Johannesburg: October 30th: The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Council has elected Councillor Andile Raletlhogonolo Tlhoaele and Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, respectively.
The election of the Chairperson and Deputy comes after the resignation of Councillor Nokuzola Ehrens on Thursday, 06 September 2018 and the appointment of Councillor Tlhoaele as Acting Chairperson by the Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele on Friday, 12 October 2018.
“The election of Councillor Gwangwa and I mark an important milestone in the work of the Council. The Council is committed to contributing to the success of the sector, part of that success is the implementation of the Code.” said Councillor Tlhoaele, newly elected chairperson.
The Council is responsible for developing, reviewing and publishing the B-BBEE ICT Sector Code. The Council is also mandated to monitor the implementation the Code and report progress to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Advisory Council on BEE; the BEE Commissioner Ms Zodwa Ntuli; Minister of Trade & Industry Dr Rob Davies; Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Minister of Communications Ms Nomvula Mokonyane.
The ICT Sector comprises of four ICT industry sub-sectors; Broadcasting, IT, Telecommunications and Electronics.
The Council functions through the following sub-committees;
- Executive Committee, which comprises of the chairpersons of all the sub-committees, which will be chaired by the Deputy Chairperson Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa
- Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Committee chaired by Councillor Petronella Linders
- Implementation and Monitoring Committee chaired by Councillor Adrian Schofield
- Review and Amendment Committee chaired by Councillor Sara-Jane Capazario
- Strategy, Governance, Risk & Funding Committee chaired by Councillor Lucky Masilela
The Council is constituted by fifteen members from the four ICT industry sub-sectors, ICASA, Labour, Community, Youth, Women, the Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services and the Department of Communications.