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Electronic Communications Law Digest

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17 June 2022 Digest

Latest Notices 

Body

Content

GG No.

Notice No.

Date

Comment

ICASA

Power FM – Renewal Application

46544

1085

14 June

Written representations due within 14 working days


Ongoing General Regulatory Processes Pending in 2022

Body

Content

Status

Relevant GG References

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

Discussion Document on Optimising FM Sound Broadcasting

Called for written representations

46152

ICASA

Draft End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Amendment Regulations

Issued explanatory memorandum and called for written representations

46153, 46154

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

ICASA

Draft Numbering Plan Regulations

Called for written representations

46080

ICASA

Draft Individual Licence Processes and Procedures Amendment Regulations

Called for written representations

46084

ICASA

Draft Individual Standard Terms Amendment Regulations

Called for written representations

46050

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

ICASA

Draft Implementation of the Radio Frequency Migration Plan and IMT Roadmap

Called for written submissions

45690. N 739

ICASA

Invitation to Pre-Register for Community Sound Broadcasting and Spectrum Licences

Called for pre-registrations

45650

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

45172, 46255 N986

DCDT

Draft SABC Bill

Called for written submissions, public hearings held

44865

ICASA

Draft National Radio Frequency Plan 2021 for Public Consultation

Called for written submissions

44803

DCDT

Draft National Data and Cloud Policy

Invited written comment, date extended

44411 N.309

44568

ICASA

Review of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (Advertising, Infomercials and Sponsorship) Regulations

Invited written comment on Discussion Doc, public hearings held, Findings Doc Published and Draft Regulations, Hearings

44333 N 264.

44728

46211 N 959

46521 N 2148

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

43797, 43938 N1267,

DCDT

Draft Policy and Policy Direction on the Rapid Deployment of Electronic Communications and Facilities

Invited written comment

43537, N800

DCDT

Draft Film and Publications Amendment Regulations 2020

Invited written comment

43495, N361

ICASA

Inviting applications for community TV broadcasting services and radio spectrum licences on Mux 1 – 22 licences are available.

Invited written comment, date extended, invited comment on applications

43088, N163

43113, N199

43766, N 533

44401, N 142

ICASA

Draft Amendment of Rain Network’s Universal Service and Access Obligations

Invited written comment

43095, N311

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,

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

43872 N625

Competition Commission

Notice of an Enquiry into Data Services, provisional finding report released

Called for written submissions

41054, report

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

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

DOC

Draft Community Broadcasting Support Scheme

Requested written submissions

38947

Film and Publications Board

Draft Online Regulation Policy

Requested written submissions

38531

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 2022

Body

Content

GG No.

Notice No.

Date

ICASA

Fees and charges for reserved postal services

45780

1686

19 Jan

ICASA

Publication of qualified list of bidders for the provision of mobile broadband wireless access services – IMT 700, 800, 2600 and 3500

45939

844

21 Feb

Presidency

Proclamation of the Coming into Force of the Films and Publications Amendment Act, 2019

45959

52

25 Feb

Dept of Cooperative Governance

Extension of National State of Disaster (Covid-19)

46042

1875

14 March

ICASA

Amendment of Complaints and Compliance Committee Procedure Regulations

46091

917

25 March

ICASA

Sentech – Universal Service and Access Obligations

46092

918

25 March

ICASA

Findings Document: Review of 2014 Pro-Competitive Remedies Imposed on Licensees in terms of 2014 Call Termination Regulations

46107

1937

28 Mar

ICASA

Equipment Authorisation Regulations – Reasons Doc

46145

1948

31 March

ICASA

Equipment Authorisation Regulations

46145

1949

31 March

ICASA

Must Cary Amendment Regulations

46148

1951

31 March

ICASA

Must Cary Amendment Regulations – Reasons Doc

46148

1952

31 March

ICASA

Fees increase – unreserved Postal Services Regulations

46151

1953

31 March

ICASA

Fees increase – administrative fees in relation to service licences

46151

1954

31 March

ICASA

Fees increase – Radio Frequency Spectrum Licences

46151

1955

31 March

ICASA

Fees increase – administrative fees in relation to type approvals

46151

1956

31 March

Dept. of Cooperative Governance

Revocation of Covid-19 Pandemic as a National Disaster

46199

1992

 5 April

ICASA

Findings Doc – Review of the IBA Advertising, Infomercials and Programme Sponsorship Regs

46211

959

8 April

ICASA

Amendments to Limitations of Control and Equity Ownership by HDG and the Application of the ICT Sector Code Regulations

46425

983

14 April

ICASA

Notice of dates of various termination dates in respect of the end of the ICT Covid Regulations.

46352

021

11 May


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