Goodbye TV licence — SABC pushes TV tax

South Africa’s public broadcaster wants government to abandon TV licences and replace them with a public media levy. The South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) reiterated its call for a general TV tax in a recent presentation to Parliament, BusinessTech reported. Households and businesses would have to pay the tax regardless of whether they watch SABC content or own a TV. …

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TV licence amnesty in South Africa on the cards

Communications and digital technologies minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has backed a proposal to introduce a TV licence amnesty in South Africa. Ntshavheni told parliament’s portfolio committee for communications that the amnesty would give the SABC more breathing room to deal with its financials. “We are awaiting the concurrence of the National Treasury so that we can take the matter to parliament …

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