Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services
The iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill has been tabled in parliament.
Comment on the proposed legislation was sought in November 2017.
The plan for the envisaged institute is to address the shortage of e-skills.
e-Skills are defined as capacity to use modern ICT devices and applications for work, education, community and personal needs.
The draft bill seeks to:
• provide for the promotion of the use of information and communication technologies;
• provide for the establishment of iKamva National e- Skills Institute (iNeSI);
• provide for the objects and functions of the iNeSI;
• provide for the establishment of the ICT (digital skills and multimedia) knowledge production and Coordination CoLab;
• provide for the establishment and appointment of the iNeSI Board;
• provide for the term of office and dissolution of the iNeSI Board;
• provide for the remuneration of members of the Board;
• provide for the appointment of the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer;
• provide for the disclosure of interest;
• provide for the employees of iNeSI;
• provide for the funding of iNeSI and
• provide for matters connected therewith.
The bill will now be processed by the portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services.