Cybersecurity

2018-05-31T10:10:47+00:00 May 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 [...]

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

2018-03-24T18:01:08+00:00 March 24th, 2018|legislation, snippets|

[24 March 2018] The Bill is still under consideration by the Portfolio Committee.... Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill [28 Feb 2018] showing proposed amendments __ [18 November 2017] The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has been presenting its responses to submissions received on the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill to the Portfolio Committee.  This includes a [...]

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2017

2018-03-16T09:20:41+00:00 March 16th, 2018|legislation, News, Open for comment, policy, snippets|

[16 March 2018] Below are links to presentations made by stakeholders at the Consultative Workshop held on 6 & 7 March 2018: Alliance for Affordable Internet (presentation) Black Business Council (presentation) Cell C (presentation) Convergence Partners (presentation) Free Market Foundation (presentation) FTTX Council (presentation) Hekima Advisory (presentation) ICT SMME Chamber (presentation) Independent Communications Authority of [...]

Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2015

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

Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013

2017-05-10T15:12:23+00:00 August 12th, 2015|legislation, miscellaneous, snippets|

[12 August 2015] The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013 came into force on 9 August 2015.  The stated purpose of this Act is to give effect to the Republic’s obligations concerning the trafficking of persons in terms of international agreements; to provide for an offence of trafficking in persons and [...]

ICT-related Legislation to be tabled in 2015/2016

2017-03-02T16:32:31+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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