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THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING IN THE DIGITAL ERA Public service broadcasting plays an important role in providing access to and participation in public life. However, with the onset of the rapid and radical changes to the broadcasting environment principally brought about by the migration from analogue to digital technologies, the landscape...

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SABC PAYS BACK R416 MILLION TOWARDS R1 BILLION LOAN – CRITICAL SUMMARY The SABC announced that it has paid back a significant portion of the R1 billion government guaranteed Nedbank commercial loan, on Friday 31 January 2013. On Thursday, a payment of R416 million was made to the bank, announced Board chairperson, Dr Ben Ngubane....

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The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition is of the view that it doesn’t make sense for the Department of Communications (DoC)  to be tabling the Electronic Communication Amendment (ECA) Bill now as it should be reviewed as part of the Broadcasting policy review process, which the Minister of Communications stated that she will be initiating....

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The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition is of the view that it doesn’t make sense for the Department of Communications (DoC)  to be tabling the Electronic Communication Amendment (ECA) Bill now as it should be reviewed as part of the Broadcasting policy review process, which the Minister of Communications stated that she will be initiating....

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Minister of Communications Dina Pule said that state-owned signal distributor Sentech is expected to cover more than 60% of South Africa’s population for digital terrestrial television (DTT). mybroadband_-_Sentechs_digital_TV_groundhog_day...

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Business Day reports that Industry and civil society are unhappy with the Electronic Communication Amendment Draft Bill because it undermines the independence of the Regulator, ICASA. Business_Day_-_Industry_rejects_new_telecomms_bill_-_14_Nov_2011...

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TechCentral reports that a number of industry players are unhappy with the EC Act Amendment Bill. The particular worry is that ICASA will lose much of its power over spectrum management. TechCentral_-_Govt_under_fire_over_EC_Act_Amendments_-_11_Nov_2011 (1)  ...

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Parliament has selected the ex- General Secretary of the PAC, Ka Plaatjie to fill the post vacated on the SABC Board by Peter Harris. Business_Day_-_Ka_Plaatjie_likely_to_fill_slot_on_SABC_board_-_11_Nov_2011...

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The Department of Communications has tabled an amendment to the Electronic Communications Act with 30 days for comment. My_broadband_mobile_-_Department_of_Comms_to_amend_ECA_-_8_Nov_2011...

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SOS and its members Bemawu and SASFED have called for Dr Ben Ngubane to resign. SASFED has called for the SABC to be placed under administration Times_Live_-_Ben_Ngubane_must_go_chorus_-_8th_Nov_2011...

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