ICT policy ‘not in a state of crisis,’ says minister

The ICT policy will aim to stop cyberbullying and the abuse of personal data.

Siyabonga Cwele, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele says the information and communication technologies (ICT) policy is not in a state of crisis.

The ICT policy will aim to stop cyberbullying and the abuse of personal data.

Cwele says the main aim is for every South African to have access to fast internet.

The minister says the policy was developed in 2012 and is now in its final stage.

"The new policy will be based on the equality provisions of our Constitution where we may not discriminate against the poor and the rural people. The new policy seems puts radical measures in place to expand standard infrastructure for all."