South Africa: Dear Mr President, Here Are Five Ways You Can Ensure SA's Digital Success

This open letter to Cyril Ramaphosa is a plea for a better media and communications strategy - and no more useless office bearers.

Dear President Ramaphosa,

I know your plate is already full and there will be more requests placed on you than Google's search engine, but I wanted to put forward five things within your power as president you could do to make some serious inroads in our media and communications sector - inroads that would have an almost immediate positive impact. There are many more, but hopefully if you can get these done we can all get stuck in and work through the list on the others.

We need one Department of Communications please. I believe this is a resolution of the ANC already, but it needs to be a top priority. Splitting the ministry was one of the worst ideas our former president had. It caused huge confusion, instability and infighting. Linked to this, please, please, please, please can we have a communications minister who is intelligent, a person of integrity, passionate and knowledgeable about information and communications technology (ICT), media, media freedom and sees the media sector as a driver of economic growth...

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