The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013

2018-12-14T15:44:04+00:00Dec 14th, 2018|miscellaneous, snippets, Uncategorized|

[14 December 2018] Final regulations under the Protection of Personal Information Act have been published in the Government Gazette of 14 December 2018. Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information, 2018 Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information, 2018 (Afrikaans) __ [4 May 2018] The Information Regulator formed under POPI presented in Parliament [...]

Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

2018-12-12T22:20:44+00:00Dec 7th, 2018|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[6 December 2018] Interested parties are invited to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), as announced in the 2018 State of the Nation Address (then 'the Digital Industrial Revolution Commission'). Call for Nominations Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution Concept Document - Presidential [...]

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

2018-11-16T15:10:58+00:00Nov 16th, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[16 November 2018] Responses by the Department to questions posed in respect of the SA Connect presentation can be found at the link below. DTPS responses ___ [6 November 2018] The Department presented a further update on the implementation of phase 1 of SA Connect. It is noteworthy that this presentation is far more detailed [...]

Dynamic spectrum management in South Africa

2018-10-09T17:20:45+00:00Oct 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 [...]

Domain name management

2018-09-18T15:32:47+00:00Sep 17th, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[17 September 2018] ZADNA has released a .za Registrar Fee review notice for comments, feedback and/or proposals regarding the review of the wholesale fee that applies to the .za second level domains. ZADNA members, .ZA SLD Registry Operators, .ZA Registrars, Registrants (i.e. holders of domain names), the South African Internet Community and the South African [...]

Broadcasting: Invitation to Apply for MUX 3 capacity

2018-08-03T16:51:18+00:00Aug 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 [...]

ITU Questionnaires

2018-08-02T10:42:58+00:00Aug 2nd, 2018|snippets, Uncategorized|

[2 August 2018] ICASA has released  the International Telecommunications Union’s Long Questionnaire on telecommunications statistics for 2017. The Long Questionnaire consists of 14 sections and 69 indicators and covers the period from January 2017 to December 2017. Licensees are required to submit their responses by 24 August 2018 to ictindicators@icasa.org.za. Any queries can be directed to Mr [...]

Numbering Plan Regulations 2016

2018-05-21T13:47:59+00:00May 21st, 2018|Numbering, snippets, Uncategorized|

[21 May 2018] ICASA has requested that all relevant licensees provide progress reports on the migration of machine related services to the 14-digit numbering block specified for this purpose in the interval leading up to the 28 September 2018 deadline. The three reports should adhere to the format as per the Notice below and should [...]

The (new) Department of Communications

2018-05-09T13:52:11+00:00May 9th, 2018|policy, snippets, Uncategorized|

[9 May 2018] Report of the Portfolio Committee on Communications - Budget Vote 3: Communications ___ [17 April 2018] Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Communications: Department of Communications Strategic Plan 2018.19 - 2020.21 ___ [28 February 2018] The Estimate of National Expenditure for the Department for the period 2018/19 - 2020/21 reveals that the [...]

ICASA 5G Forum

2018-05-23T16:45:25+00:00May 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+00:00Nov 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+00:00Nov 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

South Africa at WRC 2015

2016-12-09T14:55:33+00:00Apr 3rd, 2016|frequency, snippets, Uncategorized|

[3 April 2016] A release from the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services notes that the 41 person strong SA delegation to WRC 2015 “played a significant role in securing major outcomes for spectrum management to be integrated into national regulatory arrangements over the next 12 months”. Outcomes of WRC-2015 in Geneva, Switzerland Final Acts WRC-15 [...]

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