Yes, they do have the plans and they are implementing them for the programme. [Interjections.]
But what is critical is what some members have been saying, that in the rolling out of all these plans, by the cities and the provincial government, we must make sure that the plans correspond with the South Africa Connect broadband policy, which has been agreed to.
A lot of members talked about the issue of digital migration. There seemed to be general agreement, and I fully agree with hon Shinn here, that we should not allow broadcasters to stall this process. Most of the consultations that have been taking place have been involved in trying to get consensus among the broadcasters. I think the draft amendments which were put were trying to accommodate all the broadcasters. Those who want to use the set-top box control must use it, and those who don't want to use it, mustn't. But the set-top box control has important functions. We don't want dumping of these cheap foreign products on the South African market.
We particularly want to increase ICT electronics manufacturing in South Africa. This is very important because, if you check statistics, while there has been growth in job numbers in the sector, when it comes to electronics the job numbers have been decreasing. This brings me to the point, hon Ndlozi, that we are saying that we cannot afford to continue importing these things on the present scale when there is an opportunity to manufacture them locally, and ultimately assist with transforming this sector and bringing new entrants and black industrialists into the sector.
With regard to the reorganisation of the state, I tried to explain this in my input. There is no confusion in the ANC, although there may be confusion elsewhere. Let me explain this again. The purpose of reconfiguring the state is to ensure a focused approach by this new department so that we can achieve the objectives we have set out to achieve in what we have all agreed on, the targets of the National Development Plan. It is not about reversing the global processes of convergence or causing confusion to the regulator - the regulator will always be there.