10 December 2012

South Africa: Minister of Communication Ms Dina Pule Appoints the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy Review Panel

press release

Minister of Communications Ms Dina Pule has the pleasure of announcing the information and communication technology (ICT) policy review panel that will advise the department as it proceeds towards developing a Green Paper and later, a White Paper on Integrated National ICT Policy.

"It is humbling to receive the amount of support that we are getting from society and the industry as we seek to overhaul the ICT Policy landscape in our country.

"It is a great act of patriotism that so many people answered our request for their time and their expertise. A lot of the respondents are people that we have worked with before and they bring a wealth of experience to our processes," says Minister Pule.

The panel will be divided into the six focus areas:

  • Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Postal
  • Content Development
  • Digitising Government
  • Investment and Manufacturing.

The panel's first meeting is scheduled for January 2013, a further three meetings are scheduled for the rest of next year. The TORs for the Panel are available on the Department of Communications (DOC) website.

"We are now a step close to developing the ICT policies that will make the country competitive and bring millions of South Africans into the knowledge and information society," says Minister Pule.

The names of the panelists are:

1. Mr Charley Lewis

2. Prof Shaun Pather

3. Mr Calvo Mawela

4. Mr Lehlohonolo Letele

5. Dr Tracy Cohen

6. Ms Kerron Edmonson

7. Mr Lucky Masilela

8. Ms Angeline Maseko

9. Mr Johann Koster

10. Mr Sizwe Lindelo Snail

11. Mr Monde Twala

12. Mr Sipho Johannes (Joe) Mjwara

13. Ms Lulama Nongogo

14. Ms Elizabeth Libby Lloyd

15. Mr Hlukanisa Richard Jossy Zitha

16. Mr Mothibi Glenview Ramusi

17. Mr Atul Gupta

18. Mr Mpho Mosimane

19. Ms Febe Potgieter

20. Prof Tshilidzi Marwala

21. Mr Peter Uys

22. Mr Snakes Nkateko Nyoka

For media enquiries please contact:

Siyabulela Qoza

Cell: 082 898 1657

E-mail: siya@doc.gov.za

Pearl Seopela

Cell: 082 906 1404

E-mail: pearl@doc.gov.za

Issued by: Department of Communications

10 Dec 2012

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