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RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM: ‘NEXT-GENERATI...

The long anticipated ‘next-generation radio frequency spectrum policy for economic development’ has...


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AI DISCUSSION DOCUMENT KICKS OFF ‘PRE-PO...

An AI discussion document circulated at a 5 April 2024 national summit has been unceremoniously post...


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SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT: INPUT SOUGHT ON DRA...

A draft radio frequency migration plan has been gazetted for comment. Once finalised and implemented...


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DYNAMIC, OPPORTUNISTIC SPECTRUM ACCESS,...

ICASA has published an inquiry findings document pointing to the development of regulatory framework...


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MAIL CONVEYANCING REGULATIONS FOUND WANT...

Shortcomings in the 2009 mail conveyancing regulations are outlined in a recent findings document, w...


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FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS ACT: REVISED SCHE...

Recently gazetted revised schedules to the amended Films & Publications Act target pre-elections mis...


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DIGITAL MIGRATION: ICASA ANNOUNCES REGUL...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has gazetted a discussion document as the f...


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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: DRAFT AMENDME...

Input is sought on draft amendments to the 2014 call termination regulations as the next step in a m...


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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: END-USER, SUB...

ICASA is proposing more amendments to the end-user and subscriber service charter regulations, focus...


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ELECTIONS: POLITICAL PARTY BROADCASTING...

Amendments to the political party broadcasting and advertising regulations have been gazetted. They...


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FILMS AND GAMES: DISTRIBUTOR AND EXHIBIT...

Film and game distributors and exhibitors have until 17 March 2024 to meet the Film & Publications B...


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ICASA LOADSHEDDING INQUIRY: MORE TIME FO...

ICASA has reopened its December 2023 call for submissions on the impact of loadshedding on the elect...


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POSTBANK LTD AMENDMENT ACT IN FORCE SOON

The South African Postbank Ltd Amendment Act, 2023, will come into force on 19 February 2024 – enabl...


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SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE: RESERVED SERV...

Postal services stakeholders have been invited to make input into the process of reviewing the perio...


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SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION MARKET INQUIRY: ICAS...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has announced the next step in its signal d...


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MOBILE BROADBAND SERVICE REGULATIONS: IN...

Draft amendments to the 2022 mobile broadband service regulations seek to address ‘some of the issue...


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POSTBANK GETS MORE TIME TO COMPLY WITH S...

Especially given the imminent commencement of South African Social Security Agency card distribution...


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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: ICASA ANNOUNC...

An Independent Communications Authority of South Africa inquiry into the effects of loadshedding on...


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SUBSCRIPTION TV BROADCASTING: ICASA INQU...

Given ‘rapidly changing developments’ in the subscription television broadcasting market, the Indepe...


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GENERAL ELECTIONS: POLITICAL PARTY BROAD...

Draft amendments to the political party broadcast and advertisement regulations have been released f...


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SABC BILL HEADS TO PARLIAMENT

Once in force, a Bill now on its way to Parliament is expected to strengthen the efficiency of SABC...


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FILMS & PUBLICATIONS ACT: INPUT SOUGHT O...

The Film & Publications Board has called for input on two draft guidelines and a draft code of good...


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ICASA GAZETTES MORE SPECTRUM ASSIGNMENT...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has published eight radio frequency spectru...


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AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES: INPUT SOUGHT...

The Department of Communications & Digital Technologies has called for public comments on a set of p...


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SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION SERVICES MARKET INQU...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has called for more stakeholder input for i...


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ICASA CONSUMER ADVISORY PANEL REGULATION...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has gazetted an amended set of regulations...


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ADVERTISING, INFOMERCIAL AND PROGRAMME S...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has gazetted new regulations on advertising...


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FOREIGN FILMS, GAMES AND PUBLICATIONS: D...

The Film & Publication Board has called for input on a draft framework for accrediting films, games...


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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: DRAFT AMENDME...

Input is sought on a draft Electronic Communications Amendment Bill intended, among other things, to...


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DIGITAL MIGRATION: ANALOGUE SWITCH-OFF U...

The Department of Communications & Digital Technologies has issued a media statement on the details...


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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS ACT: ICASA ANN...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced the commencement of t...


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WI-FI SERVICES: ICASA RELEASES MORE SPEC...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has opened the lower 6GHz spectrum band to...


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ICASA AMENDS NUMBERING PLAN REGULATIONS

ICASA has amended its numbering plan regulations.


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END-USER AND SUBSCRIBER SERVICE CHARTER...

The Independent Communications Authority of SA has issued a media statement providing insight into t...


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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: MINISTER ISSU...

Communications & Digital Technologies Minister Mondli Gungubele has directed ICASA to prescribe regu...


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‘DYNAMIC AND OPPORTUNISTIC SPECTRUM MANA...

ICASA has announced the commencement of an inquiry into Phase 2 of the process of developing a dynam...


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SPECTRUM ASSIGNMENT: REGULATIONS FOR THR...

ICASA has gazetted radio frequency spectrum assignment regulations for three bands, with a reasons d...


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SOUND BROADCASTING: FREQUENCY MODULATION...

ICASA has gazetted a findings document and position paper on optimising sound broadcasting frequency...


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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: ICASA AMENDS...

The Electronic Communications Act licensing process and procedure regulations have been amended for...


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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: END-USER & SU...

Amendments to end-user and subscriber service charter regulations under the Electronic Communication...


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MAIL CONVEYANCING REGULATIONS UNDER REVI...

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has called for input on a discussion docume...


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MEDIA & DIGITAL PLATFORMS MARKET INQUIRY...

The Competition Commission has called for input on draft terms of reference for a media and digital...


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SPECTRUM ASSIGNMENT: SECOND CALL FOR INP...

ICASA has called for further input on three draft radio frequency spectrum assignment plans.


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FILM & PUBLICATIONS BOARD GAZETTES DRAFT...

The Film & Publications Board has gazetted draft complaints handling procedures for public comment.


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FILM & PUBLICATIONS ACT REGULATIONS OUT...

Draft Film & Publications Act regulations on licensing processes and procedures have been gazetted f...


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HIGH-DEMAND SPECTRUM: KEY ASSIGNMENT PLA...

ICASA has finalised radio frequency spectrum assignment plans for several bands earmarked for compet...


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