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NATIONAL ELECTIONS LIKELY TO HAPPEN IN APRIL 2004

  • 26 September 2003

The Presidnecy recently hosted a National Consultation on “marking 10 years of freedom/democracy”. On April 27, 2004 the country will celebrate the tenth anniversary of democracy in South Africa.
The consultation was seen as an opportunity…

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CAPITAL RADIO UP FOR SALE ONCE MORE

  • 15 September 2003

ICASA has once again published an invitation to apply for the commercial sound broadcasting licence of Capital Radio. The sale of the assets of Capital Radio is subject to the granting of a licence and the payment of R 6 million to the…

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ICASA LAUNCHES DISCUSSION PAPERS ON REGIONAL AND LOCAL TELEVISION

  • 01 September 2003

ICASA launched Discussion Papers on Regional Television (“RTV”) and Local Television (“LTV”) on 22 August 2003. ICASA said that the inquiry has been separated into two as issues that are being investigated are different and for licensing…

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NEW DoC PROGRAMME PRODUCTION STRATEGY FOR COMMUNITY RADIO

  • 27 August 2003

The DoC hosted a National Workshop on its programme production strategy for Community Radio in Midrand on 26 & 27 August 2003. The workshop is part of an consultative process to align the programme with the needs of the Community Radio…

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ICASA EXTENDS FREQUENCY PLAN DEADLINE

  • 26 August 2003

Following numerous requests from industry stakeholders, ICASA has agreed to extend the deadline for submissions on the Draft Terrestrial Broadcast Frequency Plan, 2003. In Government Notice 2242 of 20 August 2003, ICASA extended the deadline…

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MDDA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CEO AND PUBLISHES DRAFT FUNDING REGULATIONS

  • 31 July 2003

At a launch held at the KPMG offices in Johannesburg on Thursday, 30 July 2003, the MDDA announced the appointment of Ms Libby Lloyd as CEO. Ms Lloyd is a former ICASA Councillor and consultant. The NAB congratulates Ms Lloyd on her…

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NATIONAL CONVERGENCE POLICY COLLOQUIUM AND CONVERGENCE BILL

  • 31 July 2003

On 17 and 18 July 2003, the Department of Communications hosted a convergence colloquium which looked at the policy and other issues arising from the convergence between telecommunications, broadcasting and information technology.

Among…

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NAB WORKSHOP FOR COMMUNITY RADIO INDUSTRY

  • 30 July 2003

The NAB has organised a workshop for the community radio sector in South Africa. The workshop is hosted by the SABC and is seen as an important opportunity to bring together key stakeholders in community radio. With the process of issuing…

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ICASA PUBLISHES DRAFT TERRESTRIAL BROADCAST FREQUENCY PLAN FOR 2003

  • 29 July 2003

ICASA gave notice in Government Notice 2046 of 25 July 2003 of the draft Terrestrial Broadcast Frequency Plan for 2003. The draft frequency plan is published in terms of section 31(2)(c) of the IBA Act, 1993. The notice invites public…

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ICASA POSITION PAPER AND REGULATIONS ON SPORTS BROADCASTING RIGHTS

  • 29 July 2003

On 25 July 2003 ICASA released its position paper and regulations on Sports Broadcasting Rights. The position paper and regulations are the result of a Parliamentary directive through section 30(7) of the Broadcasting Act, 1999. ICASA…

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