Workshops in respect of the review of the regulatory framework governing the community broadcasting services sector

Johannesburg – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is conducting workshops in different areas across nine (9) provinces to solicit input on the Draft Regulations. The workshops are scheduled to take place from 15 May 2018 to 6 June 2018. 

This follows the publication of the Findings Document in respect of a process to review the framework governing the community broadcasting services sector. This publication of the findings document has also culminated into the draft regulations for the review of the community broadcasting services sector.

ICASA is therefore calling on all interested stakeholders, civic organisations and the public at large to participate in these workshops and make their written submissions on the draft regulations in order to assist the Authority to come up with an informed regulation put together in the public interest. 

The review of the community broadcasting framework will address known and unknown shortcomings in the regulatory and operational environment of the community broadcasting services sector. The envisaged outcomes of the review include, but not limited to, streamlining the community broadcasting related regulations, a review of the community broadcasting licensing framework, as well as operational guidelines for the community broadcasting services sector. 

“The community broadcasting sector continues to experience challenges relating to, among others, governance, mismanagement or lack of proper management and lack of business ethos. This process is an important intervention on the part of ICASA to ensure the smooth-running of the sector and to bring the necessary changes that will see the sector being regulated in the public and community interest,” says Councillor Botlenyana Mokhele. 

Mokhele further encouraged full participation in the regulation-making process so that all matters of concern for the sector can be fully addressed. “It would be great to see people coming in their numbers to these workshops and making detailed submissions to the draft regulations. Community broadcasters are also urged to take part in these process because they have direct impact on their operations and compliance. The workshops therefore present an opportunity for them to raise any issues they feel ICASA must address to make the sector work better,” concluded Mokhele.

The findings document and the draft regulations are available on this link.


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Access the list of confirmed venues on the following link. The list will be updated to include other provinces in due course.


04 June 2018

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Vereeniging, Gauteng

Three Rivers Lodge

Address: 52 Golf Road, Vereeniging 

Phone: 016 423 6046

Rustenburg, North West

Boschdal Guesthouse

Address: 42 Witstinkhout Avenue 

Phone: 014 533 3783

05 June 2018

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Boksburg, Gauteng

Birchwood Executive Hotel

Address: 120 North Rand Road, Bartlett, Boksburg

Phone: 011 897 0000

Polokwane, Limpopo

Park Inn by Radisson

Address: Dorp Street

Phone: 015 495 0969

Mafikeng, North-West 

Protea Hotel Mafikeng

Address: 80 Nelson Mandela Drive, Mafikeng

Phone: 018 381 0400

06 June 2018

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Thohoyandou, Limpopo

Muofhe Graceland Lodge

Address: Mphephu Road, Thohoyandou 

Phone: 015 962 4926

Pretoria, Gauteng

Roodevallei Conference and Meetings Hotel

Address: Plot 81 Zeekoegat

Phone: 012 845 5000

07 June 2018

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Vryburg, North West 

Castello Guest House

Address: 2 DeCock Street, Vryburg 

Phone: 053 927 217

08 June 2018

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Klerksdorp, North West

Protea Klerksdorp

Address: Cnr Barend and Margeretha Prinsloo Streets, Klerksdorp 

Phone: 018 464 2180

Phalaborwa, Limpopo 

Sefapane Lodge and Safari

Address: Copper Road, Phalaborwa 

Phone: 015 780 6700

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