Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005; Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002; Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999; Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000 & Regulations

Further Legislative Developments

  • Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA):

    Expiry of Individual Electronic Communications Network Services (I-ECNS) and Individual Electronic Communications Services (I-ECS) Licences issued to Kawuleza Connect (Pty) Ltd published (GenN 359 in GG 41738 of 29 June 2018) (p97)

  • Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999:
    Notice of intention to commence with the review of the public broadcasting policy and request for submission of written proposals on issues for consideration published (GenN 358 in GG 41738 of 29 June 2018) (p96), extension of due date (GenN 423 in GG 41803 of 27 July 2018) (p4)
  • Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000:
    ICASA code of conduct for premium rated services regulations published (GN 1376 in GG 40402 of 4 November 2016) (p124) and reasons document published (GN 126 in GG 40621 of 17 February 2017) (p49)
    Regulatory Position on Equipment Type Approval Exemption published (GenN 248 in GG 40733 of 31 March 2017) (p311)
    Position paper on the framework for dynamic and opportunistic spectrum management published (GenN 282 in GG 40772 of 7 April 2017) (p684)
    Guidelines for confidentiality request in terms of s. 4D published (GN 849 in GG 41839 of 17 August 2018) (p84)
  • Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Regulations amended (GN 1246 in GG 41237 of 10 November 2017) (p209)
    National e-Government Strategy and Roadmap published (GenN 886 in GG 41241 of 10 November 2017) (p4)
    National e-Strategy: Digital Society South Africa published (GenN 887 in GG 41242 of 10 November 2017) (p4)
  • Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005:
    Amendment Standard Terms and Conditions for Individual Broadcasting Services, 2016 amended (GenN 699 in GG 40372 of 26 October 2016) (p4)
    Radio Frequency Spectrum Amendment Regulations, 2016 published and Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations, 2015 amended (GenN 781 in GG 40436 of 22 November 2016) (p4)
    Administrative fees in relation to service licences increased with effect from 1 April 2017 (GenN 232 in GG 40704 of 17 March 2017) (p4)
    Type Approval Regulations, 2013: Revised Type Approval fees published (GN 268 in GG 40715 of 23 March 2017) (p4)
    Radio Frequency Spectrum Licence Fee Amendment Regulations, 2015: Annual radio frequency spectrum licence fees published with effect from 1 April 2017 (GenN 237 in GG 40719 of 24 March 2017) (p4)
    Numbering Plan Amendment Regulations, 2017 published and Numbering Plan Regulations, 2016 amended (GenN 240 in GG 40723 of 27 March 2017) (p4)
    Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations published and GenN 1113 in GG 30273 of 10 September 2007 repealed (GenN 241 in GG 40725 of 28 March 2017) (p4)
    Call Termination Amendment Regulations, 2017 published with effect from 1 October 2017 (GenN 729 in GG 41132 of 22 September 2017) (p194)
    Call Termination Second Amendment Regulations, 2017 published (GenN 811 in GG 41167 of 6 October 2017) (p4)
    Final Information and Communication Technology Small, Medium and Micro-enterprise Development Strategy published (GN 1252 in GG 41243 of 10 November 2017) (p4)
    Radio Frequency Spectrum Licence Fee Amendment Regulations, 2015: Annual radio frequency spectrum licence fees published with effect from 1 April 2018 (GenN 156 in GG 41516 of 22 March 2018) (p4)
    Final radio frequency spectrum assignment plans for various frequency bands published (GenNs 145, 146, 148 & 149 in GG 41512 of 23 March 2018) (pp 1893, 1903, 1931 and 1942)
    Regulations on the use of Television White Spaces, 2018 published with effect from a date to be determined (GenN 147 in GG 41512 of 23 March 2018) (p1913)
    Increase of administrative fees in relation to service licences published with effect from 1 April 2018 (GenN 143 in GG 41510 of 20 March 2018) (p4)
    Number Portability Regulations, 2018 published with effect from a date to be determined (GN 392 in GG 41538 of 28 March 2018) (p4)
    Increase of administrative fees in relation to type approval published with effect from 1 April 2018 (GN 415 in GG 41556 of 3 April 2018) (p4)
    National Radio Frequency Plan 2018 published and the South African Band Re-Planning Exercise (SABRE 1) published in GenN 759 in GG 17983 of 6 May 1997, the South African Bands Re-Planning Exercises (SABRE II) published in GenN 1920 in GG 22619 of 29 August 2001, the South African Table of Frequency Allocations 2004 published in GenN 1442 in GG 26584 of 15 July 2004, the National Radio Frequency Plan published in GenN 727 in GG 33409 of 30 July 2010 and the National Radio Frequency Plan 2013 published in GenN 354 in GG 36336 of 28 June 2013 repealed (GenN 266 in GG 41650 of 25 May 2018) (p239)
    End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Amendment Regulations, 2018 published with effect from one month after publication (GenN 233 in GG 41613 of 7 May 2018) (p4) and suspension of the effective date (GN 582 in GG 41696 of 11 June 2018) (p4)
    Call Termination Amendment Regulations, 2018 published with effect from 1 October 2018 (GN R1016 in GG 41943 of 28 September 2018) (p4)

