The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has published final regulations in respect of the Limitations of Control and Equity Ownership by Historically Disadvantaged Groups (HDGs) and the Application of the ICT Sector Code (the final regulations).
The final regulations clarify and expand on, certain key requirements which were contained in draft regulations published in February 2020. We have unpacked some of the key components of the final regulations below.
What is the overall purpose of the final regulations?
The final regulations are aimed at facilitating transformation and diversity in the ICT sector. Emphasis is placed on promoting broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE), giving attention to the needs of women, and creating opportunities for youth and for persons with disabilities in the ICT sector.
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