The NAB believes that the social goals set out in the Broadcasting Act, such as empowerment, diversity of services, universal access, and growth of local content, cannot be achieved without a thriving and a growing industry. It is therefore imperative that ICASA balance its social objectives with ensuring the viability and growth of the South African Broadcasting Industry. The NAB submits that it is not opposed to the licensing of LTV broadcasters or RTV broadcasters, and acknowledges the statutory requirements placed on ICASA in this regard. It is the NAB’s view however that ICASA must proceed with caution.
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