Policies

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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