ICT BEE Charter – the convergence of divergence presented by Adrian Schofield President Information Industry South Africa Industry Associations
Representation • Broadcasting • Cabling • Call Centres • Chambers of Business • Communications • Electronics • Information Technology vendors • Information Technology professionals • Network and Internet service providers • Short/tall, large/small, a home for all?
Submissions • Computer Society, Black IT Forum, SA Communications Forum, Information Technology Association, National Association of Broadcasters, Electronic Industries Federation, Communications Cabling Association...et al • Points of view, negotiating positions, political statements, immovable objects?
Highlights • Agree on the principles – BBBEE Act, and all • Agree on the structure – Core Components • Agree on the process – Working Group, Task Team, Research Team, Indaba, Roadshow & Workshop • Agree on the outcome – faster transformation of the economy, specifically the ICT sector So why are we beginning to disagree?
Keep the faith! • Open minds, open hands • Economic transformation, not political manipulation • Co-operation and facilitation • For the benefit of all South Africans