STATEMENT FROM THE B-BBEE ICT SECTOR COUNCIL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) Sector Council has elected Councillor Andile Raletlhogonolo Tlhoaele and
Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, respectively.
The election of the Chairperson and Deputy comes after the resignation of Councillor
Nokuzola Ehrens on Thursday, 06 September 2018 and the appointment of Councillor
Tlhoaele as Acting Chairperson by the Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services Dr
Siyabonga Cwele on Friday, 12 October 2018.
“The election of Councillor Gwangwa and I mark an important milestone in the work of the
Council. The Council is committed to contributing to the success of the sector, part of that
success is the implementation of the Code.” said Councillor Tlhoaele, newly elected
The Council is responsible for developing, reviewing and publishing the B-BBEE ICT Sector
Code. The Council is also mandated to monitor the implementation the Code and report
progress to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Advisory Council on BEE; the BEE Commissioner Ms
Zodwa Ntuli; Minister of Trade & Industry Dr Rob Davies; Minister of Telecommunications &
Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Minister of Communications Ms Nomvula
The ICT Sector comprises of four ICT industry sub-sectors; Broadcasting, IT,
Telecommunications and Electronics.
The Council functions through the following sub-committees;
1. Executive Committee, which comprises of the chairpersons of all the sub-committees,
which will be chaired by the Deputy Chairperson Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa
2. Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Committee chaired by Councillor
3. Implementation and Monitoring Committee chaired by Councillor Adrian Schofield
4. Review and Amendment Committee chaired by Councillor Sara-Jane Capazario
5. Strategy, Governance, Risk & Funding Committee chaired by Councillor Lucky Masilela
The Council is constituted by fifteen members from the four ICT industry sub-sectors, ICASA,
Labour, Community, Youth, Women, the Department of Telecommunications & Postal
Services and the Department of Communications.