South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 31 August 2021)

Communications and Digital Technologies

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies is inviting the public and interested persons to submit comments on the draft South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Bill.

Comments must be submitted to [email protected] by no later than Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Cabinet approved the publication of the SABC Bill on 30 June 2021 for public comment and consultation. Once passed into law, the Bill will result in the repeal of the current Broadcasting Act, 1999 (Act 4 of 1999). It seeks to strengthen the efficiency of the operations of the public broadcaster. The Bill proposes, amongst other changes, the streamlining of the Board of the SABC, which will strengthen its responsibilities and accountability. It also proposes reforms in the SABC’s funding model and the TV licensing system.