tv licence

  1. Jan

    SABC pushes public media levy to replace TV licences

    Goodbye TV licence — SABC pushes TV tax South Africa’s public broadcaster wants government to abandon TV licences and replace them with a public media levy. The South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) reiterated its call for a general TV tax in a recent presentation to Parliament...
  2. Jan

    Takealot warns to get your TV licence now if you want a Black Friday TV deal

    Pay your TV licence now if you want a Black Friday TV deal in South Africa South Africans looking for a deal on a TV during this year's Black Friday should make sure they have a TV licence and that it is paid up to date well before the big sale arrives. That is according to South African...
  3. Jan

    SARS should collect the SABC's household levy - MultiChoice

    MultiChoice wants a new tax to fund the SABC DStv-operator MultiChoice told the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies that it was against suggested changes in the draft SABC Bill, News24 reported. It also opposed the SABC's proposal that MultiChoice be required to collect TV...
  4. Jan

    Big monitors and media boxes to replace your TV and DStv decoder

    Goodbye TV Licence — Best big monitors and media boxes to replace your TV and DStv decoder The proliferation of video streaming in South Africa has made it possible to access premium entertainment services without needing a device that can receive TV signals. Armed with a broadband Internet...
  5. Jan

    SABC does not need to provide invoice or 30 days notice for TV Licence fee

    TV Licence payment warning The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is not required to supply an invoice or thirty days’ notice for payment of TV licences. Group executive for corporate affairs and marketing, Gugu Ntuli, recently told Channel24 that the SABC isn't required to give...
  6. Jan

    How to ditch the TV licence but keep DStv

    Goodbye TV licence — Watch DStv without paying the SABC You can keep watching DStv without needing a TV licence if you use MultiChoice’s decoder-less online streaming option and a monitor rather than a TV set. DStv launched its standalone streaming service in South Africa towards the end of...
  7. Jan

    Video entertainment in South Africa - no DStv or TV licence required

    Goodbye DStv and TV licence Armed with a fast broadband connection and a large monitor, South Africans do not need a TV licence or DStv subscription to watch premium video content. On-demand streaming video services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Showmax, Apple TV+, and Britbox offer...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    TV Licence inspectors haven't worked in 10 years

    TV Licence inspectors haven't worked in 10 years The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, recently published the SABC Bill for public comment. The new law contains wording that allows TV licence inspectors to enter your home without a warrant...
  9. Jan

    What you should know before buying a 4K monitor to ditch the TV Licence

    Goodbye TV licence — Buy a big monitor to replace your TV While it is necessary to present a valid TV licence when buying a new television set in South Africa, you don’t need a licence for a large-screen monitor. However, there are important technical features to consider before choosing a...
  10. Jan

    SABC Bill published - Icasa to set regulations on if DStv must collect TV licences for the SABC

    South Africa's new TV licence law published The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has published the South African Broadcasting Corporation SOC Ltd Bill for public comment. Notably, the Bill has kept the SABC's TV licensing scheme rather than adopting...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    Cabinet approves Bill for changes to SABC TV licence system

    Cabinet approves Bill for changes to SABC TV licence system Cabinet has approved the publication of the SABC Bill of 2020 for public comment and consultation. While the Bill has not yet been published, a report from the Government Communications and Information System regarding the Cabinet...
  12. Jan

    MultiChoice fights plan forcing DStv to collect TV Licence fees on behalf of SABC

    MultiChoice fights back against plan for DStv to collect TV Licence fees MultiChoice can't be held responsible to collect TV Licence fees on behalf of the SABC, the group CEO of MultiChoice, Calvo Mawela, said during a recent call with investors. This follows a proposal from the state...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    When you are allowed to cancel your TV licence, and how to do it

    When you are allowed to cancel your TV licence, and how to do it South Africans who no longer have a TV or don’t want to use it for receiving free-to-air broadcasts have the option to cancel their TV licence and save R265 per year. By law anyone who has a TV set which is capable of receiving a...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    How not paying your TV licence can impact your credit record

    How not paying your TV licence can impact your credit record Continuing to refuse to pay your TV licence could eventually damage your credit record. This is according to Stefanie Fick, executive director of the accountability division at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA). MyBroadband...
  15. J

    What you can't buy without a TV Licence

    What you can't buy without a TV Licence With broadband Internet bringing about a vast change in how information is consumed, the South African government is working on new legislation that seeks to drastically revamp the current TV Licence regime. Possible changes include a new public...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is what the SABC must do to get MultiChoice and Netflix to collect TV licence fees

    This is what the SABC must do to get MultiChoice and Netflix to collect TV licence fees If the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies and the SABC wants to use third-parties like MultiChoice and Netflix to collect TV licence fees, the Broadcasting Act will have to be amended...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC wants DStv to collect new broadcasting tax from its subscribers

    SABC wants DStv to collect new broadcasting tax from its subscribers The SABC wants MultiChoice to collect a proposed public broadcasting household tax - which is intended to replace its current TV Licence fee - from DStv subscribers. This is according to the public broadcaster's policy...
  18. J

    Government's plan to force everyone with a smartphone or tablet to pay a TV licence

    Government's plan to force everyone with a smartphone or tablet to pay a TV licence Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has doubled down on the government’s plan to charge people with computers, smartphones, and tablets TV licence fees. This was part of a response from...
  19. J

    How to get your TV licence cancelled

    How to get your TV licence cancelled Earlier this year, a MyBroadband reader was able to contact the SABC and cancel their TV licence. The reader was able to accomplish this difficult feat by proving that he no longer possessed a TV and that he was leaving the country.
  20. J

    You cannot accept a TV as a gift unless you have a valid TV licence

    You cannot accept a TV as a gift unless you have a valid TV licence The need for a TV licence extends beyond presenting it when you buy a new TV at a store or online. While it is a given that when purchasing a new TV you must have a valid TV licence - or pay for one at the point of purchase -...
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