According to MyBroadband, on 26 March 2020, the Department of Communications detailed interventions around the “dissemination of information” in the country. The purpose of the new directions is to facilitate the availability and use of digital technologies to combat the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa.

Read the full government gazette here:

If you own a .za domain, this new rule applies to you.

We ask that you please comply.

  • “All Internet sites operating within .zaDNA top level domain name must have a landing page with a visible link to"

Other new rules include:

  • Broadcasting Licensees are required to receive and disseminate public information related to the national effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

  • All Licensees with access to radio frequency spectrum are required to make available their platforms for the streaming of public announcements to their subscribers.

  • Electronic Communications Services Licensees, OTTs and ISPs must remove fake news related to COVID-19 from their platforms immediately after it is identified as such.

  • Licensees must provide zero-rated access to local educational content websites.

  • Audio visual services, especially the broadcasting services licensees, must increase their educational programmes to support awareness of COVID-19.

  • Licensees with access to high-demand spectrum must make available connectivity to 104 district virtual classroom platforms with minimum speeds of 10Mbps to support virtual teaching during the COVID-19 national disaster.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Stay Safe

Friday, March 27, 2020

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