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ICASA: Porting of 08 Prefixes Available in March 2022

ICASA has issued Notice that the Number Portability Regulations, 2018 will come into force on 7 March 2022. This means that non-geographic numbers (086, 087, 0800) will be allowed to be ported from 7 March 2022.

 1. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“the Authority”) has in terms of section 68 (1)(b) read with section 4 of the Electronic Communications Act (Act No. 36 of 2005), as amended, published the  Number Portability Regulations in Government Gazette No. 41949 (“the Regulations”) dated 1 October 2018.

2. In line with regulation 14 of the Regulations, the Authority hereby proclaims that the Regulations will come into force on 7 March 2022.

 Gazette 41538 –  Number Portability shall apply to the following allocated numbering ranges:

  1. Geographic numbers
  2. Non-geographic numbers in the following NDC’s 086, 080, 087

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ICASA 1 Cent Rate Drop Executed: 1 October 2020

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