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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Provincia and Local Government 5 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Provincia and Local Government 5 June 2007 Cape Town

OBJECTIVE To brief the Portfolio Committee on the – ) The development of the OBJECTIVE To brief the Portfolio Committee on the – ) The development of the Information Society in South Africa ) The Information Society and Development Inter-Governmental Relations Forum ISAD IGRF) and ) The draft ISAD Programme of Action 2

THE TEAM ) Ms. Lyndall SHOPE-MAFOLE DG of Do. C and CHAIRPERSON of PNC THE TEAM ) Ms. Lyndall SHOPE-MAFOLE DG of Do. C and CHAIRPERSON of PNC on ISAD ) Ms. Gerda Grabe COO& DDG G&A of Do. C ) Mr. Mokwining Nhlapo COO PNC on ISAD ) Dr. Harold Wesso DDG ICT PD ) Ms Mameetse Mphahlele CD DGO

INTRODUCTION ) ICTs have been recognised as essential tools for developments for some years INTRODUCTION ) ICTs have been recognised as essential tools for developments for some years now ) Te concept was formalised by the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society in 2003 and 2005 ) Summit was historic because ) Heads of State adopted ICTs as socio-economic development tools essential for meeting MDGs ) ICTs no longer a technical issue of one department or UN Agency ) Governments, business and Civil Society leaders took binding decisions under one roof at the same time in a UN Summit

BACKGROUND ) South Africa long recognised importance of ICTs for development and the need BACKGROUND ) South Africa long recognised importance of ICTs for development and the need to build an inclusive Information Society with a development agenda ) In 1995 then Executive Deputy Presidet Mbeki address G 7 Summit and invited the to SA ) South Africa hosted the Information Society and Development (ISAD) Summit ) 2001 President established Presidential National Commission (PNC) on ISAD and the Presidential International Advisory Council (PIAC) on ISAD ) President announces need for an ICT University

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE INFORMATION SOCIETY In 2002 the PNC on ISAD noted that, in BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE INFORMATION SOCIETY In 2002 the PNC on ISAD noted that, in order to build an inclusive Information Society there was a need for – )an explicit, strategic national shared vision, )a clear, comprehensive, integrated and aligned framework and; )the institutional means to strategically co-ordinate the implementation of such a vision, to effectively monitor, evaluate its impact and review progress. 6

CONTEXT Building an inclusive Information Society ) Research and stakeholder consultation revealed that a CONTEXT Building an inclusive Information Society ) Research and stakeholder consultation revealed that a lack of coordination between different government initiatives offset the development of South Africa as an advanced Information Society; ) PIAC recommended that government develop a national plan to rally the whole country; ) World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) encourages countries to develop national plan and strategy 7

CONTEXT In February 2007 Cabinet approved the ' National Information Society and Development (ISAD) CONTEXT In February 2007 Cabinet approved the ' National Information Society and Development (ISAD) Plan as a framework for building an inclusive information society in South Africa. ' The country’s vision building an inclusive Information for Society ' The Institutional mechanisms building the Information for Society in South Africa 'A Ministerial ISAD Committee , chaired by the Presidency, and its corresponding FOSAD ISAD Cluster 'the Information Society and Development Intergovernmenta Relations Forum (ISAD IGRF). 8

ISAD VISION ‘Establish South Africa as an advanced Information Society in which ICTs toolsand ISAD VISION ‘Establish South Africa as an advanced Information Society in which ICTs toolsand information are key driversof economic and societal development ’. 9

PROCESS OF ISAD PLAN DEVELOPMENT ) The process of developing the ISAD Plan was PROCESS OF ISAD PLAN DEVELOPMENT ) The process of developing the ISAD Plan was started in 2004 with the establishment of the National Working Group (NWG) ) This is a forum of representatives from national government departments, provincial and local governments (through SALGA) ) The mandate of the NWG was to oversee the development of the ISAD Plan, and ensure that all the relevant stakeholders have a voice in the process ) The process also included consultation with Local and International technical experts in the area of Information Society, expects from countries such as Finland , Ireland, Mozambique, Malaysia, India and Brazil ) Sectoral workshop for e-Education, e-Health, e-Government, SMMEs & ICTs and Local Content development were held 10

