Browsing Archive: May, 2014

ICASA Amendment Act, 2014

Posted by LA Thornton on Friday, May 30, 2014,
On 7 April 2014, the President assented to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Act, 2014 (ICASA Amendment Act).  It came into operation 10 May 2014.  Some of the provisions that are noteworthy include the following.

Extended scope of ICASA - Electronic Transactions

ICASA regulates the electronic communications industries, including telecommunications and broadcasting.  In 2006, its role was expanded to postal matters.  The Amendment Act again expands the role of I...
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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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Call Termination - Market Review 2014

Posted by LA Thornton on Thursday, May 22, 2014,
ICASA, in response to the court ruling that its 2014 call termination regulations were invalid, called on all ECNS and ECS licensees to respond to four questionnaires.  Included is an information request in respect of a section 4B market inquiry into VoIP.  The completed questionnaires are due 13 June 2014.  The deadline for the call termination questionnaires is 20 June 2014 and for the VoIP questionnaire, 3 July 2014.

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ICASA Amendment Act comes into force

Posted by LA Thornton on Thursday, May 22, 2014,
The President determined 10 May 2014 the day the ICASA Amendment Act came into force.

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