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NAB comments on proposed contributions to the Universal Service Fund

  • 18 April 2002

The NAB has made a representation on ICASA’s draft regulations which propose a turnover based contribution by telecommunications licensees to the Universal Service Fund. The draft regulations which were published by ICASA on 15 March
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ICT job summit planned for June

  • 18 April 2002

The Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector will be holding a sector summit under the auspices of NEDLAC. The summit is planned to take place in early June and will encompass the telecommunications, postal and broadcasting…

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ICASA announces broadcasting projects for 2002

  • 18 April 2002

The review of ownership rules and the performance of radio licensees will be one of ICASA’s main broadcasting projects in 2002. This emerged during a recent briefing to stakeholders where ICASA chairperson Mandla Langa detailed the…

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Nominations for ICASA councillors wanted

  • 14 March 2002

Parliament has invited nominations for persons to fill vacancies on the ICASA Council. Three councillors, Libby Lloyd, Yasmin Carrim and Willie Currie reach the end of their terms in June this year.



In terms of the ICASA Act, the ICASA…

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Ownership review to have broad scope

  • 14 March 2002

In his address to the NAB’s Annual General Meeting on 27 February, ICASA chairperson Mandla Langa laid out a broad mandate for the forthcoming review of ownership limitations.



Langa said that the review would include discussions on all…

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Latest on community radio licensing in Western Cape

  • 14 March 2002

ICASA will resume its four year licensing programme with hearings in area 46A of the Western Cape in early April.



Area 46A includes Constantia, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Camps Bay, Milnerton and Grassy Park. view full article

Broadcasters participate in parliament’s MDDA hearings

  • 14 March 2002

NAB chairperson Dr Ihron Rensburg represented the NAB in parliament’s recent hearings on the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Bill. Welcoming government’s initiative, Rensburg stated that the NAB supported government’s intention…

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Radio industry brings international speaker to address media forum

  • 20 February 2002

Andrew Ingram from the Radio Advertising Bureau UK will be one of the speakers to address the RAB South Africa’s media forum on Tuesday March 5. The event takes place simultaneously in Johannesburg and Cape Town.



Ingram was a founder member…

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Minister announces broadcasting priorities for 2002

  • 20 February 2002

Communications Minister Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri has announced her portfolio’s key issues for implementation in the 2002 / 2003 financial year. The main broadcasting issues include a Draft Convergence Bill to cater for the convergence of…

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Mandla Langa to speak at NAB Annual General Meeting

  • 20 February 2002

Mandla Langa, chairperson of ICASA, is to deliver the key-note address at the NAB’s annual general meeting on 27 February. Langa will address the industry on the regulator’s current assessment of the broadcasting industry and its plans for…

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