NATIONAL INFORMATION SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT (ISAD) PLAN ) The National ISAD Plan aims to NATIONAL INFORMATION SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT (ISAD) PLAN ) The National ISAD Plan aims to use ICTs accelerate the realization of the national strategic goals as reflected in the 2004 Medium Term Strategic Framework. ) The Plan rests on the following ten pillars : ) Policy and Regulatory environment; ) ICT infrastructure and Universal Access; ) Local Content; ) Digital inclusion and e-Awareness; ) Human capital; ) ICT capacity development and R&D; ) Coordination and Integration; ) Funding; ) Institutional Mechanisms; and ) Measurement of the development of the Information Society in 11 South Africa.

Implementation of the ISAD Plan ) Under the leadership of the PNC and with Implementation of the ISAD Plan ) Under the leadership of the PNC and with participation of relevant departments (DPLG, DPSA, Do. C), provincial governments and SALGA, the implementation is driven at the following fora; )ISAD IGR Forum )National Working Group (NWG) task team on provincial ISAD model )Local government ICT Forum of GITOC 12

INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS MINISTERIAL ISAD COMMITTEE Chaired by the Presidency FOSAD ISAD CLUSTER Co-Chaired by INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS MINISTERIAL ISAD COMMITTEE Chaired by the Presidency FOSAD ISAD CLUSTER Co-Chaired by DGs of Communications and Arts & Culture ISAD IGRF GITO Council Presidential National Commission (with 15 part-time Commissioners) PNC Secretariat ISAD IGRF Technical Support Committee ISAD National Working Group 13

Ministerial ISAD Committee ) The Ministerial ISAD Committee to be chaired by the Presidency Ministerial ISAD Committee ) The Ministerial ISAD Committee to be chaired by the Presidency ) The Committee will meet twice a year to approve strategic ISAD issues for consideration by the January and July Lekgotla ) Ministerial ISAD Committee will be supported by the FOSAD ISAD Cluster 14

FOSAD ISAD Cluster Chaired by DGs of DOC and DAC Government IT Officers Council FOSAD ISAD Cluster Chaired by DGs of DOC and DAC Government IT Officers Council (GITOC) ICT & SMMEs Steering Committee Chaired by DG of the dti Local content development Steering Committee Chaired by DG of the DAC e-Education Steering Committee Chaired by DG of the Do. E PNC on ISAD Secretariat e-Health Steering Committee Chaired by DG of the Do. H e-Government Steering Committee Chaired by DG of the DPSA e-Documen tation Steering Committee Chaired by DG of the DHA 15

FOSAD ISAD Cluster (cont) ) Purpose and Functions the Cluster: of )To ensure that FOSAD ISAD Cluster (cont) ) Purpose and Functions the Cluster: of )To ensure that ICTs are used to improve and increase service delivery; )To participate in the formulation of the ISAD Programme of Action (Po. A) and to develop plans to deliver on the target set; )Coordinate, guide, advice, promote and evaluate the implementation of ISAD plan in various sectors; )Ensure that departments align their ICT activities with the ISAD plan; )Contribute content for discussion in the ISAD Cluster and submit projects/programmes for adoption by the ISAD Cluster 16

FOSAD ISAD Cluster DEPARTMENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Communications (co-chair) Arts FOSAD ISAD Cluster DEPARTMENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Communications (co-chair) Arts and Culture (co-chair) Education, Health, Home Affairs, National Treasury, Provincial and Local Government, 8. Public Enterprise, 9. Public Service and Administration; 10. Science and Technology 11. Trade and Industry 13. Social Development, 14. Safety and Security, 15. Justice and Constitutional Development, 16. Labour, 17. Environmental Affairs and Tourism, 18. Government Communications and Information System 19. IN ADDITION Presidency 9 Provincial DGs 10 SALGA (CEO and 9 Deputy CEOs) 10 Representatives of the House of Traditional leaders (national and 9 provincial) 17

