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ISOC-ZA welcomes ICANN meeting to Joburg, June 26-29 2017!

12 June, 2017 (14:02) | Community, Education, Events, Membership, Partners, Policy | By: Alan

If any members are interested to learn how the Internet is governed (i.e. not by ‘governments’ like the old telephone system was in the ITU) then those of us in Joburg have a fortunate once in a lifetime (free) opportunity to attend the 59th global ICANN meeting. ICANN meetings are held three times each year […]

UN resolution – Broadband access is a human right

29 July, 2016 (09:39) | Community, Membership, Policy | By: Alan

The Human Rights Council, guided by the Charter of the United Nations, reaffirms the human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and relevant international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Noting that the […]

Call for comment: net.za, org.za & web.za charters

14 August, 2013 (11:27) | Policy | By: Alan

ZADNA invited its members, the local Internet industry & South Africa public to provide comments to the proposed Charters of NET.ZA, ORG.ZA and WEB.ZA. See their Background to NET-ZA ORG-ZA WEB-ZA charters, Call for comment NET-ZA ORG-ZA WEB-ZA Aug-2013, NET.ZA Charter for public comment, ORG.ZA Charter for public comment and WEB.ZA Charter for public comment. […]

Internet Society Chapter Workshop: Africa

3 July, 2013 (12:10) | Community, Events, Policy | By: Alan

In two weeks time (14-18 July 2013) the global Internet governance organisation ICANN will be meeting for the second time in South Africa, at the Durban conference centre. Everyone is welcome and anyone interested in global policy making must attend (only thing needed is your brain, bring that and get free coffee and beer and […]

ICASA and DoC Succumb to Incumbents – Again

21 July, 2010 (22:56) | Membership, Policy, Press Release | By: alan

There is no doubt that the South African ICT industry has won several very important battles to bring meaningful Internet connectivity to our citizens. However they were often made despite the Minister of Communications and ICASA rather than because of them. A shining example of this is the Altech court case, which ruled against the […]

INET Cape Town – May 24 2010

21 May, 2010 (16:55) | Community, Events, Outreach, Policy | By: Alan

Video recordings of the sessions – http://bambuser.com/channel/isoc-za/broadcast IRC – for chat and questions – server: atlantis.zanet.org.za (port 6667) – channel: #isoc Twitter – http://twitter.com/isocza tweet #inetct Agenda – http://wiki.isoc.org.za/INET All welcome! Presentations: Jon McNerney – ISOC welcome Chris Smith – ISOC access development Alan Levin – What next? Stefan Doeblin – Lessons learned Steve Song […]

Submission on .ZA Domain Name Authority Regulations

3 February, 2010 (14:04) | Policy | By: paul

On 01 February 2010 ISOC-ZA submitted its recommendations to the .ZA Domain Name Authority (.ZA DNA) on its recently published draft Registry and Registrar Regulations. These draft regulations set out the rules by which potential domain name registries and registrars will be governed. Thank you to all of those ISOC-ZA policy list members who assisted […]

Committee plans for 2010

27 January, 2010 (08:26) | Events, Policy | By: bronwen

ISOC-ZA has a number of initiatives planned for 2010. The aim of the new committee is to encourage the public to become more active in the organisation and take responsibility for protecting their rights as Internet users. Read on for some initiatives that may interest you:

Response to ICASA Frequency Spectrum Questions

30 November, 2006 (11:00) | Policy | By: mike

We recognise the urgent need for good Frequency Spectrum regulations and welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to ICASA on the frequency band allocation. Download the PDF (74kB).

African RALO Established

28 June, 2006 (11:00) | Policy | By: mike

ISOC-ZA established the African RALO together with ISOC Morrocco and ISOC Sudan at ICANN in Marrakech.