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ICT Policy, Legislation and Regulation in South Africa
Lisa Thornton Consulting publishes the free ICT Update for clients and friends. If you would like to subscribe, please go to:
Telecommunications Law in South Africa
The book, Telecommunications Law in South Africa, was published in 2006 - the result of a project to develop a text book on telecommunications law in South Africa. The project was developed and implemented by Lisa Thornton with partial funding provided by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
- Numbering Regulation
- Access - Interconnection and Facilities Leasing
- Spectrum Licensing
- Service Licensing
Articles published...EC Act licensee: The cost of compliance versus the cost of non-compliance, published in Quantum, April 2011 and as Communications Law: Costly to comply; even more if you don't in Without Prejudice, Vol 11 No 2, March 2011.
BNA International publishes articles in World Communications Regulation Report by Lisa Thornton on ICT law and regulation in South Africa. Articles are adapted from that series can be downloaded here. This series includes short summaries and analysis of the most important electronic communications regulatory issues.
Papers/Presentations - these documents are adapted from recent conference presentations by Lisa Thornton.
- Electronic Communications Regulatory Review: Proposed Amendments to the Electronic Communications Act - prepared for The Edge Institute and Shuttleworth Foundation, June 2009
- The Changing ICT Regulatory Landscape - Some Proposed Amendments to the Electronic Communications Act - SACCI seminar on “The Changing ICT Regulatory Landscape”, 26 March 2009
- An Ideal Regulatory Framework for Broadband - Broadband Summit, 25 March 2009
Lisa Thornton prepared a regulatory memorandum for the South Africa Foundation for Telecommunications prices in South Africa: An international peer group comparison, April 2005; see also Business Leadership South Africa, South African telecommunications prices: An updated international price comparison, with regulatory recommendations, November 2007
Lisa Thornton assisted the South African Competition Commission with the production this document, The State of Competition in the Telecommunications Sector in South Africa, included in the 2006 Report of the ICN Working Group on Telecommunications, Appendix III, Country Studies.
Lisa Thornton for Business Report, Where legislation stands on personal e-mail in the office, October 15, 2003
Lisa Thornton Inc produced A Guide to Achieving Email Compliance - a South African Perspective in 2005 as a guide to achieving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.