Amendment of licensing regulations

[12 December 2018] ICASA has published amendments to these 2010 Regulations which have the effect of exempting state-owned enterprises from having to comply with the requirement that they have 30% HDI ownership when applying to renew their individual licences.

Licensing Processes and Procedures for Individual Licences Amendment Regulations, 2018

There was no public participation process undertaken around this amendment.

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[1 December 2016] Please see below for links to the finalised regulations:

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[18 November 2015] Hearings on the draft amendments to the various licensing regulations are taking place at ICASA on 18 and 19 November 2015.

Notice of Hearings

Submissions received by ICASA in response to the draft amendments:

Draft Amendment Individual Licence Process and Procedure Regs 2015

Draft Amendment Ind Licence Std Terms and Conditions 2015

Draft Amendment Class Licence Process and Procedure Regs 2015

Draft Amendment Class Licence Std Terms and Conditions 2015

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[30 June 2015] ICASA has published draft amendments to the regulations setting out the standard terms and conditions applicable to service licences as well as its process and procedure regulations for service licences.

Draft Amendment Class Licence Process and Procedure Regs 2015

Draft Amendment Class Licence Std Terms and Conditions 2015

Draft Amendment Ind Licence Std Terms and Conditions 2015

Draft Amendment Individual Licence Process and Procedure Regs 2015

Submissions on the four sets of draft regulations are due by 11 August 2015 and should be submitted to Mr Peter Mailula:

Fax: (011) 566-3658
E-mail: pmailula@icasa.org.za

Of interest is the proposed amendment to the Individual Licence Process and Procedure Regulations to include a process for an applicant to apply for the transfer of control of a service licence, an amendment required by the Electronic Communications Amendment Act 1 of 2014. This is the process which should have been in place for use by Vodacom and Neotel when applying for ICASA’s approval for a transfer of control over Neotel’s IECS and IECNS licences,

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[1 December 2016] Herewith the original regulations: