Icasa to take SABC before committee

2012-09-09 12:30
Johannesburg - The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) intends taking the SABC to its complaints and compliance committee as the broadcaster is not meeting its licence conditions, the City Press reported on Sunday.

Once the SABC had defended itself, the committee would decide whether it should be penalised, Icasa spokesperson Jubie Matlou told the newspaper.

In its latest compliance report, for the 2009/10 year, Icasa found that the SABC had failed to meet its mandate regarding local television shows.

"The SABC has not complied with the various clauses of its licence across all three channels," it reported said in the report.

The finding was based on SABC's own submissions and monitoring conducted by Icasa.

City Press reported that SABC had denied failing to meet its licence conditions and had told the newspaper to go through the report fully and understand its contents in the correct context.

According to the newspaper, the Icasa Act stipulated a penalty ranging from R100 000 to R1m.


  • tonyzr2tx - 2012-09-09 13:32

    This will just be a fine against us, the Tax Payer? Rather fine the management.

  • bryan.culross - 2012-09-09 13:34

    The appropriate way to fine the SABC is to reduce licence fees.

  • christo.cilliers - 2012-09-09 15:25

    yeah lets increase the tv licences to R1000 per household... steal more money for the gravy train....it is sick and there is NOTHING that we can do about it!

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-09-09 16:01

    Its a shame to even call SABC the public broadcaster cause they are failing the nation. If they were delivering the service of higher standards the wouldn't be a reason for us to pay R600 every month for dstv

      Kirsten Jeanette Olivier - 2012-09-10 05:31

      I agree with Zondi. I watched SABC channels the other day, what a load of crap they have on there?yet we must pay for a TV license for this?

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