The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced it will hold workshops in all nine provinces to garner input so that it can draft new regulations for the community broadcasting sector.
The workshops follow the publication of a Findings Document and input from these workshops could ultimately be used to draft new regulations .
“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,” Icasa said.
The review hopes to streamline the community broadcast sector by reviewing licensing framework and operational guidelines.
“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,” said Icasa councillor Botlenyana Mokhele in a press statement.
The workshops will kick off on 15th May and continue until 6th June. You can find the full schedule below.
|Richards Bay||15-May- 2018||Premier Hotel the Richards
Address: 3 Hibberd Dr, Meer En See, Richards Bay, 3901
Phone: 035 753 1111
Address: 12-14 Walnut Rd, Durban Central, Durban, 4001
Phone: 031 336 8100
|Port Shepstone||17-May-0218||Umdlalo Lodge & Zizi’s Restaurant
Address: 5 Rethman Dr, Umtentweni, Port Shepstone, 4235
Phone: 039 695 0224
Address: 128 Deputasie St, Vryheid, 3100
Phone: 034 980 9280
Address: 27 Victoria Rd, Pioneer Park, Newcastle, 2940
Phone: 034 315 5011
|Cape Town||15-May- 2018||Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
Address: 64 New Church St, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001
Phone: 021 488 2555
|George||17-May-2018||Loerie Guest Lodge
Address: 91 Davidson Rd, George Central, George, 6529
Phone: 044 874 4740
|Beaufort West||18-May-0218||Matoppo Inn
Address: 7 Bird St, Beaufort West, 6970
Phone: 023 415 1055
|Queenstown||22 May 2018||Inkwenkwezi Bed & Breakfast and Conference Centre
Address: 42 Hillside Dr, Queenstown, 5320
|East London||23 May 2018||Garden Court East London
Address: Corner John Bailie And Moore Streets, Quigney, East London, 5200
Phone: 043 722 7260
|Port Elizabeth||25 May 2018||Protea Hotel Marine
Address: Marine Dr, Port Elizabeth, 6001
|Umthatha||22 May 2018||Mayfair Hotel
Address: 35 Errol Spring Ave, Umthatha Part 1, Mthatha, 5099
Phone: 087 550 2639
|Mount Frere||23 May 2018||2nd World bed and breakfast
Address: 65 N2, Mount Frere, 5090
|Springbok||21 May 2018||Springbok Inn by Country Hotels
Address:Voortrekker St, Springbok, 8240
Phone:027 718 1832
|Upington||23 May 2018||Desert Palace Hotel & Casino Resort
Address:1 Olifantshoek Road, Keidebees, South Africa, Upington,8801
Phone:054 338 4100
|Kimberly||25 May 2018||The Kimberley Club
Address:42 Currey St, Kimberley, 8300
Phone:053 832 4224
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