Comment Sought on iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Comment has been called on the Draft iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill.

The telecommunications and postal services department published the proposed legislation in Government Gazette 41233.

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, communication and technology;
•    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 (e- Skills) knowledge production and Coordination CoLab;
•    provide for the establishment and appointment of Board;
•    provide for the term of office and dissolution of the Board of iNeSI;
•    provide for the membership and 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 committees of the Board; and
•    provide for the funding of iNeSI and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Comment is invited within 30 calendar days of the date of publication.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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