The plan to force South African ISPs to have black ownership

Jamie McKane

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The plan to force South African ISPs to have black ownership

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is finalizing new regulations on ownership of telecoms licensees, which is likely to include prescribed ownership by black people.

The regulator published its “Limitations of Control and Equity Ownership by Historically Disadvantaged Groups and the Application of the ICT Sector Code Draft Regulations” on 14 February 2020 for comment.
 

system32

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Does this apply to ISP's that were established post 1994?
Any ISP pre-1994 I can understand.
Any new ISP established post 1994 were done on equal opportunity entrepreneur model.
Any new rules applied to these new ISP is pure racist policy.
 

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Racist anti-white actions and oppression of minorities by the South African Government. Nothing else. Also another reason my company is registered in the USA. Although South Africans are free and do make use of the services, there is no way the South African government can touch my company with racist laws. They need to come present their case in a US court on why they want to force a US based company to steal its ownership.
 

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This will systemically grow into other sectors, industries and business sizes.

I am opposed to this, because this is a move to remove determination. Here is the thing, minority ownership is being suppressed.

Established businesses can adapt and adopt a prescribed scheme, but small businesses and entrepreneurial start-up endeavours will be challenged and entry to market will be racially prescribed.

It is not a problem when you have an empowered partner, but having no empowered partner will result in total alienation which is imposed by law.

This isn't restitution. As always, the minority will have no say in this because the minority have no voice and is stigmatised.
 

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The plan to force South African ISPs to have black ownership

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is finalizing new regulations on ownership of telecoms licensees, which is likely to include prescribed ownership by black people.

The regulator published its “Limitations of Control and Equity Ownership by Historically Disadvantaged Groups and the Application of the ICT Sector Code Draft Regulations” on 14 February 2020 for comment.
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BeerIsNotGood...

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This will systemically grow into other sectors, industries and business sizes.

I am opposed to this, because this is a move to remove determination. Here is the thing, minority ownership is being suppressed.

Established businesses can adapt and adopt a prescribed scheme, but small businesses and entrepreneurial start-up endeavours will be challenged and entry to market will be racially prescribed.

It is not a problem when you have an empowered partner, but having no empowered partner will result in total alienation which is imposed by law.

This isn't restitution. As always, the minority will have no say in this because the minority have no voice and is stigmatised.
I seem to recall "our" president telling us that starting a business would become easier :unsure:
 

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If an ISP refuses? Will the offices be marked? Or the website? Or will it be more discreet?
 

rvZA

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Besides, by taking away a white minority's right to own a business and forcing them to give ownership to blacks, along with EWC, just goes to show that there is no difference between the NP and the ANC or between Verwoerd, Zuma, Mbeki, Ramaphosa and Mandela. The similarities are striking.
 

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If an ISP refuses? Will the offices be marked? Or the website? Or will it be more discreet?

The mafioso will be out to extort compliance..
Should an ISP or telecoms provider not comply with these requirements, they face severe penalties. This can include a fine of R5 million or 10% of their annual turnover
 

Fulcrum29

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I seem to recall "our" president telling us that starting a business would become easier :unsure:

Did he tell that to the minority? The last time I checked BBBEE and BIS was exclusive and I don't know about any business support program by the state which is inclusive.

This call only impacts the telecom industry, but it also imposes the direction in which they want the economy to move in. This will expand in the time to come.

It is the small 'white' player who will be hurt the most.
 
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