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Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002)

Chapter II : Maximising Benefits and Policy Framework

Part 1 : National e-strategy

8. Development of human resources


(1) The Minister, in developing the national e-strategy, must provide for ways of promoting development of human resources set out in this section within the context of the government's integrated human resource development strategies, having regard to structures and programmes that have been established under existing laws.


(2) The Minister must consult with the Ministers of Labour and Education on existing facilities, programmes and structures for education, training and human resource development in the information technology sector relevant to the objects of this Act.


(3) Subject to subsections (1) and (2), the Minister must promote skills development in the areas of—
(a) information technology products and services in support of electronic transactions;
(b) business strategies for SMMEs and other businesses to utilise electronic transactions;
(c) sectoral, regional, national, continental and international policy formulation for electronic transactions;
(d) project management on public and private sector implementation of electronic transactions;
(e) the management of the .za domain name space;
(f) the management of the IP address system for the African continent in consultation with other African states;
(g) convergence between communication technologies affecting electronic transactions;
(h) and business standards for electronic transactions;
(i) education on the nature, scope, impact, operation, use and benefits of electronic transactions; and
(j) any other matter relevant to electronic transactions.