Cape Town – South African technology policy points the country in the right direction, but there is a lack of effective implementation, says an expert.

“There’s a lot of talk about that [technology policy] certainly and there’s also a number of projects that are geared toward that. It’s just slow in happening,” Kobus van Wyk, head of e-Learning at Mustek told Fin24.

Van Wyk was responsible for the Khanya Project which was tasked with equipping schools in the Western Cape with computer technologies.

In the decade that the project ran, he spent a budget of R1bn and trained 27 000 teachers to use technology in the classroom.

But it wasn’t a walk in the park. There a number of challenges in building technology solutions in the public service.

Read the full article, dealing with technology in several aspects of South African life and with further comments by Kobus van Wyk, at Fin24 (link).

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