Media Development and Diversity Agency - 2002

The NAB supports government’s intention to promote media development and diversity. The NAB hopes that this intervention will facilitate the support of existing community radio stations and that it will enable the promotion and establishment of further stations. We have some brief comments and recommendations to make on the MDDA Bill.

Telecommunications Amendment Bill

The NAB stated that it wished to contribute to the Parliamentary process of the enactment of the Telecommunications Amendment Bill by placing its concerns regarding a number of provisions or omissions in the Bill in so far as they pertain directly or indirectly to broadcasting.

Submission to National Film and Video Foundation

As a major stakeholder in the broadcasting and production industry, the NAB has considered the debates undertaken during the recent National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Indaba. The NAB would like to commend the NFVF for taking the initiative to hold the Indaba and consult the broader industry on future strategies for growing the local production industry.

Submission on ICASA draft frequency plan

  • 30 July 2001
On 26 April 2001, ICASA invited interested parties to give written input on the draft broadcast frequency plan and policy issues laid out in section 2 of the document. The National Association of Broadcasters welcomes the opportunity to make these written representations.

Presentation on local content

The NAB focused on broadcasters’ commitment to local content, what ese should be done in addition to a quota and whether there are sufficient reasons for raising the quotas

Telecommunications Directions

As a result of convergence, NAB members are already, and will continue to be, profoundly affected by telecommunications policy. It was with this in mind that the NAB responded to the Minister’s Telecomunications Directions

Presentation on Community Radio

Although community radio has led the way in opening up South African airwaves, the sector has been beset by troubles. The difficulties in becoming financially sustainable have been compounded by the regulator’s resource constraints

BCCSA judgments on children`s issues

In preparation for the World Summit on Children’s Broadcasting a report outlining BCCSA judgments on children’s issues was prepared

KPMG research on local content

KPMG was commissioned by the NAB to conduct a survey of broadcasters’ attitudes to local content and a comparison of local content regulation in other countries.

Local content

  • 28 February 2001
The NAB spent a considerable amount of time preparing for Icasa’s local content review. This included a survey of broadcasters attitudes to and support of local content and an analysis of local content regulation internationally.



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