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Cabinet approves greater resourcing of ICASA

  • 01 April 2001

Cabinet has taken a policy decision that the institutional, human resources and financial capacity of ICASA will be strengthened to enable it to maximise the delivery of effective regulatory…

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Countrywide local content hearings

  • 01 April 2001

ICASA will be holding public hearings on the local content Discussion Paper in Cape Town, Durban and…

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Reassurance for community of interest stations

  • 01 April 2001

The legal basis allowing for the existence of community of interest radio stations was noted during parliament’s recent community radio hearings.

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ICASA to decide on non-competitive community radio

  • 01 April 2001

ICASA has stated that it will make the first batch of decisions on outstanding non-competitive four-year community radio applications for Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwazulu Natal by the end of April 2001. Decisions will be communicated to…

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New executive and chair for NAB

  • 03 January 2001

After serving as NAB chair for two years, Anton Harber has stepped down although he will continue to serve on the NAB`s executive…

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New agency could result in expensive duplication

  • 03 January 2001

Attempts to encourage media development and diversity have the full support of the NAB. But the NAB has noted that the creation of a proposed new agency to carry out these functions may be costly and…

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Local content a winner for television audiences and production industry

  • 03 January 2001

Like radio broadcasters, television channels are also complying with their local content requirements - in some cases, channels are exceeding the quotas asked of them. Television broadcasters spend, on average, one-and-a-half person days a…

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Radio broadcasters support local content

  • 03 January 2001

Research commissioned by the NAB shows that radio broadcasters work hard to meet the existing local content quota of 20 percent, and are making a significant financial contribution to the music…

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ICASA workplan

  • 01 November 2000

In a briefing to industry on Tuesday 14 November, ICASA announced that they will be concentrating on the following broadcasting activities in the…

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Community radio roadshow

  • 01 November 2000

Many fledgling community stations are still waiting for ICASA to have their licence hearings, delayed for more than three years in some provinces. KwaZulu-Natal will be the next province to go into licensing hearings, which are not yet…

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