Gauteng pushes infrastructure investment

Gauteng pushes infrastructure investment

[et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_header admin_label=”Fullwidth Header” title=”Gauteng pushes infrastructure investment” subhead=”Dates: 1 November 2016″ background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”center” header_fullscreen=”off” header_scroll_down=”off” background_url=”https://www.gallagher.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/dark-twirls.jpg” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” content_orientation=”center” image_orientation=”center” custom_button_one=”off” button_one_letter_spacing=”0″ button_one_use_icon=”default” button_one_icon_placement=”right” button_one_on_hover=”on” button_one_letter_spacing_hover=”0″ custom_button_two=”off” button_two_letter_spacing=”0″ button_two_use_icon=”default” button_two_icon_placement=”right” button_two_on_hover=”on” button_two_letter_spacing_hover=”0″] [/et_pb_fullwidth_header][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#ffffff” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_code admin_label=”Fullwidth Code” custom_css_main_element=”background-color:#b58b35;||padding-top:5px;” /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”section” background_image=”https://www.gallagher.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/grey-back3.jpg” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.45)” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”on” parallax_method=”on” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]

david_makhura
Gauteng continues to strive to be a smart province characterised by a smart government, premier David Makhura told GovTech 2016

Gauteng will continue to invest in ICT infrastructure as the province positions itself as a driver of SA’s digital economy, a hub of research and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This is according to premier David Makhura, speaking on day one of the GovTech 2016 conference yesterday.

This year, the GovTech conference, hosted by the State IT Agency at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, emphasises the use of technology to improve service delivery.

Makhura said the provincial development plan and 10-pillar programme envisages a connected society that will encourage an inclusive and knowledge-based economy.

“Together with the municipalities, the Gauteng provincial government plays a key role in the deployment and use of ICT to deliver education, healthcare, as well as other government services.

“The new digital revolution will fundamentally change the way government works and the way government relates to citizens.”

According to Makhura, governments have been slow positioning themselves in the digital era; however, the Gauteng province has adopted a strategy of modernisation and reindustrialisation of the economy, which includes the revitalisation of the township economies.

He said: “Our goal remains that of being a smart province and we will continue to invest significantly in the ICT infrastructure and be a leader in e-government services.

“High-speed Internet connectivity is a critical foundational infrastructure requirement for success of our government’s modernisation agenda.”

Makhura further explained that the implementation process to connect government institutions via the Gauteng Broadband Network (GBN) is on track.

To date, the GBN is a 1 500km fibre network that runs across the province, he said. “By the end of this financial year, we will have completed connectivity to almost 900 sites covering five developmental areas in the Gauteng city region.

“The Gauteng provincial government plans to spend over R1 billion during this term of office to connect all government institutions in the province. We understand that by investing in ICT infrastructure, particularly in townships and historically marginalised communities, we are making sure these areas are not left behind in the connectivity world,” he continued.

He said the province has invested enormously in partnerships with universities and technology companies to develop world-class innovation hubs.

Makhura told the audience that he recently met with industry leaders of ICT companies to discuss how the Gauteng government can work with them to improve access to connectivity and build partnerships that will ensure an inclusive digital economy as well as the promotion of digital skills.

“This has led to the formation of the ICT action plan committee that will allow the provincial government to work with the private sector to reach the goal of reaching 100% connectivity by 2020 in the province,” he said.

By , IT in government editor

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” global_module=”25604″ fullwidth=”on” specialty=”off” background_image=”https://www.gallagher.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/dark-twirls.jpg” transparent_background=”off” background_color=”#ffffff” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_fullwidth_code global_parent=”25604″ admin_label=”Fullwidth Code”]<div align=”center”><img src=”https://www.gallagher.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/halaal1.jpg” style=”margin:20px;”><img src=”https://www.gallagher.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/saaci-s.jpg” style=”margin:20px;”><img src=”https://www.gallagher.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/chamber-of-commerce-s.jpg” style=”margin:20px;”><img src=”https://www.gallagher.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tourism-council-of-SA.jpg” style=”margin:20px;”></div>[/et_pb_fullwidth_code][/et_pb_section]

Share:

More Posts

2022 SANEA Conference announcement

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) is proud to announce that our 2022 Conference will take place on 31 August and 01 September 2022,

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Monthly Newsletter

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.

