iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill to be Tabled

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

The Draft iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill is heading for parliament.

The draft bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 41581.

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, 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.

The draft bill will be tabled in parliament soon.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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