SA internet bodies to hold key meeting

sa_internet_usageBy TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa internet industry bodies will meet in Cape Town next week to discuss key technical, regulatory and business trends affecting the industry.

The bodies will meet under the auspices of the iWeek 2015.

Now in its 14th year, the event is hosted by the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and INX-ZA.

“iWeek has a long history of bringing people together to debate issues such as online content regulation, and the role the Internet plays in human rights, and these remain important topics in 2015. We have extended iWeek to five days this year, and we will be covering issues important to ISPs, businesses and Internet users alike,” said Graham Beneke, ISPA Chairperson.

iWeek is scheduled for September 7-11.

Highlights of the week include WAPA’s fourth Future Wireless Technologies Forum, the Internet Society’s global ION conference to SA,
the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) hosting of a workshop on the Virtual Cybersecurity Hub.

This topic is particularly pertinent following the Department of Justice
and Constitutional Development this week inviting the public to comment on the draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill.

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) will also host a discussion of its proposed online content policy with stakeholders.

This follows the Cabinet’s approval of the introduction of a Films and Publications Amendment Bill into the Parliamentary process.

Energy management for ISPs, cybercrime in SA and opportunities for domain name registrars will be covered.

ISPA’s SuperTeachers of 2015 will be celebrated during a gala dinner.

iWeek wraps up with a series of internet governance panel discussions hosted by the Gauteng Chapter of the Internet Society. Human rights, the Internet economy, and cybersecurity will all be debated by industry experts.

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