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Electronic Communications Law Digest

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Updated 24 February 2020

Latest Notices 

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GG No.

Notice No.

Date

Comment

ICASA

Notice inviting comment on the Draft Framework to Qualify to Operate a Secondary Geo-Location Spectrum Database (regarding Television White Spaces)

43035

95

21 Feb

Comments due by 6 March.

ICASA

Notice of Applications to Transfer I-ECS and I-ECNS Licences from Valley Junction Trading 70 CC to Africawide Mobile (Pty) Ltd

43035

96

21 Feb

Comments due within 14 working days - Note that Notice 96 and 97 appear to be identical.

ICASA

Notice of Applications to Transfer I-ECS and I-ECNS Licences from Valley Junction Trading 70 CC to Africawide Mobile (Pty) Ltd

43035

97

21 Feb

Comments due within 14 working days - Note that Notice 96 and 97 appear to be identical.

ICASA

Advertisement for Group Executive: HR CEO Position

43042

109

21 Feb

Closing date 27 Feb

ICASA

Advertisement for Group Executive: Technology

43042

110

21 Feb

Closing date 27 Feb

ICASA

Advertisement for Group Executive: Commercial Enterprises Position

43042

111

21 Feb

Closing date 27 Feb


Ongoing General Regulatory Processes Pending in 2020

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Status

Relevant GG References

ICASA

Notice inviting comment on the Draft Framework to Qualify to Operate a Secondary Geo-Location Spectrum Database (regarding Television White Spaces)

Invited written comment

43035, N 95

ICASA

Draft regulations on Limitations of Control and Equity Ownership by HDI Groups and the application of the ICT Sector Code

Called for written comments

43021, N 91

ICASA

Draft Spectrum Plan for 2500 to 2690 MHz for consultation

Called for written comments

42980, N 25

ICASA

Draft Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the Request Band 470 – 694 MHz for Direction Migration from Analogue Television and the Release of the Band 694-862MMz

Called for written comments, date extended

42887 N 636,

42974

ICASA

ITA to pre-register for a community sound broadcasting service licence

Called for applications, erratum published

42835. N 606,

42967 N 13

ICASA

Information Memorandum on ICASA’s proposed licensing process for IMT (International Mobile Telecommunication) spectrum) in the frequency ranges IMT 700, 800, 2300, 2600 and 3500 for the purposes of providing national broadband wireless open access services.

Called for written representations

42820. N 597.

ICASA

Intention to Amend Annexure B of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations ie Apparatus exempt from radio frequency spectrum licences.

Called for written submissions

42590

ICASA

Draft Amendment to the Numbering Plan Regulations to make provision for a short code “116” for child helpline services

Called for written submissions

42272

ICASA

Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations

Called for written submissions, date extended, hearings held

42115, letter from ICASA, letters from ICASA

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 on the Discussion Document, date extended

42044, 42313, 42878, 42941

DOC

Proposed Policy Directive on Introduction of Digital Sound Broadcasting

Called for written submissions

41928

ICASA

Must Carry Regulations – Discussion document

Call for submissions, date extended

42902, 42973,

Dept. of Economic Development

Competition Amendment Bill

In Parliament

41756

DTPS

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

Notification given

41581

DTPS

ECA Amendment Bill [B31 of 2018]

Withdrawn by Parliament

41880, announcement by Parliament

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

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

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

Dept of Economic Development – Competition Commission

Draft Guidelines on Assessment of Public Interest Provisions in Merger Regulations

Called for written comments

39560

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, update of process re licensing and Final roadmap published by the Notice is blank.

Requested written submissions, twice.

Public hearings held

37948, 39301, 42021 N683, 42355 and 42361.

 

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 2020

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