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Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act, 2000 (Act No. 13 of 2000)

Chapter 1 : Introductory Provisions

2. Object of Act



The object of this Act is to establish an independent Authority which is to—

(a) regulate broadcasting in the public interest and to ensure fairness and a diversity of views broadly representing South African society, as required by section 192 of the Constitution;
(b) regulate electronic communications in the public interest;

[Paragraph (b) amended by section 3(a) of Act No. 3 of 2006]

(bA) regulate postal matters in the public interest in terms of the Postal Services Act; and

[Paragraph (bA) inserted by section 3(b) of Act No. 3 of 2006]

(c) achieve the objects contemplated in the underlying statutes.