On Key

Related Posts

2022 SANEA Conference announcement

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) is proud to announce that our 2022 Conference will take place on 31 August and 01 September 2022,

King Cargo Onsite

King Cargo Onsite is completely service-driven and focused on fulfilling the needs of our clients. The combined knowledge base of our team covers all aspects of exhibition and events logistics which enables us to anticipate what equipment our clients will need to handle their freight onsite at exhibitions. Our wide range of freight and onsite logistical services, experience and expertise make us the preferred service provider for many local companies and individuals. Together with our holding company, King Cargo Projects, we offer professional and tailored international and local freight services. From air and sea freight, cross-border and custom clearing services to dangerous goods, and military and fine arts logistics. This includes advice on Customs formalities, information on import and export procedures, documentation, permit requirements and negotiating the best freight rates. We provide a comprehensive door-to-door service for consignments of any size by air, sea or road. Our team prides itself on being courteous and helpful when engaging with clients, always going the extra mile to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

Contact us

GC3H

Gallagher Convention Centre Catering (GCCC) is the preferred on-site supplier to Gallagher Convention Centre for all the venue’s culinary requirements.

The dynamic Gallagher Convention Centre Catering (GCCC) team is led by Head Chef Gordon Fraser. Gordon has been associated with Gallagher Convention Centre since 1996.  During his twenty-three-year relationship with Gallagher Convention Centre, Chef Gordon has been at the helm of the catering for many different event types- speaking to his capabilities.

Chef Gordon’s and his team’s many years of experience ensures that only the highest quality food is served at Gallagher Convention Centre.

Guests to Gallagher Convention Centre can look forward to creative and innovative new menus from Gallagher Convention Centre Catering (GCCC) in 2019. This specialist team prides itself on offering the finest catering, tailored to the requirements of clients.

Known for our NIHT certified Halaal catering, Gallagher Convention Centre will look to further expand on our culinary offerings in 2019. This will be reflected in more menu options for our guests to select from as well as a carefully crafted medley of flavours created by the Gallagher Convention Centre Catering (GCCC) team.

011 266 3181

info@gc3h.co.za

www.gc3h.co.za

Event plumbing & compressed air services

With years of exhibition experience, SA Plumber and its employees strive for excellence, efficiency and quality within all areas of exhibitions plumbing and compressed air needs.

With knowledge of venue, exhibition regulations and understanding of the operations.

SA Plumber concentrates on communication and client satisfaction.

Pinstripe Event Registration

Pinstripe-Group was founded by Kirsten and Justin Brown in 2011.  The company was started as a Professional Conference Organising establishment (PCO), and we later designed and developed a range of smart event registration solutions.  Using our innovative 22” and 32” Touch Screens, we are able to register delegates on-site within seconds.  Name cards are printed on-site while a delegate is at registration.  The whole process can be done in under 30 seconds per person.  Our software is designed to handle anything from walk-ins to table seating as well as pdf viewing for expo stands.  Everything that happens on the screen will be recorded in the background to ensure that accurate reports are provided to the client once the event has ended.

