Key points

Imprint Act, 1993

・ Requires printers of publications intended for public sale or distribution to put their full name and full address in one of the official languages on any such publication

・ Provides that no person may distribute any publication that is printed outside of the country unless the name of the country of origin is affixed to the publication

Legal Deposit Act, 1997

To preserve South Africa’s documentary heritage

Broadcasting Act, 1999

Regulates the public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act, 2000

Establishes and empowers the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). ICASA is the authority that regulates electronic communications, broadcasting and postal services in South Africa

Electronic Communications Act (ECA), 2005

Provides for a number of specific powers and functions of ICASA in relation to the entire electronic communications and broadcasting sectors

Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Act, 2002

Creates the MDDA as a juristic person, whose main object is to promote development and diversity in the media throughout the country