The ANC is pushing for the scrapping of TV licences in South Africa and is leaning towards introducing a household levy.
The SABC is sinking as millions of TV licence holders simply refuse to pay and its irregular expenditure further propels its losses.
MultiChoice is opposed to the SABC’s TV licence fee collection plan which might see a household levy system come into place.
Desperate times call for desperate measures over at SABC – but their bid to rope DStv into their TV licence payments has hit a roadblock.
110 000+ South Africans voiced opposition against plans that will force users of laptops, tablets and streaming accounts to pay TV licences.
Plans to levy fees on people using computers, smartphones, and tablets in order to assist the struggling SABC have been lambasted.
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said amendments to broaden the definition and collection system for television licences are necessary because of the SABC’s financial challenges.
The SABC said the main motivation in proposing regulation amendments is to improve compliance,as it believes the regulation is “outdated.”