B-BBEE ICT Sector Council’s 2020 Women’s Month Webinar

B-BBEE ICT Sector Council’s 2020 Women’s Month Webinar

In honour of Women’s Month, the B-BBEE ICT Sector Council is proud to present a webinar on the four commitments under Generation Equality and the National Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Strategic Plan.

The webinar is scheduled to be held on Friday, 28 August 2020 from 10h00 to 11h30 and will include the Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Minister of Communications & Digital Technologies the Line Minister for the ICT Sector Council under the B-BBEE Act.

“This engaging and important discussion is part of the ICT Sector Council’s commitment to the B-BBEE Act and to the achievement of the constitutional right to equality, increase broad-based and effective participation of black people in the economy,” explains Andile Tlhoaele, Chairperson of the B-BBEE ICT Sector Council.

On Monday, 10 August 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country had joined the global campaign that links efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030. As part of this campaign, South Africa joined two ‘Action Coalitions’, one for economic justice and rights and another against gender-based violence.

August 2020 is also the beginning of the implementation of the National Strategic Plan to address gender-based violence and femicide. The key aspect of the plan is to ensure the inclusion of women in economic opportunities.

“In terms of the B-BBEE Act, broad-based black economic empowerment means viable economic empowerment of all black people and in particular women, including women with disabilities, and the objectives of the B-BBEE Act are, amongst others, to increase the extent to which black women own and manage existing and new enterprises whilst increasing their access to economic activities, infrastructure and skills training,” explains Andile Tlhoaele, Chairperson of the ICT Sector Council.

Within this context, the B-BBEE ICT Sector Council webinar will focus on:

  1. Generation Equity Commitment One – drive women’s economic inclusion through public procurement;
  2. Generation Equity Commitment Two – scaling up support for women-owned ICT SMMEs;
  3. Generation Equity Commitment Three – ensure more women have access to productive assets;
  4. Generation Equity Commitment Four – ensure that women are protected from gender-based violence in the workplace.

The panellists on the day will include:

  1. Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Minister of Communications & Digital Technologies the Line Minister for the ICT Sector Council
  2. BEE Commissioner Ms Zodwa Ntuli, BEE Commission
  3. Cllr Zuki Nzo, Deputy Chairperson – ICT Sector Council
  4. Commissioner Lindiwe Mkhonza, 4IR Presidential Commission
  5. Ms Marilyn Radebe, Deputy President – Black IT Forum
  6. Dr Sibongiseni Thotsejane, PBICT NEC Member
  7. Cllr Sonwabise Mzinyathi – Chairperson, South African Women in ICT Forum (SAWICT) and ICT Sector Council Councillor

The panel will be facilitated by Cllr Stefani Lockman, Acting Secretariat and Strategy, Governance & Risk Sub-committee Chairperson – ICT Sector Council.

Email ictcouncil@ictsectorcouncil.org.za to register to take part in this webinar

The webinar will also be streamed live on the B-BBEE ICT Sector Council Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/B-Bbee-ICT-Sector-Council-100381751786479

2020-08-26T15:50:22+02:00August 26th, 2020|