Broadcasting Amendment Bill Withdrawn from Parliament

Department of Communications

The Broadcasting Amendment Bill has been withdrawn from parliament.

The bill was tabled in parliament at the end of 2015.

It was withdrawn in accordance with Rule 334 of the national assembly.

The bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 39413 in November 2015.

The bill sought to:

•    amend the Broadcasting Act of 1999, in order to delete the definition of appointing body;
•    reduce the number of non-executive members of the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation Limited;
•    amend the procedure for the appointment and removal of non-executive members of the Board;
•    provide for the appointment of a nomination committee to make recommendations to the minister for the appointment of non-executive members of the Board;
•    reconstitute the executive committee;
•    amend the procedure for the removal and resignation of non-executive members of the Board;
•    amend the procedure for the dissolution of the Board and for the appointment of an interim Board;
•    provide for matters connected therewith.

The portfolio committee on communications met twice on the bill in 2016.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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