Cybersecurity

2021-07-04T17:51:23+02:00Jul 4th, 2021|Cybersecurity, legislation, snippets|

[4 July 2021] The Cybersecurity Hub situated within the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has developed a Cybersecurity Awareness Portal with some useful information and resources. __ [30 March 2019] ICASA has published its findings and positions in respect of any potential roles and responsibilities it may have with regard to cybersecurity through its [...]

Cybercrimes Act

2021-06-09T23:37:18+02:00Jun 9th, 2021|legislation, snippets|

[9 June 2021] The Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020 has been signed by the President and will come into force on a date to be proclaimed in the Government Gazette. The period between assent and commencement will be spent develop standing operating procedures and other documented processes for the implementation of provisions of the Act. [...]

Rights of licensees to deploy electronic communications networks

2020-11-15T00:44:12+02:00Jul 31st, 2020|access, legislation, licensing, Open for comment, snippets|

[31 August 2020] The Constitutional Court has affirmed that licensees seeking to deploy electronic communications facilities on municipal land are required to comply with applicable municipal bylaws. Telkom, having come second in the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal in its attempts to legitimise its roll-out of masts without complying with zoning bylaws, [...]

Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2015

2015-12-07T08:38:21+02:00Dec 7th, 2015|broadcasting / DTT, legislation, snippets|

[7 December 2015] As introduced into Parliament by the Minister of Communications on 4 December 2015: Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2015 [B39-2015] ___ [15 November 2015] The Department of Communications has published a notice in the Gazette revealing its intention to introduce a Bill during November to amend the Broadcasting Act of 1999. Explanatory Summary Broadcasting Amendment [...]

ICT-related Legislation to be tabled in 2015/2016

2017-03-02T16:32:31+02:00Jun 8th, 2015|legislation, snippets|

[8 June 2015] Indications are that the next two years will see the introduction of a number of Bills which are likely to impact significantly on electronic communications in South Africa. Under the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) there is now a clear path to the drafting of a new ICT Policy White [...]

Electronic Communications Amendment Act 2014

2017-03-02T16:31:33+02:00May 22nd, 2014|legislation, policy, snippets|

[22 May 2014] The Electronic Communications Amendment Act 1 of 2014 came into force on 21 May 2014. Proclamation of EC Amendment Act 1 of 2014 ___ [15 April 2014] Overview of the Electronic Communications Amendment Act 1 of 2014 ___ [8 April 2014] The Electronic Communications Amendment Act 1 of 2014 was assented to by [...]

ICASA Amendment Act 2014

2017-03-02T16:33:40+02:00May 17th, 2014|legislation, policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[17 May 2014] The ICASA Amendment Act 2 of 2014 commenced on 16 May 2014 in terms of a proclamation signed by the President on 10 May 2014. Commencement of ICASA Amendment Act 2014 ___ [15 April 2014] Overview of the ICASA Amendment Act 2014 ___ [8 April 2014] The ICASA Amendment Act 2 of 2014 [...]

Electronic Communications and Transactions Amendment Bill

2015-09-29T15:50:55+02:00Oct 29th, 2012|legislation, News, snippets|

Note: the below process was never finalised The Minister of Communications published a draft Electronic Communications and Transactions Amendment Bill for comment on 26 October 2012. The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 ("ECT Act") is the legislation which underpins digital commerce and regulation in South Africa. Electronic Communications and Transactions Amendment Bill [...]

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000

2017-03-02T16:34:09+02:00Jul 27th, 2008|legislation|

To provide for the establishment of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa; to provide for the dissolution of the Independent Broadcasting Authority and the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority; to transfer the functions of the latter authorities to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa; to amend the Independent Broadcasting Authority Act, 1993, the [...]

Competition Act (Consolidated)

2017-03-02T16:35:14+02:00May 27th, 2008|legislation|

To provide for the establishment of a Competition Commission responsible for the investigation, control and evaluation of restrictive practices, abuse of dominant position, and mergers; and for the establishment of a Competition Tribunal responsible to adjudicate such matters; and for the establishment of a Competition Appeal Court; and for related matters. Download the PDF

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

2017-08-24T09:07:11+02:00May 27th, 2008|legislation|

The Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 ("the ECA") is the primary legislative instrument governing the transmission of electronic communications in South Africa. Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 Electronic Communications Amendment Act 37 of 2007 Electronic Communications Amendment Act 1 of 2014

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