[16 November 2018] The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, following a number of deliberations on the Bill has recommended that the redrafted Bill be adopted by the House.
The Bill has been amended to strengthen the governance and management arrangements of the Institute, and the title amended to more accurately reflect the nature of the work done by the Institute.
[23 May 2018] The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services has called on interested organisations and members of the public to submit written comments on the iNeSI Bill. Submissions and queries can be directed to Ms Hajiera Salie per email email@example.com and are due by 12 June 2018.
[21 May 2018] The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services briefed the Portfolio Committee for Telecommunications and Postal Services on this Bill on 15 May 2018 and it is now formally before that Committee for consideration.
[10 November 2017] The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published the iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill for public comment.
The purpose of the Bill is to provide for:
- the promotion of the use of information, communication and technology
- the establishment of iKamva National e- Skills Institute (iNeSI) and set out its objects and functions
- the establishment of the ICT (e- Skills) knowledge production and Coordination CoLab
- the establishment and appointment of the Board of iNeSI and appointment of CEO and CFO and related matters
- the funding of iNeSI.
Comments are due no later than 30 calendar days from 8 November 2017 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that this is a draft bill which has not yet been introduced into Parliament.