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Another attempt to unscramble the egg - Two new ministries for electronic communications revisited

Posted by LA Thornton on Monday, December 8, 2014,
On December 2 2014, the President published a proclamation re-assigning the administration of powers and functions of the ICASA Act and EC Act to the now separate Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

This new attempt to unscramble the egg is a far better attempt than the original notice.  However, difficulties remain. 

ICASA Act

The MoC has the authority in terms of section 14A of the ICASA Act to approve the appointment of experts by ICASA (in cert...
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Re-imagining Policy for ICTs (and broadcasting)

Posted by LA Thornton on Tuesday, November 18, 2014,
On 14 November 2014, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services published the 299 page National Integrated ICT Policy Discussion Paper.  Comments are due by 15 January 2015.

The paper covers a wide range of issues.  Below is the outline of the Paper presented in its introductory chapter.

Key Principles and Approaches - identifies key principles and issues that affect all ICT related sectors, including core regulatory principles, green ICT policies and approaches to ensuring an open ...
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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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Two new Ministers for electronic communications

Posted by LA Thornton on Thursday, May 29, 2014,
The President announced, on 25 May 2014, the establishment of the Minstry of Telecommunications and Postal Services and the new Communications Ministry to be responsible for communication policy and strategy, information dissemination and publicity, and branding SA abroad. 

Dr Siyabonga Cwele is the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services and Ms Hlengiwe Mkhize the Deputy Minister.

Ms Faith Muthambi is the Minister of Communications and Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams the Deputy Minister...
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