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  1. DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS2009/10 ANNUAL REPORTPRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS13 OCTOBER 2010Presented by Dr. Harold Wesso (Act. DG)

  2. DoC Team A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  3. Presentation Outline • DoC Mandate, Vision & Mission • Programme Performance for 2009/10 FY • ICT Policy Development Branch • ICT Infrastructure Development Branch • ICT International Affairs & Trade Branch • Presidential National Commission • Finance & ICT Enterprise Development Branch • Governance & Administration Branch • Budget vs Actual Performance for 2009/10 FY • Conclusion A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  4. DoC Mandate, Vision & Mission • Mandate • To create a vibrant ICT Sector that ensures that all South Africans have access to affordable and accessible ICT services in order to advance socio-economic development goals, support the African Agenda and contribute to building a better world • Vision • South Africa as a global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development • Mission • Building an inclusive information society through a sustainable world class information and communication technologies environment to enhance the knowledge economy. 4 A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  5. DoC Medium Term Strategy Map …… All projects undertaken and reported on during the 2009/10 FY, across all 6 Programmes of the DoC, were focused towards achieving the following Strategic Goals and Objectives as set out in the 2009-2012 Medium Term Strategy SG 1: Enable the maximisation of investment in the ICT sector SO 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 SO 2.1: Support and enable the provision of a multiplicity of ICT applications and services through facilitating the modernization of the infrastructure SG 2: Ensure that ICT infrastructure is robust, reliable, affordable and secured to meet the needs of the country and its people A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  6. DoC Medium Term Strategy Map …… SG 3: 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 and three spheres of government SO 3.1: Increase universal access and services to ICTs SO 3.2: Contribute to increasing the ICT skills base in South Africa and increase access to, and uptake and usage of ICTs SO 3.3: Facilitate the growth and development of SMMEs as well improve their sustainability through the use of ICTs SO 3.4: Promote the ICT agenda across all stakeholders in order to ensure integrated and efficient service delivery to communities A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  7. DoC Medium Term Strategy Map …… SG 4: 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 SO 4.1: 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 SG 5: Enhance the role of ICT SOEs as the delivery arms of government SO 5.1: Provide efficient and effective oversight to SOEs and other entities A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  8. DoC Medium Term Strategy Map SG 6: Contribute to the building of an inclusive Information Society globally, prioritising Africa’s development SO 6.1: Support the African agenda through active participation and implementation of NEPAD as well as African multilateral and bilateral ICT programmes, in order to promote development in Africa SO 6.2: Strengthen South-South cooperation to support economic development SO 6.3: Participate in major summits and conferences and implement the outcomes thereof SO 6.4: Contribute to creating an enabling internet environment through the development of policies and strategies that positively impact on the well being of South Africans 8 A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  9. PNC Medium Term Strategy Map ….. SG 1: ISAD Plan finds expression in the NSDP’s, PGDS’s and IDP’s SO 1.1: Leverage political leadership through the ISAD Institutional Mechanisms i.e. Inter-Ministerial Mechanism Committee on ISAD, FOSAD ISAD Cluster and ISAD IGRF SG 2: Information Society enabled youth SO 2.1: Focus on youth, and ensure their active participation in information society Programmes SG 3: Improve quality of life of the poor by pioritising the second economy interventions in the building of the Information Society SO 3.1: Increase uptake and usage of ICTs by SMMEs, women, youth, people with disability, the non-formal sector and the development of ICT SMMEs Leaders on the Development of an inclusive Information Society

  10. PNC Medium Term Strategy Map SG 4: Integrate and coordinate the building of the Information Society and accelerated and improved service delivery SO 4.1: Effective functioning of the FOSAD ISAD Cluster and IGRF Technical Committee SG 5: PNC on ISAD a hub of government machinery for the development of Information Society SO 5.1: PNC on ISAD as a model knowledge driven organisation SO 6.1: Facilitate the sharing of experience and expertise in achieving an inclusive Information Society, prioritising the Region, Continent and South SG 6: Initiatiate efforts in making South Africa & Africa an integral and equal member of the global information society Leaders on the Development of an inclusive Information Society

