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NAB Elects Chair And Deputy-Chair

  • 28 March 2003

At its AGM the NAB re-elected both the Chairperson and deputy-Chairperson for a further year. Dr. Ihron Rensburg, MD: SABC Education Public and Regulatory Affairs, was elected Chairperson of the NAB for 2003/2004. view full article

ICASA`s Plans For New Broadcasting Landscape

  • 28 March 2003

In an address to the National Association of Broadcasters, Mr Aynon Doyle, Senior Manager - Policy Research and Development of the ICASA Broadcasting Division, unveiled ICASA`s proposed plans for 2003.



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Parliament Keen To See New Funding Model For The SABC

  • 28 March 2003

In his address to the National Association of Broadcasters` Annual General Meeting, Mr. Nkenke Kekana expressed the view that the funding model of the SABC, relying on 80% of its revenue to come from advertising, was not ideal.



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Regulations Regarding Fines And Penalties Relating To Non-Compliance Or Non-Adherence By Broadcaster

  • 27 March 2003

ICASA has published revised regulations (Government Notice 24070 of 13 November 2002) for the imposition of fines and penalties for non-compliance and non-adherence with the IBA Act, the Broadcasting Act and regulations thereunder. …

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High Court: Trinity Broadcating v ICASA

  • 12 March 2003

Trinity Broadcasting(“Trinity”) brought an application to the Supreme Court for the review and setting aside of certain conditions of its community television broadcasting licence imposed by ICASA in Trinity Broadcasting (Ciskei) v The…

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NAB and NCRF to sign memorandum of understanding

  • 16 May 2002

The NAB and the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) will formalise their co-operation in the community radio sector, with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on 24…

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Ruling by Constitutional Court on broadcasting code

  • 16 May 2002

In its judgment in the Islamic Unity Convention v ICASA matter, the Constitutional Court has found that a portion of clause 2(a) of the Broadcasting Code of Conduct “impermissibly limits the right to freedom of expression and is accordingly…

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Minister’s budget speech points to possible new broadcast licences

  • 16 May 2002

The budget speech by the Minister of Communications, Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri on 7 May, pointed to possible expansion of the broadcasting sector through the licensing of new services. The Minister stated that an amendment to the Broadcasting…

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Meaningful change in UK broadcast ownership rules

  • 16 May 2002

In what has been hailed as the most radical rethink of broadcasting policy in the UK in twenty years, the British government has published a draft Communications Bill which proposes wide-ranging changes to ownership rules and which…

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Seminar on children in the media questions effectiveness of broadcasting code

  • 18 April 2002

A seminar held in Johannesburg on 9 April which focused on the reporting of child abuse in the media questioned the effectiveness of self-regulatory codes and the media?s compliance with these codes. The seminar which was hosted by the Media…

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