Intergovernmental Relations Forum ) The Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act 13 of 2005 No encourages Intergovernmental Relations Forum ) The Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act 13 of 2005 No encourages Cabinet Members to establish a national intergovernmental relations forum to facilitate and promote policy and related matters in their functional areas. ) The Minister of Communications been launched the ISAD has IGR Forum on 12 December 2006. ) The objective of the Forum to: is ) Serve as a consultative Forum with respect to ICT matters across all three spheres of government and industry; ) Facilitate the building of an inclusive. Information Society across all spheres of government in an integrated and coordinated manner; and ) Contribute to the development ICT policies, programs and of the coordinated implementation of initiatives so as to increase the impact of ICTs in support of more effective, efficient and timely service delivery. 18

Intergovernmental Relations Forum (cont) In accordance with Section 10(1) of the Act the membership Intergovernmental Relations Forum (cont) In accordance with Section 10(1) of the Act the membership of the ISAD IGR Forum on ICTs consists of the following 23 permanent members : ) Minister of Communications (Chairperson) ) Minister of Public Service & Administration (1 st Deputy Chairperson) ) Deputy Minister of Communications (2 nd Deputy Chairperson) ) 18 MECs (two MECs per Province dealing with economic and another socio-economic matters ) Chairperson of SALGA ) Chairperson of The National House of Traditional Leaders ) Invited persons 19

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar One: Policy and Regulatory Environment To ensure a Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar One: Policy and Regulatory Environment To ensure a predictable, investor friendly, progressive and enabling policy and regulatory environment and strengthen the capacity of the regulator. o Achieve Policy Coherence o Effective Implementation of Current Policies o Protection of Digital Rights o Patents as a Barrier to Technology Transfer 20

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Two: ICT Infrastructure and Universal Access To provide Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Two: ICT Infrastructure and Universal Access To provide ubiquitous access to ICT infrastructure and services at affordable prices, thus enabling meaningful participation in the economy and society. o High Technology Acquisition, Deployment and Access Costs o Interoperability of Applications / Scalability and Adaptability of New Technologies o Lack of Application Software to Support New Technologies o Ensuring the Sustainability of the Current Access Strategies o Security of Transactions 21

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Three: Local Content To develop a national content Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Three: Local Content To develop a national content strategy for the country, ensure that the Information Society in the country reflects the imperative of building a national identity based on democratic principles, the divers multilingualism of the South African society as well as promote the use of Open Source Software as a platform for supporting locally developed solutions. o Coordination of local content initiatives in the country o Local skills base for content creation o Promotion of OSS 22

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Four: Digital Inclusion and e-Awareness To increase awareness Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Four: Digital Inclusion and e-Awareness To increase awareness of the benefits of ICT’s to all, especially persons with disability, women, youth, children, elderly and including bringing to bear the acceptance of universal design of equipment as critical to meeting the objective of ensuring that services can be accessed by all irrespective of their abilities. o Education and Skills o Social Integration and Civic Engagement o Information Exchange o Expansion of Knowledge o Development of Individuals and Institutions 23

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Five: Human Capital Ensure the country has appropriate Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Five: Human Capital Ensure the country has appropriate skills to address the needs of the knowledge economy as well as to develop the skills necessary for a vibrant and sustainable technology sector in general and ICT sector in particular. o Maths and Science at School o e-Literacy for all o Collaboration of government, business and academia to address the skills shortage 24

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Six: ICT Capacity Development and R&D To develop Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Six: ICT Capacity Development and R&D To develop a sustainable, science, technology and research sector and increase employment in vibrant and growing knowledge-intensive industries for competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. o National Innovation Strategy o National R&D Strategy o Investment in R&D o Promotion of Knowledge Industries 25

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Seven: Coordination and Integration To harness efforts across Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Seven: Coordination and Integration To harness efforts across government structures in all three spheres of government with all stakeholders to realize Information Society and National development objectives. o ISAD Integovernmental relations Forum (ISAD IGRF) o ISAD Plan integration into PGDS, IDPs o ISAD Institutional Mechanisms 26

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Eight: Funding To ensure that investments by both Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Eight: Funding To ensure that investments by both government and the private sector are made so that basic infrastructure is financed adequately. o Innovative Infrastructure Funding Models o Promotion of Public Private Partnerships 27

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Nine: Institutional Mechanism To adopt greater coordination and Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Nine: Institutional Mechanism To adopt greater coordination and strategic synchronization across government to ensure that ISAD policies, programmes and initiatives are sequenced and driven in concert towards a shared overarching vision through a series of institutional arrangements that enable planning, alignment and coordination across government. o Leadership on Policy Formulation and Implementation o Coordination across and in the three spheres of government 28

Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Ten: Measurement of the Information Society Development To Pillars of the ISAD Plan Pillar Ten: Measurement of the Information Society Development To develop an indicator system that supports monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment, development planning, budgeting, forecasting and decision making processes regarding the development of the Information Society in South Africa. o Indicators and Measures on Information Society Development of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment System 29

Priority Focus Areas Education, Skills Development and Training Under the leadership of the Department Priority Focus Areas Education, Skills Development and Training Under the leadership of the Department of Education (Do. E) with participation from core Departments and the PNC: - Design and implement appropriate funding models for the implementation of the e-education policy & NEPAD e-schools initiative; - The allocation of financial and human resources for the co-ordinated development and implementation of distance and lifelong learning, skills development, training and illiteracy eradication; - The provision of appropriate and affordable ICT infrastructure, applications and services to meet teaching, learning & administration needs of all the above programmes. 30

Priority Focus Areas Health Under the leadership of the Department of Health (Do. H) Priority Focus Areas Health Under the leadership of the Department of Health (Do. H) with participation of the Departments of Communications, Education, Science & Technology and Agriculture - Development of White Paper on e-Health - Development of Comprehensive and Integrated National Health Information System 31

Priority Focus Areas ICT and SMME Development § Under the leadership of the Department Priority Focus Areas ICT and SMME Development § Under the leadership of the Department of Trade (dti) and Industry with other relevant Departments and the PNC - Grow and Develop the ICT SMME Sector - Accelerate the Uptake of ICTs by SMMEs - Grow and Develop Cooperatives in the ICT Sector - Accelerate the uptake of ICTs by cooperatives in various sectors 32

Priority Focus Areas Government Service Delivery Under the leadership of the Department of Public Priority Focus Areas Government Service Delivery Under the leadership of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) with participation of Department of Provincial and Local Government, Home Affairs, Communications, as well as other relevant departments - Ensure Consistent Provision of Information and Opportunities to the Broad Public - Gather and Process Data on Socio-Economic Activity Across the Board - Provide a Seamless ICT Enabled Service Delivery in Government 33

Priority Focus Areas Local Content Development Under the Leadership of the Department of Arts Priority Focus Areas Local Content Development Under the Leadership of the Department of Arts & Culture with Participation from Relevant Departments - Develop a National Programme to Ensure the Digitization of Available Local Content - Skills for the Creation, Storage and Sharing of Information - Skills for Appropriate Software Creation Especially OSS - Hardware Manufacturing 34

THE ISAD POA The draft. Programmeof Action is derived from: (Areas identified in the THE ISAD POA The draft. Programmeof Action is derived from: (Areas identified in the ISAD Plan ( The Po. A adopted at its inaugural meeting (Issues identified by the Do. C, DPSA and DHA as possible projects in response to the call by the President to identify 5 high impact projects for the next two years (Items in the POA of the five clusters which may be accelerated by the use of ICTs 35

BETTER CO-OPERATION AMONG NATIONAL, PROVINCIAL, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN INTEGRATED PLANNING ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Support BETTER CO-OPERATION AMONG NATIONAL, PROVINCIAL, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN INTEGRATED PLANNING ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Support Provinces and Local Government in developing their own ISAD Plans aligned to the National ISAD plan and to be integrated into the Provincial Growth and Development Strategy (PDGS) and the Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) for municipalities PNC, DPLG, DPSA, Do. C Develop an integrated ICT infrastructure plan to support the provision of a multiplicity of ICT applications and services, prioritising socioeconomic development Do. C, DPE, DPSA, DPLG, Do. E, Do. H, PNC, Provinces 36

BUILDING A HEALTHIER NATION ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Development of a National Electronic Health Record. Out BUILDING A HEALTHIER NATION ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Development of a National Electronic Health Record. Out of which will be developed a National Electronic Patient Record. Do. H, Do. C, PNC Provincial Departments Development of a National e-Health Policy and start implementation by 2010 Do. H, Do. C, PNC, Provincial Departments Prompt access to accurate personal health information from anywhere in a manner that ensures confidentiality, security and privacy Do. C, Do. H, PNC Provincial Departments 37

