Call for Public Participation: .za SLD General Policy Review - Shaping the Future of the Internet
[Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 November 2023]: South Africa’s regulator for the .za namespace, the .ZA Domain Name Authority (.ZADNA) - whose mandate is to administer and manage the .za namespace, invites the Internet community and the South African public to provide input and proposals on the prospective review of the .za SLD General Policy.

“This process will consider adjustments to the current cost structure and how domain name registrations and renewals are handled. Participation is not just encouraged; it is crucial in sculpting a future that mirrors the diversity and dynamism of South Africa’s digital sphere”, says Molehe Wesi, CEO of ZADNA.

.ZADNA invites all stakeholders, including industry professionals, technologists, academics, businesses, and the public, to join hands and collaboratively shape the destiny of the .za domain landscape. For more details and to actively engage in this pivotal initiative, visit Submissions should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 14 December 2023 at 17:00.

Through this consultative process, .ZADNA aims to bring together diverse views to actively contribute to the evolution of the South African Internet ecosystem openly and transparently. “In our pursuit of progress, .ZADNA is committed to creating an environment where every voice resonates. This call for participation is an open invitation extended to individuals, organisations, and all interested parties to have input on this progressive process”, adds Wesi.

"The digital landscape is in a perpetual state of evolution and .ZADNA recognises the imperative for novel perspectives and innovative solutions. Furthermore, this review will ensure that the .za namespace remains relevant and provides those within it means to provide competitive offerings to our Registrants”, concludes Wesi.


 The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) is a not-for-profit company established in terms of section 59 of the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act, 2002 (Act 25 of 2002). ZADNA’s mandate is to regulate the .za namespace and ensure its efficient use, management, and administration. ZADNA is accountable to its members and the South African Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT).

For more information, contact Angel Selebano at 063 707 3274 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.