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

Listen here for more details...


This article first appeared on 702 : If SABC gets nod, you will pay a TV licence for your cell, tablet and computer


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing set for 17 May

Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing set for 17 May

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be facing two disciplinary actions.

SABC must review its funding model to avoid another financial breakdown - SOS

SABC must review its funding model to avoid another financial breakdown - SOS

Save Our SABC (SOS) Coalition's Duduetsang Makuse says the broadcaster must go back to the drawing board and find a viable model.

SIU assists SABC interim board with investigations

SIU assists SABC interim board with investigations

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will carry out recommendations made by a Parliaments ad-hoc committee probing SABC.

Independent producers give SABC ultimatum over R100m payments

Independent producers give SABC ultimatum over R100m payments

It is believed that the SABC owes producers R100 million for April. Independent Producers Organisation demands payment plan.

The SABC is broke (and in danger of collapse)

The SABC is broke (and in danger of collapse)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Media Monitoring Africa Head of Policy Thandi Smith.

Popular articles
First-ever CT shooter gets probation thanks to ShotSpotter gunfire tech

First-ever CT shooter gets probation thanks to ShotSpotter gunfire tech

The City of Cape Town welcomes the first-ever ShotSpotter-linked conviction and sentence, handed down this month.

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

Damning audio of Tom Moyane instructing Sars official to fake illness emerges

The instruction from Moyane to the official was to allegedly avoid speaking to KPMG investigators during 'rogue unit' inquiry.

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Woman exposed for calling fellow aircraft passengers the K-word

Reverend Solomuzi Mabuza says he is considering laying charges against the woman for calling him a ka***r.

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

State-owned (but not managed) Ethiopian Airlines is profitable. Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba.

Willemse will take Supersport to Equality Court over walk-out findings

Willemse will take Supersport to Equality Court over walk-out findings

On Tuesday, SuperSport released the findings of an investigation by Advocate Vincent Maleka.

Career sabotage and an alleged 'sex pest' CEO - Grant Thornton's culture exposed

Career sabotage and an alleged 'sex pest' CEO - Grant Thornton's culture exposed

Former director Nerisha Singh says Grant Thornton SA sabotaged her job prospects after speaking up about sexual harassment claims.

46 women rescued in Joburg sex trafficking raid

46 women rescued in Joburg sex trafficking raid

An expert on human trafficking explains how the syndicate operates and how women are lured into dens.

Max du Preez opens up about money (and losing everything on Vrye Weekblad)

Max du Preez opens up about money (and losing everything on Vrye Weekblad)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the famed and fearless journalist about his money history, hopes and beliefs.

This video doorbell lets homeowners check on the front door from their phones

This video doorbell lets homeowners check on the front door from their phones

On Technobyte this week the traditional doorbell goes hi-tech, Uber wants to fly you and Google is launching an AI lab in Ghana.