"Digital Society SA is South Africa’s National e-Strategy, which aims to position South Africa as a significant player in the development of ICTs throughout the value chain of the sector as well as accelerate the uptake and usage of ICTs in other social and economic sectors. In essence this deals with the transformation of South Africa into a full digital society marked by a widespread diffusion, uptake and usage of ICTs in the whole society."
"The ICT SMME Development Strategy is a sector specific intervention to address challenges facing SMMEs operating in the ICT sector. It sets the policy context and defines the vision for the development of the ICT SMMEs in South Africa up to 2020, and outlines the support mechanisms required to realise this vision. The focus of this Strategy is two-pronged, that is, it focuses on accelerating the development and growth of small enterprises in the ICT sector as well as on creating support mechanisms to increase the levels of uptake and usage of ICT services by SMMEs across various sectors of the economy."
"The purpose of the National e-Government Strategy and Roadmap is to guide the digital transformation of public service in South Africa into an inclusive digital society where all citizens can benefit from the opportunities offered by digital technologies to improve their quality of life."
The Report of the Commission of Enquiry into Higher Education and Training regarding the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa has been released. "The Commission recommends that all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at both public and private universities and colleges, regardless of their family background, be funded through a cost-sharing model of government guaranteed Income-Contingency Loans sourced from commercial banks. Through this costsharing model, the Commission recommends that commercial banks issue government guaranteed loans to the students that are payable by the student upon graduation and attainment of a specific income threshold. Should the student fail to reach the required income threshold, government bares the secondary liability."