IAB SA proudly supports the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) with the assistance of Applied Law & Technology (Pty) Ltd, and in collaboration with the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) on the launch of the issue paper addressing perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa: Free public Wi-Fi and Zero-Rated content.
The purpose of this issue paper is to examine the background and legal frameworks that support a right to universal free access to online information, with a specific focus on the South African context. In particular, this paper will explore two key mechanisms for how universal free access to online information can be achieved – through basic minimum levels of access to free public wi-fi, and through zero-rated content. Click here to access the Issue Paper. Issue Paper – Perspectives on universal free access to online information (FINAL)