New law guaranteed to raise price of data and limit internet access

Leon Louw, FMF executive director
06 December 2017
11h00 for 11h30 Registration & finger lunch
11h30 to 13h30 Presentation & discussion
FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)

New Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill ignores industry and think tank submissions,
and makes a mockery of good faith negotiation and proper public participation 

Deadline for submissions is 17 December,
allowing only 30 days to comment on a law set to change our future for the worse


  • Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill released on 17 November gives 30-day window for public comment - during the holiday season
  • ECA Bill contents show clear disregard for industry submissions and input on White Paper which preceded it
  • ECA Bill makes mockery of public participation and the democratic process
  • ECA Bill has far reaching implications for consumers, industry and economy - data prices will rise, internet access will fall
  • ECA Bill has potential to destroy one of SA’s few success stories and leave the country far behind its peers
  • Four other significant Bills also released 17 November with very tight windows to comment - ominous trend emerging


Leon Louw will provide details of the contents, the flawed process and the implications of the ECA Bill for South Africa.

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