Oral Representations by the Civil Society Coalition

Monday, 30 March, 2009 - 15:39

Oral Representations by the Civil Society Coalition: Save our SABC – Reclaiming our Public Broadcaster, on the draft Broadcasting Act Amendment Bill [2008]

1. Introduction
1.1. In Notice 831 published in Government Gazette 31215 dated 4 July 2008 (‘the Notice”), the Portfolio Committee on Communications (“the Committee”) invited interested persons and institutions to make written representations on the Draft Broadcasting Act Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) by 25 July 2008.

1.2. We, the Civil Society Coalition: Save our SABC – Reclaiming Our Public Broadcaster (“the Coalition”) thank the Committee for the opportunity to make these oral representations.

1.3. The Coalition is a large grouping of organisations and individuals working together to address the crisis in public broadcasting in South Africa. It includes non-governmental and civil society organisations, trade unions and academics.

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