Resources - Submissions

Submissions reflect Media Monitoring Africa's attempts to ensure that media policies and codes are in line with South Africa's constitution.

MMA Written Submission to ICASA on the Review of Regulation on South African Local Content

In Notice No. 529 published in Government Gazette No. 37803 dated 4 July 2014, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) published the Discussion Document on the Review of Regulation on South African Local Content: Television and Radio. MMA commends ICASA for initiating this process and publishing the discussion document. However, we are deeply concerned about the lack of reference in the document to the actual research done by the regulator. There are very few references to the research and case studies; this unfortunately weakens the “Discussion Document”.

MMA’s Submission in response to the ICT Green Paper 2014

MMA has responded to the Department of Communication’s call for submissions to the ICT Green Paper Policy, gazetted in January 2014. MMA welcomes this call and the opportunity for submissions.There has however been debate around the issues which are absent from the ICT Green Paper and whether there should be a call for the Green Paper to be completely reviewed and these issues addressed.

Submission to the ICT Policy Review Framing Paper

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA, formerly the Media Monitoring Project) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the ICT Policy Review Framing paper on the proposed objectives and principles for the review process -15 June 2013

MMA submission to the Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team (PDMTTT)

Media Monitoring Africa made a written submission and an oral presentation on transformation in the print and digital media following an invitation by the Print and Digital Media Transformation Task Team (PDMTTT). The submission is based on the wide experience of and in-depth analysis by the MMA in the print, digital and broadcast media sectors.

MMA’s MOJo - keeping media honest by monitoring online journalism

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) answered a call to enter the African News Innovation Challenge and submitted its COOLEST idea to transforming the way African media work. See the proposal titled “MOJo - keeping media honest by monitoring online journalism” and add your comment.

MMA’s Submission at the Parliamentary Indaba on Transformation and Diversity in SA Print Media

The following is a presentation made by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) at a Parliamentary Indaba on Transformation and Diversity of the South African Print Media held at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) on 18 June 2012.

MMA oral submission on the Protection of State Information Bill

Media Monitoring Africa responded to a nomination by the National Council of Provinces’ (NCOP) ad hoc committee dealing with the Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB) to make an oral presentation on their submission. MMA welcomes much of the bill, but identified certain provisions of the bill which it views as problematic and suggests changes to seven sections of the bill to make it not only constitutional, but also to fulfill South Africa’s AU obligations.

ICASA Presentation: Changing Regulatory Issues of the Sector ICASA 2.0

This is a presentation made by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) at the Icasa Conference (20-21 February 2012). In its submission, MMA highlights the need for an independent and effective regulator, the need for a series of quality and diverse programming indicators, and the need for an upgrade to new methods of effective monitoring.

MMA Presentation to the Press Freedom Commission

This presentation was made by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) to the Press Freedom Commission (PFC) public hearings (31 January 2012). In this presentation MMA highlights its support for a more independent regulation. The presentation also focused on the quality and ethical practice of Print Media

Submission to ICASA on the Draft Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA, formerly the Media Monitoring Project) welcomes the
opportunity to make a submission to the Independent Communications Authority of South
Africa (ICASA) on the Draft Digital Terrestrial Television Regulations – 10 November 2011.

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