BUILDING A HEALTHIER NATION (cont) ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Increase patient compliance with treatment Do. H, BUILDING A HEALTHIER NATION (cont) ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Increase patient compliance with treatment Do. H, Do. C, PNC, of communicable diseases Provincial Departments Prompt access to accurate notifiable disease information form anywhere in a manner that ensures confidentiality, security and privacy Do. C, Do. H, PNC, Provincial Departments Increase access uptake and usage of ICTs to enhance the quality of health services Do. C, DPE, DPSA, DPLG, Do. H, PNC Provinces 38

PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION TO ALL ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Implementation of e-Education Policy with a view PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION TO ALL ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Implementation of e-Education Policy with a view to ensure that every learner in general and further training education will be ICT capable by 2013. DOE, Do. C, PNC, Provincial Departments Implementation of the NEPAD e-schools Demo Do. E, Do. C, PNC Project as the first part of implementing the NEPAD e Provincial -schools Initiative. Departments Utilising ICTs to audio/ visualise the curriculum in all learning areas, thus making it easier to understand, and achieving effective teaching and learning. Do. E, Do. C, PNC, Provincial Departments Increasing access to maths and science education to schools with no teachers in those subjects Do. E, Do. C, DST, PNC, Provincial Departments 39

PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION TO ALL(cont) ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Increasing access to maths and science education PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION TO ALL(cont) ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Increasing access to maths and science education to schools with no teachers in those subjects Do. E, Do. C, DST, PNC, Provincial Departments Train trainers to support the introduction of compulsory e -literacy (computer science, and Information and ICT literacy and competency) in all schools. Do. C, Do. E, Do. L, PNC, Provincial Departments Train educators and subject advisors to integrate ICTs in teaching their respective subjects Facilitate the provision of laptops for subject advisors Do. C, Do. E, PNC, Provincial Departments Reduce absenteeism and eliminating “ghost educators” by using ICTs to monitor record and act on non attendance Do. E, Do. C, PNC, Provincial Departments Increase access, uptake and usage of ICTs to enhance the quality of education using ICTs Do. C, DPE, DPSA, DPLG, Do. H, PNC, Provinces 40

PROVIDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND SERVICES ONLINE ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Implementation of the National e-Government Programme PROVIDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND SERVICES ONLINE ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Implementation of the National e-Government Programme DPSA, DOC, DPLG, PNC, Provincial Departments Establishment of the Local Government ICT Forum. DPSA, DOC, DPLG, PNC, Provincial Departments, SALGA Development of relevant applications including websites for municipalities DPSA, DOC, DPLG, PNC, Provincial Departments, SALGA 41

PROVIDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND SERVICES ONLINE (cont) ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Provide speedy government service delivery PROVIDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND SERVICES ONLINE (cont) ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Provide speedy government service delivery of enabling documents DHA, Do. C and all Thusong Center Departments, PNC, Provincial Departments Increase and improve access to social grants and other financial services provided by the State form anywhere in a manner that ensures confidentiality and security DSD, Do. C, PNC and all Thusong Center Departments, Provincial Departments e-Documentation – facilitate the digitization of the enabling DHA, Do. C , DPSA, PNC, Provincial Department 42

BUILDING NATIONAL IDENTITY AND SOCIAL COHESION ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Creation of a National Digital Repository BUILDING NATIONAL IDENTITY AND SOCIAL COHESION ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Creation of a National Digital Repository (NDR) of local historic and cultural content PNC, DAC, Do. C , Provincial Departments Increase local content development PNC, DAC, Do. C , Provincial Departments 43

BUILDING e-CAPACITY & EMPOWERMENT FOR SELF EMPLOYMENT ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Establishment of youth e-cooperatives in BUILDING e-CAPACITY & EMPOWERMENT FOR SELF EMPLOYMENT ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Establishment of youth e-cooperatives in all provinces PNC, dti , Provincial Departments Development of an ICT SMME Strategy. Do. C, dti, PNC, Provincial Departments 44

CREATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Launch of the National Youth ISAD Programme CREATING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH ACTIONS DEPARTMENTS Launch of the National Youth ISAD Programme PNC, Do. C , NYC, Provincial Departments Implementation of the National Youth ISAD Programme PNC, Do. C , NYC, Provincial Departments 45