Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

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36 of 2005

The Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 intends:

  • to promote convergence in the broadcasting, broadcasting signal distribution and telecommunications sectors and to provide the legal framework for convergence of these sectors;
  • to make new provision for the regulation of electronic communications services, electronic communications network services and broadcasting services;
  • to provide for the granting of new licences and new social obligations;
  • to provide for the control of the radio frequency spectrum;
  • to provide for the continued existence of the Universal Service Agency and the Universal Service Fund; and
  • to provide for matters incidental thereto.



19 July 2006 (Gazette 29044 of 18 July 2006)


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