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South Africa
NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Broadcasting Act, No. 4 of 1999

Long title


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 Frequency Spectrum Directorate in the Department; 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.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER I. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND INTERPRETATION
1.  Definitions and interpretation
2.  Object of Act

CHAPTER II. SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM
3.  South African broadcasting system

CHAPTER III. CLASSIFICATION OF BROADCASTING SERVICES

Part 1. Broadcasting licenses
4.  [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Licences"]
5.  Classes of licences

CHAPTER IV. PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE AND CHARTER OF CORPORATION

Part 1. Public broadcasting service
6.  Charter of Corporation [...was entitled "South African Broadcasting Corporation"]

CHARTER OF CORPORATION

Part 2. Incorporation, objectives and organisation of Corporation
7.  Incorporation
8.  Objectives of Corporation
9.  Organisation

Part 3. Public service
10.  Public service

Part 4. Commercial services
11.  Commercial services

Part 5. Governance of Corporation
12.  Composition of Board
13.  Members of Board
14.  Executive committee
15.  Removal from office and resignation of member [...was entitled "Removal from office"]
15A.  Resolution for removal of member, dissolution of Board and appointment of interim Board [...inserted by Act 2009_004_003]
16.  Disqualification
17.  Disclosure of conflict of interests

Part 6. Financial matters
18.  Financial regulations
19.  Shareholding
20. Financial year and annual financial statements
21.  Rights and obligations
22.  Amendment of broadcasting licences [...was entitled "Transfer of assets"]
22A.  Regional television services [...inserted by Act 2002_064_018]
23.  Borrowing powers
24.  Accounts
25.  Auditing

Part 7. Staffing of Corporation
26.  Staff of Corporation
27.  Television licenses
28.  Annual report

CHAPTER V. COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING SERVICES

Part 1: Licence requirements and objectives
29. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Requirement to hold a licence"]
30. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Objectives"]

Part 2. Subscription broadcasting service
31. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Subscription television service"]

CHAPTER VI. COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICES
32. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Community broadcasting services"]

CHAPTER VII. SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION AND MULTI-CHANNEL DISTRIBUTION

Part 1: Signal distribution and objectives
33. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Signal distribution"]
34. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Objectives"]

Part 2. Multi-channel distributors
35. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Multi-channel distributors"]
36. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Objectives"]

CHAPTER VIII. FREQUENCY SPECTRUM DIRECTORATE
37. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Frequency Spectrum Directorate"]

CHAPTER IX. ADVISORY BODY TO MINISTER
38. South African Broadcast Production Advisory Body

CHAPTER X. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
39. [...repealed by Act 2005_036_097 - was entitled "Human resources development"]

CHAPTER XI. GENERAL
40. Regulations
41. Repeal and amendment of laws
42. Application of Act [...re-labelled by Act 2005_036_000 - was entitled "Application of this Act"]
43. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. LAWS AMENDED OR REPEALED [s41]

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