Regulation & Policy News - In Brief

Regulation & Policy

- Zambia: Opposition MMD Luangwa Member of Parliament Patrick Ngoma has threatened MUVI Television Journalist Chris Habeenzu and Times of Zambia Journalist, Nchimunya Muganya over the manner the duo covered a proposed copper mining project in Lower Zambezi National Park. This follows last week’s report on the copper mining project opposed by the Zambia Community Based Natural Resources Management Forum and the World Wide Fund for Nature.
During a public hearing in Chieftainess Chiawa’s chiefdom, the organizations expressed fear that once the large scale copper mining project commences protected game management areas would be affected.

- In South Africa, the ANC wants scarce radio frequency spectrum to be made available to new players seeking to provide telecommunications services and it also wants to increase competition in the broadcasting industry, especially in pay television.