SA Broadcast Regulator ICASA  granted a new 8 month DAB+ trial licence to the SABC to enable phase 3 of the trial to be completed. The trial will carry 20 radio services from the public, commercial and community sectors. The intial trial started in November 2014 and phases 1 and 2 have been completed. Phase 3 went on air on the 2 March 2017.