SABC Act




The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies invites the public to submit comments on the draft South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Bill.

The Bill proposes, amongst other changes, the streamlining of the Board of the SABC, which will strengthen its responsibilities and accountability. It also proposes reforms in the SABC’s funding model and the TV licensing system.

The Bill outlines the penalties payable to those who evade paying their TV licence fee and allows the SABC to appoint inspectors with the powers to enter any property to execute their duties.

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828 comments delivered (closed 31 August 2021)

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[CLOSED] Have your say – shape the outcome.

    Do you support this draft SABC Bill?

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    Notably, the Bill has kept the SABC’s TV licensing scheme rather than adopting a household levy, and it does not expand the requirement of a TV licence beyond buying television sets.

    However, it does not pronounce on whether private subscription broadcasters such as DStv and Netflix will have to collect TV licenses on the SABC’s behalf.

    The Bill outlines the penalties payable to those who evade paying their TV licence fee and allows the SABC to appoint inspectors with the powers to enter any property to execute their duties.

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