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The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Council congratulates Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana on their reappointments as Minister and Deputy Minister of Communications respectively.

“It’s an honour for the ICT Sector Council to congratulate both the Minister and the Deputy Minister as our new Line Minister in terms of the B-BBEE Act. The Council looks forward to working with both the Minister and her Deputy. said Andile Tlhoaele Chairperson of the ICT Sector Council.

 

The ICT Sector Council is responsible for developing, reviewing and publishing the B-BBEE ICT Sector Code. The Council is also mandated to monitor the implementation of the Code and report progress to Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Advisory Council on BEE; the B-BBEE Commissioner and the Minister of Trade & Industry.

 

 

“Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams has been a great supporter of the ICT Sector, leading the campaign on skills development to train One Million Data Scientists in readiness for the 4th Industrial Revolution. We know that she will continue to lead the 4th Industrial Revolution” Andile Tlhoaele continued.

 

The ICT Sector comprises four ICT industry sub-sectors: Broadcasting, Information Technology, Telecommunications and Electronics.

 

The ICT Sector Council functions through five sub-committees;

  1. Executive Committee, which comprises of the chairpersons of all the sub-committees, which is chaired by the Deputy Chairperson Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa
  2. Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Committee chaired by Councillor Petronella Linders
  3. Guidance and Monitoring Committee chaired by Councillor Adrian Schofield
  4. Review and Amendment Committee chaired by Councillor Sara-Jane Capazario
  5. Strategy, Governance, Risk & Funding Committee chaired by Councillor Lucky Masilela

 

The Council is constituted by fifteen members from the four ICT industry sub-sectors, ICASA, Labour, Community, Youth, Women, the (previous) Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services and the Department of Communications.

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