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Inquiry into competition in subscription television broadcasting services

2019-04-17T11:45:03+02:00Apr 17th, 2019|broadcasting / DTT, competition, ICASA, snippets|

[17 April 2019] ICASA has published its draft findings in respect of the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services. Interested stakeholders are invited to provide written comments on the draft findings document by 21 June 2019 which can be directed to Ms Violet Molete via email: vmolete@icasa.org.za. ___ [4 April 2018] ICASA will be holding [...]

Type Approval

2019-04-12T12:32:18+02:00Apr 12th, 2019|Open for comment, snippets, Type Approval & Labelling|

[12 April 2019] ICASA has released the list of RF Type Approved Equipment  for 2018: RF Type Approved Equipment, 2018 ___ [19 March 2019] ICASA has scheduled public hearings in respect of the Draft Conformity Assessment Framework for Equipment Authorization, which will be held on 25 March 2019 at ICASA's head office in Centurion. ICASA [...]

Law reform: Children and pornography

2019-04-21T22:32:40+02:00Apr 11th, 2019|Open for comment, policy, snippets|

[11 April 2019] The South African Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper on sexual offences (pornography and children) for comment. This is a continuation from the issue paper referred to below and, importantly, includes draft legislation intended to address challenges identified by the Commission. Discussion paper on sexual offences (pornography and children) Media Statement [...]

The Film & Publications Board and online content regulation

2019-04-07T12:19:57+02:00Apr 7th, 2019|content regulation, Open for comment, snippets|

[7 April 2019] The Council of the Film and Publications Board has published updated classification guidelines for films, publications and interactive computer games. Classification guidelines for the Classification of Films Interactive Computer Games and certain publications The guidelines set out the various classifiable elements - such as nudity, language and violence - and the manner [...]

ICASA review of Number Portability Regulations

2019-04-03T23:35:15+02:00Apr 3rd, 2019|Numbering, snippets|

[3 April 2019] Cell C have launched an application in the High Court for the review and setting aside of ICASA's decision to promulgate the Number Portability Regulations 2018. Cell C High Court Notice of Motion 29 March 2019 The initiation of legal action is a result of the publication by ICASA - also on [...]

Radio Frequency Spectrum Licence Fees

2019-04-02T14:57:27+02:00Apr 2nd, 2019|frequency, Open for comment, snippets|

[2 April 2019] ICASA has given notice of the annual increase to be implemented in respect of radio frequency spectrum licence fees. The new fees will be effective from 1 April 2019 and will increase by 4.7% based on the average Consumer Price Index (CPI). Notice, 2019 Old fee (ZAR) New fee (ZAR) Unit [...]

Frequency Migration Regulations and Frequency Migration Plan

2019-04-02T15:43:27+02:00Apr 2nd, 2019|frequency, snippets|

[2 April 2019] ICASA has published the finalised Frequency Migration Plan 2019. Final Radio Frequency Migration Plan 2019 __ [29 October 2018] Submissions made in respect of the Draft Radio Frequency Migration Plan Regulations 2018 can be found below: Cell C COCT (A) COCT (B) Denel eMedia Huawei Intelsat Liquid Telecom SA MTN Multichoice, MNET [...]

Community Broadcasting

2019-04-01T12:48:04+02:00Apr 1st, 2019|broadcasting / DTT, Open for comment, snippets|

[1 April 2019] ICASA has published the final Community Broadcasting Regulations following country-wide consultation and engagement with all relevant stakeholders. The regulations and ICASA's media statement can be found at the following links: Community Broadcasting Services Regulations 2019 ICASA Media Release ___ [3 July 2018] ICASA will be holding public hearings to provide an opportunity [...]

ICT sector data collection

2019-03-26T20:48:28+02:00Mar 26th, 2019|miscellaneous, snippets|

[26 March 2019] ICASA has published the fourth annual State of the ICT Sector Report, which covers the 12-month period ending 30 September 2018 and can be viewed at the link below: ICASA’s report on the state of ICT sector in SA - March 2019 The report concludes with the following: The revenue reported for [...]

Electronic Services Regulations under the Value-Added Tax Act

2019-03-18T23:49:07+02:00Mar 18th, 2019|miscellaneous, snippets|

[18 March 2019] The Minister of Finance has published amendments to the Electronic Services Regulations 2014 which will come into force on 1 April 2019. Amendments to the Electronic Services Regulations 2014 ___ [16 April 2014] A Treasury press release provides further information: SARS is ready to start registering foreign based supplies of electronic services from [...]

