Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Independent producers survey re ICASA and Independent Broadcast Contenet Production

PLEASE ensure this reaches ANY independent producers or producer focused people in your membership / friends circle to urgently circulate the below far and wide.

This is ESPECIALLY important for people involved in the INDEPENDENT BROADCAST SECTOR.

SASFED have given some time to reviewing this questionnaire and tried to assist in making it as CLEAR and concise as possible. The answers to this will certainly have a massive impact on the way ICASA will deal with local content monitoring in future so PLEASE do take the time to do this ASAP.

SASFED was asked and agreed to circulate this to its members, so please send to to all who you think might be useful in answering this questionnaire.


ICASA has commissioned a study to assess the cultural, economic and social benefits brought about by South African programming regulations. PYGMA Consulting has been appointed to conduct the study, and has subcontracted ECONEX to assist.

If you are especially an independent producer, we kindly ask that you will help us with the study by completing the survey found at:
(Press ctrl and click on the link, or copy and paste the link into your browser to start the survey.)

Please ensure that you complete the survey by close of day on Friday  June 14th, 2013.

Instructions for completion of survey:
The survey requires you to provide information about the television station’s ICASA licence, independent program information, financial information, and employment information from 2007 to 2012. It will help if you have this information at hand when commencing with the survey. Depending on your ease of access to the information, the survey should take about 40-60 minutes.

If you are unable to complete the survey in one sitting, you can close the browser window, and re-access your results at a later stage by clicking on the same link in this email on the same computer. (This works as long as cookies are enabled. If not, you will have to re-enter your data. Make sure to click NEXT at the end of each page to save your data.)

Please note that all information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this project. You can leave out certain answers, and we encourage you complete the answers you can rather than not completing the questionnaire at all.

Feel free to contact us with any questions – specifically if you are struggling with the web-based format – at or 021 887 5678.

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Your inputs will contribute to ensuring that South Africa’s programming regulations continue to benefit all stakeholders.