Through you, hon Chair, I wish to say this to the hon Ndlozi. The reason why I said I wanted to start with you is because someone spoke before you and I wanted to address the matter of the comment, the silly comment, that was made about Mama Winnie Mandela. So, that is part of my response to you. That is why I said I wanted to start with you, before my time was up, so that I could address that issue. It is not you. [Interjections.] You are confused, not me. You don't feel ashamed of yourself for rejoicing at other people's situations. Anyway, it is of your making, and that is why you are not worried about that.
My subject this afternoon is ICT infrastructure, which is key to development.
It is important to give a brief background of where we come from as a country with respect to information and communications technology. Some of us still remember the dark days - and some were not yet born then - when we used tape recorders, floppy discs and typewriters. This brief background will show how far the government has moved in socioeconomic policies which are intended to improve the quality of life in South Africa.
Letter writing was the main ... [Interjections.] You shut up! Letter writing was the main means of communication.