Electronic Communications Amendment Bill 2017

2018-02-16T08:15:43+00:00 February 15th, 2018|legislation, News, Open for comment, policy, snippets|

[15 February 2018] The Department has released the details of the Stakeholder Consultative Workshop to be held on 6 & 7 March 2018. Each of the 43 stakeholders who submitted written submissions for the bill will be afforded 20 minutes to make oral representations. Invitation to Stakeholder Consultative Workshop ___ [5 February 2018] Below are [...]

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

2017-11-19T15:00:10+00:00 November 18th, 2017|legislation, snippets|

[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 set of consolidated written responses. Responses to submissions: Chapters 1-9 Responses to submissions: Chapters 10-13 __ [11 September 2017] Submissions we have found: South [...]

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