[14 May 2021] The deadline for comments on the Proposed Data and Cloud Policy has been extended to 1 June 2021

Extension of invitation to submit written submissions on proposed National Data and Cloud Policy


[3 April 2021] The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has published a Proposed Data and Cloud Policy for comment

Proposed Data and Cloud Policy (1 April 2021)

Comments are due by Tuesday 18 May 2021 and may be submitted by

The document sets out the context of a rapidly-digitising world and proposes policy interventions across the areas listed below to facilitate South Africa’s constructive participation in this world:

  • Digital Infrastructure;
  • Access to Data and Cloud Services
  • Data Protection
  • Competition and trade;
  • Cybersecurity measures;
  • Localisation and cross border data transfer;
  • Governance and institutional mechanisms;
  • Skills and capacity development;
  • Research and innovation; and
  • Human capacity development.