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Data Privacy and Security Under the Spotlight


Department of Communications 23 May 2019 Improving data privacy and security is one of the key areas that the communications department plans to focus on in response to the challenges…

DOC to Develop Public Sector Strategy on 4IR


Department of Communications 15 May 2019 The communications department is to develop a strategy and framework for government that will enable every department and organ of state to forge their…

Policy Directive on Spectrum Allocation on Ice


Department of Communications 3 May 2019 The communications minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has decided to hold off on issuing the final policy directive on high demand spectrum allocation. At the beginning…

ICASA Releases Draft Findings on Pay TV Inquiry


Independent Communications Authority 12 April 2019 A Draft Findings Document on the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services has been released. The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) published the draft findings…

Film and Publication Board Draws Up Classification Guidelines


Department of Communications 10 April 2019 Guidelines for the classification of films, interactive computer games and certain publications have been published. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) published the guidelines…

Policy Directive on Spectrum Allocation on Track


Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services 4 April 2019 The telecommunications and postal services department has confirmed that the final policy directive on spectrum allocation will be issued by end…

Ikamva Digital Skills Bill Sent Back to Select Committee


Parliament 2 April 2019 The Ikamva Digital Skills Institute Bill has been referred back to the select committee on communications and public enterprises for consideration. The bill was tabled in…

Cybersecurity Skills Gap Under the Microscope


Department of Communications 27 March 2019 The deputy minister of communications, Pinky Kekana, has called for a concerted and coordinated approach between the private sector, government and academia to address…

Films and Publications Bill Passed


Parliament 20 March 2019 The Films and Publications Amendment Bill has been passed by parliament and sent to president Ramaphosa for assent. The national council of provinces introduced amendments to…