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Electronic Communications Act, 2005

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To promote convergence in the broadcasting, broadcasting signal distribution and telecommunications sectors and to provide the legal framework for convergence of these sectors; to make new provision for the regulation of electronic communications services, electronic communications network services and broadcasting services; to provide for the granting of new licences and new social obligations; to provide for the control of the radio frequency spectrum; to provide for the continued existence of the Universal Service Agency and the Universal Service Fund; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

 

Last update: April 2014


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Latest Developments:

 

The Electronic Communications Act, 2005 (Act No. 36 of 2005) has been amended by Government Gazette 37536, Notice No. 266, Electronic Communications Amendment Act, 2013, dated 7 April 2014.

 

The Act has been updated with Regulations Notice No. R. 93 in Government Gazette No. 34010 dated 10 February 2011.

 

This Act has been updated with Regulations No. R. 522 in Government Gazette No. 33293 dated 14 June 2010; Regulations No. 523 in Government Gazette No. 33294 dated 14 June 2010; and Regulations R. 525 in Government Gazette No. 33296 dated 14 June 2010.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. 617 in Government Gazette No. 33377 dated 13th July 2010.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. 924 in Government Gazette No. 33589 dated 27 September 2010 – which replaces Regulations in Notice 811.

 

This Act has been updated by Regulations – Notice 811 of 2010 in Government Gazette No. 33474 dated 20 August 2010 ; Regulations – Notice 754 of 2010 in Government Gazette No. 33495 dated 27 August 2010 and Notice No. 827 of 2010 in Government Gazette No. 33496 dated 27 August 2010.

 

This Act has been updated by:

Regulations – Notice No. R. 282 in Government Gazette No. 33101 dated 9 April 2010;

Regulations – Notice No. R. 275 in Government Gazette No. 33079 dated 7 April 2010; and

Regulations – Notice No. R. 318 in Government Gazette No. 33125 dated 16 April 2010.

 

The Act has been updated by Regulations -Notice No. R. 97 in Government Gazette No. 32956 dated 15 February 2010; and Regulations - Notice No. 46 of 2010 in Government Gazette No. 32885 dated 22 January 2010.

 

This Act has been updated with End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations 2009, published in Government Gazette No. 32431 dated 24 July 2009.

 

This Act has been updated with Regulations regarding the Code of Conduct for Broadcasting service licensees, published in Government Gazette No. 32381 dated 6 July 2009.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice no. R. 720 of 2009 – "Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations" published in Government Gazette No. 32377 dated 3 July 2009.

 

This Act has been updated with the ICASA General Licence Fees Regulations, printed in Government Gazette No. 32084 dated 1 April 2009.

 

The Act has been amended by the Electronic Communications Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 37 of 2007) as published in Government Gazette No. 30658 dated 8 January 2008.

 

This Act has been updated with Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Regulations as published in Government Gazette No. 29685 dated 5 March 2007;

 

The Electronic Communications Act, 2005 (Act No. 36 of 2005) has been added to the site as published in Government Gazette No. 28743 dated 18 April 2006;