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Electronic Communications Bill Withdrawn From Parliament


Department of CommunicationsThe Electronic Communications Amendment Bill has been withdrawn from parliament.In a statement, the communications department confirmed that the bill had been withdrawn to "enable further consultations and to…

ICASA Extends Comment Period on Sports Broadcasting Regulations


Independent Communications AuthorityThe comment period for the Draft Sports Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations has been extended.The draft regulations were published for comment in Government Gazette 42115 on 14 December 2018.The…

Films and Publications Bill Returned to NA


Department of CommunicationsThe Films and Publications Amendment Bill has been passed by the national council of provinces and returned to the national assembly for consideration of the proposed amendments.The bill…

Nominations Sought for MDDA Board


ParliamentThe portfolio committee on communications seeks nominations for the appointment of four members to the Board of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA).The four vacancies are for non-executive board…

Postal Services Amendment 2018


Draft bill full text Published in GG 41246 of 10 November 2017 Year of publication 2017 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 41246 of 10 November 2017 Explanatory…

Postal Services Amendment Bill Tabled


Department of Telecommunications and Postal ServicesThe Postal Services Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament.The telecommunications and postal services department published the proposed legislation in Government Gazette 41246 in November…

Digital Industrial Revolution Commission in the Pipeline


The PresidencyA Digital Industrial Revolution Commission will soon be established.President Ramaphosa confirmed this during an address at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018 in Johannesburg.The president pointed out that the "rapid…

New Delivery Model for Digital Migration Approved


Department of CommunicationsThe new delivery model for the Broadcast Digital Migration Project will be phased in from March 2019.The communications department confirmed this in a statement on the project.Cabinet approved…

Parliament Briefed on Electronic Communications Amendment Bill


Department of Telecommunications and Postal ServicesA need exists to strengthen cooperation between the Independent Communications Authority and the Competition Commission.The telecommunications and postal services department highlighted this during a briefing…