A MP has started asking the government questions about the safety of the technology.
The IFP’s Nsikayezwe Cebekhulu asked Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, if she was informed of the potential risk 5G posed to humans.
Mapisa-Nqakula said her office was aware of risks associated with 5G, but the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services did due diligence on the roll-out of the technology.
“The department of defence is aware of the identified dangers and risks pertaining to the 5G technology roll-out,” said Mapisa-Nqakula, replying to written questions in Parliament.
“It is the department of defence’s policy to invest only on tested and matured technologies that are safe in accordance to international best practices.”
The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy took questions about how the government planned to protect the country’s ecosystem against the frequencies emitted by 5G.