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Broadcasting Act, 1999

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To repeal the Broadcasting Act, 1976 (Act No. 73 of 1976), so as to establish a new broadcasting policy for the Republic; to amend certain provisions of the Independent Broadcasting Authority Act, 1993 (Act No. 153 of 1993); to clarify the powers of the Minister in regard to policy formulation and the Authority's powers with respect to the regulation and licensing of the Broadcasting system; to provide for classes of broadcasting activities in the public interest and for that purpose- to provide a Charter for the South African Broadcasting Corporation Ltd; to establish the South African Broadcasting Production Advisory Body; and to establish a human resource capacity in policy development; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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Latest Developments:


The Broadcasting Act, 1999 (Act No. 4 of 1999) has been amended by Government Gazette 37536, Notice No. 266, Electronic Communications Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 1 of 2014), dated 7 April 2014.


This Act has been updated by Notice No. 827 of 2009 – Television Licence Tariff Increase, published in Government Gazette No. 32482 dated 7 August 2009.


The Act has been updated by the Broadcasting Amendment Act, 2009 (Act No. 4 of 2009) as published in Government Gazette No. 31999 dated 10 March 2009.


The Broadcasting Act, 1999 (Act No. 4 of 1999), has been updated by the inclusion of a Government Notice as published in Government Gazette No. 30633 dated 28 December 2007;


The act has been amended by the Schedule of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (GG26311) 28 April 2004


This Act has been added to the site (October 2008) under the heading "Communication".