SABC CEO James Aguma, recently told Parliament that the Broadcasting Act should be changed so that TV Licence fees also may be collected for viewing content on mobile devices, laptops and computers.
The South African National Consumer Union (Sancu) is now opposing Aguma's proposal and argues that TV Licences should be scrapped altogether.
Ina Wilkens, Chairperson of the South African National Consumer Union (Sancu), says many people do not need TV licenses as she believes fewer people watch SABC channels and television altogether.
To place a tax on TV licences in my eyes is outrageous.— Ina Wilkens, Chairperson of the South African National Consumer Union
Why must you pay for a TV licence? It should be cancelled.— Ina Wilkens, Chairperson of the South African National Consumer Union
I pay my TV license every year, the end of January every year without fail— oniccah (@oniccah_c) May 16, 2017
@Azania_ like record companies the SABC needs to change its business model. Charge for certain, entertainment, content on pay per view.— Nathan Venter (@nathan_venter) May 16, 2017
Wilkens adds that there are other alternatives the public broadcaster should consider in order to raise funds.
Listen to the clip below for the full interview:
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