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SABRE 1

  • 29 October 2003

On 20 October 2003 ICASA published a notice in terms of section 29 of the Telecommunications Act, 103 of 1996, inviting representations with regards to the draft review of the SABRE 1 band plan. SABRE 1 is a radio band plan covering the…

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ICASA ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR 4-YEAR COMMUNITY RADIO LICENCES IN GAUTENG

  • 03 October 2003

On Thursday, 02 October 2003, ICASA announced the names of the successful applicants for 4-year community radio licences in Gauteng. A total of 13 community radio licences were granted in Gauteng and brings to an end a long process that…

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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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2014: Celebrating 20 years of SA Democracy

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