View our YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzeXUOes2pl
Contact: Kirsty Brown
Telephone: (011) 450-1226    
Email: info@pinstripe-group.com    
Website: www.pinstripe-group.co.za

EBS – Electrical

EBS fully understands the importance of complying with all national and venue rules and regulations with regard to the installation of electrics and ensuring that all compliance certificates are given timeously to the client. Each exhibition contracted to EBS will have a qualified electrician on site to manage any problems that may arise.
Our electrical component comprises of full management of all lighting and electrical requirements for your exhibition, event or convention.
• Supply and installation of Distribution Boards
• Energy saving lighting options
• Designer light fittings
• Specialised lighting

Visit www.exbs.co.za

Green Exhibitions – Registration

A privately held company Green Exhibition Services was founded in 1999. We offer comprehensive turnkey visitor registration solutions both online and on-site. These services range from consumer ticket sales, RSVP management, Conferences and Trade Exhibition visitor registration. Online solutions range from basic to advanced including automated invoicing and electronic barcoded ticket confirmations. We are the market leaders in this field and offer class-leading technology and excellent results every time.

 

Visit greenexhibitions.co.za

Unlimited Events – Décor

Following a tender process competing against the country’s leading event décor suppliers, Unlimited Events Group has won the contract as the décor supplier of choice for Gallagher Convention Centre, one of Africa’s largest conference and exhibition venues.

Alastair Laing, Group CEO comments, “Unlimited Events Group being selected as the décor supplier of choice at yet another leading South African venue cements our position as a trusted, capable and reliable partner to the events industry. We’re excited about the new partnership and look forward to creating hundreds of memorable events for Gallagher Convention Centre and its clients.”

Unlimited Events Group houses specialist event supply businesses including Unlimited Events Décor, Unlimited Hire, Unlimited Events Entertainment, Unlimited Balloons, Dipsy Dots Kids Parties, Unlimited Photos and ProBrush Hair & Beauty Salon.

 

Unlimited Events Group themes thousands of private and corporate events, product launches, weddings, year-end functions and conferences each year. Hard work, dedication and passion for innovative ideas have ensured that Unlimited Events Group is the preferred event solution supplier to a host of blue-chip brands across the country and is rated by SEESA as a level 3 BEE company.

 

For further information on Unlimited Events Group visit www.unlimitedevents.co.za or find them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/UnlimitedEventsGroup

ECXS

Seriti Security Services provides build-up, breakdown and event security at Gallagher Convention Centre. We make use of well trained, certified, friendly, efficient and helpful staff that will assist in any situation and will provide direct information on any queries. All Seriti Security Services staff are dressed in full, visible branded uniform and are equipped with two-way radios, for fast and effective problem-solving.

 

Seriti Security Services provides event stewards at entrances, loading bays, emergency exits, as well as floor patrol minders.

ECXS

For all your on-site office requirements: Faxing, Photocopying, Internet access, PC usage. Contact Person : Anna Malaza

Email : gallagher@gallagher.co.za
Tel : +27 11 266 3166

DNG Presentation Staging

DNG carries a wide range of top recognized equipment from leading brands and manufacturers. We pride ourselves on service. Specifically, value-added service. We complement our internal strengths, to better leverage our versatility whilst staying focused on what we view most important – our client.

 

Please visit our website at www.dngps.co.za for more information.

Gallagher Disaster Management Division

Gallagher Convention Centre has a disaster management division tasked with ensuring that the legal requirements are met for all events. The Gallagher Disaster Management division will be able to provide you with a complete disaster management solution at a very competitive price, no matter the format or size of your event. These services include floor plan evaluation and comment, JOC file compilation and submission as well as designer stand plan submission. Our disaster management division will facilitate EMS inspections, communicate any issues that might arise and assist with the formulation of solutions for issues that were identified. This service includes an onsite safety officer for the duration of the event.

 

Contact Person : Thomas Messelaar – Health & Safety Manager
Email : thomasm@gallagher.co.za
Tel : +27 11 266 3056

Gallagher Video Conferencing

Gallagher offers a Video Conferencing (VC) facility in Boardroom 5.
Please contact our sales team for bookings or Email: Gallagher@gallagher.co.za
Tel: +27 11 266 3000

Gallagher Business Centre

For all your on-site office requirements: Faxing, Photocopying, Internet access, PC usage. Contact Person : Anna Malaza

Email : gallagher@gallagher.co.za
Tel : +27 11 266 3166