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STRATEGIC PLAN 2008 – 2011 Department of Communications and the Presidential National Commission on Information Society and Development. Presentation to the Select Committee on Labour and Public Enterprises 25 March 2008 Cape Town. LEADERSHIP TEAM. Making South Africa a Global Leader

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STRATEGIC PLAN 2008 – 2011Department of Communicationsand thePresidential National Commission on Information Society and Development

Presentation to the Select Committee on Labour and Public Enterprises25 March 2008

Cape Town


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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Making South Africa a Global Leader

in Harnessing ICTs for Socio-economic Development


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STRATEGIC SUPPORT TEAM

Making South Africa a Global Leader

in Harnessing ICTs for Socio-economic Development


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INTRODUCTION

  • The DoC 2008-2011 Strategic Plan is presented within the context of “business unusual”

  • The period from 2008 to 2011 will see rapid developments in the ICT sector, which will benefit all South Africans in the long-term

  • Just like last year, the Plan is based on and aligned to following five Key Focus Areas (KFAs) of the Government

    • Achieving higher rates of investment in the economy

    • Increasing competitiveness of the SA economy

    • Broadening the participation in the economy

    • Improving capacity of the State capacity to deliver

    • Contributing to a better world

Making South Africa a Global Leader

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MANDATE OF THE DoC

TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF

ROBUST, RELIABLE, AFFORDABLE AND SECURED

ICT INFRASTRUCTURE

WHICH ENABLES THE DELIVERY OF

A MULTIPLICITY OF APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES

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MANDATE OF PNC

  • To advise the President on:

    • The use of ICTs to optimise the pace and the extent of addressing South Africa’s development challenges and enhancing South Africa’s global competitiveness

    • South Africa’s contribution to and benefit from the development of an inclusive Information Society in Africa and the world

  • To facilitate the coordinated and integrated development of an inclusive Information Society in South Africa

  • To support efforts aimed at making South Africa and Africa integral and equal members of the Global Information Society

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KFA 1:ACHIEVING HIGHER RATES OF INVESTMENT IN THE ECONOMY

SG 1.1:Enable the maximization of investment in the ICT sector

KFA 2:INCREASING COMPETITIVENESS OF THE SA ECONOMY

SG 2.1: Ensure that ICT infrastructure is robust, reliable, affordable and secured to meet the needs of the country and its people

KFA 3:BROADENING THE PARTICIPATION IN THE ECONOMY

SG 3.1: Accelerate the socio-economic development of South Africans by increasing access to, as well as the uptake and usage of, ICTs through partnerships with business and civil society

SG 4.1: Build an effective information-age organisation that contributes to the effective functioning of the FOSAD Cluster and to contribute to building a Single Public Service

KFA 4:IMPROVING CAPACITY OF THE STATE TO DELIVER

SG 4.2:Enhance the role of ICT SOE’s as the delivery arms of government

KFA 5:CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

SG 5.1: Contribute to the building of an inclusive Information Society globally, prioritising Africa’s development

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KFA 1:ACHIEVING HIGHER RATES OF INVESTMENT IN THE ECONOMY

SG 1.1: ISAD Plan finds expression in the NSDP’s, PGDS’s & IDP’s

SG 2.1: Establish SA as an advanced information Society

KFA 2:INCREASING COMPETITIVENESS OF THE SA ECONOMY

KFA 3:BROADENING THE PARTICIPATION IN THE ECONOMY

SG 3.1:Improved quality of life of the poor by prioritising the second economy interventions in the building of the Information Society

KFA 4:IMPROVING CAPACITY OF THE STATE TO DELIVER

SG 4.1: Integrated and coordinated building of the information society and accelerated and improved service delivery

SG 4.2:PNC on ISAD – a hub of government machinery for the development of Information Society

KFA 5:CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

SG 5.1: Initiate efforts in making South Africa & Africa an integral and equal member of the global information society

PNC MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY MAP

SG 2.1: Information Society enabled youth

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DoC PRIORITIES FOR 2008/09

Implement Phase One (233 Dinaledi Schools) of Wireless Broadband Infrastructure by Sentech (APEX Project),

Commence construction of joint UHURUnet/Infraco submarine cable-the biggest such project in Africa’s history

Develop a Programme of Action to benchmark telecommunications costs, quality, availability, accessibility and usage in South Africa with comparator countries (Brazil, Chile, India, Malaysia, South Korea)

Complete Phase One of the roll out of new digital-ready transmitters by Sentech to cover 50 % of population

Accelerate the building of the South African Set Top Box manufacturing industry

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…DoC PRIORITIES FOR 2008/09

  • Develop Radio Frequency Spectrum Usage Policies in line with World Radio Conference-07 outcomes and taking into account the Frequency Plan developed by ICASA

  • Contribute to combating crime through the provision by SAPO of an address identification system in the areas around the 169 Priority Police Stations

  • Commence the construction process of thesecond Sentech teleportas part of meeting our FIFA 2010 World Cup guarantees

