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Film and Publication Board Draws Up Classification Guidelines

Film and Publication Board Draws Up Classification Guidelines


Department of Communications 10 April 2019 Guidelines for the classification of films, interactive computer games and certain publications have been published. The Film and Publication Board (FPB) published the guidelines…

Cybersecurity Skills Gap Under the Microscope


Department of Communications 27 March 2019 The deputy minister of communications, Pinky Kekana, has called for a concerted and coordinated approach between the private sector, government and academia to address…

Electronic Communications Bill Withdrawn From Parliament


Department of CommunicationsThe Electronic Communications Amendment Bill has been withdrawn from parliament.In a statement, the communications department confirmed that the bill had been withdrawn to "enable further consultations and to…

Films and Publications Bill Returned to NA


Department of CommunicationsThe Films and Publications Amendment Bill has been passed by the national council of provinces and returned to the national assembly for consideration of the proposed amendments.The bill…

New Delivery Model for Digital Migration Approved


Department of CommunicationsThe new delivery model for the Broadcast Digital Migration Project will be phased in from March 2019.The communications department confirmed this in a statement on the project.Cabinet approved…

Digital Sound Broadcasting Under the Spotlight


Department of CommunicationsComment is sought on the Policy Directive Regarding the Introduction of Digital Sound Broadcasting (DSB) in South Africa.The communications department published the invitation for comment in Government Gazette…

Broadcasting Amendment Bill Withdrawn from Parliament


Department of CommunicationsThe Broadcasting Amendment Bill has been withdrawn from parliament.The bill was tabled in parliament at the end of 2015.It was withdrawn in accordance with Rule 334 of the…

BEE Policy for Media Sector Under Development


Department of CommunicationsA black economic empowerment policy for the media sector is under development.The communications minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, announced this during an address at the Community Media Summit in Johannesburg.According…

Timeframe for Comment on Public Broadcasting Service Extended


Department of CommunicationsThe deadline for comment on the National Public Broadcasting Service has been extended.At the end of June 2018, the communications department called for written proposals on the review…

Broadcasting Digital Migration Advisory Council Appointed


Department of CommunicationsThe communications minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, has appointed the Broadcasting Digital Migration Advisory Council.The communications department announced this in a statement.The appointment was made in terms of the Broadcasting…