Background on USAASA
The Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (“the Agency”) is established in terms of the Electronic Communications Act (“the ECA”) with a sole mandate to promote the goals of universal access and universal service.
The Agency is accountable to parliament and the general public. Its status as a public body is affirmed through Schedule 3A of the Public Finance Management Act (Act No. 1 of 1999) (“the PFMA”).
USAASA’s Value Proposition
Flowing from its past initiatives, USAASA brings to the fore, considerable experience which it makes available to its partners both in industry and within the public sector
- By virtue of the National Strategy, USAASA is able to guide industry obligations and investment on where and how investment needs to be deployed.
- For provinces, we are able to channel private sector investment guiding it to previously identified areas across the South African landscape, augmenting provincial ICT budgets.
- The value we add to existing and new ICT strategies per province is considerable given USAASA’s access to sectors and donor communities.