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Presidential Commission on the 4IR Up and Running

Presidential Commission on the 4IR Up and Running


Department of Communications 13 June 2019 The Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution recently held its first work session at the University of Johannesburg. The Commission was set up…

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…

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…

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…

Electronic Communications Bill Withdrawn From Parliament


Department of CommunicationsThe Electronic Communications Amendment Bill has been withdrawn from parliament.In a statement, the communications department confirmed that the bill had been withdrawn to "enable further consultations and to…

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…

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…

Digital Sound Broadcasting Under the Spotlight


Department of CommunicationsComment is sought on the Policy Directive Regarding the Introduction of Digital Sound Broadcasting (DSB) in South Africa.The communications department published the invitation for comment in Government Gazette…