iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill Tabled

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.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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