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General information

Spectrum Authority
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

Postal Address:

Private Bag X10002
Sandton 2146
International Telephone: register to unlock
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Spectrum Policy and Planning Introduction

The key responsibilities of authority are:
• To make regulations and policies that govern broadcasting and telecommunications
• To issue licenses to providers of telecommunication services and broadcasters
• To monitor the environment and enforce compliance with rules, regulations and policies
• To hear and decide on disputes and complaints brought by industry or members of the public against licensees
• To plan, control and manage the frequency spectrum 
• To protect consumers from unfair business practices, poor quality services and harmful or inferior products.

For information on legislation on broadcasting please visit:
For information on telecommunication act please visit:

Radio Frequency Register
Tender method is used for the distribution of certain frequencies.
For information on spectrum allocation and registration please visit:
For information on spectrum licensing please visit:

Relevant Documentation

Online Documentation


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