Broadcasting Amendment Act (No. 64 of 2002)

1st January 2002

To amend the Broadcasting Act, 1999, so as to add certain definitions; to provide for the conversion of the old Corporation into a public company in terms of the Companies Act; to clarify the relationship between the policies governing public commercial services and the values of the public broadcasting service; to provide for the continued existence of the old Corporation during the transitional period; to provide for a procedure relating to authorisation of all channels carried by the broadcasting services; to provide for the procedure relating to the granting of additional subscription television service licences and to open subscription television services to full competition; to provide for the application and granting of television licences; to provide for the imposition of penalties for failure to pay television licence fees: to provide for the appointment of Inspectors; and to provide for the making of regulations; to amend the independent Broadcasting Authority Act. 1993, and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act,
2000; and to provide for matters connected therewith .