View Full Version : Lobby Group - Your Proposals/ideas Please
11-05-2005, 01:26 PM
see thread http://www.mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=20649 for context
I volunteer to collate the presentations to ICASA into a concise presentation for Government and add any other pertinent items to it.
I also volunteer to Rottweiller away at getting a hearing but will need help from other strong minded folk as one voice wont be enough!
I also volunteer to be a co-ordinator for the LOBBY/MASS ACTION drive.
Come on people - all hands to the pump! :D
11-05-2005, 01:54 PM
For my sins, I also run a business services centre. If the Lobby Group needs assistance in Printing/Binding of a Presentation Document(s), I can assist - to a certain degree.
11-05-2005, 02:14 PM
Hey thanks Sleepy Hollow! that's very generous of you!
We can punt it on Hellkom, and if there is any info you need i have MANY reports (although not the Tarifica one I'm afraid.. I have lots of other thin air here though).
I volunteer my website and graphic design skills (lol) and whatever else we can think of as this progresses
11-05-2005, 02:40 PM
I think we should start with a mailshot to parties that could have a stake in this , as well as industry players (IPS etc) , and try to gauge the level of interest in this venture, and their willingness to proactively use their resources to this end - some kind of industry wide call to action??
11-05-2005, 03:25 PM
I've got scathing wit and a decent level of technical knowledge to offer.
11-05-2005, 04:04 PM
Come on, can't you see the press releases already?
"Telkom's lowering of the ADSL prices by 10% now makes it completely affordable for the poor to connect to the internet, if they aren't doing it it's because they're lazy"
11-05-2005, 05:32 PM
good one spam and thanks for volunteering.....come on - any more willing bodies out there ......VQuest????
12-05-2005, 08:50 AM
I would love to be part of changes to Telkom pricing and/or total world domination. Unfortunately I do not have much services to offer. I swear at Telkom a lot, and many people around me hear it on a daily basis. That must count for something!
13-05-2005, 04:23 PM
I can swear at Telkom in a number of languages and I am willing to do so in writing or in person, with or without tact, dependent on our needs.
14-05-2005, 10:10 AM
nto sure if this fits here - govt's programme of action in regard to telecomms - http://www.info.gov.za/aboutgovt/poa/report/economic05.htm
4.4 Improve telecommunications infrastructure and regulation DoC, DPE, dti, DPSA In addition to progress reported in 4.4.1-4.4.5 research is currently being commissioned
4.4.1 Increase internet subscribers and broadband and ICT usage DoC, dti, DPSA Activities ongoing
4.4.2 Second National Operator to be licensed and Operational DoC a.s.a.p Four working committees set up to deal with Shareholders Agreements; Business Plan; Valuation & Transfer of SOE assets (Full Service and Private Networks); Regulatory Issues. Business plan to be sent to ICASA
4.4.3 Promulgate the Convergence Bill DoC Bill approved by Cabinet in Jan05. Parliament has set date for Public Hearings in May-05
4.4.4 Facilitate broadband technology for 1st and 2nd economy needs DoC, NT Activities ongoing
4.4.5 Initiate modernisation of ICT infrastructure through digitisation DoC Discussions are ongoing with National Treasury in order to acquire funding for Sentech.
11-04-2007, 01:41 PM
I have been involved in two action groups that successfully managed to change the laws related.
It is simply called, PUBLIC NUISANCE
The more people causing simple public disturbances all around the country get noticed by the press, and then.......
First Idea that always worked well, stage a constitutional protest, at the constutitional court and or ICASA building.
Remember though, no more than 15 peopl, otherwise you legally regarded as a gathering and gatherings have to be given permission to protest.
Using simple things like PAINT, preferrably enamel, and redecorating whatever, in the name of free telecoms, need a nationally recognizable colour.
no cliam of responsibility would be required.
Inform the press of ampending 'Hunger Strike'. By constitutional law, a person who declares a hunger strike, must be heard after 7 days by the president.
Find some volunteers for the above.
The media will do the rest.
11-04-2007, 01:48 PM
14-05-2005, 10:10 AM
11-04-2007, 01:41 PM
How is that for resurrecting the dead?
11-04-2007, 02:08 PM
Inform the press of ampending 'Hunger Strike'. By constitutional law, a person who declares a hunger strike, must be heard after 7 days by the president.Which part of the constitution covers hunger strikes?