ICT job summit planned for June
The summit will have a broad focus. Some of the objectives listed in the Department of Communications’ issues paper are as follows:
Development of a broad strategic framework for the South African communications sector within a global framework;
Identification of the key components of the sector and their inter-relationship;
Recognition of international trends and benchmarks and the implications for the South African environment; and
Review of existing policies, regulations and legislation and potential amendments.
The DOC also states that “There is…a very real need to navigate the future of this vibrant communications sector. We need to combine the collective expertise in the country, address those and other key issues, and develop an integrated strategy for the sector that can come under constant review over the next five years. The ideal forum to do that is a National Sector Summit with the involvement of all stakeholders, unions, civil society and government”.