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New radio broadcast licenses to be issued in South Africa

April 15, 2009 • Top Stories

icasa.jpgThe Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), which regulates the country’s telecommunications industry, said the liberalization of radio broadcasting will enhance competition in the sector and increase the benefits to consumers.

This follows its publication of invitation to apply for individual commercial free to air sound broadcasting service licenses in Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal and Western Cape provinces.

“The Authority believes that further liberalization of the sound broadcasting services will enhance competition in the sector thus increasing the benefits to consumers,” ICASA said.

In terms of the “Review of Ownership and Control of Broadcasting Services and Existing Commercial Sound Broadcasting Licenses” position paper of 13 January 2004, ICASA made a commitment to grant at least three new commercial radio licenses in the primary markets of Gauteng, Durban and Cape Town.

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4 Responses to New radio broadcast licenses to be issued in South Africa

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  2. Hi

    Hope that all is well. I would like to start a new radio station if you could please forward me all the neccessary information that i will require to have a frequency in Gauteng with future plans of going National. Together with all your contact details.

  3. Lynn Surjoo says:

    Hello,
    I am very eager to start a new radio station. If any one could assist me in this regard i will be very thankful. Please forward me all the necessary information that is needed to obtain a frequency in Cape Town area. my goal is to later extend the broadcasting nationally. Any help would be much appreciated.

  4. lj khoza says:

    I would like to start a community radio station, what are the requirements?

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