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The Film & Publications Board and online content regulation

2018-02-21T23:02:36+00:00 February 21st, 2018|content regulation, Open for comment, snippets|

[21 February 2018] It appears that the Film and Publications Amendment Bill 2017 has "lapsed" - see the entry in the table at http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/180209proceedings.pdf. ___ [16 February 2018] The FPB has published a discussion document on the review of classification guidelines which are reviewed every five years. Stakeholders, including members of the public are invited to [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2018-02-21T20:18:35+00:00 February 21st, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[21 February 2018] Treasury has published the Estimate of National Expenditure (ENE) for the Department, which sets out it’s the budget and spending plans for the period 2018/2019 to 2020/1. Government spending is detailed in a three-year medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF), which is updated annually through the publication of an ENE. Vote 32 Telecommunications and [...]

ICASA Inquiry to identify priority markets in the electronic communications sector

2018-02-18T23:03:42+00:00 February 18th, 2018|competition, snippets|

[17 February 2018] The second phase of ICASA's process to identify priority markets for pro-competitive intervention has commenced with the publication of a discussion document for public comment. Invitation for written representations on priority markets in the electronic communications sector Submissions are due by 2 April 2018 and can be sent to prioritymarkets2017@icasa.org.za. ICASA’s preliminary [...]

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2017

2018-02-16T08:15:43+00:00 February 15th, 2018|legislation, News, Open for comment, policy, snippets|

[15 February 2018] The Department has released the details of the Stakeholder Consultative Workshop to be held on 6 & 7 March 2018. Each of the 43 stakeholders who submitted written submissions for the bill will be afforded 20 minutes to make oral representations. Invitation to Stakeholder Consultative Workshop ___ [5 February 2018] Below are [...]

Call Termination Regulations

2018-02-14T09:27:02+00:00 February 14th, 2018|competition, snippets|

[14 February 2018] Two further documents have been published with a view towards finalising the latest review of the regulatory framework for call termination. ICASA briefing note on asymmetry ICASA briefing note on November 2017 submissions from operators The note on asymmetry proposes that licensee's with less than a 20% share in the market for [...]

ICASA review of Number Portability Regulations

2018-01-09T17:13:26+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Numbering, snippets|

[4 December 2017] ICASA has published the Draft Number Portability Regulations 2017 for comment. Draft Number Portability Regulations 2017 ICASA publishes the draft Number Portability Regulations for public comments Submissions are due 29 January 2018 and may be sent per email to lzwane@icasa.org.za for the attention of Mr. Lordwill Zwane. ___ [26 July 2017] ICASA [...]

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

2017-11-19T15:00:10+00:00 November 18th, 2017|legislation, snippets|

[18 November 2017] The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has been presenting its responses to submissions received on the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill to the Portfolio Committee.  This includes a set of consolidated written responses. Responses to submissions: Chapters 1-9 Responses to submissions: Chapters 10-13 __ [11 September 2017] Submissions we have found: South [...]

Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill 2018

2017-11-15T18:02:03+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Open for comment, snippets|

[15 November 2017] The deadline for submissions on the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill has been extended to 24 November 2017. __ [5 November 2017] The Portfolio Committee on Police will undertake a clause-by-clause vote on the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill [B22-2017] on 30 November 2017 and intends to vote on its adoption on 1 December 2017. [...]

The iKamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI)

2017-11-10T21:59:03+00:00 November 10th, 2017|miscellaneous, policy, snippets|

[10 November 2017] The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published the iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill for public comment. Draft iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill The purpose of the Bill is to provide for: the promotion of the use of information, communication and technology the establishment of iKamva National e- Skills Institute (iNeSI) [...]

National e-Strategy

2017-12-12T18:43:32+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Open for comment, policy, snippets|

[11 November 2017] The finalised National e-Strategy Digital Society South Africa has been published in the Government Gazette: National e-Strategy Digital Society South Africa __ [10 April 2017] The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published for comment a draft National e-Strategy under section 5{3) of the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act of 2002. [...]

Domain Name Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations

2017-11-10T19:17:23+00:00 November 10th, 2017|miscellaneous, snippets|

[10 November 2017] The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published further, extensive amendments to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations. ECTA Regulations - Alternative Dispute Resolution - Amendment __ [12 December 2015] This proposed amendment has now been effected. Amendment of Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations Regulation 2 of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations issued [...]

ICASA 5G Forum

2017-11-06T08:44:08+00:00 November 6th, 2017|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[6 November 2017] Please see link below for a media statement by ICASA on the inaugural 5G forum meeting, which took place on 1st and 2nd November 2017 in Johannesburg. Media statement: ICASA hosts a successful inaugural 5G Forum Meeting in Sandton, Johannesburg ___ [16 October 2017] ICASA has reinvigorated a previous attempt to create [...]

