Lobby groups say the communications bill is unconstitutional

28 November 2018, Business Day, Bekezela Phakathi

In a joint written submission to the committee, lobby groups Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS Coalition: Support Our Public Broadcaster said that by and large the bill gives the minister of communications too much power.  The groups said they were deeply concerned by the extent to which the bill proposes to undermine the role of Icasa in respect of the management of spectrum in SA and to arrogate overall control of spectrum into the hands of the minister.

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