  11. PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE2009/10 FINANCIAL YEAR A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  12. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT Integrated National ICT Policy approved • Developed a draft concept paper on the Integrated ICT Policy Framework. • A draft Electronic Transactions Policy document was completed following a research of global practices. Reasons for variance: • The Integrated National ICT Policy was not finalise and approved largely due to HR capacity constraints. 25% reduction in the number of days to receive authorisation to roll out electronic communications facilities • Policy Guidelines on the rapid deployment of submarine cables were developed and gazetted for public comments. Reasons for variance: • The process of finalising the draft guidelines, following the receipt of comments, could not be concluded due to the fact that there was disagreement on environmental issues from the Department of Environmental Affairs. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  13. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT cont. Legislative Framework for Public Service Broadcasting & SAPO Bill • The Draft Public Service Broadcasting Bill was published for comments in the last quarter of this reporting period • The South African Post Office (SAPO) Bill was approved by Cabinet in November 2009 and subsequently introduced to Parliament and debated in the Portfolio Committee on Communications Reasons for variance: • The Department agreed with the requests from the public to provide a longer period for comments. This resulted in the delay of introducing the Bill to Parliament. Managed liberalization of the Postal Sector • No substantial progress was made Reasons for variance: • The development of the SAPO Bill and the Postbank Bill was prioritized due to HR capacity constraints. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  14. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT cont. Improvement with respect to cost, quality, availability and usage of ICTs • In its implementation of the POA to reduce the Cost to Communicate, after extensive negotiations with operators, it was agreed that the MTR will be reduced from a peak rate of R1.25 to 89 cents. • The Department developed a draft developmental pricing model for the BPO sector. Broadcasting Digital Migration • The Digital Dzonga Council was formally launched by the Minister who thereafter approved the establishment of Digital Dzonga as a govt. component in August 2009. • The Digital Dzonga Council held ten meetings and submitted three Digital Terrestrial Television State of Readiness reports to the Executive. However, a decision to dissolve the Digital Dzonga Council was taken in November 2009 due to potential conflict of interest within the council. • The Department developed a draft Scheme for Ownership Support (SOS). A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  15. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT cont. Set top Boxes • The Draft STB Manufacturing Sector Development Strategy was developed and gazetted for public comment. • The STB volumes allocation criteria were also finalized and work commenced to finalise the STB control system. Reasons for variance: • No STBs were distributed as manufacturing is dependent on the finalisation of the STB Manufacturing Sector Development Strategy. Increase in local content and digital content output • The Local and Digital Content Strategy was gazetted for public comment. Reasons for variance: • HR capacity constraints. Make the DOC an authoritative voice on ICT Policy and Statistics • Monthly reviews of ICT data was conducted and placed on the DoC website. • A booklet on ICT statistics was released based on BMIT data which focused on cost to communicate in South Africa. The booklets were also distributed in Parliament. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  16. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT cont. South African homes with Postal Addresses • A draft framework and rollout plan for postal addresses was developed. Reasons for variance: • HR capacity constraints and the prioritization of other projects. Corporitisation of the Post Bank • The Post Bank Bill was approved by Cabinet in October 2009 and subsequently introduced to Parliament and debated in the Portfolio Committee on Communications South Africa’s policy positions at the UPU meetings advanced • A National Stakeholder forum was established to develop common policy positions for future Universal Postal Union (UPU) meetings and to coordinate activities before and after major UPU conferences. • DoC provided a policy position at the PAPU Africa Support Committee meetings in preparation for UPU meetings and the UPU Administrative Council meeting. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  17. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT cont. South Africa’s policy positions at the WTDC • DoC participated in the Africa Regional Preparatory meeting for the WTDC during which 5 Regional initiatives were agreed upon and supported by South Africa. Reasons for variance: • HR capacity constraints and the prioritization of other projects. ICT agenda integrated into 3 PGDS and IDPs • The work of the DoC was taken forward to Provinces and municipalities through various IGR initiatives including, amongst others: • various Izimbizo and Government communications campaigns across numerous provinces, • several Inanda-Kwa Mashu-Nkandla (INK) Joint Government Technical Forum Meetings on intergovernmental planning and coordination in KZN • Through the political principals conducting various visits to key areas such as Muyexe in Giyane, Durban’s INK Node and Indermark, Limpopo. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  18. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT cont. Meraka e-Skills Institute FET ICT skills program • Training programmes in collaboration with Microsoft and Cisco • Multimedia Curriculum NQF Level 4 subject guidelines were approved and completed in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education. • Programs with 24 FET ICT focused Colleges are at advance stage and draft MoU’s were presented to the FET Colleges for further consultation. • Commenced with an open source training programme in order to Train-the Trainer in “My e-skills Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Training". Collaboration, Research Network and Thought leadership • Six Universities have already signed MoU’s in order to collaborate and establish a dedicated e-Skills Research Network and to provide thought leadership. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  19. ICT POLICY DEVELOPMENT cont. ITCC Collaboration • MoU was signed with Telkom SA in order to have the ITCC computer Lab located at the Telkom Centre for Learning at Olifantsfontein. • An e-Government Workshop was held with the intention to showcase how e-government is implemented in Korea and identify projects that can be launched in SA • A meeting of the Joint Steering Committee between SA and South Korea was held to report on activities and budgets for 2008/9, and confirm the plan of action for 2010. • Pilot training courses were offered to Local Government officials in KZN. ESI Foundation Projects • 8 projects were implemented. • A completed version of the 4x4 model was developed which indicates which companies play in which area of skills development. • The final funding model for the research network was developed which will be used to operationalise the collaboration between the e-SI and its partners in government, civil society and industry. In addition it provides a mechanism to fund the operations of such collaboration. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  20. ICT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT Broadband • The Department developed a draft Broadband Policy and a draft National Broadband strategy Reasons for variance: • The Broadband Policy was not approved by Cabinet on the first submission as it was recommended that further deliberation take place in an Inter-Ministerial Committee. Cyber security Policy • A draft cyber security policy as well as a working document on the cyber security implementation plan was developed Reasons for variance: • Extensive consultation was required thus delaying the process. Critical Information Infrastructure (CIIP) • Commenced with the process of identifying critical database/infrastructure for organs of State. • Developed the first draft of Regulations on the Critical Information Infrastructure A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  21. ICT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT cont. Critical Information Infrastructure (cont.) • COMSEC has established the Government CSIRT which was accredited to the Forum of Incident Response Teams (FIRST) in 2009 and is now operational. Reasons for variance: • The identification of critical database/infrastructure for organs of State was hindered due to the restructuring of the Dept. of State Security. • The Regulations could not be finalised due to the technical nature of the Regulations, as it was crucial to source relevant legal expertise to ensure compliance to relevant Regulations. • No further progress was made on the establishment of the National CSIRT largely due to HR capacity constraints. Integrated ICT infrastructure audit conducted • Collated data sets on government infrastructure after which the GIS web application was updated. • A draft ICT infrastructure audit report was developed A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  22. ICT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT cont. • 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup (FCC) Delivery • FCC ICT Infrastructure at the 4 FCC host stadia and the Ellis Park International Broadcast Coordination Center (IBCC) successfully delivered as per FIFA specifications and within schedule • The ICT Infrastructure was succefully operated for the duration of the FCC event (14 June to 28 June 2009) • Telkom and Sentech respectively confirmed 100% and 99.99% availability of broadcast signal from the 4 host stadia to the IBCC • The IBCC operated successfully for the duration of the event • ICASA and SABC also successfully dispensed their respective obligations for the FCC A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  23. ICT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT cont. National Radio Frequency Spectrum • The Spectrum Policy received Cabinet approval on 10 March 2010. Current National Radio Frequency Spectrum audited up to 3 GHz • The terms of reference, for the spectrum usage to be fully audited up to 3GHz, was developed and request for proposals were published on 14 August 2009. • Developed revised terms of reference to audit bands between 500 MHz and 20 GHz which are needed for implementation of Broadband Applications. Reasons for variance: • Upon publishing the tender for the audit, no proposals were received from potential service providers in response to the published tender within the specified time-frame hence the Department took a decision to revise the terms of reference to audit bands between 500 MHz and 20 GHz however there were delays in obtaining approval to carry out a spectrum audit in accordance with the revised terms of reference. Updated National Frequency Plan • The final draft SATFA was submitted by ICASA for approval after which it was evaluated and recommendations were made to Minister to approve the SATFA A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  24. ICT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT cont. 50% of Dinaledi schools connected • An audit on Dinaledi schools was conducted to assess the state of readiness for connectivity in these schools. • The DoC engaged various network operators to discuss connectivity to Dinaledi schools after which the Department received indications from operators on network coverage. Reasons for variance: • Connectivity of Dinaledi Schools was hindered due to HR constraints IT Services • With regards to e-DMS, the following two processes were automated: request to procure and request to pay. • Introduced Virtual Private Network (VPN) for DoC and SITA was appointed to implement the VPN. • Electronic resource centre was implemented, relevant software was procured and a suitable site was also identified and laid out. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  25. ICT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT cont. Connectivity Plan for e-schools • A National Connectivity plan was finalized and approved by the Human Development Cluster. • The department is engaging National Treasury and USAASA with regards to utilizing the USAF to fund the connectivity of schools. • The DoC also facilitates the implementation of e-Rate for schools connectivity. Preparations for WRC-11 and WTSA-12 • WRC-11 National Preparatory Working Group (NPWG) structure was finalized and operational, and the DoC participated in 3 NPWG meetings. • Hosted 2 SADC workshops in May and August 2009 respectively. • A WRC-12 African Preparatory Meeting was held and preliminary positions were presented to the meeting. • Participated in prioritised ITU-T study group meetings as well as the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG). A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  26. ICT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT cont. Preparations for WRC-11 and WTSA-12 • Hosted a SADC consultative workshop in May 2009 for both ITU–R & ITU-T related matters. • In an effort to keep the relevant stakeholders abreast of developments in the ITU, the department issues a newsletter summarizing relevant ITU-T and ITU-R meetings on a quarterly basis. • Further participation in ITU-T study groups was re-considered largely due to budgetary constraints. National Internet Policy • A revised Internet Policy was drafted which takes into consideration other initiatives that support the realization of the Internet Policy objectives. Reasons for variance: • HR capacity constraints was a challenge A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  27. ICT INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & TRADE Uhurunet • Eight countries from Eastern and Southern Africa have ratified the Kigali Protocol. • The scope of the submarine segment of the NEPAD ICT Broadband Network(Uhurunet) has been extended to encircle the African continent and will connect Africa to Europe, the Middle East and India. This 45,000 km submarine cable is expected to be operational in 2012. Umojanet • Supported the feasibility study of the terrestrial network in Eastern and Southern Africa, which was carried out and was completed in June 2009. African Multilateral organisations further strengthened • Participated in 2 major AU meetings, and the AU Summit 2010. • In July 2009, the Department, led by the Deputy Minister, participated in the 2nd Bureau and 3rd Steering Committee meetings of the AU CIT. • The AU CIT Ministerial Conference was hosted in November 2009, and the AU Ministers adopted the Oliver Tambo Declaration, as their collective position for the AU Summit A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  28. ICT INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & TRADE cont. African Multilateral organisations further strengthened • The Oliver Tambo Declaration was presented to the AU Summit of Heads of State and Government, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. • The AU Heads of States supported the development of cyber-legislation by 2012 and the migration from analogue to digital. • The Department participated at the Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Conference of PAPU in Cairo, resulting in promotion of the postal reform and development and the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), held in Egypt. SADCICT structures further strengthened • South Africa assumed the Chair of SADC for the period between 2008-2009. • During the RSA Chairmanship, the Minister chaired the 2009 SADCICT Ministerial meeting, which approved several key ICT projects for implementation. • South Africa also chaired the SADC High Level Postal Strategy Conference on Postal held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on 6-7 August 2009. • The DOC hosted several meetings including a SADC technical meeting in March 2010, a Southern African Development Community Permanent Secretaries (SADC) PS meeting on 11 March 2010 and the SADC Preparatory meeting for WRC-11 and WTSA-12 which was held in May and August 2009. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  29. ICT INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & TRADE cont. Bilateral relations with other African countries further strengthened • Finalized the SA– Egypt and the SA – Tunisia MoUs. • Facilitated the participation of the SABC and Telkom SA to form part of the Business Delegation which accompanied the President to Angola in 19 – 21 August 2009. IBSA • Consolidated and presented the first phase of the IBSA e-Readiness report to other IBSA Partners. • An agreement was reached within the IBSA Working Group on Information Society to establish the sub-Working Group on Free Open Source Software. • A draft strategy on content development and uploading as well as the IBSA Website Training Manual has been developed Bilateral relations with countries of the South further strengthened • Secured an agreement with Cuba to assist in e-skills training, as well as joint programme with South Korea on skills development in ICTs. • Established a SA/Cuba Joint Committee on ICT and the 1st meeting of the Joint Committee took place in December 2009. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  30. ICT INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & TRADE cont. ICT Institutions of global governance influenced • Undertook consultations with SAPO and ICASA on the ratification of the Decisions of the 24th Congress of the UPU, July 2008. • In our commitment towards the UPU action programme, South Africa is on target with the implementation of the Nairobi Postal Strategy (NPS). • SA, through the DoC, hosted the Key UPU Content meeting of PAPU Member countries and an ITU Capacity Building Workshop for SADC member-states • Position papers were prepared for the ITU Council and for the African Regional Preparatory meeting for the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010. Strategic multilateral partnerships • The DoC continues to participate in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) discussions. • With respect to the ITU-UPU Cooperation Agreement, support programme has been extended to Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania and Lesotho for use of ICTs to support rural development and entrepreneurship A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  31. PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL COMMISSION Research and Foresight Centres of Excellence • An e-Health zoning workshop was conducted which resulted in the development of a working document into which the Plan of Action for the Health Centre of Excellence was incorporated. Provinces supported to incorporate the ISAD Plan into PDPs • A conceptual framework on the integration of the PDGSs and IDPs with the ISAD Plan was developed. • The first Draft of the ISAD Strategy for Limpopo and Northern Cape has been completed. Provincial Working Groups have been established in Limpopo, Northern Cape, KZN and Mpumalanga. Reasons for variance: • New alignment of government clusters and the absence of the FOSADISAD hindered progress. PIAC on ISAD • No progress was made. Reasons for variance: • HR capacity constraints. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  32. PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL COMMISSION cont. Inter-Ministerial ISAD Committee • No Progress was made Reasons for variance: • An analysis on the future relevance and viability of the inter-ministerial ISAD Committee had to be undertaken with all relevant political principals e-Skills Council • The Minister approved the reconstitution of the SA e-Skills Council • The Minister was appointed the Chairperson for the e-Skills Working Group • PNC provided secretariat & professional support to the council and its working group. • The e-Skills Council report was published on-line and also distributed to relevant stakeholders. • Facilitated two Working Group meetings which discussed the recommendations made by the e-Skills Council and prepared for the upcoming Council meeting scheduled in May 2010 respectively. • The Terms of Reference for SA e-Skills Council was finalised and approved A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  33. PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL COMMISSION cont. e-literacy training programme for children in conflict with the law • A concept document of E-literacy training programme for children in conflict with the law was developed jointly with DCS. • A suitable Service provider was appointed to implement the programme. Reasons for variance: • Delays in the evaluation and awarding of the tender. Computer Based Functional Literacy for rural • No substantial progress was made. Reasons for variance: • HR constraints Websites for provincial and regional hospitals • Currently 119 of the targeted 282 hospital website designs have been completed by e-Cooperatives. Reasons for variance • Delays in payment of the mobilisation fees to the e-Cooperatives, as stipulated in the contracts, has affected further progress. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  34. PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL COMMISSION cont. Sustainability strategy for the youth e-Cooperatives • A draft sustainability strategy that covers the broad ICT small enterprise sector, including e-Cooperative enterprises was developed and will be implemented in the 2010/11 financial year. e-Content SMMEs strategy • A concept document for the e- Content SMMEs strategy was developed. Reasons for variance: • The strategy was not finalised and implemented due to HR constraints National Digital Repository • The Department trained 252 youths in this project. • Content collection from KZN in the form of a documentary on the Ilembe district municipality has been done as part of provincial content collection. • The Thabo Mofutsanyane Documentary has been finalised. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  35. PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL COMMISSION cont. First edition e-Barometer • An inter-departmental meeting was held to discuss the list of Indicators. • The final editorial on the report was completed during the third quarter. Reasons for variance: • The first edition was not published as there were reservations about the status of the report which only covered the period between 2000 and 2006 and if published in 2009, it would be lacking two years (2007 and 2008). Therefore a decision was taken to update the report before publication. Provinces supported to develop and implement ISAD measurement initiatives • The Provinces of Limpopo, Northern Cape and North West were supported with regards to starting with their measurement initiatives . An ICT indicator study was conducted to understand the status of ICT's in each Province. • Finland approved an extension of the funding of the INSPIRE Project to June 2010 hence no direct funding is needed for this project A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  36. PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL COMMISSION cont. FOSADISAD Cluster • No progress was made Reasons for variance: • No progress could be made as the ISAD Cluster has been discontinued IGRF • The Premiers in 8 Provinces, excluding KZN, have nominated Members of the Executive Council (MECs) to reconstitute the ISAD-IGR Forum. • The PNC provided professional secretariat support to the ISADIGRF. Reasons for variance: • Monitoring was not conducted as the resolutions of the meeting were not implemented largely due to capacity constraints. ISADIGRF Technical Committee • Membership was reconstituted following the nomination of MECs. • The PNC provided professional secretariat support to the ISADIGRF Technical Committee meeting. Reasons for variance: • Monitoring was not conducted as the Technical Committee did not have the capacity to implement the ISADIGR Forum decisions. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  37. PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL COMMISSION cont. 100% municipal websites functional • All municipalities that required websites were contacted and feedback was received from 19 municipalities. • Nine e-cooperatives were provided with a refresher course in website development after which contracts were signed with these e-cooperatives. Reason for variance: • Due to the late approval of MoU’s between departments and e-Cooperatives, no websites were developed.. Annual ISAD Multi-stakeholder Forum • Provided professional secretariat support to the ISAD Multi-Stakeholder Forum. • A Programme of Action was developed for implementation by the ISAD Multi-stakeholder Forum Commissions. Involvement of young people in the registration of Prepaid SIM Cards • A database of approximately 8000 youth was collected with the help of the National Youth Agency and the names were forwarded to MTN and Cell C. Reasons for variance: • The project was put on hold due to a lack of cooperation from operators. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  38. PRESIDENTIAL NATIONAL COMMISSION cont. Development of MOBINET for girls facilitated • Consultations were held with Women’s net in order to link the project to PNC’s existing programme. • Youth to participate in this project were identified. Reasons for variance: • HR capacity constraints and prioritisation of other projects hindered progress Experiences of Non-statutory Military Veterans profiled and documented • Following a meeting with relevant stakeholders, it was agreed that the project should not only focus on Military Veterans but also cover the other liberation movements. • Minister approved collaboration between DoC and South African Military Veterans Association Reasons for variance: • HR capacity constraints and prioritisation of other projects hindered progress A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  39. ICT ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT 1.5 million locally manufactured STBs distributed in the market • The department held discussions with the STB manufacturers and it has been established that there is currently about 3000 installers however 2000 more will be required for DTT roll-out. • With regards to facilitating the capacity building of SMMEs within the electronics manufacturing sector the Department has engaged some of the manufacturers who are planning to set-up an installer’s school to train SMMEs on STB Installations. • A draft capacity building program has been developed. Reasons for variance: • The delay in the broader BDM programme, hence no set top boxes were produced. 3 500 SMMEs accessing and using ICT's for the first time • Facilitated the development of a web-portal for women in construction to improve their competitiveness. • Web Portal content was gathered and contractors were identified together with key stakeholders. • As a result, 1000 women contractors within Grading Levels 2-6 were identified and profiled in consultation with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  40. ICT ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT cont. 3 500 SMMEs accessing and using ICT's for the first time (cont.) • The domain name has been registered as www.wic.gov.za and the development of the web portal has been finalized and will be activated by end of April 2010. • In its efforts to assist 500 tourism SMMEs with e-commerce websites, a team was put together to build the portal. The domain name has been registered as www.tourismportal.gov.za. • The development of the web portal has been finalized and will be activated by end of April 2010 after which utilization will be monitored. 15 ICT business linkages facilitated • Identified and profiled 15 ICT companies after which a process to identify opportunities was intiated and recommendations mainly centered on export markets. Reasons for variance: • The business linkages were delayed due administrative adjustments but it has since been approved by the Departmental Bid Adjudication Committee and will be proceeding as planned. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  41. ICT ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT cont. SOE Oversight • Corporate and Strategic Plans of SOEs were received and reviewed. • Shareholder Compacts were analysed and approved. • Minister instituted a Turn-Around Task Team for both Sentech and the SABC to review the Corporate Plans. • Quarterly performance reports of SOEs were analyzed and, where necessary, feedback was prepared for Minister’s consideration and signature. In certain instances, meetings were held with SOEs to discuss their performance. • Annual Reports of SOEs were analyzed and submitted to the Minister for tabling in the National Assembly. • Implementation of the corporate governance review report by SOEs and compliance with applicable protocols and legislation were monitored through the quarterly reports submitted by SOEs. • The funding requests of SOEs, through the MTEF and the Adjustment Estimates Budget processes were analysed. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  42. GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION BDM Awareness • The DoC formed part of a working group comprising of the Digital Dzonga members and Draft FCB, which focused on various elements of BDM awareness. • The Minister officially launched the Digital Dzonga on 21 July 2009. • The calls to the Go Digital Call Centre were monitored via weekly reports from the service provider, Direct Channel, and the Go Digital Website (www.godigitalsa.co.za) was enhanced, which included additional functionalities. • The BDM Public Awareness programme was put on hold as it was being reviewed to ensure the best and most cost-effective approach Annual Calendar of Engagement with Stakeholders • An Annual Stakeholder Engagement Plan, aimed at optimizing stakeholder engagement, was developed and implemented. • This resulted in the Minister successfully hosting the 1st ICT Industry Forum on 23 October 2009. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  43. GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION cont. Leadership development • Substantial progress was not made however the Department developed a draft leadership charter as well as a Leadership Model. Reasons for variance: • Project was put on hold until the filling of various vacant SMS positions however the filling of these positions took longer than initially anticipated. 50% gender representivity at SMS level 2% representation of people with disabilities across the department • The Employment Equity (EE) Plan was developed in consultation with the departmental Employment Equity Consultative Forum (EECF). • By the end of the reporting period, the Department achieved 41.57% gender representivity at SMS level and 2.6% representivity of people with disability. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  44. GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION cont. Effective and efficient support services provided to the department Communications& Marketing Services • Various communications strategies were developed and implemented for a range of events/projects. • Communications support was provided to the consultations processes for the Post and Post Bank Bills as well as the discussion document on Public Service Broadcasting. Strategic Planning and Monitoring • The Department fully complied with relevant legislative requirements regarding the monitoring and evaluation of the organizational performance through quarterly performance reporting. • The 2010-2013 Strategic Plan and the 2008/09 Annual Report was timeously developed and tabled in Parliament. • Commenced with the implementation of the Project Management Framework through the implementation of flagship projects. Project plans were developed for all 2010/11 targets in the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  45. GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION cont. Human Resource Management • 30 interns were appointed from 1 June 2009 and underwent induction. • Compiled a Workplace Skills Plan and the Annual Training Report in line with SETA requirements, which were submitted to the PSETA and ISETT SETA • The performance management system was implemented and monitored. • Various employee wellness initiatives were undertaken through the implementation of the Employee Wellness Programme. Financial Management • The Annual Financial Statements were prepared and timeously submitted to National Treasury , Auditor-General, and Audit Committee. • The Department complied by timeously submitting the audited Financial Statements • The department implemented the Assets Management strategy and reviewed relevant SCM policies. • A nil roll over request was timeously submitted to National Treasury. • The final ENE chapter and database was submitted to Treasury in time and it was subsequently published. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  46. GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION cont. Improve the employee satisfaction level to 65% • No substantial progress made Reasons for variance: • The climate and culture survey was placed on hold pending the outcome of the institutional review. Mainstreaming issues related to gender, disability, youth and children • Developed a National Youth and ICT Strategy and an implementation framework. • Developed a Disability and ICT Strategy and a draft implementation plan. • An environmental scan report on Gender and ICTs was also developed. • Officially launched the e-Cadre program as the Department’s flagship program for National Youth Service Program by the Minister. • The training component of the e-Cadre program was concluded with a total of 652 students being trained in International Computer Driving License (ICDL) course and 407 students obtained the full ICDL certificate. • To date 40 e-cadres have completed service deployment in the Gauteng Province and 145 ICDL students and a further 45 IT graduates will be deployed for service in the coming financial year. A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  47. Budget vs Actual Performance for the 2009/10 Financial Year A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  48. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  49. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development

  50. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE A global leader in the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies for socio-economic development