  • Increase universal access to government information and services through building Thusong Post Offices in 100 communities led by SAPO, using the EPWP

  • Reach employment Equityof 50% female representativity at SMS level and exceed the target of 2% representation of people with disabilities at all levels

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ICT PROJECTS IN PROVINCES

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ICT PROJECTS IN PROVINCES

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INFORMATION SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT (ISAD) PLAN

  • Early 2007 the Cabinet approved the national ISAD Plan for building an inclusive Information Society

  • The Cabinet established the following ISAD implementation mechanisms:

    • The Ministerial Committee on the Information Society and Development with its corresponding FOSAD ISAD Cluster

    • The ISAD Inter-Governmental Relations Forum with its corresponding ISAD Technical Support Committee

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PNC PRIORITIES FOR 2008

-APEX PRIORITY PROJECT-

  • Increase uptake and usage of ICTs by deploying ICT equipment in 233 Dinaledi Schools as well as clinics, libraries, heritage sites and government offices in coverage area of the schools

  • As a national identity and social cohesion contribution: Have young people interview senior citizens over the age of 65 to collect historical account of their lives and develop websites for and with the with House of Traditional Leaders at National and Provincial spheres

  • As our NYS contribution: Deploy e-Cadres to support teaching in schools, assist with data collection in health centres, assist with information gathering in libraries and assist the public to access information and services in Post Office

  • As a youth development and job creation initiative:

    • use e-Cooperatives to develop websites for the National & Provincial Houses of Traditional leaders and Municipal offices

    • upscale the number of e-Cooperatives from the current 46

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APEX PROJECT 3: Implementing the ISAD Plan and increasing uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

  • Apex Project 3 is one of the 24 Apex of priorities announced by the President in the State of the Nation to be completed by the end of the term of the current government

  • The project is built around the provision of connectivity to the Dinaledi Schools through Sentech Wireless Broadband Network

  • There are 30 sub-projects to be implemented in the coverage area of the Dinaledi School network

  • With R500 million allocated, to Sentech, 150 base stations which can cover around 233 Dinaledi Schools, will be procured

  • The ISAD Cluster has requested all provincial representatives to identify the schools where the roll-out will be prioritised

  • Therefore the selection of the initial 233 Dinaledi Schools to be connected should be governed by:

    • High impact on poverty eradication

    • Large numbers of students to benefit

    • Large numbers of related sites (post office, Thusong Service centre, library, clinic, police station etc) in the coverage area of the school

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…APEX PROJECT 3 uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

  • In line with the high impact criteria the following break down was discussed as the minimum number of schools per province

    • Eastern Cape - 40 (out of 60 Dinaledi schools)

  • Free State - 20 (out of 35 Dinaledi schools)

  • Gauteng - 25 (out of 101 Dinaledi schools)

    • Kwa-Zulu Natal - 40 (out of 84 Dinaledi schools)

    • Limpopo - 35 (out of 51 Dinaledi schools)

  • Mpumalanga - 25 (out of 44 Dinaledi schools)

    • Northern Cape - 17 (out of 17 Dinaledi schools)

    • North-West - 20 (out of 51 Dinaledi schools)

    • Western Cape - 20 (out of 45 Dinaledi schools)

  • Provinces that are geographically smaller will automatically have more coverage

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    MTEF BASELINE uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individualsALLOCATION 2008/09 - 2010/11

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    ANALYSIS OF ALLOCATION BETWEEN 2007/08 AND 2008/09 uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

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    MTEF BASELINE uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individualsALLOCATION – ECONOMIC CLASSIFICATION

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    BASELINE ALLOCATION 2008/09 uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    TRANSFERS

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    THANK YOU uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

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    Additional information uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

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    DOC MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY MAP uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    SG 1.1:Enable the maximization of investment in the ICT sector

    KFA 1:

    ACHIEVING HIGHER RATES OF INVESTMENT IN THE ECONOMY

    SO 1.1.1: Contribute to creating conditions for an accelerated and shared growth of the South African economy through the development and implementation of ICT policies and strategies that positively impacts on the wellbeing of al our people

    KFA 2:

    INCREASING COMPETITIVENESS OF THE SA ECONOMY

    SG 2.1: Ensure that ICT infrastructure is robust, reliable, affordable and secured to meet the needs of the country and its people

    SO 2.1.2: Contribute to an increase in access to ICTs through contributing to reducing the cost to communicate

    SO 2.1.1: Support and enable the provision of a multiplicity of ICT applications and services through facilitating the modernization of the infrastructure

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    KFA 3: uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    BROADENING THE PARTICIPATION IN THE ECONOMY

    SG 3.1: Accelerate the socio-economic development of South Africans by increasing access to, as well as the uptake and usage of, ICTs through partnerships with business and civil society

    DOC MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY MAP

    SO 3.1.1: Contribute to increasing the ICT skills base in South Africa and increase access to, and uptake and usage of ICTs

