The department of communications & digital technologies has embarked on a process to merge some of its entities in line with a plan to rationalise state entities.
New South African online regulations encroach on and frustrate the right to freedom of expression enshrined in the constitution, among many other problems they introduce. By Janet MacKenzie and Reinhardt Biermann.
Netflix has signed a distribution agreement with the Film and Publication Board, meaning the multinational streaming company must now obey local classification rules in the distribution of its content.
Regulators Icasa, the Film and Publication Board and the ZA Domain Name Authority will be merged, communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said on Thursday.
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral interviews Dominic Cull on the contentious Films and Publications Amendment Bill, which he warns contains serious flaws that could cause big headaches for online content creators and Internet service providers.
The Films and Publications Amendment Bill raises serious freedom-of-speech concerns and should be rewritten, the Internet Service Providers’ Association said on Thursday. Describing the bill as a “classic example of good
The fate of online free speech and digital content hangs in the balance as the department of communications and the Film and Publication Board attempt to impose restrictions on digital channels. Although the primary mandate
Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has unveiled a radical shake-up in the way South Africa’s ICT sector is managed, including a controversial change to the
If the Films and Publications Amendment Bill is passed in its current form, South Africans may no longer upload videos to online channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram unless they register as a distributor and pay
The department of communications on Tuesday confirmed that the SABC will from now on need to submit formal requests for all international trips to minister Faith Muthambi – but the public broadcaster is not the only entity required to