collaboration.

As Slindokuhle Mbuyisa, HONOR’s Public Affairs and Government Relations Manager noted, “By participating in the ICT Stakeholder Engagement alongside many industry peers, HONOR underscores its commitment to building spaces where stakeholders can exchange insights and assist each other in realising a more digitally empowered future for all South Africans.”

The summit sponsorship represents just one aspect of HONOR’s proactive approach to addressing South Africa’s digital access challenges. Other standout initiatives highlighted by Mbuyisa include:

  • Donating R245,000 worth of devices to Siyafunda Technology Centre, improving tech access in education
  • Assisting a black-owned business to acquire a building with a R3.8 million donation
  • Welcomed 11+ young people for skills development and job readiness through the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme
  • Sponsored 1,000 backpacks for learners via the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Back to School 2024 initiative

As HONOR’s General Manager Zhou Lefeng emphasised, “We listen to our stakeholders and seek to amplify what they are already doing to empower themselves. The ICT Summit gave us more insight into their efforts as we strengthen our collaboration to realise an inclusive digital future for South Africa.”

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