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.


Law reform: Children and pornography

Posted in : Open for comment, policy, snippets

[18 August 2015] The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) has published an Issue Paper on Pornography and Children for public comment. Issue Paper 30 (Project 107) Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children Comment is due by 30 November 2015 to Ms Dellene Clark, e-mail : dclark@justice.gov.za

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Joint Launch of the Gender and ICT Strategy & Children and ICT Strategy

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[16 August 2015] The DTPS is hosting the launch of two new strategies on the 19th August 2015: The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) proudly invites you to the Joint Launch of the Gender and ICT Strategy as well as the Children and ICT Strategy. These two strategies were widely consulted upon by […]

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Rapid deployment of electronic communications facilities

Posted in : access, policy, snippets

[15 August 2015] Analysys Mason have finalised the initial stages of their work and drafted a Discussion Paper on the Development of a Rapid Deployment Policy for Electronic Communications Infrastructure which has been published on the DTPS website. Discussion Paper on the Development of a Rapid Deployment Policy for Electronic Communications Infrastructure The Discussion Paper […]

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The (new) Department of Communications

Posted in : policy, snippets, Uncategorized

[8 August 2015] Annual Performance Plan 2015/16 – 2017/18 Strategic Plan Medium-Term Period 2015/16 – 2019/20 ___ [1 June 2015] The Portfolio Committee on Communications debated and then adopted its report on the Budget Vote of the Department of Communications on 12 May 2015. Committee Report on Department of Communications Budget The Report has the following […]

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National ICT Consultative Forum

Posted in : policy, snippets

[3 August 2015] Nothing like a whiny post on an obscure blog to spur action Invitations have been despatched for follow-up meetings to the launch event and it looks like this initiative will live again come 17 August 2015. ___ [27 July 2015] Just noting for the record that nothing further has happened regarding the […]

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ICT Policy Review Process

Posted in : Open for comment, policy, snippets

[5 May 2015] The ICT Panel of Experts has handed over its final report to the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele. The Minister has indicated that he anticipates that the review process will be finalised this year. Executive Summary National Integrated ICT Policy Review Report March 2015 National Integrated ICT Policy […]

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Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy

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[29 March 2015] The Minister of Communications has published final amendments to the Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy. Amendment of Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy 18 March 2015 ____ [20 February 2014] The Department of Communications delivered an informative presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications on 18 February 2014, setting out both its policy and the […]

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SMME development in the ICT sector

Posted in : miscellaneous, policy, snippets

[10 March 2015] Let’s try again… The new date for the two day ICT SMME workshop is Monday, 23 – Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg-Johannesburg. If you wish to attend email this confirmation slip to  ictsmmes@dtps.gov.za. ____ [3 December 2014] The proposed workshop has been postponed. According to the DTPS: […]

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

Posted in : ICASA, policy, snippets

[21 February 2015]  At last an answer has been offered to the question of why the President determined to split the old Department of Communications into a new Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and a new Department of Communications (DoC). Deputy-Minister Stella  Ndabeni-Abrahams offered the following when presenting a progress report on the […]

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