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ICASA inquiry into digital sound broadcasting services

2018-06-29T17:24:43+00:00June 29th, 2018|broadcasting / DTT, policy, snippets|

[29 June 2018] ICASA will be holding public hearings wherein the twenty interested parties who responded to the Discussion Document will be making oral representations on 11-13 July 2018, the schedule for which can found at the following link: Inquiry into Digital Sound Broadcasting: Schedule of public hearings ___ [19 April 2018] ICASA is launching [...]

.ZADNA considering second level domain registrations (.za)

2018-06-13T12:07:58+00:00June 13th, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[13 June 2018] .ZADNA has released the following documents for comments and feedback: .ZA Second Level Domain General Policy Draft .ZA Second Level Registrations Policy Interested parties are invited to comment by 12 July 2018 by email to submissions@zadna.org.za. ___ [16 April 2018] The .za Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA) is requesting Expressions of Interest for the [...]

Cybersecurity

2018-05-31T10:10:47+00:00May 31st, 2018|Cybersecurity, legislation, snippets|

[31 May 2018] The Cybersecurity Hub of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has released a Cyber Readiness report as the starting point of fulfilling a broader mandate set by the National Cybersecurity Policy Framework. The report provides a baseline assessment of South Africa's cybersecurity readiness and works towards enabling the Hub to coordinate [...]

Monitoring Service Report: February 2018 #1

2018-07-17T12:45:54+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 [...]