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One of the central challenges facing South Africa is building an inclusive digital society and ensuring that electronic communications play an optimal role in addressing socio-economic challenges.

Review of Universal Service and Access Obligation (USAO) framework

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[29 December 2015] ICASA is undertaking a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) on the universal service obligations imposed on electronic communications services (ECS) and electronic communications network services (ECNS) licensees under the Electronic Communications Act of […]

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Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) 15: Expanding Access to Communication Technology

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[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 […]

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

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Updates to this thread on the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services thread [28 April 2014] In a speech delivered to a meeting of SIP 15 on 24 April 2014 – We’re moving on broadband […]

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Outline of the ICT Policy Review Process

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[13 April 2013] It is easy to get a bit confused about what exactly is happening with SA electronic communications policy, so the Department of Communications has published an outline of the ICT Policy Review […]

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Under-Serviced Areas Definitions Regulations, 2012

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These regulations – published under section 88(2) of the ECA on 10 September 2012 (GG 35675) – define the term “Underserviced area” and sets out a list of district/local/ metropolitan municipalities together with percentages for Internet […]

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Determination with regard to universal access and universal service

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The Department of Communications has issued a determination under section 82(3) of the Electronic Communications Act of 2005 (“the ECA”) setting out what is to be regarded as constituting (a) universal access by all areas […]

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Inquiry into definition of "underserviced" in Cell C licence

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Download the ICASA Inquiry into the Definition of Under-serviced Area in the Cell C Licence (PDF) Note on the ICASA Inquiry into the definition of Under Serviced Area (USA) in the Cell C licence Due: […]

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