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Broadcasting Services Act, 2001
Incorporates Act 3/2001, 22/2001 (s. 4)1 , 26/2001 (s. 10)2 ; 6/20033
September 19, 2003

Contents

PART IV

Limitation of Control

19. Limitation 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
22. Limitations on directorships
23. Licensees to notify Authority of directors and persons controlling the licensee

 

19   Limitation of cross-ownership between broadcasters, signal carrier licensees, newspapers, telecommunications licensees and advertising agents.   TOP

(1) No broadcasting licensee—

(a) shall own, control or hold any securities in another broadcasting licensee;

(b) shall own or control a newspaper or more than 10 per centum of the securities in a body corporate owning or controlling a newspaper.

(2) A broadcasting licensee and a signal carrier licensee shall not be owned or controlled by the same person, nor shall broadcasting licensees and signal carrier licensees hold securities in each other.

(3) Licensees and persons licensed under the Postal and Telecommunications Act [Chapter 12:05] (other than private telecommunications licensees as defined in that Act, or individuals licensed in terms of subsection (1) of section 33 of that Act) shall not own, control or hold securities in each other.

(4) No advertising agent shall own, control or hold securities in any licensee.

 

20   Political parties and organisations not to control broadcasting services   TOP

No political party or organisation shall hold or have control of any broadcasting licence or signal carrier licence.

 

21   Limitation on control of commercial radio and television broadcasting licences   TOP

No person shall control more than one commercial radio or television broadcasting licence.

 

22   Limitations on directorships   TOP

(1) No person shall be a director of more than one licensee.

(2) No person other than a citizen of Zimbabwe ordinarily resident in Zimbabwe shall be a director of a licensee.

(3) No person who is a director of a licensee shall be a director of another licensee, a newspaper enterprise, advertising agent or any person licensed under the Postal and Telecommunications Act [Chapter 12:05] (other than private telecommunications licensees as defined in that Act, or individuals licensed in terms of subsection (1) of section 33 of that Act).

 

23   Licensees to notify Authority of directors and persons controlling the licensee   TOP

Each licensee shall, at the end of every period of six months, submit to the Authority in the prescribed form—

(a) details of the persons who, to the knowledge of the licensee, were in a position to exercise control of the licensee at the end of that year; and

(b) the name and address of each person who was a director of the licensee at the end of that period.


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. 2003).

 

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