South Africa - Government slammed over ICT bill

24 November 2017


Cabinet last Friday approved the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, which, if enacted, will see sweeping changes to legislation governing South Africa’s ICT sector that will force through the creation of a highly controversial and untested wholesale open-access network (Woan) while giving the telecommunications & postal services minister more power to intervene in the running of the sector.

A high-stakes court battle between the industry and the minister, Siyabonga Cwele, now looks increasingly likely, if not inevitable. Read the full article on Tech Central here.