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Media Development and Diversity Agency Act, 2002 (Act No. 14 of 2002)



Notice No. 849

24 June 2002



It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–


To establish the Media Development and Diversity Agency; to provide for its objective and functions; to provide for the constitution of the Board and the management of the Agency by the Board; to provide for the chief executive officer and other staff of the Agency; to provide for the finances of the Agency; to provide for the support of projects aimed at promoting media development and diversity; and to provide for matters connected therewith.







ESTABLISH the Media Development and Diversity Agency to help create an enabling environment for media development and diversity that is conducive to public discourse and which reflects the needs and aspirations of all South Africans;


REDRESS exclusion and marginalisation of disadvantaged communities and persons from access to the media and the media industry;


PROMOTE media development and diversity by providing support primarily to community and small commercial media projects,


BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:-