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DUT and CISCO Networking Conference

DUT and CISCO Networking Conference

Media Invitation: African Academy Safari 2010 – South Africa

Date: 12-15 April 2010
Venue: Durban University of Technology (DUT), Hotel School Conference Centre, Ritson Campus, Durban
Note: Conference programme attached

CISCO DUT 210 Awards Ceremony

Date: 13th April 2010
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Presidential Business Club 1
Time: 6PM

Overview
The Cisco Networking Academy programme holds an annual conference for more than 80 networking academies across Southern Africa. These academies are hosted at schools, colleges and universities across Southern Africa, including the 69 networking academies in South Africa.

In Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), we currently fund networking academies at the following institutions: University of Zululand, Durban University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Coastal KZN FET College; Elangeni College for FET, Umgungundlovu FET College, Umfolozi College for FET, Kwa Dukuza Resource Centre and The Durban Beehive and Kromhoek Combined School. Our plans are to increase the number of academies in KZN to 100 by the end of 2011, with the main beneficiaries being disadvantaged KZN high schools.

The Cisco Networking Academy programme partners with governments, NGOs and educational institutions worldwide to afford students the opportunity to become ICT networking professionals, thereby increasing a countries ICT skills base. The vision is aimed at providing access to quality education which will improve their position and contribute to the advancement of democratic values in the province.

For more information visit the conference website: http://www.cisco.com/web/offer/emea/6650/sa/index.html or http://www.cisco.com/edu/emea/index.shtml

We look forward to your attendance.

Yours faithfully,

Alfie Hamid
Regional Leader
Cisco Systems: Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding East Africa)
Cisco Networking Academy I Cell/Mobile: 083 786 4159 IE-Mail: alhamid@cisco.com

For more information, contact:

Rae-Leen Sukkowplang
Project Manager
Enterprise Developement Unit
Durban University of Technology
Tel: 031 373 2942 w Fax: 031 373 2630
Cell: 076 345 2988
email: raeleens@dut.ac.za