Browsing Archive: July, 2014

Two new Ministers for electronic communications revisted

Posted by LA Thornton on Friday, July 18, 2014,
On 25 May 2014, the President established the new Ministries of Telecommunications and Postal Services and  Communications. 

The Communications Ministry is, according to the President's media statement, to be responsible for communication policy and strategy, information dissemination and publicity, and branding SA abroad, and "will be formed out of" ICASA, the SABC, GCIS, Brand SA and the MDDA. 

On 26 June 2014, the President announced the establishment of the following ministerial cluste...
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Electronic Communications Amendment Act, 2014

Posted by LA Thornton on Friday, July 11, 2014,
On 7 April 2014, the President assented to the Electronic Communications Amendment Act, 2014 (EC Amendment Act).  It came into operation 21 May 2014.  A number of the amendments eliminate anomalies that existing in the previous version of the legislation. Those are not detailed here.  The more substantive changes include the following.
Individual service licences

Licensing

The following language is deleted from the individual service licensing provisions:  “In consideration of the implementati...
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