NAB Submission to ICASA's Discussion Paper on Ownership and Control of Broadcasting Services and Existing Commercial Sound Broadcasting Licences

06 December 2002
In Notice 1825 published in Government Gazette 23873 dated 30 September 2002, The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ("ICASA") published its Discussion Paper on the Review of Ownership and Control of Broadcasting Services and Existing Commercial Sound Broadcasting Licences ("the Discussion Paper"). Interested parties were invited to submit written representations on the Discussion Paper to ICASA by 6 December 2002. The Discussion Paper is a preliminary step towards ICASA fulfilling its obligations in terms of the objects of the IBA and the Broadcasting Acts and its stated purpose is to conduct a review.

The NAB’s vision for the broadcasting industry is that a flexible, vibrant and growing broadcasting sector is necessary for socio-economic development of the country by creating jobs and increasing and promoting participation of historically disadvantaged persons and women. 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. Unfortunately, both the existing Broadcasting Act and the IBA Act contain provisions which, in the opinion of the NAB, are likely to impede the growth and development of the broadcasting industry, and consequently, that the social goals set out in the Broadcasting Act and the IBA Act will be difficult to achieve. On 06 December 2002 the NAB submitted its written representations to ICASA

Between 10 and 18 February 2003 ICASA conducted public hearings into the review of Review of Ownership and Control of Broadcasting Services and Existing Commercial Sound Broadcasting Licences. The NAB presented its views to ICASA on 12 February 2003
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NAB Submission to ICASA's Discussion Paper on Ownership and Control of Broadcasting Services and Existing Commercial Sound Broadcasting Licences – Resources

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