Project ID: 15958

China signs Information and Communications Technology Cooperation Agreement with South Africa

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

South Africa

Sector

Communications (Code: 220)

Flow type

Free-standing technical assistance

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Pipeline: Commitment (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2002

Description

In 2002, South Africa and China signed an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) cooperation agreement. The agreement, signed by Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri and the Peoples Republic of China's Information and Industry minister Wu Jichuan at a Cape Town ceremony, entails sharing expertise in various ICT areas. This includes an exchange of information on satellite and other communications networks, human resource development and radio frequency spectrum management tools such as computer assistance. The department said the parties further agreed on forming a separate training agreement to ensure co-operation in human resource development, training, and research and development. It is unclear how the agreement was implemented.

Number of official sources

0

Number of unofficial sources

2

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

South Africa Department of Communications [Government Agency]