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Legislative and Other Mandates

Constitutional Mandates

The mandate of the Department of Communications (DoC) is derived from relevant Legislation, and is as follows:

"To create a vibrant ICT sector that ensures that all South Africans have access to robust, reliable, affordable and secure ICT services in order to advance socio-economic development goals and support the Africa agenda and contribute to building a better world".

Consequently the core functions of the Department of Communications are:

Legislative Mandates

The mandate of the Department of Communications is further embedded in legislation as well as other policy documents. The legislative framework for the work of the Department is contained mainly in the:

In executing its role, the Department is also guided, amongst others, by: