Technology industry condemns xenophobic attacks
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Information Technology Association of South Africa (ITA) has denounced the violence unleashed on foreign nationals in the country.
“The barbaric attacks that have been unleashed on fellow Africans is deeply regrettable and our condolences are extended to the families who have lost their lives, homes and who have been injured,” Sunil Geness, ITA President, said.
He said the ICT sector contributed significantly to the growth and development of the country in various sub-sectors which have a direct impact on creating employment opportunities, innovation in technology, further positioning South Africa as the ICT investment partner on a global scale.
“Key to these developments is meaningful collaboration and constructive dialogue with our fellow African ICT counterparts,” Geness said.
He said the ITA pledged its support and collaboration to the Government of South Africa in order to address the untenable situation as a matter of urgency.
“As the ITA together with ICT public and private companies as well as other ICT associations, we have committed to mobilising our resources to partner with Government in condemning xenophobic violence and crime in all its forms.”
The xenophobic attacks have claimed the lives of at least seven people.
– CAJ News
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