– Final regulations

ICASA General Licence Fees Amendment Regulations 2014

"The ICASA General Licence Fees Regulations 2012" means the ICASA General Licence Fees Regulations, 2012, as published under General Notice 29 in Government Gazette 36323 of 28 March 2013. view full article

Radio Frequency Migration Regulations and Radio Frequency Migration Plan

The purpose of these regulations is to establish the framework by which the Authority may migrate users of the radio frequency spectrum under the National Radio Frequency Plan of South Africa. view full article

Terrestrial Broadcasting Frequency Plan 2013

The Terrestrial Broadcasting Frequency Plan contributes to diversity, amongst others, by ensuring audience access to different categories of broadcasting services on a variety of technological platforms. The Terrestrial Broadcasting Frequency plan attempts to enable Broadcasting Services to provide at least one programme for every citizen in their own language. view full article

General Licence Fee Regulation 2012

The purpose of these regulations is to prescribe - (a) the administrative fees payable in respect of an application or registrations for a licence amendment, transfer or renewal as contemplated in sections 4(1c)(iv) and 4(1)(c)(v) of the Act; and (b) The annual licence fees payable by licensees as contemplated in section 5(7) (a) (iii) if the Act. view full article

2012 Digital Migration Regulations

The purpose of these Regulations is to: (a) regulate the digital migration of the existing television channels; (b) prescribe the conditions for the assignment of channel capacity in Multiplex 1 and Multiplex 2 for the purposes of digital migration and the creation of a platform for DTT ; (c) prescribe the procedure for the authorisation of digital incentive channels; and (d) set the time frames within which the terrestrial television broadcasting service licensees must provide for dual illumination. view full article

General Licence Fee Regulations

On 24 October 2012, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”) published in Government Gazette number 35819, a notice of its intention to amend the ICASA General Licence fees Regulations, 2009  (“the 2009 Regulations”). The draft regulations are open for public comment, and the closing date is 5 December 2012. view full article

Classification guidelines for the classification of films, interactive computer games and certain publications

The Films and Publications Act, Act No. 65 of 1996 ("the Act") requires certain films, games and publications to be classified by the Film and Publication Board ("FPB"). Once classified the distribution is subject to the conditions imposed by the FPB. view full article

Findings on review of Universal Service Access Obligations

The research conducted then covered the following aspects: a. Analysis of the existing obligations imposed on licenses (see AnnexureC for sample analysis in addition to BMI-T report published by the Authority in March 2010) in terms of the then Telecommunications Act of1996. b. Investigation of compliance by licenses with imposed obligations and analysis of the reasons for the non-compliance; c. Assessment of the effectiveness of the current model; d. Bench-marking with similar international jurisdictions (See BMI-T report published in March 2010) as regards the implementation of USAOs; e. Recommendations on the way forward. view full article

Under-Serviced Areas Definition Regulation

Under-Serviced Area is any area with a local or district municipality in which: (i) no electronic communications network has been constructed; or (ii) an electronic communications network has been constructed,but coverage of the inhabited parts of the area,fall below the national average; or (iii) an electronic communications network has been constructed,but over which no or, limited electronic communications services or broadcasting services are being provided as determined by the Authority from time to time. view full article

Amendment regarding gambling advertising

Dr Rob Davies, the Minister of Trade and Industry, in terms of section 87 of the National Gambling Act, 2004(Act No. 7 of 2004) after consulting the National Gambling Policy Council and on recommendation of the National Gambling Board, made the following amendments to the regulations in the Schedule. view full article



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