The NAB is a voluntary association funded entirely by its members.
We regularly engage with policy makers on behalf of our members in order to promote an industry grounded in the principles of democracy, diversity and freedom of expression.
Over eighty organisations belong to the NAB and hundreds of individuals working in the broadcasting and associated industries involve themselves in our activities.
MEMBERS ONLY: for a copy of the NAB annual report, please contact the NAB offices.
The NAB is the voice of South Africa's broadcasting industry. Our vision is to maintain an environment in which South Africa radio and television broadcasters can thrive - serving audiences and contributing to development and diversity...
The NAB's formation coincided with South Africa's democratisation and the freeing of the airwaves. Over the years NAB's membership growth has matched that of the industry to a point where we are representative of most sectors of South African broadcasting.
This representation means that we are able to draw on a wide range of resources when formulating submissions, representations and research.
We exist to represent the interests of South African broadcasting and we work to promote the following:
- A broadcasting system that provides choice and diversity for audiences
- A favorable climate for broadcasters to operate within
- A broadcasting industry grounded in the principles of democracy, diversity and freedom of expression
Chairs of all NAB committees are elected annually by NAB members. At the beginning of each year, a call for nominations is issued to all NAB members. After the closing date for nominations, a list of candidates is circulated to each committee member.
Committee meetings then elect the chairs and deputy chairs for the coming year. The NAB encourages leaders in the industry to participate in its structures and looks for knowledge of the industry, experience and commitment to broadcasting, in its office bearers.
The NAB Executive Committee (Exco) is the decision making body and represents a range of players across the industry
The NAB Chairperson is: Thabo Makenete
The Deputy Chairperson is: Nick Grubb
The Executive Director is: Nadia Bulbulia
All South African television broadcasters are members of this committee. The NAB TV committee meets quarterly and provides an opportunity for key decision makers in television to interact and co-operate on issues of mutual interest.
Executive Director: Nadia Bulbulia
Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs: Julia Sham-Guild
Research and Communications Specialist: Ofentse Mboweni
- Office Manager: Lois Motta-Marques
Commercial Radio Committee
The dynamism of the South African radio industry is reflected in the work of this hard-working NAB committee. The commercial and public radio committee meets regularly and brings together most of South Africa’s radio station managers.
Community Radio Committee
South Africa’s community radio sector is now well established but still faces immense challenges in achieving financial sustainability, operational and governance . The NAB’s community radio committee meets quarterly and provides a key support mechanism for community stations.
Issues relating to frequency planning, spectrum and standards are the mainstay of this committee, which meets monthly and brings together South Africa’s top broadcast engineers and signal distributors. This committee is very active in developing industry positions on technical matters, including increasing activity on convergence issues. The Committee also established a Technical Engineering learnership programme that individual members support.
If you’re not a broadcaster but work in an industry related to broadcasting, you can join the NAB as an associate member. The NAB brings together a wide variety of interests in research, sales, advertising and consulting, all of whom find value in getting up to date information on developments in broadcasting.