ICASA extends deadline for public comments on the inquiry into the effectiveness of the Must-Carry Regulations

We previously reported on the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa's ("ICASA's") publication of the Discussion Document on the Review of the ICASA Must Carry Regulations, 2008 on 13 December 2019. ICASA is in the process of conducting an inquiry in terms of s4B of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act, 2000 regarding the effectiveness of the Must Carry Regulations, 2008 and whether there is a need to amend them.

We note that on 29 January 2020, ICASA published a notice of an extension of the closing date for submissions in respect of the review of the Must Carry Regulations. The deadline for submission is now 31 March 2020.

Submissions are to be marked for the attention of Mamedupe Kgatshe. Where possible, written representations should be emailed to mkgatshe@icasa.org.za and MustCarryRegulationsCouncilCommittee@icasa.org.za.