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By JAMIE NIMMO, FINANCIAL MAIL ON SUNDAY PUBLISHED: 21:50 BST, 29 August 2020 | UPDATED: 01:58 BST, 31 August 2020 Mobile phone giant Vodafone has suffered a defeat in court that could open the door to a wave of legal challenges by landowners that host 5G phone masts.  Operators such as Vodafone pay landowners billions of pounds in rents every...
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Source: https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afriforum-submits-commentary-against-proposed-5g-policy-2020-09-01 1ST SEPTEMBER 2020 BY: NATASHA ODENDAALCREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR The civil rights organisation AfriForum has raised its concerns that the Draft Policy and Policy Direction on Rapid Deployment of Electronic Communication Networks and Facilities, or fifth-generation (5G) policy, will violate property rights and pose specific safety risks to landowners. In a written response to the...
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Bradley Prior 22 August 2020 Telkom has lost a case against Vodacom in the Pretoria High Court over the latter’s use of Telkom’s ducts and sleeves to roll out its fibre network. This outcome is great news for South African customers, who could see fewer obstacles impeding their preferred fibre network from installing infrastructure in...
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Jamie McKane 21 August 2020 Vumacam has won a court battle against the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), which accused it of spying on innocent people and selling the footage to third parties. In a judgement handed down by the Gauteng High Court on 20 August, the court ruled against the JRA, which had refused to...
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Source: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/5g/363594-what-south-africans-think-about-the-plan-to-let-networks-build-5g-towers-on-their-property.html?utm_source=newsletter For the annexure https://mybroadband.co.za/news/5g/363594-what-south-africans-think-about-the-plan-to-let-networks-build-5g-towers-on-their-property.html?utm_source=newsletter
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Source: https://www.telecomlead.com/telecom-services/u-s-court-upholds-fcc-cap-on-5g-small-cell-fees-in-win-for-wireless-carriers-96348 August 12, 2020 A federal appeals court has upheld a 2018 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to cap fees for wireless carriers to deploy small cells which are essential for the adoption of 5G networks. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Wednesday largely upheld the three...
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8th August 2020 Source: The North Coast Courier https://northcoastcourier.co.za/156656/landowners-will-not-have-right-to-refuse-5g-masts/?fbclid=IwAR1gILIGMRXpp7Xa_BTbYuh8OQ-khbmHVrijP5j8UnARfu8VNTYi_zwY5iM The government is citing legal precedent as the basis for its proposed legislation on 5G technology, which if passed will allow network companies to erect masts on privately-owned land even if the landowner does not want it. Following the July 22 gazetting of additions to the...
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August 6th 2020: The illegal cell tower at no 47, 4th road, Heathfield, Cape Town, South Africa has finally been removed. Heathfield,  4th Avenue Background: 17 May 2017, letter to the COCT by Mrs K Wentzel, community activist. Excerpt: In 2016 during the month of March, Telkom erected an illegal freestanding mast at house no 47,...
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Stock image: Pixabay Source: https://bereamail.co.za/242445/berea-residents-reject-5g-towers-on-their-property/ AUTHOR Thabiso Goba, Journalist/Photographer July 30, 2020 The draft proposal, which was gazetted by Stella Ndabeni-Abarahams, Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, is part of the government’s expansion into the 5G network. Excerpt – for the full article, please see the link above. Heather Roos, chairperson of Umbilo Community Policing...
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Source: https://northcoastcourier.co.za/155607/5g-masts-ballito-and-zimbali-residents-to-get-another-say/ Author Penny Fourie, Journalist July 8, 2020 Following legal advice, the municipality will now reopen the application process after it was agreed that due process had not been followed. Dolphin Coast residents opposed to the installation of two 5G cellphone masts have welcomed the announcement by KwaDukuza municipality that the public participation process...
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