Posts tagged as white paper

ECA Bill approved and ready for public comment

On Friday, 17 November 2017, Cabinet approved the 115-page Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill, giving the public and industry just 30 calendar days in which to comment, after which the consultation period will be closed and further objection prohibited. Minister Siyabonga Cwele and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) team have crafted a […]

ICT policy white paper – is it legally flawed?

  The National Integrated ICT Policy white paper, besides many other negative issues, is legally flawed and does not meet the requirements of the Constitution of the country. This is the view of Leon Louw, executive director Free Market Foundation who, with Dobek Pater of Africa Analysis, presented a review of the white paper at […]

Standards and smart cities

  This article is a summary of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Smart Cities Spatial Information Framework white paper which addresses the open information technology standards framework that is critical to achieving the benefits of spatial communication for smart cities. The OGC is an international consortium of more than 500 companies, government agencies, research organisations, […]

Minister Cwele invites your ICT policy input

  The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has published the National Integrated ICT policy discussion paper entitled “Options Paper”. The 300-page document is the third phase of the public engagement process which commenced with the Framing Paper gazetted in April 2013. Click here to download The National Integrated ICT policy. Click here to download […]