Information Society and Developmen(ISAD) Plan

Details of the organization
Presidential National Commission on Information Society and Development (PNC on ISAD
South Africa
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
Information Society and Developmen(ISAD) Plan
Information Society and Development(ISAD) Plan seeks to give national vision of South Africa's Information Society. It is developed in consultation with stakeholders and its pillars are ICT policies, ICT infrastructure,ICT access, HRD and R&D, Social Inclusion, e-Awareness and Funding model. The Plan has the following priority focus areas for ICT applications: e-education, e-Health, e-Government, SMMEs and Local Content Development. As the Geneva phase of Summit, the Tunis encouraged countries to develop what is called an e-strategy. In South Africa we already had the concept of the e-strategy in our Electronic Communication and Transaction Act (ECT) Act. So it was decided to call it an Information SOciety and Development (ISAD)Plan which outlines the country's plan to implement the WSIS action lines. This project has benn submitted to the Golden Book database.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 2006
National government Provicial government Local government

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • Programme