In order to cover the funeral of former President Nelson Mandela on Sunday 15
December, broadcasters will need to ensure that they have requisite radio
frequency spectrum and type-approval licences, as advised by The Independent
Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
Satellite News Gathering (SNG), a type of communications equipment commonly
used by international media to broadcast to their respective international
audiences, requires a radio frequency spectrum licence to be allocated for this
purpose. Certain video cameras with microphones and wireless capability need
type-approval to avoid interference with licensed services.
All international broadcasters are required to go through this standard licensing
process for compliance purposes; and once issued, the licensee is obliged to show
the radio frequency spectrum licence to ICASA inspectors.
Visit http://www.icasa.org.za/Home/tabid/38/Default.aspx for more information.
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