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Electronic Communications Law Digest

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1 March 2024 Digest

Latest Notices 

Body

Content

GG No.

Notice No.

Date

Comment

ICASA

Draft Amendments to End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations

50241

4449

29 Feb

Written submissions by 15 April


Ongoing General Regulatory Processes Pending in 2024

Body

Content

Status

Relevant GG References

ICASA

Draft Amendments to End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations

Called for written submissions

50241N4449

DCDT

Review of the Exclusivity Period for the South African Post Office.

Called for written submissions

50077N4333

ICASA

Draft Amendments to the Mobile Broadband Services Regulations 2021

Called for written submissions

49987N2275

ICASA

Draft Amendment of Numbering Plan Regulations

Called for written submissions

43929N2038

Competition Commission

Media and Digital Platforms Market Inquiry

Final Terms of Reference Published

49309N3880

FPB

Draft Regulatory Instruments of the FPB

Called for written submissions, date extended informally

49140N3798

Justice and Constitutional Development

Regulation of Interception of Communications and the Provision of Communications-related Information Act, 2002

Called for written submissions, twice

49079N1942

49189N1990

DCDT

Proposed Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2022

Called for written submissions, date extended

48841N3567

N49073N3748

DCDT

Draft Accreditation Framework for Films, Games and Publications classified under a foreign or international system in terms of section 18D

Called for written submissions

48841N3568

ICASA

Cost-modelling phase re: review of the pro-competitive conditions imposed on relevant licensees in terms of the call termination regulations.

Notice of process published

48660N3466

ICASA

Discussion Document on Dynamic Spectrum Access and Opportunistic Spectrum Management

Called for written submissions, date extended

48352, 48640

 

ICASA

Impact of load-shedding on Communications Sector

Called for participation in consultation, establishment of a Council Committee

Recalled for written submissions in the form of a questionnaire twice

Emailed Statements

49795N4139

50135N4377

ICASA

Notice of Intention to Conduct an Inquiry on the Review of the Regulations of the Conveyance of Mail, 2009

Called for written submissions

48254

DCDT

Publication of the Explanatory Memorandum of the SA Post Office Soc Ltd Amendment Bill

Called for written submissions

48149

DCDT

Draft Regulatory Instruments Published for Public Comment

Called for written submissions

47822N2922

47822N2921

GCIS

Invitation to comment on the Marketing, Advertising and Communications (MAC) Charter Sector Code

Called for written submissions

47804

DCDT

Next Generation Spectrum Policy for Economic Development

Called for written submissions

46873

ICASA

Invitation to pre-register for Community TV Service and Radio Frequency Spectrum for DTT Multiplex 1

Called for pre-registration, date extended, qualifying applicants announced

46629, 47832, press release

DCDT

Draft .ZA Registry and Registrar Licensing Procedures

Called for written submissions

46264 N2039

DCDT

Publication of Explanatory Memorandum on the SA Postbank Amendment Bill

 

46204 N955

DCDT

Draft SA Post Office Amendment Bill

Called for written submissions

46250

ICASA

Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for International Mobile Telecommunications

Called for written representations

46160 N1961-1970.

ICASA

Proposed policy amendment of Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on the Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network

Called for written representations

46031

FPB

Draft Classification Guidelines for Films, Games and Certain Publications

Called for written representations

45859, N1717

ICASA

Draft Amendments to the Process and Procedures Regulations for Class Licences

Called for written representations

45849

ICASA

Notice of Intention to Conduct an Inquiry into Long Term Spectrum Outlook – Consultation Document and Template

Called for written representations

45690, N. 738

DJCD

Draft Amendment of Protection of Personal Information Regulations

Called for written submissions

45120

ICASA

Market Enquiry into Signal Distribution Services

Questionnaire to be completed, submissions on Discussion Doc, Additional Info Requested, Additional Discussion Doc published for comment

45172, 46255 N986

49049 N1932

50069 N2298.

DCDT

Draft SABC Bill

Called for written submissions, public hearings held, Approved by Cabinet and introduced in Parliament

Call for written submissions on introduced Bill by 15 Jan

44865

39391

Advert in press

Date Extended – Notice by PPCCDT

DCDT

Draft National Data and Cloud Policy

Invited written comment, date extended

44411 N.309

44568

ICASA

ITA: To participate in a qualifying process to operate as a secondary geo-location service provider

Invited applications

44206

DCDT

Draft White Paper on Audio and Audio-Visual Content Services Policy Framework

Invited written comment, date extension, Second Draft Published and written comments invited, date extended

43797, 43938 N1267,

49052 N1934

49245N3856

DCDT

Draft Film and Publications Amendment Regulations 2020

Invited written comment

43495, N361

Dept. of Economic Development

Competition Amendment Bill

In Parliament

41756

DCDT

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

Notification given

41581

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. Oral Hearings held, called for comments on draft Findings Doc, date extended twice: 4 Oct, hearings in Jan held, new questionnaire issued, date for submission extended

41070, 41102 (erratum), 41155, 41192, 42391 N573, 42520 N895, 42673 N1129.

43872 N625

49646N4050.

49936N4209

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

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

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

DCDT

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

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,

 

Electronic Communications-Related Legislation and Regulations Enacted, and Position Papers Finalised, in 2024

Body

Content

GG No.

Notice No.

Date

ICASA

Fees and Charges for Postal Services to apply from 1 April 2024

50097

4343

7 Feb

Presidency

Post Bank Limited Amendment Act comes into force on 19 February 2024

50126

152

15 Feb

DCDT

FPB Regulations: Obligations on Distributors

50138

4383

16 Feb

DCDT

FPB Tariff Regulations

50138

4384

16 Feb

ICASA

Amendment to the National and Provincial Party Election Broadcasts and Political Advertisements Regulations

50204

4443

26 Feb


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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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