ARTICLES RELATING TO ICASA

Where does your expired data go?

2014-11-24 10:40

Where does your data go when you buy a bundle and after a period of time, it simply expires? A top telecoms executive gives his answer to this question.

Vodacom takes R1bn hit on termination rates

2014-11-11 14:31

South Africa's Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) policy is hurting the operator, as Icasa pushes ahead with asymmetric reductions.

Vodacom, MTN cautious over new MTR policy

2014-09-30 12:33

Mobile operators have reacted with caution following the announcement of mobile termination rates by the regulator.

Icasa proposes gradual connection rate cuts

2014-09-05 22:28

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has lengthened the time frame for planned cuts to mobile connection fees.

MTN, Vodacom cautiously welcome Icasa MTR policy

2014-08-19 12:00

Mobile operators have cautiously welcomed the regulator's proposals for termination rates.

Parliament must decide on porn, court hears

2014-08-14 08:31

It is up to Parliament to make sure all rights are balanced in considering issues around pornography, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Icasa: Porn channels not illegal

2014-08-12 19:21

Icasa did not find anything in law to stop it from authorising the broadcast of adult pornography on pay channels, its lawyer has told the Western Cape High Court.

Jasa wants porn off South African TV

2014-08-06 07:36

The Justice Alliance of SA has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town to challenge Icasa's decision to allow three pornographic channels to be broadcast on TV after 20:00.

Icasa begins call rates review

2014-05-22 09:03

Regulator Icasa has issued questionnaires to licensees as part of a process to review the new call termination rates it has proposed.

MTN offers free Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia

2014-05-02 10:37

Mobile operator MTN has launched a range of internet packages that offer free access for selected sites.

EFF marchers wait for Malema to speak

2014-04-29 15:25

EFF supporters have arrived at the SABC offices in Auckland Park in Johannesburg where they are waiting for their leader Julius Malema to address them.

Icasa rules against EFF ad

2014-04-26 21:19

Icasa's complaints and compliance committee has ruled in the SABC's favour by upholding the broadcaster's decision not to flight the EFF's advert.

Zille: ANC does nothing but steal

2014-04-26 16:06
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The ANC did nothing between elections but steal taxpayers' money, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has told her party's final rally in Cape Town before the 7 May elections.

Icasa upholds SAPS complaint

2014-04-25 21:03

A complaint by the SAPS regarding a DA election advert that contains a photo of a police officer shooting rubber bullets, has been upheld Icasa says.

Police allowed to become brutal - DA lawyer

2014-04-24 18:00

A DA election advert depicts how the government has allowed the police to become brutal, Icasa's complaints and compliance committee has heard.

Carrim: Costs of communicating have to drop

2014-04-23 15:41

The government remains fully supportive of Icasa's work, because the costs of communicating have to drop, says Communications Minister Yunus Carrim.

Malema: Let people judge for themselves, not SABC

2014-04-22 20:09

EFF leader Julius Malema says the SABC must allow people to judge for themselves which party to vote for instead of banning advertisements.

DA: Ad ruling a victory for freedom of expression

2014-04-16 22:38
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The DA's election adverts will be aired by the SABC following a hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee, the Democratic Alliance says.

DA advert hearing adjourned

2014-04-16 07:27

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been adjourned for the SABC to consult with its legal team.

Icasa buckles under DA pressure

2014-04-15 17:31

Watchdog body Icasa has caved in to the DA after the party resorted to court action over the SABC's pulling of an election advert.

DA set for court over Icasa delay

2014-04-15 13:05

The DA is set to go to court to compel communications watchdog Icasa to hear its complaint against the SABC over the broadcaster's pulling of one of its election advertisements.

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 16:28

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

MTN drops call rate, takes fight to Cell C

2014-04-14 11:00

Spending in SA on voice calls may be on the decline, and a legal case looms over termination rates, but that hasn't caused any let-up in the competition between mobile operators.

SABC bosses protecting their positions - Zille

2014-04-12 19:00

SABC bosses were protecting their positions when they decided not to broadcast an advertisement by the DA, party leader Helen Zille says.

Icasa bill becomes law

2014-04-11 13:12

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Bill has been signed into law and gazetted this week, says the president's office.

