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Plans for further commercial radio licences

  • 01 August 2001

At a briefing to industry on 19 July to mark its first year anniversary, ICASA announced that its projects for the rest of 2001 would include a viability study on the future licensing of commercial…

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Forthcoming legislation affecting broadcasters

  • 01 July 2001

A Broadcasting Amendment Bill and Telecommunications Amendment Bill are among the Bills targeted for tabling in parliament in August…

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ICASA addresses parliament on sports broadcasting

  • 01 July 2001

In an address to parliament’s Sport and Recreation Portfolio Committee on 27 June, ICASA chairperson Mandla Langa stated that ICASA is committed to addressing the issue of the broadcasting of sports events of national interest. He pointed…

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Latest on digital broadcasting

  • 01 July 2001

In a coup for South African broadcasters, the Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA) has hosted a workshop on digital broadcasting with a number of top international…

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ICASA speaks on broadcast ownership rules

  • 01 July 2001

At an industry breakfast hosted jointly by the NAB and Primedia Broadcasting on 22 June, Advisor to the ICASA Chairperson Michael Markovitz gave an insightful speech on ownership limitations in the broadcasting…

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NAB and NCRF to sign memo of understanding

  • 01 June 2001

The NAB community radio and executive committees have decided to pursue the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the NAB and the National Community Radio Forum…

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Broadcasting priorities in government’s communications budget

  • 01 June 2001

Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri presented her department’s budget to parliament on 22 May during which a number of broadcasting programmes for 2001 were…

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ICASA refuses New Africa Media shareholding in P4 radio stations

  • 01 June 2001

ICASA has refused the application for a shareholding change in the P4 radio…

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NAB chair speaks out on ‘needletime’

  • 01 June 2001

At a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) workshop held in Pretoria on 21 and 22 May on the subject of collective management of copyright, NAB chair Randall Abrahams spoke out about broadcasters’ concerns on the possible implementation of…

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ICASA’s draft Broadcast Frequency Plan available

  • 01 May 2001

ICASA has published its Draft Broadcast Frequency Plan which lays out the allocation of frequencies for different categories of broadcasting…

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