Proposed Future Developments

  • Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000:
    Extension of the closing date for written submissions on the discussion document regarding the inquiry into subscription television broadcasting services as published under GenN 642 in GG 41070 of 25 August 2017 and corrected by GenN 707 in GG 41102 of 7 September 2017 published (GenN 827 in GG 41192 of 20 October 2017) (p4)
    Discussion document on equity ownership by historically disadvantaged groups and the application of the ICT Sector Code in the ICT Sector published for comment (GenN 274 in GG 40759 of 31 March 2017) (p4) and closing date for comment extended (GenN 460 in GG 40915 of 13 June 2017) (p4)
    Discussion document to identify priority markets in the electronic communications sector (GenN 71 in GG 41466 of 16 February 2018) (p4)
    Findings Document on Regulatory Framework for Community Broadcasting published (GenN 173 in GG 41561 of 6 April 2018) (p178)
    Draft Regulations for Community Broadcasting Services: Radio and Television published for comment (GenN 173 in GG 41561 of 6 April 2018) (p266), notice of intention to extend the due date for the submission of comments published (GenN 232 in GG 41611 of 4 May 2018) (p4) and notice of public hearings published (GenN 365 in GG 41748 of 2 July 2018) (p4)
  • Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005:
    Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2018 [B31-2018]
    Draft Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2018
    , notice of intention to introduce and explanatory summary published for comment (GenN 530 in GG 41880 of 31 August 2018) (p4)
    National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper published (GN 1212 in GG 40325 of 3 October 2016) (p4)
    Draft update of the National Radio Frequency Plan published for comment (GenN 861 in GG 40480 of 9 December 2016) (p185) and comment period extended (GenN 31 in GG 40567 of 20 January 2017) (p4)
    Notice of intention to review the pro-competitive conditions imposed on licensees in terms of the Call Termination Regulations, 2014 published in GenN 844 in GG 38042 of 30 September 2014 and request for information published (GN 102 in GG 40603 of 8 February 2017) (p4)
    Proposed End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Amendment Regulations 2017 published for comment (GN 822 in GG 41030 of 7 August 2017) (p4)
    Extension of the closing date for written submissions on the Subscription Television Broadcasting Inquiry Discussion Document published (GenN 754 in GG 41138 of 27 September 2017) (p4)
    Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans for various frequency bands published for comment (GenN 648 in GG 41082 of 1 September 2017 (p506), GenNs 781-788 in GG 41164 of 6 October 2017 (pp 107, 118, 133, 144, 154, 164, 174 & 186 and GenN 971 in GG 41350 of 22 December 2017 (p112)) and further comment (GenN 980 in GG 41358 of 22 December 2017) (p4)
    Draft End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Amendment Regulations 2017 and Explanatory Note published for comment (GenN 901 in GG 41263 of 17 November 2017) (p4)
    Draft code for persons with disabilities regulations published for further comment (GenN 902 in GG 41265 of 20 November 2017) (p4) and comment period extended (GenN 970 in GG 41345 of 19 December 2017) (p4)
    Draft second update of the Terrestrial Broadcasting Frequency Plan 2013 published in GenN 298 in GG 36321 of 2 April 2013 published for comment (GenN 982 in GG 41362 of 29 December 2017) (87)
    Discussion Document on Digital Sound Broadcasting published for comment (GenN 161 in GG 41534 of 29 March 2018) (p670) and notice of public hearings published (GN 645 in GG 41738 of 29 June 2018) (p84)
    Draft Call Termination Amendment Regulations, 2018 published for comment (GenN 489 in GG 41845 of 16 August 2018) (p4)
    Type Approval Regulations, 2013: Notice of intention to dispose of equipment confiscated between 2000 and June 2018 published for comment by affected parties (GenN 503 in GG 41867 of 28 August 2018) (p4)
    Draft National and Provincial Party Elections Broadcasts and Political Advertisements Amendment Regulations, 2018 and explanatory memorandum published for comment (GN 905 in GG 41870 of 31 August 2018) (p55)
    Proposed Policy and Policy Directions to the Authority on Licensing of Unassigned High Demand Spectrum published for comment (GN 1003 in GG 41935 of 27 September 2018) (p4)
    Proposed Policy Directive on the Introduction of Digital Sound Broadcasting (DSB) in South Africa published for comment (GN 995 in GG 41928 of 28 September 2018) (p15)

 

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