South Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

2020-10-25T12:10:54+02:00Oct 23rd, 2020|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[23 October 2020] The report of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (PC4IR) has been gazetted. Report of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution ___ [18 July 2020] The National Planning Commission has released a Draft Paper - "Digital Futures: South Africa's readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution" for public comment. [...]

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

2020-10-22T22:06:48+02:00Oct 22nd, 2020|miscellaneous, snippets, Uncategorized|

[22 October 2020] Information Regulator Presentation Quarterly Performance 8 October 2020 ___ [22 July 2020] The Information Regulator has published draft guidelines on the registration of information officers for public comment. Draft Guidelines on the Registration of Information Officers The deadline for submissions is 16 August 2020 (16h00) and can be directed to NNemasisi@justice.gov.za ___ [...]

Digital and Future Skills Strategy for South Africa

2020-10-11T17:05:26+02:00Oct 10th, 2020|4IR, snippets, Uncategorized|

[10 October 2020] Overview Digital and Future Skills Strategy South Africa September 2020 ___ [27 September 2020] The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published a final National Digital and Future Skills Strategy for South Africa. National Digital and Future Skills Strategy South Africa 23 September 2020  This Strategy sets out a structured series of [...]

ITU Questionnaires

2020-09-08T13:06:03+02:00Sep 8th, 2020|snippets, Uncategorized|

[8 September 2020] ICASA has released  the ITU World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Long Questionnaire 2019. The Long Questionnaire consists of 14 sections and 75 indicators and covers the period from January 2019 to December 2019. Licensees are required to submit their responses by 25 September 2020 to ictindicators@icasa.org.za. Any queries can be directed to Mr Vincent [...]

Dynamic spectrum management in South Africa

2020-08-18T12:50:09+02:00Aug 18th, 2020|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[18 August 2020] ICASA has published a notice advising that the Regulations on the Use of Television White Spaces, 2018 (“the Regulations”), published on 23 March 2018 will come into force on 1 April 2021. Notice regarding the commencement date of the regulations on the use of television white spaces 2018 ___ [20 July 2020] [...]

National State of Disaster due to COVID-19 – South African Telecommunications Sector

2020-10-15T19:27:14+02:00Jul 12th, 2020|ICASA, licensing, News, policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

Telecoms-specific content | Telecoms-specific regulations | Documents and processes needed to provide essential services | General regulations | ICASA and other organisations | Miscellaneous links | Ongoing updates Telecoms-specific content Ellipsis Advisory - Lockdown and Telecommunications Companies Ellipsis - COVID-19 [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

2020-04-16T14:23:29+02:00Apr 16th, 2020|Numbering, Open for comment, snippets, Uncategorized|

[16 April 2020] ICASA has published the Numbering Plan Amendment Regulations, 2020 which will come into force three months from the date of publication in the government gazette (15 April 2020). Numbering Plan Amendment Regulations, 2020 ___ [3 March 2019] ICASA has published draft amendments to the Numbering Plan Regulations 2016 intended to harmonise use [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2019-12-17T19:00:11+02:00Dec 17th, 2019|snippets, Uncategorized|

[17 December 2019] The Department provided Parliament with an overview of international ICT agreements entered into with other countries since 2017. DTPS on International ICT Agreements entered into since 2017 __ [8 September 2019] The DTPS presented on its performance for the 4th quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year on 3 September 2019. DTPS Quarter [...]

The (new) Department of Communications

2019-09-09T09:45:48+02:00Sep 7th, 2019|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[7 September 2019] The Department of Communications updated Parliament on its progress in implementing its Annual Performance Plan on 3 September 2019. DOC - 2019_20 Quarter 1 Performance Report Presentation __ [7 July 2019] The Department presented its Annual Performance Plan (APP) to the Portfolio Committee for Communications on 3 July 2019. DOC APP Presentation [...]

Domain name management

2019-02-04T10:20:57+02:00Feb 4th, 2019|snippets, Uncategorized|

[4 February 2019] The Minister of Communications has appointed members to the independent selection panel that will select the non-executive directors of the .ZADNA (ZA Domain Name Authority) from the various nominations previously received. Independent selection panel Advertisement for non-executive directors (revised) Advertisement for non-executive directors (original) ___ [17 September 2018] ZADNA has released a [...]

Broadcasting: Invitation to Apply for MUX 3 capacity

2018-08-03T16:51:18+02:00Aug 3rd, 2018|broadcasting / DTT, snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 August 2018] ICASA is inviting applications for the radio frequency spectrum for the purposes of providing a commercial subscription broadcasting service. The successful applicant will be assigned 45% capacity of the third multiplex (MUX3) to provide the service. Invitation to Apply 2018 ICASA Media Release ___ [16 September 2015] ICASA has issued out an Invitation [...]

ICASA 5G Forum

2018-05-23T16:45:25+02:00May 23rd, 2017|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[23 May 2018] ICASA will be supporting the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) in hosting the 5th Annual 5G Huddle, to be held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. The event will take place from from 29 to 30 May 2018 in Durban. Further details can be found in the ICASA press release [...]

ISPs tell mobile networks to open up | TechCentral

2016-11-07T10:07:53+02:00Nov 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) on Monday called on South Africa’s mobile operators to “embrace the open-access spirit” of government’s national integrated ICT policy white paper by launching “genuine wholesale service offerings”. This, the association said Source: ISPs tell mobile networks to open up | TechCentral

White paper ‘broadly positive’: ISP body | TechCentral

2016-11-02T11:09:01+02:00Nov 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

A body that represents the bulk of South Africa’s Internet service provider community has described government’s national integrated ICT policy white paper as “broadly positive”, but warned against lack of proper implementation. The white paper, which has Source: White paper ‘broadly positive’: ISP body | TechCentral

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