Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2018

2018-12-03T12:41:55+00:00Dec 3rd, 2018|legislation, News, Open for comment, policy, snippets|

[3 December 2018] Submissions and presentations made on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill [B31-2018] can be found at the links below: ABT Africa Group Acacia Economics Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals Broadband Infraco Business Unity South Africa ISPA Koboro Liquid Media Monitoring Africa Mr George Buthelezi MTN (letter) | MTN (submission) | MTN [...]

The Cybercrimes Bill

2018-11-24T18:57:27+00:00Nov 24th, 2018|legislation, snippets|

[24 November 2018] The Cybercrimes Bill was adopted by the Portfolio Committee for Justice and Correctional Services on 7 November 2018 and will now go to the National Assembly for debate on 27 November 2018. __ [30 October 2018] The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development presented a radically amended version of the Bill to the [...]

Cybersecurity

2018-10-04T21:26:03+00:00Oct 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 [...]

Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2015

2015-12-07T08:38:21+00:00Dec 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 [...]

Electronic communications service providers and maintenance defaulters

2017-03-02T16:20:17+00:00Sep 16th, 2015|legislation, miscellaneous, snippets|

[16 September 2015] The Maintenance Amendment Act 9 of 2015 has been published in the Government Gazette for general information. Maintenance Amendment Act 9 of 2015 While the majority of the Act came into force on publication on 9 September 2015, provisions relating to electronic communications service providers will only come into force at a [...]

ICT-related Legislation to be tabled in 2015/2016

2017-03-02T16:32:31+00:00Jun 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00Oct 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+00:00Jul 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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