policy

Policy constitutes the context in which legislation and regulation are implemented. Policy competence resides in the hands of the Minister of Communications and ICASA is required to take this into account when drafting regulations under the Electronic Communications Act.


SMME development in the ICT sector

Posted in : miscellaneous, policy, snippets

[16 November 2014] As a follow-up to its information request, the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) has invited stakeholders to attend a two-day workshop to be held in Johannesburg on 10 and 11 December 2014. According to its website the DTPS “is embarking on an exercise to comprehensively understand the ICT SMMEs environment […]

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New political arrangement: Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services + Department of Communications

Posted in : ICASA, policy, snippets

[16 November 2014] The National Micro Organisation of State Project (NMOS) presented a Status Report to the Portfolio Committee on the Establishment of the Department of Communications on 11 November 2014, providing further insight into the difficulties being experienced in implementing the splitting of the communications portfolio. NMOS Status Report to the Portfolio Committee on […]

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ICT Policy Discussion Document

Posted in : Open for comment, policy, snippets

[14 November 2014] The next milestone in the ICT Policy Review Process launched in 2012 has been attained with the publication by the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services of a Discussion Paper which sets out various policy options for different sectors of the ICT industry and invites interested parties to comment on these. According […]

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DoC Broadcasting Policy Review

Posted in : broadcasting / DTT, Open for comment, policy, snippets, Uncategorized

[13 November 2014]  The Department of Communications has called for written proposals on a new review of existing broadcasting policy. Call for Written Proposals on Broadcasting Policy Review November 2014 Minister’s Statement on the Broadcasting Policy Review (external link) It is not clear why the review has been announced in terms of the Broadcasting Act […]

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2014 Budget Vote on Communications

Posted in : policy, snippets

[20 July 2014] Joint report of the Portfolio Committees on Communications and on Telecommunications and Postal Services on their deliberations on Budget Vote 27: Communications, and entities of the Department of Communications, dated 11 July 2014 Address by the Honourable Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele on the occasion of the Budget Vote […]

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Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) 15: Expanding Access to Communication Technology

Posted in : News, policy, snippets, universal Access

[11 July 2014] The President has proclaimed 10 July 2014 as the date on which the Infrastructure Development Act 23 of 2014 came into force. Proclamation Commencement of the Infrastructure Development Act 23 of 2014 ___ [8 June 2014] The framework for SIP 15 and the other strategic integrated projects has been formalised through the […]

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Department of Communications / Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services 2014 Strategic Plan

Posted in : policy, snippets

[4 July 2014] A joint meeting of the Portfolio Committees for the Department of Communications (DoC) and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DoTPS) was held on 1 July 2014. Or wasn’t, given that the DoTPS does not yet exist. While it is obvious that the confusion caused by the new political institutional arrangement […]

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Strategy and Programme for the Department of Communications for the Period until the 2014 Elections

Posted in : policy, snippets

[30 May 2014] The Minister has provided a final report on progress in meeting the objectives set out before the Portfolio Committee on 20 August 2013. Progress Report 20 May 2014 Industry remains astounded by this unprecedented accountability and it makes the decision to turn the current institutional arrangement on its head all the more difficult […]

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National Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy

Posted in : frequency, policy, snippets

[28 May 2014] In one of his last acts as Minister of Communications,  Minister Carrim issued the below statement on broadband radio spectrum policy directives on 23 May 2014. The statement is an attempt at explaining the delays which have bedeviled the release of spectrum for the deployment of access networks in South Africa STATEMENT […]

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Electronic Communications Amendment Act 2014

Posted in : legislation, policy, snippets

[22 May 2014] The Electronic Communications Amendment Act 1 of 2014 came into force on 21 May 2014. Proclamation of EC Amendment Act 1 of 2014 ___ [15 April 2014] Overview of the Electronic Communications Amendment Act 1 of 2014 __ [8 April 2014] The Electronic Communications Amendment Act 1 of 2014 was assented to by […]

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