Parliament Seeks Comment on iNeSI Bill

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Parliament seeks comment on the iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill.

The bill was tabled earlier in May 2018.

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 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 portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services invites comment on the bill until 12 June 2018.

The telecommunications and postal services department recently briefed parliament on the bill.

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