Telecommunications and Postal Services Calls for Written Comments on iNeSI Bill

Parliament� The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services has called on interested organisations and members of the public to submit written comments on the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) Bill [B10-2018], by no later than 12 June 2018.

The Bill was published on 20 April 2018 in Government Gazette number 41581.

The Chairperson of the committee, Mr Jabu Mahlangu, said that amongst other things, the Bill will integrate the department's three e-skills development-related components, namely the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (Nemisa), the e-Skills Institute (e-Si) and the Institute for Space and Software Applications (SSP).

Most importantly, it will provide for the establishment of iNeSI as a juristic person, its objects and functions, appointment of the board members and their composition, Mr Mahlangu said.

The Act envisages that the institute to collaborate with relevant post-school education and training institutions that offer digital skills and multimedia programmes to maximise the use of existing infrastructure and resources.

Upon receipt of written comments, the committee will deliberate and arrange for oral submissions, in order to gain further clarity.

Written submissions and enquiries should be directed to Ms Hajiera Salie, 3rd Floor, Office 3/101, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001, or emailed to hsalie@parliament.gov.za, telephone number 021 403 8264 or cell number 061 472 9191.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

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