South Africa: Amended telecoms bill headed to cabinet

17 August 2018

Telecoms

A redrafted version of the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will be presented to cabinet by the end of next month, a move that could finally take South Africa a meaningful step closer to awarding new radio frequency spectrum to telecommunications operators.

That’s the word from Siya Qoza, the spokesman for telecoms & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele, who said the amended bill — once approved by cabinet — will be sent to parliament for further debate. He said the telecoms department has finalised various amendments to the controversial bill following a robust engagement with industry role players earlier this year.

The next step is to present the amended bill to cabinet. “That will most likely happen by September,” Qoza said. Read the full article on TechCentral here.