Debating ownership & control

Ministerial Instability and ICT Fragmentation Offer South Africa No Good Story to Tell SOS Coalition notes with concern the President’s creation of a new Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services and a redefined Communications Ministry...

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After the oral hearings SOS was given the opportunity to submit further written proposals to ICASA. SOS clarified a number of the positions it put forward at the hearings. The clarifications included further discussions on...

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The SOS Coalition made an oral submission to ICASA on the 6th of May 2010. The submission looked at a number of issues including international limitations to ownership and control, national limitations to ownership and...

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In response to ICASA’s Discussion Paper on ownership and control issues, SOS submitted its views. SOS stated that it was important that ICASA took as its starting point the proposals put forward in its 2004...

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The understanding was that the proposals put forward in the ICASA Position Paper, 2004 were to be submitted to Parliament by the Minister of Communications. Unfortunately however the latter were not submitted.The old ownership and...

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Canadian broadcasting expert Toby Mendel assisted the SOS Coalition with some research on ownership and control issues from an international perspective. Mendel comments on ICASA’s Ownership and Control Position Paper 2004 and ICASA’s Discussion Document,...

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The ICASA Position Paper 2004 set out ICASA’s proposals around changing ownership and control regulations in the country. Industry argued that the regulations were too stringent and had stopped growth in the broadcasting and telecommunication...

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