The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

2019-07-09T09:35:29+02:00Jul 9th, 2019|miscellaneous, snippets, Uncategorized|

[9 July 2019] The Information Regulator presented its Annual Performance Plan to the Portfolio Committee for Justice and Correctional Services on 5 July 2019: Information Regulator APP Presentation 5 July 2019 The presentation indicates that the following progress has been made in establishing the Information Regulator (a process which must be completed before the Protection [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2019-07-07T17:16:27+02:00Jul 7th, 2019|snippets, Uncategorized|

[7 July 2019] The DTPS presented its Annual Performance Plan (APP) in Parliament on 3 July 2019, setting out its priorities for the short term (to 31 March 2019) and the medium-term (to 31 March 2021). DTPS APP Presentation 20190703 The DTPS identified the following priorities (not comprehensive): Policies and legislation Digital Development Fund Bill [...]

The (new) Department of Communications

2019-07-08T13:04:18+02:00Jul 6th, 2019|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[7 July 2019] The Department presented its Annual Performance Plan (APP) to the Portfolio Committee for Communications on 3 July 2019. DOC APP Presentation 20190703 ___ [3 March 2019] The Estimate of National Expenditure for the Department of Communications will be its last before it is merged with the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services [...]

Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

2019-04-09T18:48:00+02:00Apr 9th, 2019|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[9 April 2019] The Minister of Communications has published the final terms of reference of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution as well as the names of the first set of appointees to the Commission. Terms of Reference Presidential Commission on 4IR and initial appointees ___ [6 December 2018] Interested parties are invited [...]

ITU Questionnaires

2019-03-05T13:40:32+02:00Mar 5th, 2019|snippets, Uncategorized|

[5 March 2019] ICASA has released  the International Telecommunications Union’s Short Questionnaire on telecommunications statistics for 2018. The Short Questionnaire consists of 14 indicators and covers the period from January 2018 to December 2018. Licensees are required to submit their responses by 22 March 2019 to ictindicators@icasa.org.za. 2018 ITU Short Questionnaire ___ [2 August 2018] [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

2019-03-03T15:04:45+02:00Mar 3rd, 2019|Numbering, Open for comment, snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 March 2019] ICASA has published draft amendments to the Numbering Plan Regulations 2016 intended to harmonise use of the short code 116 for child helpline services. Draft Numbering Plan Amendment Regulations 2018: Short Code 116 for child helpline services Written submissions are due by 12 April 2019 and can be sent to tkhomo@icasa.org.za. This [...]

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 [...]

Dynamic spectrum management in South Africa

2018-10-09T17:20:45+02:00Oct 9th, 2018|frequency, Open for comment, snippets, Uncategorized|

[9 October 2018] ICASA has issued a tender invitation to higher learning and research institutions to submit proposals on the development, implementation, hosting and management of the Reference Geo-Location Spectrum Database (R-GLSD) at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to enable the implementation of the Television White Spaces Regulations. Closing date is 23 October [...]

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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