End-user and Subscriber Service Charter

2018-10-29T09:02:16+00:00October 9th, 2018|compliance, Consumer Affairs, Consumer Protection, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[15 September 2018] It is now 100 days since the amendments were meant to come into force. The only reason consumers are still waiting for the relief which these amendments introduce is because ICASA decided to litigate rather than mitigate. ___ [6 September 2018] We are collecting the affidavits and other court process being filed [...]

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, [...]

Resellers of licensed services

2017-06-26T08:49:09+00:00September 21st, 2016|compliance, licensing, snippets|

[21 September 2016] We have received the following communication from ICASA regarding licence-exempt resellers of electronic communications services: “In line with compliance with the licensing framework and the related regulations, all entities that operate as resellers are required to register with the Authority prior to embarking on the activity. List of currently registered resellers in [...]

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 [...]

ICASA General Licence Fees Regulations 2012

2017-04-24T16:08:38+00:00March 31st, 2016|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, Licence exemption application, licensing, snippets|

[31 March 2016] ICASA has given notice of an increase in all administrative fees associated with applications and registrations of Services Licences will be increased by 4.6% effective 1 April 2016, based on the average Consumer Price Index (CPI). Notice regarding increase of Administrative Fees in relation to Service Licences For the updated fees click here. ___ [...]

Compliance – ICASA complaints against licensees for non-compliance

2017-12-06T13:17:05+00:00March 10th, 2016|compliance, icasa compliance, licensing, snippets|

[10 March 2016] The Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) has issued fines to several licensees for non-compliance for the 2015/2016 financial year. As noted midway through 2014, this is as a result of an increased rate of ICASA raising complaints through the CCC process, a mechanism previously available to the communications regulator but up until [...]

Amendment of licensing regulations

2017-03-01T14:09:42+00:00November 18th, 2015|class licence registrations and applications, compliance, individual licence applications, individual licence applications, snippets, standard terms and conditions|

[1 December 2016] Please see below for links to the finalised regulations: Class Licence Process and Procedure Regulations 2015 Individual Licence Process and Procedure Regulations 2015 Class Licence Standard Terms and Conditions 2015 Individual Licence Standard Terms and Conditions 2015 ___ [18 November 2015] Hearings on the draft amendments to the various licensing regulations are [...]

Last chance for missing licensees

2017-03-01T14:13:51+00:00May 3rd, 2015|compliance, snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 May 2015] ICASA has published a notice in the Gazette and issued a press release notifying four holders of service licences granted under the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005. In a way it is astonishing that it has taken this long.... In any event Inburru Technologies (Pty) Ltd Primetel (Pty) Ltd Netralink (Pty) [...]

ICASA reminder to submit financial statements for the 2012/2013 licence fee assessment period

2016-10-03T13:59:41+00:00May 21st, 2013|compliance, licensing, snippets|

[21 May 2013] ICASA has published a notice in the Government Gazette reminding all holders of service licences issued under the Electronic Communications Act that they are required to submit audited annual financial statements or financial statements signed by their accounting officer by no later than 6 months after their financial year end. So, for [...]

Notice to submit proof of compliance with annual licence fee and USAF contribution obligations for licensees

2017-03-03T11:32:19+00:00December 28th, 2012|CCC, compliance, icasa compliance, licensing, News, snippets|

[28 December 2012] ICASA published a notice on 19 December 2012 calling on licensees which it had not responded to its prior informal requests to provide proof of compliance with their obligations to pay annual licence fees and the required contribution to the Universal Service and Access Fund (USAF). Those licensees listed in the schedule [...]

ICASA Annual Report: Legal and the CCC

2017-03-01T14:21:06+00:00November 11th, 2011|CCC and Litigation, compliance, News|

Legal and the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) Legal and the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) provide support to ICASA in a host of litigation matters, the drafting and review of ICASA regulations and other regulatory documents, as well as providing legal advice and support to the various departments within ICASA. Litigation Matters The following [...]