 

ODM to appeal porn channel ruling

2014-11-20 08:53

An application for leave to appeal a court ruling on the licensing of three porn pay channels will be heard in the Western Cape High Court next month.

Judgment reserved in porn channels case

2014-10-13 18:10

Judgment has been reserved in the review application of On Digital Media’s licence to operate three porn channels on pay television.

Icasa announces new call rate regulations

2014-09-29 19:49

New call termination rates favouring smaller cellular operators have been announced by the Independent Communications Authority of SA.

New Icasa MTR policy 'should benefit consumers'

2014-08-20 07:54

The new policy to determine the actual cost of termination rates should benefit mobile consumers in South Africa, says an analyst.

Icasa sets cost standards for MTR

2014-08-19 07:28

Icasa has adopted the long-run incremental cost plus (LRIC) model as a cost standard to determine the cost of mobile and fixed wholesale voice call termination.

StarSat porn case: Public not properly informed?

2014-08-13 23:00

Icasa has admitted in court that the way in which the regulator notified the public and TV industry that On Digital Media had applied to broadcast pornography on TV was not effective.

Porn TV is a criminal offence, court hears

2014-08-12 12:02

The licencing of three pornographic television channels is a contravention of two criminal statutes, not-for-profit organisation Cause for Justice has told the Western Cape High Court.

Number porting not good business for telcos

2014-06-26 11:31

SA telco customers are serviced by a compromised porting company and in no position to negotiate better deals with their service providers.

Vodacom hits back at rivals with 50c call rate

2014-05-02 12:00

Vodacom has taken a bold move on call rates with an announcement of a lower per minute rate than both MTN and Cell C.

Malema: E-tolls can't be removed emotionally

2014-04-29 21:04
76 comments

EFF leader Julius Malema has told SABC acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng that the e-toll gantries could not be removed emotionally.

EFF to march to SABC over election ad

2014-04-28 16:49
100 comments

The EFF will march to the SABC in Johannesburg to protest over what it calls the SABC's "ban" on showing its election advertisement, the party has said.

Mthethwa welcomes Icasa decision on DA ad

2014-04-26 18:10

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed a decision to uphold a complaint by the SAPS regarding a DA election advert that contains a photo of a police officer shooting rubber bullets.

DA advert misleading - SAPS

2014-04-26 08:07

The photo used in the DA's televised election advert was misleading, police say.

MTN makes 79c call rate permanent

2014-04-25 11:30

MTN has made its price reduction plan for prepaid users permanent, the mobile operator has announced.

SAPS complains about DA election ad

2014-04-24 07:13

Icasa says it will hold a public hearing after the SA Police Service lodged a complaint over the DA's election advert.

EFF ad rejected, not banned - SABC

2014-04-23 05:30
81 comments

The SABC has denied banning the Economic Freedom Fighter's election campaign advert.

DA ad scores nearly half a millions hits on YouTube

2014-04-19 14:30
124 comments

The DA's "Ayisafani" (It's not the same) election TV advert - originally pulled off the air by the SABC - has garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube.

DA advert case postponed indefinitely

2014-04-16 20:33

A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC has been postponed indefinitely.

Rejection of DA ad infringes freedom - legal team

2014-04-15 20:51

The rejection of the DA's adverts by the SABC is an infringement on the freedom of expression, the party's legal team has argued.

DA faces more delays in advert dispute

2014-04-15 15:27

Communications watchdog Icasa has referred the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC to the Complaints and Compliance Committee.

DA concerned by Icasa delay

2014-04-15 05:30

Icasa had taken more than 48 hours to hear a DA complaint against the SABC over the pulling of an election advert, DA MP James Selfe says.

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation said it will not air this advert from the DA as it incites violence against the South African Police service.

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Icasa denies radio licenses: Report

2014-04-13 12:30

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has reportedly denied some prominent South Africans radio licenses.

DA can submit amended ad - SABC

2014-04-11 16:21
124 comments

The SABC has called on the DA to submit an amended version of their "Ayisafani" election advert after it pulled the commercial.

Investigate MultiChoice, SABC - Icasa

2014-04-09 15:51

Icasa wants the Competition Commission to probe an agreement between Multichoice and the SABC for possible breach of the Competition Act.

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