ECA Bill

Progressive Blacks in ICT slams soft legislation

The lobby group calls for laws that support inclusive participation of black South Africans in the ICT sector, as Parliament debates ECA Bill revisions.


Don't rush ECA Bill through Parliament, says Vodacom

The operator argues that there is no pressing need for the Bill, and it should not be rushed in its current form.

Nov 22, 2018

Parliament schedules ECA Bill public hearings

The portfolio committee on telecoms and postal services readies to hear oral presentations on the provisions contained in the ECA Bill.

Aug 24, 2018

WOAN plans don't solve SA's spectrum woes

With the wholesale open access network in the pipeline, SA forges ahead with an experiment that has no successful precedent anywhere in the world.


ECA Bill gets thumbs up

Despite widespread criticism from some stakeholders in the sector, Cabinet moves to approve the Bill that clears the way for the introduction of the wholesale open access network.

Mar 9, 2018

WOAN monopoly a 'terrible idea' - MTN

MTN SA CEO Godfrey Motsa is against the monopolisation of SA's spectrum through the planned wholesale open access network.

Mar 6, 2018

ICASA pleads for its independence

The regulator flags issues with the mooted draft ECA Bill, as it seeks to maintain core independent functions.

Feb 21, 2018

Spectrum headache must be resolved ASAP

Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos hopes government will soon fast-track spectrum allocation for telcos, as SA awaits a Cabinet reshuffle that could further delay the process.

Feb 20, 2018

Telecoms policy becomes a tennis match

The Internet Service Providers' Association sees SA's telecoms regulation as endless sets of policy implementation decisions and failures.

Feb 8, 2018

DOC split 'set the sector back 10 years'

Research ICT Africa believes the Department of Communications and Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services should be re-amalgamated.

Feb 7, 2018

ECA Bill gives DTPS minister too much power

Research ICT Africa calls for the Bill to be withdrawn in its current format, saying it erodes ICASA's power and expands the minister's power in a way that could be unconstitutional.

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