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.


Parliamentary hearings into regulation of OTT services

Posted in : policy, snippets

[3 February 2016] Below are links to the three main presentations made at the meeting on the 26th January as well as that made by the Internet Service Providers’ Association: Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services ICASA South African Communications Forum Internet Service Providers’ Association ____ [16 January 2016] Public awareness of the scheduled hearings […]

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Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy

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[1 February 2016] The Minister of Communications has gazetted a declaration of the performance period and start of the dual illumination period. The dual illumination period for the digital broadcasting signal in South Africa will commence on 1 February 2016. The end of the period is yet to be determined. Full text:  I, Azwihangwisi Faith Muthambi, […]

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Law reform: Children and pornography

Posted in : Open for comment, policy, snippets

[21 November 2015] Reminder that the submissions on this important document are due on Monday 30 November 2015. __ [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 […]

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Rapid deployment of electronic communications facilities

Posted in : access, policy, snippets

[18 November 2015] >>It is great to see progress here and to be hoped it can be continued… …unfortunately it appears not. ___ [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 […]

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BEE ICT Sector Code

Posted in : News, Open for comment, policy, snippets

[30 October 2015] The  B-BBEE  ICT  Sector  Council  (established  on  the  23rd  of September  2015) is  mandated  to  implement  and  monitor  B-BBEE  in  the  ICT  Sector and it has undertaken the task of aligning the existing B-BBEE ICT Sector Code with the revised Generic B-BBEE Code of Good Practise. The Department of Trade and Industry (dTi) […]

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

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[18 October 2015] We have a copy of what we are informed is the final version of the Children’s Empowerment & Information Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy referred to below. Final Draft Children Strategy July 2014 The word draft appears in the title and is watermarked in the document so we will try and find a more […]

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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

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[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

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[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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