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Cybersecurity

2019-01-02T19:20:16+00:00Jan 2nd, 2019|Cybersecurity, legislation, snippets|

[2 January 2019] The below written submissions were sent to ICASA in response to its inquiry about whether it should get involved with cybersecurity issues: CellC FNB-Connect ISPA MMA MTN NAB Research SACF Sentech Telkom Vodacom ___ [21 December 2018] ICASA will be holding oral hearings on the “The roles and responsibilities of ICASA in [...]

Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

2018-12-12T22:20:44+00:00Dec 7th, 2018|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[6 December 2018] Interested parties are invited to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), as announced in the 2018 State of the Nation Address (then 'the Digital Industrial Revolution Commission'). Call for Nominations Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution Concept Document - Presidential [...]

Licence renewals

2018-11-16T07:39:08+00:00Nov 16th, 2018|ICASA, licensing, News, snippets|

[16 November 2018] ICASA has issued a reminder to holders of CECS and CECNS licences to notify the Authority of their intention to continue to provide licensed services. The Notice can be found below, and further details regarding this process can be seen at the following link. Renewal of CECS & CECNS Licences ___ [...]

Digital sound broadcasting services

2018-10-01T09:40:15+00:00Oct 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+00:00Sep 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+00:00Sep 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+00:00Feb 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+00:00Nov 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+00:00Nov 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+00:00Jul 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+00:00Apr 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+00:00Apr 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+00:00Mar 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+00:00Oct 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+00:00Oct 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 [...]

African broadband policies

2017-03-03T12:44:10+00:00Jul 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 [...]