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B-BBEE ICT Sector Council and Codes Launched

ict-sector-codesThe ICT sector Council was launched at Gallagher Estates yesterday during the GovTech annual event. This forms part of government’s efforts to broaden B-BBEE participation within the sector.

Launching the Council, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele said the sector specific codes would open up participation by different groups within the sector. The council that he has appointed was representative of all stakeholders and sub-sectors in the ICT sector. He added that the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has approved the codes for immediate operation, which were gazetted yesterday.

“We hope all who have been marginalised will be able to benefit from the codes and participate meaningfully in the ICT sector,” he added.

An important stakeholder to B-BBEE is the Acting Commissioner of the B-BBEE Commission, Ms Zodwa Ntuli, who said all sector codes must be aligned to the B-BBEE legislation and she was looking forward to working with the ICT sector to ensure proper implementation of the B-BBEE sector codes.

“B-BBEE should be taken seriously because its intentions are to create more black people in business, as blacks are not only supposed to be employees in companies,” she added.

She said the B-BEEE Commission was available to provide advice to businesspeople on the legitimacy of B-BBEE business deals that they are offered. Ntuli added that the Commission would also issue reports on the status of B-BBEE in the country.

To download the gazetted ICT sector codes click here.

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