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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.
IN THE MEDIA
- MyBroadband – South Africa’s new TV licence law published