Pretoria - Minister of Communications Dina Pule today launched an ICT Policy Review Framing paper, which seeks clarity on the vision for the communication sectors.
Speaking at The New Age breakfast briefing in Sandton on Thursday, Pule said a 22-member ICT Policy Review Panel would assess the policy for expanding the Information Communication Technology sector.
The panel, which is divided into five sub-committees, she said, had already started with its work of reviewing the ICT policy.
"I have established a Policy Review Panel following a call for public nominations to engage all stakeholders in the process. We have made great strides in the quest to expand ICT in the country," Pule said.
The panel is initiated to review the policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to telecommunications, broadcasting, postal and e-commerce.
The review process will culminate in a White Paper on Integrated ICT Policy for South Africa by the end of 2014/15 financial year.
Pule expects the ICT Policy Review Panel to:/>
The ICT Policy Review Panel is guided by the terms of reference that provide that the Panel must take into account certain parameters, such as:
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