ICASA complete oral hearing for the Draft Local Content Regulations

Regulation & Policy

Following the publication notice of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to call for public hearings on the Draft Regulations of South African Local Content for television and radio, ICASA has conducted oral representations on the 1st and 2nd October 2015. According to the authority, 20 written submissions from interested stakeholders have been received.

Once completed, the Regulations on South African Music will be applied to all public, commercial and community radio services operating in the sound broadcasting services. On the other hand, the South African TV Local Content regulations will apply to programming on television such as drama, documentaries, soap operas etc.

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa is proposing a new local content quota and was requesting inputs from stakeholders to include in the Draft Regulations. In doing so, the local content quota will ensure that a minimum requirements of local content is broadcasted on television and radio in South Africa.

To recall, the authority has conducted several workshops across the country to seek inputs from interested stakeholders on the Draft Regulations to ensure effective consultation and tap in views from various sectors of the South African society.
Source: nextvame 6 Ocotber 2015