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Electronic Communications Law Digest

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Updated 4 February 2019

Latest Notices 

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GG No.

Notice No.

Date

Comment

DTPS (note ought to have been DOC)

Appointment of Independent Selection Panel to recommend the executive directors of the Board of the .ZA Domain Name Authority

42203

53

1 Feb

For noting


Ongoing General Regulatory Processes Pending in 2019

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Content

Status

Relevant GG References

ICASA

Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations

Called for written submissions, date extended (by way of letter from ICASA)

42115

ICASA

Draft Ordering System Specification for Number Portability

Called for written submissions

42109

ICASA

Draft Conformity Assessment Framework for Equipment Authorisation – in terms of the Equipment Type Approval Exemption Position Paper (2017)

Called for written submissions, date extended,

42108,42207

ICASA

Notice of intention to amend list of regulated standards for technical equipment and electronic communications facilities

Called for written submissions

42056

ICASA

Notice of intention to conduct market enquiry into mobile broadband services

Called for written submissions

42044

DTPS

Proposed policy directions to ICASA on licensing of Unassigned High Demand Spectrum

Called for written submissions

41935

DOC

Proposed Policy Directive on Introduction of Digital Sound Broadcasting

Called for written submissions

41928

ICASA

Inquiry into the role and responsibilities of ICASA in Cybersecurity – publication of the discussion document

Called for written submissions

41944

ICASA

Must Carry regulatory impact assessment

Questionnaire published

See website

ICASA

Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan 828-830 MHZ and 870-875 MHz

Public hearings

41848

Dept. of Economic Development

Competition Amendment Bill

To be introduced in Parliament

41756

ICASA

End User and Subscriber Service Charter Amendment Regulations

Regulations and Reasons Document therefor

According to the Settlement agreement between ICASA and Cell C – these are to come into force after 28 Feb 2019.

41613, 41696

DTPS

Intended introduction of the Ikamva National E-Skills Institute Bill, 2018 to the National Assembly

Notification given

41581

ICASA

Regulatory Framework for Community Broadcasting –Draft Regulations

Called for written submissions, submission date extended, hearings held

41561, N. 173, 41611, N232.

41748

ICASA

Discussion Document on Digital Sound Broadcasting

Called for written submissions, hearings held

41534 N. 161,

41738, N.645

DTPS

ECA Amendment Bill [B31 of 2018]

Notice of intention to introduce it in Parliament, hearings held.

 

DOC

Draft Films and Publications Board Tariffs Review

Called for written submissions – 10 November

41142, date clarified in an email

ICASA

Inquiry into Subscription TV Broadcasting Services

Called for written submissions, date extended twice – 4 December. Oral Hearings held

41070, 41102 (erratum), 41155, 41192

Competition Commission

Notice of an Enquiry into Data Services

Called for written submissions

41054

ICASA

Discussion Doc: Equity Ownership by Disadvantaged Groups and the Application of the ICT Sector Code

Hearings – May

40759, 40915, 41506, 41587

ICASA

ITA for a composite licence ie Commercial Subscription TV Service and applicable Mux 3 frequencies

Call for applications, happened twice

41377, 41799

ICASA

ITA for a composite licence ie Commercial FTA TV Service and applicable Mux 3 frequencies

Applications received, invited written comments, additional info received, invited written comments, hearings held

40652, 40862, 40968 N512, N513, N151, 41494 N125, 41989, 42031 N700.

Dept of Justice and Constitutional Development

Draft Code of Administrative Good Conduct to provide administrators with practical guidelines and information for efficient administration

Called for written submissions

40540

Dept. of Justice and Constitutional Development

Prevention and Combatting of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

To be introduced in the National Assembly

40367, 41543.

DTI

Intellectual Property Consultative Framework

Called for representations

40262

ICASA

Enquiry into the competitiveness of the subscription TV services market

ICASA has published corrections to the notice about the process

40133, 40256

Dept of Economic Development – Competition Commission

Draft Guidelines on Assessment of Public Interest Provisions in Merger Regulations

Called for written comments

39560

DOC

Films and Publications Amendment Bill

Approved by National Assembly [B37B – 2015]

39322

ICASA

Discussion Document on use of the V and E Bands

Called for written comments

39180

GSIS

Draft Marketing, Advertising and Communication Sector Charter

Called for written comments

39175

Parliament

Notice of intent to introduce a Private Members Bill on Draft Protection of Critical Infrastructure Bill

Called for written comments

39147

Dept of Justice

Invitation to comment on Draft Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill

Closing date 30 Nov 2015

39161

ICASA

ITA for spectrum on Multiplex 3 to provide commercial subscription television broadcasting services

Third ITA issued with no reference to previous iterations/processes

gg 39191, 39797, 41362 N. 983,

41377 N.7

DOC

Draft Community Broadcasting Support Scheme

Requested written submissions

38947

Film and Publications Board

Draft Online Regulation Policy

Requested written submissions

38531

ICASA

Draft Regs - Code for Persons with Disabilities

Requested additional written submissions

38211, 41265, 41345

DOC

Call for Proposals on Broadcasting Policy Review

Requested written submissions, issued Discussion Paper

38206, 41738, N. 358, 41803

DTPS

Proposed amendment of Alternative Dispute Resolution Regs under the ECT Act

Requested written submissions

38128, 40428

USAASA

Draft Recommendations for Qualifying Criteria for Set Top Box Scheme of Ownership and Support

Requested written submissions

38134

ICASA

Draft International Mobile Telecommunications Roadmap – request for comments

Requested written submissions, twice.

Public hearings held

37948, 39301, 42021 N683.

ICASA

Competition in ICT Sector Enquiry

Public hearings held

37456, 37990

ICASA

Cost to Communicate Programme

Initiated

36532

ICASA

Framework for toll-free services ( ie 080 numbers)

Public hearings held

36722, 36821

ICASA

Draft Bitstream and shared/full loop access Regulations.

Published explanatory memorandum and requested comments thereon

36705, 36840, 37121,

 

ICASA

Number Portability Regulations

Finalised in 2018 but without coming into force – still requires clarity

41949

Electronic Communications-Related Legislation and Regulations Enacted and Position Papers Finalised 2019

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GG No.

Notice No.

Date

ICASA

Fees and charges for Postal Services

42193

65

28 Jan


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While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided in this Electronic Communications Law Digest, neither Justine Limpitlaw nor the Wits LINK Centre can be held responsible for any omissions or for errors contained herein.

 

 

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