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.


Electronic Communications Amendment Act 2014

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[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 the President on 7 April 2014 and has been published for information purposes. The Act will come into operation on a date to be proclaimed by the […]

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ICASA Amendment Act 2014

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[15 April 2014] Overview of the ICASA Amendment Act 2014 __ [8 April 2014] The ICASA Amendment Act 2 of 2014 was assented to by the President on 7 April 2014 and has been published for information purposes. The Act will come into operation on a date to be proclaimed by the President in the Government […]

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National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper

Posted in : Open for comment, policy, snippets

[10 April 2014] The Department of Communications will host roundtable discussions involving all those who made submissions to the Green Paper early in June. This will be by invitation only. Roundtable Session Date Time e-Services 02 June 2014 9am – 2pm Infrastructure & Services 03 June 2014 9am – 2pm Content 04 June 2014 9am […]

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National Broadband Council appointed

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[5 March 2014]  The National Broadband  Council (NBC) – intended to advise the Minister of Communications on the implementation of the South Africa Connect National Broadband Policy and Strategy, was launched on 4 March 2014. The following have been appointed to sit on the NBC: Dr. Sibusiso Sibisi (chairperson) Prof. Alison Gillwald (deputy chairperson) Prof. […]

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2014 Budget Vote on Communications

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[1 March 2014] National Treasury published the 2014 Budget Vote on Communications (Vote 27) on 26 February 2014 as part of its set of  Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) publications. These are important accountability documents, which set out the details of planned expenditure and planned performance at the time the Budget is tabled.  Budget Vote on Communications […]

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

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

[21 February 2014] The Department of Communications presented to the Portfolio Committee on Communications on 19 February 2014. The presentation comprises an overview of the history of the document as well as next steps for implementation. DOC Presentation NBP 2013 PPC 19 February 2014 The presentation sets out South Africa’s broadband targets to 2030: Target […]

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

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[20 February 2014] The Minister of Communications presented an update on progress in achieving his earlier commitments to the Portfolio Committee as set out below on 18 February 2014. We believe there has been commendable progress and there is a real sense of momentum. Minister of Communications Progress Report PPC 14 February 2014 ____ [10 […]

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Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy

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[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 rationale behind the decisions made. There is a sense of urgency with the Department recognising that the process is some 51/2 years behind and that the ITU […]

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Timetable for implementation of new policy directives, implementation of Broadband Policy and amendment of the ECA and ICASA Act

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[15 February 2014] During a recent presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications, the Department of Communications set out the below implementation timetable. This gives a clear indication of the nature of forthcoming policy directions to ICASA. Interventions     Time-lines Full implementation of Broadband Policy 2014-2017 Policy directive on Price Transparency July 2014 Consideration for Policy […]

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Draft ICT Policy Review Framework Paper published

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[29 April 2013] We have prepared a summary / overview of the actual principles / objectives proposed and the questions raised. Overview of Proposed Principles in the ICT Policy Review Framework Paper April 2013 __ [25 April 2013] In keeping with its Outline for the ICT Policy Review Process, the Minister of Communications has published a […]

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