Sentech Ltd. is a State Owned Enterprise (SOE) operating in the broadcasting signal distribution and telecommunications sectors and reporting to the Minister of Communications. Sentech began as a technical division of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (“SABC”) responsible for signal distribution services of the Corporation. In 1992, the SABC corporatized the division as Sentech, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Corporation. In 1996, the was amended, converting Sentech into a separate public company responsible for providing broadcasting signal distribution services as a ‘common carrier’ to licensed television and radio broadcasters. In 2002, following the de-regulation of the Telecommunications sector, Sentech was awarded two additional licences allowing the Company to provide international voice-based telecommunications and multimedia services.