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About Us

About Us

RiSA Audio Visual Licensing (RAV) is the licensing organization set up by The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) to administer the rights of its members for the broadcasting of music videos (broadcasters), and the dubbing and distribution right in sound recordings (RAV Rights).

We manage music video broadcasting rights and audio dubbing rights.

Who are our Members

We represent over 5000 artists and record companies who own sound recordings and music videos, which include, among others, Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music, David Gresham, Kalawa Jazzmee, Afrotainment, 999 Music, Gallo Records, Ambitiouz Entertainment,   Family Tree Records, Rhythm Records and many other well-known record companies in South Africa, all of whom are entitled to be fairly paid for the use of their sound recording and music Video Broadcasting.

Through agreements with Music users, we are able to collect royalties for our members.


RAV  is governed by a board in which Major record companies and Indies enjoy equal representation.

  • Tracy Fraser- RAV Chairperson- Warner Music
  • Nhlanhla Sibisi- RISA/RAV CEO
  • Aisha Mohammed- Sony Music
  • Arthur Mafokate- 999 Music
  • Fazel Dolley- Universal Music
  • Mthokozi “DJ Tira” Khathi- Afrotainment
  • Natalie Sanderson- David Gresham Records
  • Neil Darroch- Warner Music
  • Rob Cowling- Gallo Music
  • Sbu Nkambule- Wheel of Steel Records
  • Sean Watson- Sony Music
  • Sipho Dlamini- Universal Music
  • Tshepo Nzimande- Zuzmuzi Music.


RAV codes of Conduct [TBA]