Trapped in the democratic bureaucracy-thats the best word to define the state on MNP in the mobile industry in South Africa, early mid last month when Mr. Paris Mashile made a presentation at Mobility Conference it emerged as if ICASA is ahead of the project, still ICASA was playing hard game. The regulator become aware of the whole MNP project since 2003 but there has never been an active engagement on their part neither was there any move to investigate the project. In recent days Mr. Mashile made an argument that November 10 is the final of the final deadline. But the question to be asked is, has enough time being given to mobile operators ? The answear is Yes and No. There is far too much bereaucracy in ICASA than any where, lets get our thoughts together, technology doesn’t appreciate that, the ease with which these technologies are moving is too much!