Since 1972 I have bought the TV licence in my name. In 2004 my wife decided she wanted to run the house finances and bought the TV licence since 2005. I have had renewals ever since and each time I have replied, enclosing a copy of the paid licence.
Yesterday the SABC collections dept called demanding I pay arrears since 2005. I said I had receipts and read them all out (this took 20 mins). She calls back today saying I am not allowed to just disregard the renewal, so I explain again, it is just the two of us living in the same house and I have given you all the receipts, so I am not paying again. I say I also emailed you the letter I wrote in November 2004 advising of what was happening, with the ID numbers, SABC account numbers. No she said, this is illegal, you will be prosecuted and we have lawyers who attend to this.
So I said, "send them on, since you will not listen to me". She said I must not get smart with her, so I hung up