Document: Information and Communication Technology Strategy

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Chapter 1: Introduction

The South African government has seen the potential for opportunity in the South African ICT sector and as such has created several mechanisms to facilitate and promote growth in the sector. The Mpumalanga Provincial Government (MPG) acknowledges that there is worldwide shift from a natural-resource based to innovation and the knowledge Economy. The new global paradigm shift of development is to employ ICT for the creation of economic opportunities and human development. It is not a matter of choosing between traditional programs to further health, education or ICT but choosing the most effective way for ICT to help in the delivery of development goals. Information Communication Technology is a powerful enabler for the knowledge economy to nourish and can result to the development of many sectors in the Province. The era of information revolution necessitate the Mpumalanga Provincial Government to take advantage of technology in the design of its programmes and this will result in significant improvements in business opportunities, household income, quality of life, time saving as well as general access to sources of information and knowledge.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background
1.2 Problem Statement
1.3 Vision
1.4 Mission
1.5 Institutional Framework
1.5.1 Acts & Institutions Shaping the ICT Market
1.5.2 Provincial Perspective
1.6 Strategic Objectives
1.7 Appoach
1.7.1 Information Sources
1.7.2 Stakeholders Consultation
1.8 Structure of the Strategy
CHAPTER 2: MPUMALANGA CONTEXT
2.1 Current Provincial Status
2.1.1 Key Challenges
2.1.1.1 Access to ICT infrastructure
2.1.1.2 Appropriateness of technology
2.1.1.3 Affordability
2.1.1.4 Locally relevant content
2.1.1.5 Socio-cultural factors
2.1.2 The Key Issues
2.1.3 SWOT Analysis of the Mpumalanga ICT Sector
2.1.4 ICT Best Practises
2.1.5 ICT Needs of the Communities
2.1.6 e-Readiness Assessment
2.1.6.1 Mpumalanga socio-economic highlights
2.2 Emerging ICT Trends and Opportunities
2.3 Strategic Implications
CHAPTER 3: STRATEGIC ICT INITIATIVES
3.1 Key Imperatives
3.1.1 SMME Development
3.1.2 ICT Infrastructure Delivery
3.1.3 E-Government
3.1.4 E-Health
3.1.5 ICTs for Education and Skills Development
3.2 Existing Provincial Initiatives
3.2.1 ICT as Provincial Priority
3.2.2 Ligbron Wireless Interactive Smart Board Teaching Methodologies
3.2.3 ICT Centre in Emalahleni
3.3 Nkangala District Initiatives
3.4 Ehlanzeni District Initiatives
3.5 CONCLUDING REMARKS
CHAPTER 4: INTEGRATED IMPLEMENTATION
4.1 STRATEGIES AND PROJECTS
4.2 PROJECTS INVENTORY
CHAPTER 5: THE WAY FORWARD
5.2 MONITORING AND EVALUATION
5.3 FUTURE PROSPECTS
REFERENCES

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