The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) have recently called upon individuals and groups to make written input into the draft regulations on South African music content (ie quotas)
The regulations will guide all radio stations in SA as to how much local music they must play.
Highlights of the proposed regulations are:
- Community radio 80% local (eg Bush Radio*, Zibonele, CCFM etc)
- Commercial radio 35% local (eg KFM, Heart, Smile, Highveld, YFM)
- SABC “Commercial” 35% local (Metro FM, 5FM + Good Hope FM)
- SABC Public radio 70% local.(excl SABC “commercial” above)
Written representations with regard to the draft regulations must be submitted to ICASA by the14 August 2015. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS)
Enquiries should be directed to 011 566-3259; between 10h00 and 16h00, Monday to Friday.
Persons submitting written representations are asked to indicate whether they want to make oral presentations as well.
*Bush Radio currently plays a minimum of 50% local music.