Know More About The ICT SMME Chamber
The information communication and technologies SMME sector is recognized for its importance and centrality in South Africa’s development framework, the National Development Plan, and the numerous supporting policy documents of the South African government. The SMME sector, if well supported and adequately resourced, stands to potentially be a game changer for inclusive economic growth and development and poverty reduction in South Africa.
The Chamber supports the ICT SMME sector as it pushes government to radically implement the already approved ICTs policies. The SMME sector accounts for 14% of total employment as they contribute 42% of GDP. The Chamber believes that SMMEs have a potential to improve these numbers through creating jobs and contributing to the fiscus via taxes and duties. Our advisory services and products offered to both the SMMEs and the ICT business enable the Chamber to maximize and regularize communication between these two key stakeholders.
The ICT SMME Chamber plays a critical role in engaging with government and other ICT stakeholders, and in lobbying government on behalf of the ICT small businessman and woman on all matters of ICT SMME development and ICT sector transformation. The ICT SMME Chamber is committed to supporting the aims of the BBB-EE ICT Sector Council and its associated ICT Charter.
The Mission & Vision of The ICT SMME Chamber
To drive optimum access to ICT opportunities for and unconstrained participation by the ICT SMMEs in the economic development of South Africa as we champion and reinforce the skills development and ICT to prepare the SMME for participation in the innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution locally, nationally as well as internationally.
To promote a broad-based, radical ICT economic transformation through access to ICT opportunities for all our ICT SMME practitioners, entrepreneurs including businessmen, businesswomen, the Youth and the disabled in the country and globally. Get the ICT SMMEs active in their own development.
The ICT SMME Chamber Steering Committee
The ICT Chamber organizes and implements its work and programmes in working groups. Each working is overseen by a head who ensures that its full programme is pursued to its conclusion. We embrace corporate and business principles in our approach including our organizational structure applying the corporate governance and business policies.