SA’s 5G spectrum is now wide open to help fight Covid-19 – but only until November

2020-04-06 16:42

Cellphone companies have been begging for the radio frequency spectrum to provide more and better data services. Now they'll get it – temporarily.

Icasa wants companies to lower data cost during coronavirus outbreak

2020-03-19 14:59

The communications regulator is asking telecom companies to consider lowering the cost of data in a bid to ensure productivity during the period the coronavirus outbreak.

Government to reconsider set top box roll out model

2019-12-22 15:32

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams told reporter that government would reassess the model through which it distributed digital television set top boxes around the country, as the previous model proved itself to be a failure.

Breakthrough for faster, cheaper internet: Icasa issues spectrum guidelines

2019-11-01 17:16

Telecom prices can decline by as much as 25% in three years, government estimates.

Icasa edges towards spectrum allocation

2019-09-20 11:23

South Africa is finally edging towards the much-awaited allocation of high demand spectrum, with Icasa revealing that it plans to release licencing criteria by year end.

Here is what you are paying for cellphone calls and data

2019-04-22 20:45

According to a new report by ICASA, start-up Rain offers the most competitive mobile data rates, while Cell C offers the most affordable pay-per-second voice calls.

Icasa's new acting chair pledges commitment after Mahlaloga’s conviction

2019-03-25 21:29

The appointment of Keabetswe Modimeng is significant given former chair Rubben Mahlaloga’s conviction on fraud charges and removal from the Icasa board last week.

National Assembly unanimously approves report to remove convicted fraudster as Icasa chair

2019-03-19 20:59

The National Assembly has supported, without objection, the report to remove convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga from his position as chair of Icasa.

Convicted fraudster seeks to stop parliamentary processes aimed at removing him as Icasa chair

2019-03-18 08:18

Rubben Mohlaloga, who is on bail pending appeal after he was sentenced to 20 years for fraud and money laundering, wants to remain in his position as Icasa chairperson.

MultiChoice complaint is part of new era of accountability, says non-profit

2019-02-27 19:50

The complaint against MultiChoice with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa is crucial as the country emerges from a period of "ubiquitous corruption", Khulisa Social Solutions has said.


Spectrum may be released during lockdown - communications minister

2020-03-25 20:40

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said the communications regulator will consider releasing temporary spectrum relief to those that must provide communications services during lockdown.

Coronavirus: Icasa says DStv and mobile data must be made free

2020-03-19 13:04

With the rapid global spread of Covid-19 and with an increasing number of South Africans practising social distancing, broadcasting regulator Icasa says it is asking mobile operators and pay-TV services to give people free DStv and data.

FMF wants ICASA to 'abandon' proposed draft to sports broadcasting regulations

2019-11-26 06:45

It's time to clear the air, according to Free Market Foundation (FMF) executive director, Leon Louw.

Ministers to hold urgent meeting over shutdown of community radio stations

2019-10-25 18:45

Two ministers have entered the fray over the closure of around 29 non-compliant community radio stations by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa , stating that they want to find a solution urgently.

Competition watchdog hails spectrum policy as step towards lower data costs

2019-08-02 16:16

The Competition Commission has hailed gazetting of government's policy on high demand spectrum, saying the development was a critical step towards realising lower data costs for South African consumers.

ACM application against the SABC dismissed with costs

2019-04-06 14:54

An application brought by African Content Movement (ACM) against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) over coverage of the party's election manifesto has been dismissed by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg with costs.

Convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga axed as Icasa boss following National Assembly resolution

2019-03-20 11:02

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga has been removed from his position.

Icasa grants Kwese TV free-to-air licence

2019-03-19 15:17

Kwese TV has been awarded a licence to operate the country’s new free-to-air terrestrial television service, with five free channels - including a dedicated 24-hour sports channel.

Fire fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga from Icasa immediately, MPs agree

2019-03-12 13:04

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications has resolved that Independent Communications Authority of SA chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga be removed from his position with immediate effect.

ICASA raps MultiChoice on the knuckles for listing despite complaint

2019-02-27 14:46

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has expressed its "concern" that the MultiChoice group proceeded with its listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange despite facing a complaint before ICASA's Complaints and Compliance Committee.

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