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2024-05-11T21:06:23+02:00May 11th, 2024|competition, Consumer Protection, frequency, ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[11 May 2024] ICASA's Annual Performance Plan for the period 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 has been made available. ICASA Annual Performance Plan 2024-25 Financial Year ___ [13 April 2024] ICASA has published the State of the ICT Sector Report 2024. The State of the ICT Sector Report 31 March 2024 ___ [...]

ICTs for people with disabilities

2021-04-09T12:02:27+02:00April 9th, 2021|Consumer Protection, licensing, miscellaneous, Open for comment, snippets|

[9 April 2021] ICASA has published the final Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations, 2021 which will come into force 18 months from the date of publication in the Gazette (10 October 2022). Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations, 2021 Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations, 2021 - Reasons Document ___ [24 July 2020] ICASA [...]

Competition Amendment Bill 2017

2019-07-15T09:35:27+02:00July 15th, 2019|competition, snippets|

[15 July 2019] The President has proclaimed the commencement date of a number of procedural provisions of the Competition Amendment Act by way of a notice published in the Government Gazette on 12 July 2019. Commencement of certain provisions of the Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018 (12 July 2019) The balance of provisions - [...]

ICASA Notice – Shareholding Structure (IECS & IECNS)

2012-01-02T20:50:58+02:00December 30th, 2011|snippets, Uncategorized|

ICASA has issued a notice in the Government Gazette published on 28 December 2011, requesting shareholding information from certain Individual licensees.   The notice specifies 82 licensees who ICASA believes have yet to provide the shareholding information specified. These licensees have 14 days to submit the requested information or they will be referred to the [...]

ICASA releases Findings on Local Loop Unbundling Framework

2017-03-02T16:15:06+02:00November 30th, 2011|competition, ICASA, News, snippets|

ICASA has released their findings on the recently ended Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) hearings. In general the outcome of the process is disappointing and seems to be in the form of meeting obstacles to LLU raised by Telkom as opposed to using the available tools to achieve LLU. Given the expectations of the industry after [...]

EC Amendment Bill withdrawal

2011-11-24T11:27:04+02:00November 24th, 2011|snippets, Uncategorized|

The Electronic Communications Amendment Bill gazetted on the 4th of November has been withdrawn by the Department of Communication. The Department cites the need "...to allow further consultation within government on the contents of the Bill" as the reason for the sudden about-face. Gazette 34774 (Withdrawal of the EC Amendment Bill 2011)  

The Draft Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2012

2017-03-03T13:36:16+02:00November 14th, 2011|News, Open for comment, policy, snippets|

[14 November 2011] The Department of Communications has gazetted a draft amendment to the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) of 2005. The bill aims to make changes to a wide range of items in the ECA. Included in the same notice is a memorandum with the objects and reasoning behind each of the proposed amendments, providing [...]

Recategorisation of Medium-Wave Frequencies

2011-11-11T14:18:43+02:00November 11th, 2011|frequency, snippets|

ICASA has released a reasons document for the recategorisation of medium-wave frequencies. A determination has been made by ICASA so as to provide a regulatory framework of all spare MW radio frequency spectrum within the catergories designated as per the Electronic Communications Act No.36 of 2005. Also given are procedures and criteria for the awarding [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Service Licensing

2011-11-11T12:22:59+02:00November 11th, 2011|ICASA, licensing, News, standard terms and conditions|

The following is derived from the ICASA Annual Report for the period ending 31 March 2011 Registration of Class Licences and Unreserved Postal Services ICASA granted the following licences in the annual reporting period. Licences/Certificate Number of Licences Granted Community Television 6 Class Sound Broadcasting, including community, community low power, community Special Event and Commercial [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Consumer Affairs

2011-11-11T12:23:28+02:00November 11th, 2011|Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, ICASA, News|

The following is derived from the ICASA Annual Report for the period ending 31 March 2011 Consumer affairs and complaints ICASA handles the resolution of consumer complaints in the sphere of communication services. The following table details the complaints received in the period ending 31 March 2011 Quality of Service complaints QUALITY OF SERVICE Description [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Frequency Issues and Type Approval

2011-11-11T12:23:32+02:00November 11th, 2011|frequency, News|

The following is derived from the ICASA Annual Report for the period ending 31 March 2011 Radio Frequency Licensing statistics At 31 March 2011 a total of 46 109 frequency licences for various services were held. Number of licences as at 1 April 2010 New Licenses Cancellations Number of licences as at 31 March 2011 [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Legal and the CCC

2017-03-01T14:21:06+02:00November 11th, 2011|CCC and Litigation, compliance, News|

Legal and the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) Legal and the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) provide support to ICASA in a host of litigation matters, the drafting and review of ICASA regulations and other regulatory documents, as well as providing legal advice and support to the various departments within ICASA. Litigation Matters The following [...]

Geographic Number Porting Process

2011-11-14T11:13:49+02:00November 11th, 2011|Numbering, snippets|

The Number Portability Company (the NPC) has provided the following direction on how to register and attain accreditation with it for Geographic Number Porting (GNP) by ECNS licensees. How to register and gain accreditation for GNP Stage in the process Notes 1 Provide company documentation to the NPC Registered company name. Company registration and VAT [...]

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000

2017-03-02T16:34:09+02:00July 27th, 2008|legislation|

To provide for the establishment of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa; to provide for the dissolution of the Independent Broadcasting Authority and the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority; to transfer the functions of the latter authorities to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa; to amend the Independent Broadcasting Authority Act, 1993, the [...]

ICASA's Findings regarding allocation of scarce frequency June 2008

2008-06-23T06:44:04+02:00June 23rd, 2008|frequency|

ICASA have issued out a press release calling for comments on their Findings Document pertaining to the allocation of frequency spectrum where demand outstrips supply. Although it is not clear what status these comments will have (given that they were requested by press release rather than general notice in the Government Gazette) those who want [...]

Inquiry into definition of "underserviced" in Cell C licence

2017-03-03T14:00:17+02:00June 13th, 2008|universal Access|

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: 30 July 2008 This is an Inquiry in terms of section 4B of the ICASA Act which flows directly from [...]

Budget Vote 2007/08 delivered by the Minister of Communications

2017-03-03T13:37:21+02:00June 13th, 2008|policy|

Budget Vote 2007/08 (PDF) The Minister of Communications, Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, delivered what looks to be her penultimate Budget Speech to the National Assembly on 3 June 2008. This note attempts to single out some of the issues at play. Download our Note on the 2008 Department of Communications Budget Speech

Section 67(4) regulations

2008-05-30T12:21:24+02:00May 30th, 2008|competition|

Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(a) - Market Definitions Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(b) - Determining market effectiveness Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(c) - Pro-competitive terms and conditions Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(d) - SMP Declaration Draft Regulations in terms of section 67(4)(e) - Market review Draft Regulations [...]

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