Portfolio Committee hearings on Cost to Communicate

2017-11-05T13:28:02+00:00 November 5th, 2017|competition, Consumer Affairs, snippets|

[5 November 2017] The DTPS presented on the cost to communicate before the Telecommunications and Postal Services Portfolio Committee on 31 December 2017. A presentation on data pricing trends was also made by Research ICT Africa. DTPS presentation on Cost to Communicate 31 October 2017 Research ICT Africa presentation on Cost to Communicate 31 October 2017 [...]

Interception & monitoring of electronic communications

2017-11-01T17:21:46+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Cybercrime, Cybersecurity|

[22 October 2017] We are informed that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has commenced with a review of certain provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Act 51 of 2002, generally known as "RICA". This thread will track interception, monitoring and related issues and how these impact [...]

National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper

2017-11-17T20:08:56+00:00 October 21st, 2017|policy, snippets|

[17 November 2017] The Electronic Communications Amendment Bill - a major instrument through which theWhite Paper is to be implemented was published for public comment on 17 November 2017.  Updates __ [21 October 2017] The Minister and the Department presented their plans to introduce legislation into Parliament to further the implementation of aspects of the ICT Policy [...]

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

2017-10-21T22:57:32+00:00 October 21st, 2017|miscellaneous, snippets, Uncategorized|

[21 October 2017] The Information Regulator provided a status report to the Portfolio Committee for Justice and Correctional Services on 10 October 2017. Information Regulator Status Report 10 October 2017 Progress is slow.... __ [9 September 2017] The Information Regulator has published draft regulations under the Protection of Personal Information Act for public comment. Draft [...]

ICT sector data collection

2017-10-09T15:47:17+00:00 October 9th, 2017|miscellaneous, snippets|

[9 October 2017] ICASA has initiated the process for collecting the data for the 2017 State of the ICT Sector Report, which will cover the period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. The timelines involved are as follows: Date Activity 6 October 2016 - 30 November 2017 Questionnaire completed by the industry 1 [...]

ICASA Council

2017-09-23T16:44:59+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|ICASA, snippets|

[23 September 2017] The Minister of Communications has formalised the new appointment of two new ICASA councillors: Advocate Dimakatso Qocha, for a period of four (4) years with effect from 22 August 2017; and Ms Palesa Kadi, for a period of four (4) years with effect from 22 August 2017. ICASA Act: Appointment of Councillors [...]

Updated list of class licence holders

2018-02-19T15:45:27+00:00 September 11th, 2017|licensing, snippets|

[11 September 2017] ICASA List of Class Licensees September 2017 ___ [31 March 2016] ICASA List of Class Licensees March 2016 ___ [23 March 2015] ICASA List of Class Licensees March 2015 ___ [13 March 2014] ICASA have released an updated version of the list of holders of class licences for electronic communications network services, electronic [...]

E-Band and V-Band spectrum

2017-09-05T12:21:56+00:00 September 5th, 2017|frequency, Open for comment, snippets|

[5 September 2017] ICASA has published a first register of links in the self-regulated portion of the E Band. E-Band self-coordinated-register-July 2017 __ [29 April 2017] ICASA has published useful information on use of E-Band spectrum in South Africa in the form of a set of standard operating procedures relating to applying for licenses or [...]

Progress in assignments in 700/800 MHz and 2.6 GHz

2017-09-02T12:58:12+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|frequency, ICASA, snippets|

[2 September 2017] ICASA has published for comment a Second Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan: Rules for Services operating in the Frequency Band from 825 to 830 MHz and 870 to 875 MHz (IMT850). ICASA Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan 800 MHz 1 September 2017 The deadline for submissions on the Draft Radio Frequency [...]

ICASA’s Cost to Communicate Programme

2017-08-16T23:20:35+00:00 August 16th, 2017|competition, snippets|

[16 August 2017] ICASA presented on its cost to communicate program to a Select Committee on Communications and Public Enterprises on 2 August 2017. ICASA Presentation Cost to Communicate 2 August 2017 Narrative to ICASA Cost to Communicate Presentation 2 August 2017 __ [12 February 2014] ICASA presented an update on its Cost to Communicate programme [...]

ICASA Consumer Advisory Panel

2017-06-28T10:27:04+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Consumer Affairs, snippets|

[28 June 2017] ICASA has published a Reasons Document on the Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations which can be viewed at the following link: Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations 2017 - Reasons Document ___ [30 March 2017] ICASA has published finalised Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations which came into force on publication in the Government Gazette on 28 [...]

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