Policy constitutes the context in which legislation and regulation are implemented. Policy competence resides in the hands of the Minister of Communications and ICASA is required to take this into account when drafting regulations under the Electronic Communications Act.
[11 April 2019] The South African Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper on sexual offences (pornography and children) for comment. This is a continuation from the issue paper referred to below and, importantly, includes [...]
[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 [...]
[3 April 2019] ICASA has finalised its inquiry into digital sound broadcasting ("DSB") services in South Africa. Findings Document and Position Paper on the use of Digital Sound Broadcasting in South Africa In short, ICASA [...]
[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 later this year. Vote 03 Communications: [...]
[13 February 2019] We have been provided with a copy of the letter effecting the withdrawal of the Bill. Letter to Portfolio Committee Chair 12 February 2019 The letter suggests that: the Department has already [...]
[16 November 2018] The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services, following a number of deliberations on the Bill has recommended that the redrafted Bill be adopted by the House. The Bill has been amended [...]