In terms of Section 6 of the Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999 (the Act), the SABC is required to develop policies that are intended to ensure compliance with the Authority’s Code of Conduct, the Corporation’s licence conditions, and the provisions of the Act. The SABC’s Editorial Policies (the policies), covering news and editorial content, programming and publishing content, local content, educational content, universal service and access, language, and religious content, are to be submitted to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for compliance.
The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) welcomed the publication of the final 2020 SABC Editorial Policies. The SOS Coalition has consistently campaigned to safeguard the independence and integrity of the public broadcaster in the finalisation of the SABC’s Editorial Policies. See their statement below: