Prison time is possible for those who don't pay TV licence

Bradley Prior

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Prison time is possible for those who don't pay TV licence

South Africans are required by law to pay for a TV licence if they wish to use devices which can function as a television.

This includes second-hand TVs, as they are still capable of receiving a broadcast television signal, which is the definition of a television set in section 27 of the Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999.
 

lkswan747

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Yea right, just like you can go to prison for drunken driving, murder etc. Despite the threat of jail time look at the rate of crime in this country! I think hard crime should be the priority here not petty crap like a TV license.
 

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Prison time is possible for those who don't pay TV licence

South Africans are required by law to pay for a TV licence if they wish to use devices which can function as a television.

This includes second-hand TVs, as they are still capable of receiving a broadcast television signal, which is the definition of a television set in section 27 of the Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999.
What is a television set?

Finally, didn't someone say 'blacklisted' is just another "bank checkbox"?
 

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The trick is not to ever get a TV licence in the first place. That's the mistake that everyone makes. Once you're on that database you're on for life.
one hopes the powers that be , don't get the bright idea, that it will only be legal to buy a car if you have a etolls account up to date.
kind of like its only LEGAL to buy/sell a TV if you have a TV license up to date.
 

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one hopes the powers that be , don't get the bright idea, that it will only be legal to buy a car if you have a etolls account up to date.
kind of like its only LEGAL to buy/sell a TV if you have a TV license up to date.
We know how to bypass crap like that.
 

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Prison time is possible for those who don't pay TV licence

South Africans are required by law to pay for a TV licence if they wish to use devices which can function as a television.

This includes second-hand TVs, as they are still capable of receiving a broadcast television signal, which is the definition of a television set in section 27 of the Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999.
unless they are in possession of a TV licence
Since they no longer give out TV Licences I guess it's irrelevant as even those that pay are therefore "breaking the law"
 

eg2505

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We know how to bypass crap like that.
when the ANC government becomes increasingly desperate for funds, Bet you they'll try things like this.
sure they'll even try force mandatory car insurance like in the UK on us, and this will be yet another TAX.

so prison time for TV license,? yes sounds crazy, but all it takes is one to be made an example of.
for the majority to break, and no OUTA will be able to stop it.
 

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Tooo funny...

The SABC don't have enough money to go after even a single non-paying person... and the "debt" companies don't have the legal right to do anything other than annoy the fsck out of you.
 
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