On 25 June 2010, the Department of Communications (“DOC”) published the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill, 2010 ("the Bill") in Notice 650, Government Gazette No. 33324. The purpose of the Bill is to effect amendments to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act, 2000 ("the ICASA Act"). Interested persons were invited to make representations on the Bill within 30 days of publication. There are three principle issues raised by the Bill that the NAB feels needs to be addressed. The first is Ministerial powers and the independence of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”), the second is structure in terms of the functions of the Council and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and third is the increase in the powers of the Complaints and Compliance Committee (“CCC”).
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