In November 2017, MMA made a submission to the Competition Commission’s Data Services Market Inquiry. This year, in October 2018, we were invited to present our submission before the Competition Commission. Our submission focused on ensuring the following foundations are at the core of our approach to data cast and access to information:

We need a clear, coherent digital policy;
A multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral approach must be adopted (ongoing, haphazard or singular entity dominance fail our democracy);
Policy must have at its basis in the following:
Public interest as paramount;
Deliberate effort to bridge digital divide & combat inequality (this will not happen unless deliberate steps are taken to do so);
Be in line with African Declaration on InternetRights (
Marginalised interests (esp. not just rich v poor)
Help realise the rights in our Constitution

Read our submission and view our presentation below