Have your say on broadcasting policy review

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Government has encouraged members of the public to attend the South African Public Broadcasting Policy Review Colloquium.

“Government calls on members of the public, all active role players of the broadcasting industry and stakeholders to play an active role in this important process and help create a new vision for public broadcasting,” Minister of Communications Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday.

The colloquium is expected to bring together various international and national policy experts as well as role players on public broadcasting to shed light on cutting-edge challenges such as the demands of the 4th Industrial Revolution, collaborative opportunities and strategies to reshape the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) of the future.

The colloquium will be led by Mokonyane and her Deputy Pinky Kekana. It will take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, on 06 and 07 September 2018, under the theme: “Building a resilient public broadcaster”.

“Members of the public and the industry role players who have actively participated in these important processes to shape the public broadcaster that will continue to meet needs and interest of the public are urged to attend the colloquium,” Mokonyane said.

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said the colloquium will take a long term review of the SABC mandate to ensure that it responds to the global trends towards online and on-demand services, and non-linear digital services.

“The written submissions that were received on the review of the National Public Broadcasting Service which ends on 31 August 2018 and the outcomes of the two days colloquium will form part of the finalisation of the Public Broadcasting Policy Review,” GCIS said.

Members of the public who would like to attend the colloquium should send personal details to Nomfundo Njolwana on nomfundo@doc.gov.za/ 012 473 0418 or Kgomotso Ngwenyama on kgomotso@doc.gov.za/ 012 473 0219 by no later than Wednesday, 05 September 2018. – SAnews.gov.za