If SABC gets nod, you will pay a TV licence for your cell, tablet and computer

The acting group CEO at the SABC, James Aguma, told Parliament on Wednesday that the embattled SABC wants the Broadcast Act changed to include devices such as cellphones, tablets and computers to fall under the category liable for TV licenses.

Speaking to Breakfast Show Host Kieno Kammies, SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago explained what this will entail.

People are consuming our product through devices other than a TV set and this definition in the Act needs to be looked at. People use the tablet through a programme to watch TV.

Kaizer Kganyago, SABC spokesman

A TV license, through legislation means those who receive a signal must pay. This money is not about the SABC. There is an onerous mandate on the SABC, due to legislation, for this stream of money. A TV license should not be a grudge payment.

Kaizer Kganyago, SABC spokesman

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