ICTs can also boost growth in other sectors and promote SMME development by reducing costs and geographic barriers while increasing efficiencies and creating new opportunities. The development of central registers of skills and employment opportunities can further facilitate employment. Digital literacy programmes are likely to increase the employability of individuals across South Africa.
Registrar Reseller Training Programme
The Primary Objective: The Primary Objective for the Registrar and Reseller Training is to promote and create awareness of .ZA domain name and to grow the namespace:
Promote: Reaching out to SMMEs, previously disadvantaged groups from townships and rural areas and encouraging businesses and individuals to participate in the industry by removing the barriers to entry and red tapes through Registrar and Reseller training.
Awareness: Raising awareness of .ZA, through the Registrar and Reseller Trainings, informing SMMEs of opportunities available under .ZA namespace; opening the industry to individuals who would not have previously had access to mentioned information, nor support to leverage from as the pursue opportunities under the .ZA umbrella.
Grow : Ultimately achieving growth of the .ZA Domain name through the increased number of Black ISPs/Registrars in a form of domain registrations because each province will eventually have a substantial number of ISPs/Registrars to cater to it.
the Registrar and Reseller Training Programme is targeted at “target groups” derived from guidelines stipulated by the National ICT Policy White Paper 2016, which encourages more engagement and development to rural areas and townships’:
Persons with disabilities,
the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper 2016 identified women, youth and persons with disabilities as the “targeted groups” who require support, skills and resources in the advancement of the ICT in the country.
Virtual Registrar Reseller Training
Registrar Reseller is the SMME development initiatives in light of Ministerial Directive, 14 registrar reseller programs (Workshops, Digital Manual, Audio Training).
The purpose of the Registrar/Reseller training is to potentially grow the .ZA through SMMEs’ participation in Reseller and Registrar space thereby reaching out to SMMEs, previously disadvantaged groups from townships and rural areas and encouraging businesses and individuals to participate in the .ZA domain business. Another objective of this training is to open the industry to individuals who would not have previously had access to resell the .ZA
As the .ZA Domain Name regulator, we want to broaden participation in the domain name registration and ISP market to be in-line with the demographic composition of the country. We therefore are prepared to train and equip as many historical disadvantaged SMMEs and Entrepreneurs as possible in order to award equal opportunities within this field.