Document: National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper

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The DoC published the Green Paper on the ICT Policy on 24th of January 2014.

The public is invited to submit written comments to this Green Paper by 24th of February, to the following address:

Ms Mameetse Mphahlele
Head: ICT Policy Review Project
GreenPaper@doc.gov.za

National public hearings on the Green Paper will be organised from the end of February, provincial public hearings the week thereafter.

Both written comments and proposals made during the public hearings will be integrated in a Discussion Document which is to form the basis for the White Paper (intended to be published in August 2014). The White Paper itself will provide the framework for new ICT legislation which is adapted to the current and future needs in South Africa.

Besides the Green Paper itself, the DoC also published and Executive Summary on the ICT Policy Review Process so far.

All documents can also be accessed from the DoC homepage

Cover: National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper

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Niall's picture
Niall replied on
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This is a natural progression, since the CGICT Policy Framework and Governance is nearing completion. The standardisations of policies for ICT, I would totally agree with. However, while the basic core of any policy is the same, they should include the flexibility to suit the needs of the different levels of government, i.e. Metros, District, Local, etc.

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Anne Schwarz replied on
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Following requests from several stakeholders, the Department of Communications has extended the deadline for submissions on the National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper from 24 February to 24 March. The Green Paper was gazetted on 24 January.

National Public Hearings on the Green Paper will be held on 3 March, and will be followed by provincial public hearings.

Those wanting to take part in the Green Paper public hearings should contact mameetse@doc.gov.za