Create an enabling environment for the provision of inclusive communication
services to all South Africans in a manner that promotes socioeconomic
development and investment through broadcasting, new media, print media and
other new technologies, and brand the country locally and internationally.
The Department of Communications is responsible for the national
communications policy and strategy; information dissemination and publicity;
and the branding of South Africa. Improved communication and marketing will
promote an informed citizenry and assist the country in promoting investments,
economic growth and job creation. The department’s mandate is derived from
section 192 of the Constitution, which provides for the independence of
broadcasting regulation in the public interest, the International
Telecommunications Union and the World Intellectual Property Organisation.
The department is responsible for the administration and implementation of the
the Films and Publications Act (1996)
the Broadcasting Act (1999)
the Media Development and Diversity Agency Act (2002)
the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act (2000), a joint responsibility with the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (2002), a joint responsibility with the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (2005), a joint responsibility with the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
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