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Cybersecurity

2018-10-04T21:26:03+00:00October 4th, 2018|Cybersecurity, legislation, snippets|

[4 October 2018] ICASA has published a discussion document soliciting the views of stakeholders as to whether it should play a role in cybersecurity, with specific reference to: Private sector cooperation and industry regulation Capacity building Research and development, and Regulation of cybersecurity standards Inquiry into the Role and Responsibilities of ICASA in Cybersecurity ICASA publishes [...]

Digital sound broadcasting services

2018-10-01T09:40:15+00:00October 1st, 2018|broadcasting / DTT, policy, snippets|

[1 October 2018] The Minister of Communications has issued a policy directive on the introduction of Digital Sound Broadcasting (DSB) in South Africa. Interested parties are invited to provide written comments on the directive for the attention of: Mr. Wonder Wonder Dlangamandla (Chief Director: Technology and Engineering Services) per email dsb@doc.gov.za. The policy directive can [...]

Domain name management

2018-09-18T15:32:47+00:00September 17th, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[17 September 2018] ZADNA has released a .za Registrar Fee review notice for comments, feedback and/or proposals regarding the review of the wholesale fee that applies to the .za second level domains. ZADNA members, .ZA SLD Registry Operators, .ZA Registrars, Registrants (i.e. holders of domain names), the South African Internet Community and the South African [...]

Type approval: confiscated equipment

2018-09-04T09:20:07+00:00September 4th, 2018|snippets, Type Approval & Labelling|

[4 September 2018] ICASA has given notice that all equipment confiscated by ICASA inspectors in the period 2000 - June 2018, and that cannot be type approved as envisaged by section 35 of the ECA, will be disposed of. Any party who has had equipment confiscated is being provided the opportunity to motivate for why [...]

Monitoring Service Report: February 2018 #1

2018-08-16T16:24:12+00:00February 1st, 2018|Monitoring Report|

CONTENTS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CYBERCRIME & CYBERSECURITY GOVERNMENT SCORECARD This contain details relating to how government is meeting its obligations with regard to the sections above. Read more Telecommunications Draft Electronic Communications Amendment Bill The Department intends holding public hearings at which selected respondents to the Bill [...]

Cancelled Licences

2018-06-18T07:57:04+00:00November 24th, 2017|licensing, snippets|

[18 June 2018] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette declaring that the individual electronic communications service licence (IECS) and class electronic communications network service licence (CECNS) issued to Ukhahlamba Communications (Pty) Ltd to have expired due to a failure of the licensee to commence operations or request an extension as well as [...]

National e-Government Strategy: Digitizing government services

2017-12-12T18:46:25+00:00November 10th, 2017|Open for comment, policy, snippets|

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

Internet for All Initiative

2017-07-16T16:15:40+00:00July 14th, 2017|policy, snippets|

[14 July 2017] The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published a concept document which provides an overview of the South Africa Internet for All programme. The initiative sees government partner with the World Economic Forum and their global Internet for All project, which aims to accelerate access to the 4 billion people globally [...]

ICASA enters into a technical agreement with the Mozambican regulator

2017-04-21T16:08:08+00:00April 20th, 2017|ICASA, snippets|

[20 April 2017] ICASA has entered into a technical agreement with the communications regulatory authority of Mozambique. The agreement is aimed at strengthening relations with neighbouring countries to ensure an interference-free provision of communications services as well as collaboration between regulators, and will look to facilitate: Co-operation on the co-ordination, control and management of radio [...]

Financial forecast report

2017-04-10T10:15:29+00:00April 10th, 2017|compliance, ICASA, snippets|

[10 April 2017] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette on 7 April 2017 noting that certain licensees are required to submit an annual forecast of licence fees using the format in Schedule 3(1), on or before 30 April 2017. ICASA requires that each licensee with a financial year ending in October, November, December, [...]

ICASA fee increases

2017-03-27T08:42:02+00:00March 27th, 2017|ICASA, snippets|

[27 March 2017] ICASA are increasing their fees in relation to Service Licensing, Type Approval and Radio Frequency Spectrum, effective from 1 April 2017. The relevant notices can be found below. Service Licensing Type Approval Radio Frequency Spectrum  

Spectrum Usage & Audits

2016-10-10T16:49:14+00:00October 10th, 2016|frequency, snippets|

[10 October 2016] ICASA has notified the public that it has received an application from TRANSNET SOC Ltd (Transnet), for a radio frequency spectrum licence to use the 1800MHz band centre gap at National Ports and Harbours. Transnet intends to use a total of 5MHz of this band in the Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban [...]

ICASA quality of service reports

2017-03-02T14:24:09+00:00October 7th, 2016|ICASA, snippets|

[7 October 2016] ICASA have published their quarterly Quality of Service reports pertaining to the quality of voice services offered by Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Vodacom in the Limpopo and KwaZulu Natal Provinces. ICASA media release QOS report - Kwazulu Natal QOS report - Limpopo Earlier QOS reports can be found at the following [...]

Updated overview: Annual Licence Fee and USAF Contribution submissions

2017-05-10T11:50:25+00:00August 1st, 2016|compliance, licensing, snippets|

[1 August 2016] We have updated our overview of the Annual Licence Fee and USAF contribution payments, both of which are due within six months of a licensee’s financial year-end. Those licensees with a financial year-end of 28 February are required to submit the relevant documentation and payment by 31 August. The overview can be [...]

African broadband policies

2017-03-03T12:44:10+00:00July 29th, 2016|policy, snippets|

[30 July 2016] Below is a set of links to ICT, Broadband and related policies adopted or in the process of being adopted by African governments. This is not a complete list (particularly as regards Francophone Africa) and we will work on building it up. Algeria Angola Botswana Cameroon Egypt (ICT Policy) Egypt (Broadband Policy) Ethiopia [...]