The Corporate Governance of ICT Policy Framework (Framework) was developed by the Department of Public Service and Administration in cooperation with the Government Information Technology Officer Council. Cabinet approved the Framework on 21 November 2012 and its applicability to all National and Provincial Departments, Provincial Administrations, Local Government, Organs of State and Public Entities.
The head of department is responsible for the implementation of good ICT governance.
The purpose of ICT governance is to ensure that the acquisition, management and use of information technology by departments improves:
The lack of a governance-wide IT governance framework has resulted in a fragmented approach to the implementation of and adherence to policies and standards, and unlocking the value that ICT could contribute to business enablement.
To ensure compliance departments are required to annually report to the Department of Public Service and Administration in accord with the Corporate Governance of ICT Assessment Standard as part of the Management Performance Assessment Tool of the Department of Performance Monitoring and Administration.
Non-compliance will be managed in terms of Section 16A of the Public Service Act.
The Corporate Governance of ICT Policy Framework is based on principles found in the King III Code, ISO/IEC 38500 and COBIT 5. It stipulates certain governance practices for a government entity's Executive Authority, the Head of Department, the Risk and Audit Committee, and the Executive Management. The policy framework also outlines the implementation approach to be used, and sets out the high-level activities in a three phased approach.
This seminar provides delegates with a clear understanding of the overall policy framework and the relevant sections of the King III Code, ISO/IEC 38500 and COBIT 5.
After attending this seminar delegates will understand the implementation approach to be used and the high-level activities of the three phased approach.
The purpose of this seminar is to assist participants understand how to implement the Corporate Governance of ICT Policy Framework and specifically address the requirements of the three phases.
On completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
The role and responsibilities of the Executive Authority, Head of Department and Executive Management for the implementation of an ICT Policy Framework.
The key sources that have influenced the development of the Policy Framework:
An overview of the Corporate Governance in the Public Sector, Corporate Governance of ICT in the Public Sector, the Objectives, the Principles, the Corporate Governance of ICT Practices, and the Enabling Structures, including: