Possible Closure of South African Christian radio Stations
The Following is a quote of a message exactly as we received it:
>>> "CFT" August 15, 1998, 10h53 >>>
CFT's bi-weekly CHRISTIAN NEWS
15 August 1998
* CLOSURE OF SA CHRISTIAN RADIO STATIONS - At a hearing in the Western
Cape one of the IBA councillors told members of a Christian station
that "when" the White Paper becomes law (before parliament goes into
recess on 23 September 1998) it will spell the end of religious
stations in South Africa. All applications for `Community of Interest'
licences will be returned to the applicants, and applications for
geographical community licences will be scrutinised to make sure that
Christians do not control community radio stations. There is
increasing concern among Christian broadcasters that the government
seems bent on pushing through this new legislation. Rev Fano Sibisi,
vice chairman of the Association of Christian Broadcasters, has
appealed to Christians to apply pressure on the Portfolio Committee on
Broadcasting, which will be handling complaints, to recommend the
removal of the "anti-religious section of the White Paper".
The Broadcasting Act was tabled in parliament on 7 August but no
mention was made of blanket closure of Christian Radio stations.
(Responses to the White Paper may be sent to: The Communications
Portfolio Committee; Rita Schaasma; Box 75; Cape Town 8000, or by fax
+27 21 - 4623242 and +27 21 - 4621646. A full copy of the White
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