SABC Editorial Policies Review
A compilation of the policies that the SABC requires to guide in discharging its public broadcast mandate
The SABC is required, in terms of Section 6 of the Broadcasting Act (as amended), to develop policies that are intended to ensure compliance with the Authority's Code of Conduct, the
Corporation's licence conditions, and the provisions of the Act. These policies — including a news editorial policy, and policies on programming, local content, education, universal service and access, language, and religion — are to be submitted to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) no later than three months after the date of the SABC's conversion.
This document is a compilation of the below policies, which the SABC requires to guide it in discharging its public broadcasting mandate. The policies are the outcome of many months of consultation, with both SABC staff and the South African public generally. As part of this consultation, the SABC distributed copies of the draft policies widely, made them available in all the official languages, and held public meetings on the draft policies in each of South Africa's provinces.
These policies represent how the Board gives shape to and interprets the SABC's public broadcasting mandate, and provide a framework for editorial staff within which to take decisions
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