The SABC has begun its second round of public consultations into the review of its 2004 editorial policy.Picture: Karen Sandison

CAPE TOWN - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Tuesday said it has extended the deadline for the public to comment on its draft editorial policy to August 31.

The broadcaster recently finished a second round of public hearings held across the country where it heard from people from various organisations, including political parties concerned about elections coverage.

"The decision to extend the submission date is informed by various reasons including providing stakeholders with ample time to make submissions, to make the process completely inclusive and the fact that there are interested stakeholders who have requested more time," said SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago.

"We believe this extension will yield positive results in developing a policy document, which will be beneficial for all South Africans."

Those who want to comment on the draft editoral policy, which can be accessed on www.sabc.co.za/editorialpolicy, can make submissions to [email protected]

African News Agency (ANA