Telecommunications

Communicating for women in the telecommunications sector See https://clearlawsa.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/The-art-of-communication.pdf

Overview of chapter 13 of the ICT White Paper Policy (2017) See https://clearlawsa.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Overview-of-chapter-13-of-the-ICT-Policy-White-Paper.pdf

Overview of spectrum in the ICT White Paper Policy (2017) See https://clearlawsa.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Comments-on-ICT-white-paper-spectrum.pdf

The ICT White Paper: what to do next for a house built on sand (2017) See https://clearlawsa.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ICT-White-Paper-overview.pdf

Powers of the Ministers by proclamation (2014) [see PDF] (note that in the 2019 SONA, President Ramaphosa declared his intention to merge the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, and the Department of Communications, see https://nationalgovernment.co.za/units/view/428/department-of-communications-and-digital-technologies-dcdt.  This department still functions in 2020 under two separate websites, namely www.dtps.gov.za and www.doc.gov.za.  The entities reporting to this (consolidated) department are:

  • .za Domain Name Authority (ZADNA)
  • Broadband Infraco SOC Ltd
  • Film and Publication Board (FPB)
  • Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA)
  • Sentech SOC Ltd
  • South African Broadcasting Corporation SOC Limited (SABC)
  • South African Post Office (SAPO)
  • State Information Technology Agency (SITA)
  • Telkom SA SOC Ltd
  • Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA)

Lewis, C. 2019. Policy, law and regulation. 

DOWNLOAD PDF

Lewis, C. 2019. Regulation – an introduction. 

DOWNLOAD PDF

Charley Lewis (Ph D, M Comm – http://www.ICT-Policy.Africa) is an independent analyst and researcher, working in the field of ICT policy and regulation.  He undertakes a wide range of policy and regulatory projects, offers ICT sector analysis and advice, does research and writing, and delivers training and facilitation.

The online learning modules, Regulation I, II and III, have been based on the articles written by Charley Lewis.

Also see the Directions published by the Minister of Communications and Information Technologies and the Regulations published by ICASA, both under COVID-19.