    SO 3.1.2: Facilitate the growth and development of SMMEs as well as improve their sustainability through the use of ICTs

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    KFA 4: uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    IMPROVING CAPACITY OF THE STATE TO DELIVER

    SG 4.1: Build an effective information-age organisation that contributes to the effective functioning of the FOSAD Cluster and to contribute to building a Single Public Service

    DOC MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY MAP

    SO 4.1.1:Ensure the optimal functioning of the DoC through building an efficient and effective leadership cadre for the developmental State and through integrating and aligning operational processes and systems

    SO 4.1.2: Ensure compliance with the Employment Act and Cabinet directives

    SO 4.1.3: Ensure compliance with Batho Pele

    SG 4.2: Enhance the role of ICT SOE’s as the delivery arms of government

    SO 4.2.1: Provide efficient and effective oversight support to SOE’s and other entities to ensure sustainability

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    DOC MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY MAP uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    KFA 5:

    CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

    SG 5.1: Contribute to the building of an inclusive Information Society globally, prioritising Africa’s development

    SO 5.1.1: Strengthen South-South Cooperation to support economic development

    SO 5.1.2:Support the African Agenda through active participation and implementation of African ICT programmes, in order to promote development in Africa

    SO 4.1.3:Transform the ICT Institutions of global governance, influence the global agenda and implement outcomes of major Summits as part of the developmental agenda

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    PNC MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY MAP uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    KFA 1:

    ACHIEVING HIGHER RATES OF INVESTMENT IN THE ECONOMY

    SG 1.1: ISAD Plan finds expression in the NSDP’s, PGDS’s & IDP’s

    SO 1.1.1: Leverage political leadership through the ISAD Institutional Mechanism i.e. Inter-Ministerial Mechanism Committee on ISAD & ISAD IGRF

    KFA 2:

    INCREASING COMPETITIVE-NESS OF THE SA ECONOMY

    SG 2.1: Establish SA as an advanced information Society

    SO 2.1.1:Prioritise research & development, innovation and skills development in building a safe, secure and inclusive Information Society

    SG 2.2: Information Society enabled youth

    SO 2.2.2: Focus on youth, and ensure their active participation in information society Programmes

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    PNC MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY MAP uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    KFA 3:

    BROADENING THE PARTICIPATION IN THE ECONOMY

    SG 3.1:Improved quality of life of the poor by prioritising the second economy interventions in the building of the Information Society

    SO 3.1.1:Increased uptake and usage of ICT’s by SMME’s , women, youth, people with disability, the non-formal sector and the development of ICT SMME’s

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    PNC MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY MAP uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    SG 4.1: Integrated and coordinated building of the information society and accelerated and improved service delivery

    KFA 4:

    IMPROVING CAPACITY OF THE STATE TO DELIVER

    SO 4.1.1: Effective functioning of the FOSAD ISAD Cluster and IGRF Technical Committee

    SG 4.2: PNC on ISAD – a hub of government machinery for the development of Information Society

    SO 4.2.1: PNC on ISAD as a model knowledge driven organization

    KFA 5:

    CONTRIBUTE TO BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

    SG 5.1:Initiate efforts in making South Africa & Africa an integral and equal member of the global information society

    SO 5.1.1: Facilitate the sharing of experience and expertise in achieving an Inclusive Information Society, prioritising the Region, Continent and South Africa

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    THE ISAD INTER-MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals

    • The Inter-Ministerial Committee, Co-Chaired by the Ministers of Communications and Arts and Culture is due to meet

    • The ISAD Cluster, Co-Chaired by the DGs of Communications and Arts and Culture has held six meetings. It has 8 sub-committees chaired by the DGs of Communications, Arts and Culture, Education, Health, Public Service and Administration, Home Affairs, Science and Technology and Trade and Industry

    • DGs from Provinces, SALGA and the House of Traditional Leaders participate in the Cluster


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    The Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act uptake and usage of ICTs by government and individuals No 13 of 2005 encourages Cabinet Members to establish a national intergovernmental relations forum to facilitate and promote policy and related matters in their functional areas.

    TheISAD IGR Forum has been launched on 12 December 2006.

    The objectives of the Forum are to:

    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 of ICT policies, programs and the coordinated implementation of initiatives so as to increase the impact of ICTs in support of more effective, efficient and timely service delivery.

    INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS FORUM (1)

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    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 (1st Deputy Chairperson)

    Deputy Minister of Communications (2nd 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

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    INFORMATION SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT (ISAD) PLAN of the

    • The Ministerial ISAD Committee IS DUE TO MEET. The FOSAD ISAD Cluster has held two workshops and six meetings. It meets once a month.

    • The ISAD Inter-Governmental Relations Forum meets twice per annum. It has held four meetings in the following provinces;

      • Gauteng, the innaugural meeting,

      • Free State

      • Mpumalanga and the next meeting will be in

      • North West.

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