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ISBN: 978-1-919855-76-9  

Trim size: 230 x 150mm

Binding: hardcover

Page count: 384 pages

Cost: R285.00

Genre: Law



The regulation of telecommunications really only began in South Africa after the historic first democratic election in 1994. Many developments in the policy, law and regulation have taken place since then. This book, Telecommunications Law in South Africa, has been written to provide an overview of the policy, law and regulation of telecommunications in South Africa. It includes chapters on the important regulatory topics, including licensing, interconnection and facilities leasing, pricing and universal service. It also includes chapters on the regulators and convergence, as well as an overview and chapters on economics and technologies, authored by recognised experts in those areas. Separate chapters on the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act and The Regulation of the Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act are also included.

This book will prove invaluable to legal practitioners in the field, as well as policymakers, legislators, regulators, journalists, academics, researchers, consultants, students and telecommunications companies.


Edited by Lisa Thornton, et al.

Lisa Thornton is the founder of a leading ICT law firm in South Africa, Lisa Thornton Inc., and the USA consulting practice, Lisa Thornton Consulting LC. Those two organisations provide high-quality, professional, solution-orientated services to the information, communications and technology industries.

Ms Thornton has over 25 years of experience in Africa and the USA and has done work for commercial enterprises, civil society, academia, regulators, government ministries and international organisations, such as the International Telecommunications Union.

Ms Thornton has been named a leading practitioner by a number of organisations including PLC Which Lawyer?, the International Who’s Who of Telecoms and Media Lawyers, the ACQ Finance Law Awards, Worldwide Legal Directories and Cross Border – Communications Handbook.