Section 35 of the Electronic Communications Act retains the previous obligation in respect of the type approval of electronic communications equipment and facilities before they can be used, supplied, sold, offered for sale or leased or hired. On 26 August 2013 ICASA published new Type Approval Regulations.
Type Approval Regulations, 2013
When you receive type approval you will be issued with a certificate setting out the parameters within which the equipment may be used.
This is especially relevant to radio frequency equipment intended for use in the ISM or other licence-exempt frequency spectrum bands where use is subject to power output limitations and observance of standards. Equipment will be type approved if it is capable of use according to these limitations and standards and any modification or change of settings to exceed the limitations will constitute an offence as the equipment is not type-approved to operate at these levels.