The Corporation was established in terms of Section 3 of the Broadcasting Act; Chapter 12:01, which provides that “there shall be a body corporate to be known as the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, capable of suing or being sued in its corporate name and perform all such acts as a body corporate may, by law, perform.”
According to the Broadcasting Act, the functions of the Corporation are:-
(a) to carry out broadcasting services for the information, education and entertainment of listeners and viewers in Zimbabwe; and
(b) to carry out, in accordance with conditions specified by the Minister, if he so requires, broadcasting services for reception by listeners outside Zimbabwe; and
(c) to provide or, subject to section twenty-eight, permit others to provide diffusion services; and
(d) to carry out or operate such undertakings as, in the opinion of the Board, are incidental or conducive to the exercise of one or more of the functions specified in paragraphs (a) to (c) as the Board may consider expedient.
The name of the Corporation
The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (Commercialization) Act No.26 of 2001, provided for the split of the Corporation into two separate companies, namely, a broadcasting company, [Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (Pvt) Ltd] and a digital convergence signal carrier. [Transmedia Corporation (Pvt) Ltd].
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. was duly registered as a company on 13 June 2003, operating eight subsidiary companies.
In terms of Section 4(2) of the Commercialization Act, the objects of the company are;
a. To provide broadcasting services.
b. To provide video and audio production services.
c. To provide integrated datacasting, roadcasting and webcasting services across the country.
d. To provide online multimedia news and programme services and;
e. To perform any other function set out in its memorandum of association.
Section 4(3) further provides that in the performance of their functions, the companies shall give priority to the needs of the state, to the extent that it is compatible with sound business practice to do so.
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