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Communications and Digital Technologies welcome agreement between Competition Commission and Vodacom

10 March 2020

Communications & Digital Technologies Ministry and ICASA welcome steps taken by the Competition Commission to facilitate data prices reduction at the retail level of the market

The Ministry of Communications & Digital Technologies and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) welcome the announcement and agreement reached between the Competition Commission and Vodacom in ensuring that the cost of data is reduced, thereby aligning our common interest and mandate of affordable cost of communication for all South Africans.

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ICASA calls public to apply for pre-registration of new community sound Broadcasting Service Licences

20 January 2020

Reminder to apply for the pre-registration of new community sound Broadcasting Service Licences

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) would like to remind all stakeholders and the South African public that the pre-registration process in respect of applications for Class Community Sound Broadcasting Service Licences and Radio Frequency Spectrum for purposes of providing community sound broadcasting services is still open until 31 March 2020.

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Communications and Digital Technologies Minister welcomes sentencing of Uyinene Mrwetyana murderer

15 November 2019

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams welcomes the sentencing of former South African Post Office (SAPO) employee, Luyanda Botha. On Friday, Western Cape High Court Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe sentenced Botha for the brutal rape and murder of 19-year old University of Cape Town student, Uyinene Mrwetyana. He was sentenced to life for murder, two life sentences on both counts of rape, and five years for defeating the ends of justice.

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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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