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Africa Group harmonises 96% of Africa common proposals towards the 2019 World Radio-Communication Conference

30 August 2019

South Africa has successfully hosted the fourth Africa Preparatory Meeting (APM4-19) for the 2019 World Radio-communication Conference (WRC-19), which saw the Africa group finalising and harmonising 96 percent of Africa Common Proposals for WRC-19. 

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ICASA grants Kwesé free to air TV broadcasting service licence

16 August 2019 

Reasons for Decision to grant a commercial free to air TV broadcasting service licence to KWESÉ free TV

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published its Reasons For Decision to grant Kwesé TV a Commercial Free To Air Television Broadcasting Services and related Radio Frequency Spectrum Licences.

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ICASA begins a process to review Annexure B of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations of 2015

26 July 2019

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) controls, plans, administers and manages the use and licensing of the radio frequency spectrum in South Africa. In doing so, ICASA must, among others, comply with applicable standards and requirements of the International Telecommunications Union and its Radio Regulations as agreed to by the Republic, as well as the approved Radio Frequency Plan.

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South Africa-Nigeria Investment Conference

25 Jun 2019

South Africa and Nigeria, the biggest economies on the continent, have both concluded elections and governments in both countries are, with a renewed mandate, looking at the road ahead.

Despite their size and potential, the nations are in low-growth trajectories currently, with GDP in Nigeria expected to be 2.1% according to the IMF, which puts South Africa’s growth at a likely 1.2% this year, down from its original forecast of 1.4%.

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Regulatory Impact Assessment report reveals need for inquiry into must-carry regulations

19 June 2019

Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will soon be conducting an Inquiry into Must-Carry Regulations so as to reach a comprehensive and accurate conclusion on the effectiveness of these regulations and consequently decide whether the current Regulations require an amendment.

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Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s performance in 2019 World Press Freedom Index

20 June 2019

South Africa ranks 31 out of 180 countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index

Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s performance in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI). While the country’s ranking declines by three positions to 31/180 from 28/180 in 2018, South Africa remains in a strong position in terms of its global position in press freedom.

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