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GOVERNMENT SEES THREE MAIN CHALLENGES FOR BROADCASTING INDUSTRY

  • 04 July 2003

In his address to the Regional Symposium on new French technologies in Sandton on Tuesday, 01 July 2003, Deputy-Director General of the Department of Communications, Mr Mjwara, said that Government sees three main challenges for the…

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NEW CHAIRPERSON FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATIONS

  • 03 July 2003

On the 25th of June 2003 Parliament announced the appointment of Mr Mpetjane Lekgoro as the new chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on…

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NATIONAL BROADCAST CONTENT AND LANGUAGE SUMMIT

  • 03 July 2003

The Department of Communications announced that it will be hosting a National Broadcast Content and Language Summit towards the end of September. The National Summit will be preceded by mini-summits in all nine provinces during the months of…

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ICASA 4-YEAR COMMUNITY SOUND BROADCASTING LICENSING PROCESS NEARING THE END

  • 02 July 2003

An ICASA spokesperson confirmed that ICASA is currently in the process of deliberating on the licence applications for the Gauteng province. This process is expected to be finalised by the end of July. The spokesperson said that ICASA hopes…

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APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL OF 4-YEAR COMMUNITY SOUND BROADCASTING LICENCES

  • 01 July 2003

ICASA issued a notice that applications have been received for the renewals of 4-year community sound broadcasting licences from the Free State and Northern Cape provinces. Interested parties are invited to make written representation within…

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Minister`s Budget Speech Points to Universal Access and Content Development

  • 03 June 2003

The budget speech by the Minister of Communications, Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri on 29 May, pointed to broader access to services and the development and provision of content in the broadcasting system. The Minister stated that the Broadcasting…

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ICASA Business and Strategy Plan for 2003/2004

  • 02 June 2003

ICASA has recently released its Business and Strategy Plan for the 2003/2004 financial year. The plan sets out ICASA`s activities for the next year and details a multitude of projects related to policy and development, enforcement and…

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Regulations Regarding Promotional Competitions

  • 02 June 2003

The Minister of Trade and Industry has promulgated regulations on promotional competitions which influences the manner in which marketers conduct promotional competitions and also how these are promoted by…

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Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Bill

  • 02 June 2003

“The Bill” is one of a number of steps being taken by Government to address the lack of effective participation in the economy by the majority of South Africans. The Bill proposes a Black Economic Advisory Council as an Advisory Council.…

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NAB and ICASA forms task team to look at Radio Data System in South Africa

  • 05 May 2003

A task team has been established under the auspices of the NAB Technical Committee to investigate the Radio Data System (RDS) standards for FM transmission in South Africa. A further brief would be to look at the utilisation and regulatory…

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