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Services Act, 2001
3/2001, 22/2001 (s. 4)1 , 26/2001 (s. 10)2
September 19, 2003
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to provide for the functions, powers and duties of the Broadcasting Authority
of Zimbabwe; to provide for the constitution of the Authority; to provide
for the planning, management, allocation, regulation and protection of
the broadcasting frequency spectrum and the regulation and licensing of
broadcasting services and systems; to provide for programme standards;
to regulate and license signal carriers; to encourage and develop the
creative arts through broadcasting content standards; to create a sense
of national identity through broadcasting services; to create a Broadcasting
Fund to help finance local broadcasting and for related purposes; and
to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing..
by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
of publication: 4th April, 2001.
But see section 47(4) for deemed date of commencement: 4th October, 2000.]
Authority of Zimbabwe
and functions of Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe.
4. Appointment and
composition of Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe Board.
4A. Dismissal or suspension
of members of Board.
4B. Minister may give policy directions.
5. Financial and
miscellaneous provisions relating to Authority.
of Broadcasting Services and Systems
and signal carrier licences.
8. Persons disqualified
to be licensed.
in relation to the issue of certain licences.
and conditions of licence.
12. Form and period
of validity of licence.
13. Register of
14. Renewal of licence.
15. Amendment of
16. Suspension and
cancellation of licences.
17. Licensee to
inform Authority of changes.
18. Transfer of
of cross-ownership between broadcasters, signal carrier licensees, newspapers,
telecommunications licensees and advertising agents.
20. Political parties
and organisations not to control broadcasting services.
21. Limitation on
control of commercial radio and television broadcasting licences.
23. Licensees to
notify Authority of directors and persons controlling the licensee.
of Conduct and Programme Standards
of codes of conduct.
25. Minister may
determine programme standards in certain cases.
of Type, Installation and Sites and Signal Transmitting Stations and Allocation
of Broadcasting Service Bands
26. Approval of
type, installation and sites of signal transmitting stations and allocation
of broadcasting service bands.
possession, establishment, operation of signal transmitting stations,
in Part VII.
and vesting of Broadcasting Fund.
30. Objects of Fund.
31. Moneys of Fund.
33. Holding of Fund.
34. Financial year
35. Accounts and
audit of Fund.
of Act to Public Broadcaster
of Act to public broadcasters.
37. Licensing of
38. Allocation of
frequencies to Broadcasting Corporation.
38A. Interpretation in Part VIIIA.
38B. Licensing of listeners.
38C. Collection of licence fees.
38D. Appointment of inspectors and powers of inspectors and police officers.
38E. Offences and penalties under Part VIIIA.
39. Public service
obligations of licensees.
40. Complaint procedure
licensees to keep records of programmes.
44. Approval of
tariffs by Authority.
45. Exemption from
liability for Authority.
46. Regulatory powers
47. Savings and
48. Amendment of
Cap 12:01 and Cap 12:05.
SCHEDULE: Planning of Broadcasting Service Bands.
SCHEDULE: Ancillary Powers of Authority.
SCHEDULE: Provisions Applicable to Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe
SCHEDULE: Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Authority.
SCHEDULE: Standard Conditions of Licences.
SCHEDULE: Local Content Conditions.
1 Criminal Penalties
Amendment Act, 2001 (commencement: 20th May, 2002).
2 Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (Commercialisation) Act, 2001 (commencement:
2nd February, 2002)
3 Broadcasting Services Amendment Act, 2003 (commencement: 19th September.
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