Documents: Written Submissions

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.

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

Media Development and Diversity Agency - 2001

The NAB stated its support for initiatives to promote development and diversity in broadcasting but outlined some concerns with government’s draft position paper


The NAB noted that although many aspects of the SABRE 2 bandplan appeared to duplicate Telkom’s submission on the original SABRE document, many of the NAB’s previous concerns had been addressed

PSTS Fees and Charges

The NAB supported three recommendations made by Sentech on PSTS fees and charges

IMT 2000

The NAB represents various interested parties and stakeholders operating in the band 2.5 – 2.7GHz, which is extensively used for “services ancillary to broadcasting”. The NAB notes that services in this band include broadcast contribution, manpack cameras, remote outside broadcast links and multi point multi channel (point to multipoint) distribution systems (MMDS).

Labour Relations Act (LRA) amendments

The NAB made a submission on the proposed amendments to the LRA which would affect broadcasters’ use of contract workers.



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