ICASA to issue an invitation to apply for new community broadcasting services

7 November 2019

Regulation & Policy

Pretoria – The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) today approved the publication of an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in respect of applications for Class Community Sound Broadcasting Service Licences and applications for Radio Frequency Spectrum for purposes of providing community sound broadcasting services.

This follows the lifting of the moratorium on the licensing of community sound broadcasting services on 30 July 2019. ICASA will, within seven (7) working days, publish an invitation for prospective applicants to complete a pre-registration notice which is a prequalifying stage for the registration of a class broadcasting service licence. The notice will include a list of available frequencies in each district and local municipality as per the Terrestrial Broadcasting Frequency Plan 2013.

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