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September 2, 2020 Allie Potter TUCSON (KVOA) – Looking at the small cell pole, it looks a lot like a light pole, but if you look a little closer, it is not. It is actually a wireless pole to provide faster speed internet and better cell reception. It sounds great right? Not exactly great news...
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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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Our August 2020 Newsletter is available at: https://mailchi.mp/ff9ebd1e0823/emfsa-news  We appreciate you taking the time to read our newsletter. The EMFSA Team
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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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Source: https://insidetowers.com/cell-tower-news-poor-timing-of-the-fccs-notice-of-proposed-rulemaking-incites-lawsuit/ August 6, 2020 The City of Gig Harbor, WA recently joined 19 other cities and organizations in a lawsuit against an FCC Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning wireless infrastructure. The Tacoma News Tribune reported the city sent a letter to the FCC on June 1, opposing the NRPM due to social distancing...
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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/156284/proposed-5g-policy-would-erode-the-rights-of-property-owners-says-lawyer/ Author Penny Fourie, Journalist July 31, 2020 The new policy does away with the red tape and allows mobile network operators to install telecommunications stations – cellphone masts – at locations of their choice without prior approval from local authorities. Ballito attorney Andy Horton warned that the proposed policy by implication would erode...
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Reuters News 24 1 st of August 2020 •Tens of thousands are opposing a new policy that will allow mobile networks to build infrastructure, like 5G towers. •They are channelling their discontent through a website, Dear South Africa. •Cellphone companies, however, are optimistic about the policy. Tens of thousands of South Africans have written complaints...
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Source: https://www.falsebayecho.co.za/news/impact-of-5g-draft-policy-on-property-51606325?fbclid=IwAR1dDsdal_NJhkViITWAeGbu1cHp9FxvSpqpSdwHScHSCQg4qxxT499GuUI By Karen Kotze Jul 30, 2020 A government draft policy, if passed, will allow mobile networks to build 5G electronic communication infrastructure on your property without compensation. The draft submitted by Department of Communication and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams appears in Gazette No. 43537 dated Wednesday July 22. It says property owners could be...
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Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has gazetted a new policy on the deployment of communications networks in South Africa. The policy aims to accommodate the accelerated deployment of electronic communications networks, such as LTE and 5G networks. The policy gives mobile networks and other licensees the right to select, enter, and use...
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