New Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill ignores industry and think tank submissions, and makes a mockery of good faith negotiation and proper public participation.
Deadline for submissions is 17 December, allowing only 30 days to comment on a law set to change our future for the worse.
- Electronic Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill released on 17 November gives 30-day window for public comment – during the holiday season;
- ECA Bill contents show clear disregard for industry submissions and input on White Paper which preceded it;
- ECA Bill makes mockery of public participation and the democratic process;
- ECA Bill has far reaching implications for consumers, industry and economy – data prices will rise, internet access will fall;
- ECA Bill has potential to destroy one of SA’s few success stories and leave the country far behind its peers;
- Four other significant Bills also released 17 November with very tight windows to comment – ominous trend emerging.
Leon Louw will provide details of the contents, the flawed process and the implications of the ECA Bill for South Africa.
LEON LOUW, Executive director of the Free Market Foundation
Wednesday 06 December 2017
11h00 – 11h30 Registration (sandwiches, tea & coffee will be available)
11h30 – 13h30 Presentation & discussion
Free Market Foundation, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston
(opposite Sandton Medi-Clinic)
RSVP by clicking on http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/View-Event?i=166
Essential as seating is limited. Guests welcome – NB please register each attendee separately