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South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled for ETV, earlier today, in a dispute with the Minister for the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies over digital migration.
In June 2021, Cabinet passed the South African Broadcasting Corporation (“SABC”) Bill for public comment.  However, the SABC is unhappy with the Bill in its current form, stating that the Bill does not provide for adequate financing of the Corporation because
Telkom launched legal proceedings against South Africa’s telecommunications regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”), in early October 2021.
For the first time in 16 years, when it seemed like South Africa would finally get new spectrum licensed, legal battles brought the spectrum auction to a standstill.
Today is World Telecommunications & Information Society Day. This day is celebrated annually on the 17th of May to mark the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and to commemorate the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention which
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”), the country’s communications regulator, last night, briefed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications on progress regarding the licensing of the long awaited high-demand frequency spectrum (“the IMT Spectrum”), the licensing of the Wireless
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa is crossing its ”t’s” and dotting its “i’s” to ensure that any grounds for legally challenging or reviewing its anticipated high-demand frequency spectrum auction, are minimised.
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Commercial Law
Sadia Rizvi

SABC’s household broadcasting levy – The proposed new system

In June 2021, Cabinet passed the South African Broadcasting Corporation (“SABC”) Bill for public comment.  However, the SABC is unhappy with the Bill in its current form, stating that the Bill does not provide for adequate financing of the Corporation because it is struggling to collect TV licence fees.

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Commercial Law
Tshepiso Hadebe

World Telecommunications & Information Society Day, 17 May 2021

Today is World Telecommunications & Information Society Day. This day is celebrated annually on the 17th of May to mark the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and to commemorate the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention which took place of the 17th of May 1865.

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Commercial Law
PPM Attorneys

THE INVITATIONS TO APPLY FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S HIGH DEMAND SPECTRUM AUCTION AND WIRELESS OPEN ACCESS NETWORKS ARE IMMINENT

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”), the country’s communications regulator, last night, briefed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications on progress regarding the licensing of the long awaited high-demand frequency spectrum (“the IMT Spectrum”), the licensing of the Wireless Open Access Network (“the WOAN”) and the regulation of TV White Spaces.

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