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

[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 Understanding entered into between the Minister of Communications and the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services setting out the basis […]

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African broadband policies

Posted in : policy, snippets

[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 Africa) and we will work on building it up. Algeria Angola Botswana Cameroon Egypt (ICT Policy) Egypt (Broadband Policy) Ethiopia […]

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The (new) Department of Communications

Posted in : policy, snippets, Uncategorized

[20 April 2016] Department of Communications Strategic Plan 2015.16 – 2019.20 ___ [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 […]

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Regulation of OTT services / Net Neutrality in South Africa

Posted in : policy, snippets

[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 January 2016. 20160308 PCTPS Final Report on OTTs It is noteworthy that the report is more in the form of […]

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Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy

Posted in : policy, snippets

[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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