Johannesburg - The SACP, alliance partner of the governing ANC, has applauded President Cyril Ramaphosa for standing with the Chinese in the escalating trade war with the US, saying the now reversed ban on Huawei would have affected South Africa as well.
On Monday the party said the stand taken by the president, together with other world leaders at the recently concluded G20 summit in Japan over the weekend also, in part, thwarted efforts by the US aimed at maintaining its global imperialist hegemony against non-US companies such as Huawei, which had taken a lead in certain segments of advanced technology.
Coming from the meeting, Ramaphosa said “Regarding digitalisation, global leaders agreed that to harness the full potential of data, there needed to be data flow with trust, to be enabled through international policy discussions on the sharing of good practices and regulatory frameworks.”
Alex Mashilo, the SACP spokesperson, said the steps taken to remove the US ban on prominent Chinese technology firm Huawei were therefore important in view of 5G infrastructure development and maintenance in the country, on our continent and other parts of the world.
“The SACP welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s stance against trade war. The blockade launched by the Trump administration on Huawei, for instance, has much wider implications and consequences, and South Africa is not an exception,” Mashilo said.