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.


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

Posted in : ICASA, policy, snippets

[23 August 2014] It appears from a meeting of the portfolio committee for communications that a National Micro Organisation of State Project (NMOS) 2014 has been established to provide support and assistance to the new departments created after the 2014 general election. In a presentation by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) it was […]

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Request for information from SMMEs in the ICT sector

Posted in : miscellaneous, policy, snippets

[30 July 2014] The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services has gazetted a notice requesting information on ICT SMMEs for the purpose of developing and promoting SMMEs in the ICT sector. Request for Information: ICT SMMEs Responses must be submitted by 29 August 2014 to: The Director-General, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services For attention: […]

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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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ICASA Amendment Act 2014

Posted in : legislation, policy, snippets, Uncategorized

[17 May 2014] The ICASA Amendment Act 2 of 2014 commenced on 16 May 2014 in terms of a proclamation signed by the President on 10 May 2014. Commencement of ICASA Amendment Act 2014 ___ [15 April 2014] Overview of the ICASA Amendment Act 2014 __ [8 April 2014] The ICASA Amendment Act 2 of 2014 […]

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National Broadband Policy 2013 – South Africa Connect: Creating Opportunities, Ensuring Inclusion

Posted in : policy, snippets, universal Access, universal Access

[28 April 2014] In a speech delivered to a meeting of SIP 15 on 24 April 2014 – We’re moving on broadband in difficult circumstances – but we need to be faster –  the Minister of Communications provided the following update on its progress in implementing the SA Connect Policy: A conference of all public and private […]

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