South Africa recently appointed Minister of Communications says that South Africa – China relations are crucial drivers of economy and “rapid adoption of ICT technologies”.
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams met with a Chinese delegation on Friday in Pretoria. The China delegation was led by Vice Minister Gao Xiang from the Bureau of International Cooperation of the Cyberspace Administration of China.
Ndabeni-Abrahams and Xiang met to discuss the expansion of the China-SA relations into possible areas in the digital economy, cyber security and e-government.
The delegates agreed that the relations between the two countries will lead to the creation of sustainable industries.
According to Stats SA, China has been South Africa’s biggest trade partner for nine consecutive years, and South Africa has retained its position as China’s biggest trade partner in Africa for eight consecutive years, reports Business Tech.
Source: Business Tech