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The silliness (and illness!) of policy silos in South Africa

South Africa is missing a trick or ten, thanks to our silo policy approach to broadcast and broadband.

You may have thought these two realms, which share the character of being "broad" - and more importantly, will share a digital character sooner rather than later, were a natural for convergent treatment.

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Message to Icasa: stay out the way of Internet broadcasting

Our regulatory body, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, is muddling over whether to start regulating areas of video on the Internet - what it confusingly calls the activities of IPTV and Video on Demand. The intention is evident in a Discussion Document published by the Authority.

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