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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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Draft needletime law published

  • 01 May 2001

Draft amendments to copyright law which, if passed, will result in the introduction of ‘needletime’ have again been tabled. This follows a consultation process with stakeholders last…

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Record Industry backs down on quotas

  • 01 May 2001

Amidst the 50 or so submissions on the local content quotas there are only two from major recording companies – BMG and Gallo – both of whom state that increased quotas will not necessarily assist the South African music…

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Australian radio expert to assist NAB in local content hearings

  • 01 May 2001

Well-regarded Australian radio man John Martin, will jet into Johannesburg this week to join the NAB as it addresses the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on its review of local content…

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NAB strategic priorities for 2001

  • 01 April 2001

The new NAB executive committee has approved a business plan which will see the NAB harnessing its full potential, focusing on efficiency and on becoming more responsive to the members we…

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Cabinet approves greater resourcing of ICASA

  • 01 April 2001

Cabinet has taken a policy decision that the institutional, human resources and financial capacity of ICASA will be strengthened to enable it to maximise the delivery of effective regulatory…

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Countrywide local content hearings

  • 01 April 2001

ICASA will be holding public hearings on the local content Discussion Paper in Cape Town, Durban and…

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