Electronic Communications Amendment Bill: Draft

29th November 2017

The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper (White Paper) published on 03 October 2017 outlines the overarching policy framework for the transformation of South Africa into an inclusive and innovative digital and knowledge society. The White Paper outlines government's approach to providing cross -government leadership and facilitating multi -stakeholder participation; interventions to reinforce fair competition and facilitate innovation in the converged environment; policies to protect the open Internet; policies to address the digital divide and new approaches to addressing supply -side issues and infrastructure rollout including managing scarce resources. In addition, the White Paper outlines policies to address demand -side issues in order to facilitate inclusive digital transformation in the country.