South Africa’s Constitutional Court rules for ETV in dispute with the Minister of Communications & Digital Technologies over digital migration

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.

It held that it was not procedurally rational for the Minister to set the analogue switch-off date without adequate notice to the industry and affected parties, like Media Monitoring Africa and SOS, to seek their views on the matter.
It declared the analogue switch-off date and the imposed set-top box registration deadline unconstitutional, invalid and set aside.
The Court summary and judgment can be found here: https://www.concourt.org.za/index.php/judgement/474-e-tv-pty-limited-and-others-v-minister-of-communication-and-digital-technologies-and-11-others-cct89-22-cct92-22

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