The primary regulatory authority of telecoms, broadcasting and postal services in South Africa is the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. ICASA is a statutory organisation, created under the ICASA Act, with additional powers and duties given to it under the ECA, Broadcasting and Postal Services Acts.
However, the sector is also regulated by the Competition Commission, which has concurrent jurisdiction over the ICT sector by virtue of its national oversight over competition in the Republic.
The areas of jurisdiction of each tend to depend on whether a matter constitutes a merger of regulated entities, the acquisition of control, and anti-competitive conduct by licensees.
Even in this regard ICASA maintains an interest, but it is primarily a forward-looking regulator, with ex ante jurisdiction.