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

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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 broadcaster and Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, to get the dominant subscription video entertainment service in South Africa to collect TV Licence fees.

Currently, this responsibility would fall to DStv.
 

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Well, Zuma couldn't president, SAA cannot fly, Post Office cannot post, and Eskom cannot generate, seems that private enterprise will have to do all the heavy lifting for this administration..

Where's Hlaudi when you need a new hair-brained idea..?
 

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Come on guys
It shouldnt be DSTV's responsibility to make you pay your tv licence
we're all in this together
please pay yours and make a difference
Thank you

How to cancel your TV licence in South Africa
 
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“Our position is very clear. We can’t be held responsible for collecting money on behalf of a government entity,” Mawela said.

I agree with this reasoning. But then, every other shop should also not be forced to collect licence fees on behalf of the SABC.
 

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The household levy could be argued for just about anything. How the hell could such a bs concept even be entertained.

By their logic everyone should be paying for fuel even if they walk everywhere.
Everyone should be paying Sin tax even if they don't drink alcohol/smoke/whatever other product contains sin tax.

The list goes on and on on things many people do not partake in however the SABC is making a broad statement that everyone should be paying for something even if they do not consume it.
 
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The household levy could be argued for just about anything. How the hell could such a bs concept even be entertained.

By their logic everyone should be paying for fuel even if they walk everywhere.
Everyone should be paying Sin tax even if they don't drink alcohol/smoke/whatever other product contains sin tax.

The list goes on and on on things many people do not partake in however the SABC is making a broad statement that everyone should be paying for something even if they do not consume it.
I agree with you.

Pay for what you use.

I suggested a Digital Media Licence concept to DOC but they did not even bother to reply.

If you use a service pay for it.

If you use all services then pay for all of it.

@ R10 a month per DSTV subscriber that equals to R1.2 Billion income. Let Multichoice keep the R200 Million for their troubles and transfer the R1 Billion over to DOC. TV Licence fee scrapped.

Mobile Phone users pay R2 a month

100 Million Mobile Phones = R200 Million Rand per month.
Mobile Phone Companies keep 10% for admin charges
Thats R2 Billion over to DOC per Annum.

Streaming Providers pay R2 per month per subscriber.

Charges are small but everyone pays same tariff for what they use.
 
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