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SA elected to ITU executive council & radio regulation board in Dubai

This is the highest decision-making body of the United Nations' Specialised Agency for the ICT sector.

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has been elected to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s executive council and radio regulations board in Dubai.

It received overwhelming support from the 179 member states attending the gathering.

This is the highest decision-making body of the United Nations' Specialised Agency for the ICT sector.

The Telecommunication Minister's spokesperson Siya Qoza says this is a huge step for the country.

“The minister accepts the responsibility with humility because it affords South Africa the opportunity to push for the developmental agenda and also for Africa’s Agenda 2063.”

South Africa has been elected to serve in both ITU institutions until 2022.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo