Broadcast In Brief


- A new South African industry body, the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), was launched during the South Africa Radio Forum 2008, which took place at Johannesburg's Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 14 November. RAB will guide advertisers and their agencies in the more effective use of radio as an advertising medium as well as advise them on the more effective use of radio as a communications tool.

- The ANC has called on the SABC to 'resist temptation' in its coverage of political events or face 'corroding' its standing in the public domain. This, after the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal claimed that an SABC journalist had been suspended for not covering a meeting of the Congress of the People (Cope), a party formed an ANC breakaway group. The meeting was expected to addressed by Cope chairman Terror Lekota.