n South African Journal on Human Rights - The constitutional fate of Icasa in a converged sector : notes and comments

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



The Constitution specifically requires the independent regulation of broadcasting. Section 192 provides :

National legislation must establish an independent authority to regulate broadcasting in the public interest, and to ensure fairness and a diversity of views broadly representing South African society.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is authorised to regulate inter alia the converged broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, now referred to as electronic communications, by the ICASA Act and the ECA.

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