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.


National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper

Posted in : policy, snippets

[26 November 2016] We have set out below summaries of the three crucial supply-side interventions contained in Chapter 9 of the White Paper. 9.1 Open Access 9.2 Radio Frequency Spectrum Policy 9.3 Rapid Deployment Policy […]

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BEE ICT Sector Code

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

[14 November 2016] A final, amended version of the Codes of good practice for the Information and Communications Technology Sector under the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act was gazetted and came into force on 7 […]

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The (new) Department of Communications

Posted in : policy, snippets, Uncategorized

[15 October 2016] Department of Communications Annual Report 2015/2016 Auditor General briefing on DoC Perfomance 2015/16 ___ [20 April 2016] Department of Communications Strategic Plan 2015.16 – 2019.20 ___ [8 August 2015] Annual Performance Plan 2015/16 – […]

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

Posted in : ICASA, policy, snippets

[12 August 2016] One of the annexures in the court papers filed by the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services against ICASA as regards the Invitation to Apply published by the latter, is the Memorandum of […]

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African broadband policies

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[30 July 2016] Below is a set of links to ICT, Broadband and related policies adopted or in the process of being adopted by African governments. This is not a complete list (particularly as regards Francophone […]

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Regulation of OTT services / Net Neutrality in South Africa

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[16 March 2016] We have obtained a copy of the final report of the Portfolio Committee for Telecommunications and Postal Services on the discussion of possible regulation of OTTs hosted by the Committee on 26 […]

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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 […]

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Law reform: Children and pornography

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[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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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