ICASA’s Cost to Communicate Programme

2019-03-17T17:41:49+02:00Mar 17th, 2019|competition, snippets|

[15 March 2019] Below is a link to ICASA's latest presentation in Parliament on its progress in lowering the cost to communicate: ICASA Presentation on Cost to Communicate 26 February 2019 There are currently four central components to ICASA’s efforts: Reductions to call termination rates: new glide path into effect from 1 October 2018, valid [...]

ICASA inquiry into mobile broadband services competition

2019-03-14T10:13:00+02:00Mar 14th, 2019|competition, cost to communicate, ICASA, Open for comment, snippets|

[14 March 2019] ICASA has granted an extension for the submission of written representations on the Notice, questionnaire and/or requests for information to 29 March 2019 (previously 11 March 2019). Revised timelines for submission of information in regard to mobile broadband services inquiry ___ [09 January 2019] ICASA has released an updated response to questions [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

2019-03-03T15:04:45+02:00Mar 3rd, 2019|Numbering, Open for comment, snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 March 2019] ICASA has published draft amendments to the Numbering Plan Regulations 2016 intended to harmonise use of the short code 116 for child helpline services. Draft Numbering Plan Amendment Regulations 2018: Short Code 116 for child helpline services Written submissions are due by 12 April 2019 and can be sent to tkhomo@icasa.org.za. This [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2019-03-03T16:42:01+02:00Mar 3rd, 2019|snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 March 2019]The Statement of Estimated National Expenditure (ENE) for the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services indicates that - over the medium term - the Department will focus on: implementing the 2016 White Paper on National Integrated ICT Policy by introducing prioritised legislation to Parliament, including the Electronic Communications and Transactions Amendment Bill, the [...]

Interception & monitoring of electronic communications

2019-03-03T15:12:11+02:00Mar 3rd, 2019|Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, snippets|

[3 March 2019] Amabhungane have filed their heads of argument in their application to review the Constitutionality of certain provisions of RICA. The matter is expected to be heard from 4-6 June 2019. Amabhungane Heads of Argument (12 February 2019) __ [22 October 2017] We are informed that the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development [...]

The (new) Department of Communications

2019-03-03T14:55:53+02:00Mar 3rd, 2019|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 March 2019] The Estimate of National Expenditure for the Department of Communications will be its last before it is merged with the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services later this year. Vote 03 Communications: Estimate of National Expenditure for the Department for the period 2019/20 - 2021/22 The priorities for expenditure over the period [...]

End-user and Subscriber Service Charter

2019-03-03T14:25:10+02:00Mar 3rd, 2019|compliance, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[3 March 2019] ICASA has delayed the implementation date for certain regulations relating to an option to opt-out of notification for depletion of voice, SMS and data services and the out-of-bundle usage requirements as per the First EUSSC Amendment Regulations 2019. This is to allow licensees sufficient time to configure their systems and processes, with [...]

Ownership and Control of Service Licences

2019-02-15T16:49:19+02:00Feb 15th, 2019|ICASA, individual licence applications, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[15 February 2019] ICASA has released a findings document and position paper on the Inquiry into equity ownership by Historically Disadvantaged Groups and the application of the ICT sector code in the ICT sector: Findings Document and Position Paper - HDI ___ [11 February 2019] Telkom has applied for BBEEE Facilitator Status, and the DTI [...]

The Cybercrimes Bill

2019-02-06T09:21:52+02:00Feb 6th, 2019|legislation, snippets|

[6 February 2019] The Select Committee on Security and Justice in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has invited the public to submit written comments on the Cybercrimes Bill as part of the NCOP's consideration of the Bill. Comments can be emailed to Mr G Dixon (gdixon@parliament.gov.za) by no later than 8 March 2019. __ [24 [...]

Call Termination Regulations

2018-12-26T22:12:45+02:00Dec 26th, 2018|competition, snippets|

[26 December 2018] The reasons for amendments to the call termination regulatory framework effected through the Call Termination Regulations 2018 are set out in a document published by ICASA on 21 December 2018. Reasons Document Call Termination Amendment Regulations 2018 ___ [28 September 2018] ICASA has published the finalised Call Termination Regulations, which will come [...]

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

2018-12-14T15:44:04+02:00Dec 14th, 2018|miscellaneous, snippets, Uncategorized|

[14 December 2018] Final regulations under the Protection of Personal Information Act have been published in the Government Gazette of 14 December 2018. Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information, 2018 Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information, 2018 (Afrikaans) __ [4 May 2018] The Information Regulator formed under POPI presented in Parliament [...]

Amendment of licensing regulations

2018-12-12T20:43:13+02:00Dec 12th, 2018|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, individual licence applications, individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions|

[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 [...]

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