Pretoria - The
Independent Communications Authority (Icasa) on Friday extended
the time for written submissions on the draft numbering plan
regulations to July 26.
The communications sector regulator said it had reviewed requests
for an extension and decided to change the initial July 19 deadline.
"In the interests of ensuring a fair and transparent public consultation
process, the deadline for written submissions has been extended,"
it said in a statement.
The Draft Numbering Plan Regulations - a type of numbering scheme
used in telecommunications to allocate and route telephone numbers
in a telephone network - was published in Government Gazette
on June 4.
Public hearings would be held from August 17 to 18 and there would be no further extensions.