[14 July 2020] The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) has issued a policy direction which gives a green light for ICASA to develop a regulatory framework and issue licences for digital sound broadcasting (“DSB”) services in South Africa.
[3 April 2019] ICASA has finalised its inquiry into digital sound broadcasting (“DSB”) services in South Africa.
In short, ICASA supports the introduction of DSB in South Africa and will proceed with setting applicable standards and licensing once the policy directive process (see post below) has been finalised.
[1 October 2018] The Minister of Communications has issued a policy directive on the introduction of Digital Sound Broadcasting (DSB) in South Africa. Interested parties are invited to provide written comments on the directive for the attention of: Mr. Wonder Wonder Dlangamandla (Chief Director: Technology and Engineering Services) per email email@example.com. The policy directive can be found at the following link:
[29 June 2018] ICASA will be holding public hearings wherein the twenty interested parties who responded to the Discussion Document will be making oral representations on 11-13 July 2018, the schedule for which can found at the following link:
[19 April 2018] ICASA is launching an inquiry into digital sound broadcasting (“DSB”) services in South Africa. The inquiry will examine the prospects of implementing such services, with particular focus on the manner in which this implementation could improve spectrum efficiency and management.
Interested parties are invited to provide submissions on the Discussion Document on DSB by 16h00, 6 June 2018 for the attention of Mr. Ndumiso Dana / firstname.lastname@example.org.