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Telecommunications Act, No. 103 of 1996

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Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Definitions"]
2. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Objects of Act"]
3. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Application of Act"]
4. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "State bound by Act"]
CHAPTER II. SOUTH AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY
5. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Establishment of South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority"]
6. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Representation by Council"]
7. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Personal requirements in respect of councillors"]
8. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Disqualification of councillors"]
9. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Appointment of councillors"]
10. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Terms of office of councillors"]
11. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Remuneration and allowances of councillors"]
12. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Removal from office"]
13. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Vacancies in Council"]
14. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Meetings of Council"]
15. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Disclosure of conflicting interests"]
16. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Proceedings of Council not invalid in certain circumstances"]
17. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Staff of Authority"]
18. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Financing of Authority"]
19. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Banking account"]
20. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Annual and other reports"]
CHAPTER III. COMMITTEES, APPOINTMENT OF EXPERTS, AND ENQUIRIES
21. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Establishment of committees of Council"]
22. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Composition of committees"]
23. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Functions of committees"]
24. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Meetings of committees"]
25. [...repealed by Act 2000_013_000 - was entitled "Remuneration and allowances of committee members"]
26. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Appointment of experts"]
27. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Enquiries by Authority"] 
CHAPTER IV. RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM
28. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Control of radio frequency spectrum"]
29. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Frequency band plans"]
30. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Frequency and station licences, certificates and authorities"]
30A. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Radio frequency spectrum access in 1800 MHz frequency band"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
30B. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Third generation telecommunication radio frequency spectrum licence"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
31. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Control of possession of radio apparatus"]
CHAPTER V. TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES
32. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Prohibition on provision of telecommunication service without licence"]
32A. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Holders of public switched telecommunication services licences and granting of further licences"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
32B. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Second national operator application and qualification] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
32C. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Sentech"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
33. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Kinds of licences"]
34. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Applications and consideration thereof"]
35. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Decision on applications"]
35A. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Alternative licensing methods"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
36. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Public switched telecommunication services"]
36A. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Contents of expression ''public switched telecommunication service''] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
36B. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Contents of expression ''public switched telecommunication networks''] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
37. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Mobile cellular telecommunication services"]
38. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "National long-distance telecommunication services"]
39. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Local access telecommunication services and public pay-telephone services"]
40. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Value-added network services
40A. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Under-serviced area licence"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
41. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Private telecommunication networks"]
42. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Existing licences and authorities"]
43. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Interconnection"]
44. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Making telecommunication facilities available"]
45. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Fees and charges for telecommunication services"]
46. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Accounts and records to be kept by licensees"]
47. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Duration of telecommunication service licences"]
48. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Amendment of telecommunication service licences"]
49. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Renewal of telecommunication service licences"]
50. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Transfer of telecommunication service licences"]
51. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "International telecommunication facilities"]
52. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Limitations on control of telecommunication services"]
53. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Uncompetitive actions"]
CHAPTER VI. TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIERS AND TECHNICIANS
54. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Telecommunication equipment to be of approved type"]
55. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Technical standards for telecommunication facilities and equipment"]
56. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Registration of suppliers of telecommunication apparatus and equipment"]
57. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Certification of technicians"]
CHAPTER VII. UNIVERSAL SERVICE AGENCY
58. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Establishment of Universal Service Agency"]
59. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Functions of Agency"]
60. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Head and staff of Agency"]
61. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Financing of Agency"]
62. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Banking account"]
63. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Annual and other reports"]
64. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Lapsing of certain sections"]
CHAPTER VIII. UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND
65. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Establishment and control of Universal Service Fund"]
66. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Application of money in Universal Service Fund"]
67. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Universal Service Fund]
67A. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Competitive tender for universal service projects"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_000]
68. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Accounts of Universal Service Fund"]
CHAPTER IX. FUNCTIONS OF FIXED LINE OPERATORS IN RELATION TO TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES AND WORKS
69. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Operators to perform functions in prescribed manner"]
70. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Entry upon and construction of lines across any land"]
71. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Underground pipes for telecommunication services"]
72. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Pipes under streets"]
73. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Removal of pipes and facilities"]
74. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Fences"]
75. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Trees obstructing telecommunication facilities"]
76. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Height or depth of cables and facilities"]
77. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Electrical works"]
CHAPTER X. EMERGENCY CENTRES** [...was entitled "HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT"]
78. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled, last first, "Definition" and "Establishment and control of Human Resources Fund"]
79. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled, last first, "Establishment of 112 Emergency Centres" and "Application of money in Human Resources Fund"]
80. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled, last first, "Functions of 112 Emergency Centres" and "Funding of human resource development"]
81. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled, last first, "Public emergency number" and "Training and retraining of unskilled and underskilled persons"]
82. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled, last first, "Standards, capabilities and operating procedures of 112 Emergency Centres" and "Training of artisans and technicians"]
83. [...repealed by Act 1998_097_000 - was entitled "Undergraduate tertiary education"]
84. [...repealed by Act 1998_097_000 - was entitled "Postgraduate study and research"]
85. [...repealed by Act 1998_097_000 - was entitled "Support for science and technology at schools"]
86. [...repealed by Act 1998_097_000 - was entitled "Contributions to Human Resources Fund"]
87. [...repealed by Act 1998_097_000 - was entitled "Accounts of Human Resources Fund"]
CHAPTER XI. GENERAL PROVISIONS
88. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Application fees and annual fees"]
89. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Numbering plans"]
89A. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Directory services"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_031]
89B. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Government directory information service"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_031]
89C. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Carrier pre-selection"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_031]
90. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Financial assistance to telecommunication forums"]
91. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Delegation of functions"]
92. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Register of licences and approvals"]
93. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Confidentiality"]
94. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled, last first, "Financial year and auditing of accounts of Agency" and "Financial year and auditing of accounts of Authority and Agency"]
95. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Radio regulations"]
96. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Regulations"]
96A. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Telecommunications Museum"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_033]
96B. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Information, Communication and Technology strategy"] [inserted by Act 2001_064_033]
CHAPTER XII. ENFORCEMENT
97. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Production of licensees' books and records"]
98. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Appointment of inspectors"]
99. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Powers of inspectors"]
100. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Offences by licensees"]
101. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Offences by other persons"]
102. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Penalties"]
CHAPTER XIII. REPEAL AND AMENDMENT OF LAWS
103. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of Act 3 of 1952"]
104. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 42 of Act 68 of 1957"]
105. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Amendment of section 1 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
106. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 78 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
107. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 79 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
108. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 80 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
109. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of sections 80A and 80B of Act 44 of 1958..."]
110. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 81 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
111. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 82 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
112. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 83 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
113. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 84 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
114. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of sections 86 and 87 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
115. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 88 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
116. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 90A of Act 44 of 1958..."]
117. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of section 106 of Act 44 of 1958..."]
118. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Substitution of certain expressions in Act 44 of 1958..."]
119. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of Act 68 of 1957, Act 51 of 1962, Act 90 of 1963, Act 93 of 1969 and Act 50 of 1974"]
120. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Amendment of section 1 of Act 66 of 1974"]
121. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Substitution of certain expression in Act 66 of 1974"]
122. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Substitution of long title of Act 66 of 1974"]
123. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Substitution of section 58 of Act 66 of 1974"]
124. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Repeal of sections 14 to 21 of Act 57 of 1975"]
125.. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Insertion of section 21A and 21B in Act 73 of 1976"]
126 ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Amendment of Schedule 1 to Act 9 of 1989..."]
127.. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Amendment of section 1 of Act 153 of 1993..."]
128. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Amendment of section 29 of Act 153 of 1993..."]
129. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Insertion of section 66A in Act 153 of 1993"]
CHAPTER XIV. APPROVED TRANSACTIONS AND COMMENCEMENT OF ACT
130. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Approved transactions"]
131. ... [...repealed by Act 2005_036_000_20060418 - was entitled "Short title and commencement"]
 
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