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kdiga [Cooperatives]
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 Telecommunications and internet policy in South Africa is governed by the [[https://www.gov.za/documents/electronic-communications-act | Electronic Communications Act of 2005]]. The act has undergone amendments in [[https://www.gov.za/documents/electronic-communications-amendment-act | 2007]] and [[https://www.gov.za/documents/electronic-communications-amendment-act-0 | 2014]]. Telecommunications and internet policy in South Africa is governed by the [[https://www.gov.za/documents/electronic-communications-act | Electronic Communications Act of 2005]]. The act has undergone amendments in [[https://www.gov.za/documents/electronic-communications-amendment-act | 2007]] and [[https://www.gov.za/documents/electronic-communications-amendment-act-0 | 2014]].
  
-The communications sector is regulated by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ([[https://www.icasa.org.za/ | ICASA]]).  ICASA was established in 2000 by the [[https://www.gov.za/documents/independent-communications-authority-south-africa-act | Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act]] which underwent amendments in [[https://www.gov.za/documents/independent-communications-authority-south-africa-amendment-act | 2006]] and [[https://www.gov.za/documents/independent-communications-authority-south-africa-amendment-act-0 | 2014]]+The communications sector is regulated by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ([[https://www.icasa.org.za/ | ICASA]]).  ICASA was established in 2000 by the [[https://www.gov.za/documents/independent-communications-authority-south-africa-act | Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act]] which underwent amendments in [[https://www.gov.za/documents/independent-communications-authority-south-africa-amendment-act | 2006]] and [[https://www.gov.za/documents/independent-communications-authority-south-africa-amendment-act-0 | 2014]]. The ECA Objects we refer to include: 
 +  * (c) promote the universal provision of electronic communications networks and electronic communications services and connectivity for all; 
 +  * (h) promote the empowerment of historically disadvantaged persons, including Black people, with particular attention to the needs of women, opportunities for youth and challenges for people with disabilities; and 
 +  * (p) develop and promote SMMEs and cooperatives
  
 Telecommunications policy is set by what is now (June 2019) known as the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT), a merger of the [[https://www.doc.gov.za/content/about-us|Department of Communications]] (DOC) and the [[https://www.dtps.gov.za/|Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services]] (DTPS). DCDT's mission is to: Telecommunications policy is set by what is now (June 2019) known as the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT), a merger of the [[https://www.doc.gov.za/content/about-us|Department of Communications]] (DOC) and the [[https://www.dtps.gov.za/|Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services]] (DTPS). DCDT's mission is to:
  
 <callout type="default">//create an enabling environment for the provision of inclusive communication services to all South Africans in a manner that promotes socio-economic development and investment through broadcasting, new media, print media and other new technologies, and to brand the country locally and internationally.//</callout> <callout type="default">//create an enabling environment for the provision of inclusive communication services to all South Africans in a manner that promotes socio-economic development and investment through broadcasting, new media, print media and other new technologies, and to brand the country locally and internationally.//</callout>
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 +The plight of the digital divide in rural South Africa is acknowledged in The National Development Plan, South Africa Connect, and the National ICT Advisory Review Panel Report (2015) (“ICT Panel Report”). The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper (pg. 66) states that: 
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 +<callout type="default">// The National Development Plan (2012) (“NDP”), South Africa Connect: the National Broadband Policy and Strategy (2013) (“SA Connect”) and the recommendations captured in the National ICT Advisory Review Panel Report (2015) (“ICT Panel Report”) have identified that, despite the policy and regulatory framework, network roll-out is skewed towards urban areas - and the prospects of providers rolling out modern broadband services in rural and less affluent areas without government intervention are minimal.//</callout>
 ===== Licensing Framework ===== ===== Licensing Framework =====
  
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 countryprofile.regAcronym : ICASA countryprofile.regAcronym : ICASA
 countryprofile.regUrl : https://www.icasa.org.za/ countryprofile.regUrl : https://www.icasa.org.za/
-countryprofile.regEmail : info@icasa.org.za 
 countryprofile.regTwitter : https://twitter.com/ICASA_org countryprofile.regTwitter : https://twitter.com/ICASA_org
 +countryprofile.regEmail : info@icasa.org.za
 countryprofile.minName : Department of Telecommunications & Postal Service countryprofile.minName : Department of Telecommunications & Postal Service
 countryprofile.minAcronym : DTPS countryprofile.minAcronym : DTPS
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