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

dualmeister

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So they rocked up and inspected your tv?
I lived in a block of flats back then. I saw these two guys going from door to door. I was on my way out, but forgot something in my place and thought I could get in and out before they got to me. Well I was wrong. It as a tiny flat so you could not miss the TV from the front door.

They asked for my license. I said that it "belonged to a relative". The guy then handed me an A4 page with "The Top 20 most common excuses" to read while he wrote me up. No lies. Got added to system as well as a fine :(

If only I had stayed in the car :ROFL:
 

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While the Bill favours the TV licence over the household levy, it does not say anything about how the TV licence will be collected.

same old, same old ...

so, change what?

viva anc ..... viva ........
 
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I lived in a block of flats back then. I saw these two guys going from door to door. I was on my way out, but forgot something in my place and thought I could get in and out before they got to me. Well I was wrong. It as a tiny flat so you could not miss the TV from the front door.

They asked for my license. I said that it "belonged to a relative". The guy then handed me an A4 page with "The Top 20 most common excuses" to read while he wrote me up. No lies. Got added to system as well as a fine :(

If only I had stayed in the car :ROFL:
Lol, that sucks. My mother transferred hers to my name when she left the country, I still curse her when she calls. Contemplating putting it back on her name when I emigrate and letting the government run in circles trying to collect.
 

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In addition to the penalties above, the Bill also proposes to make it a criminal offence to fail to pay your TV licence or sell a TV to someone without a TV licence.

how many people will go to jail if they didn't pay?

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I’d be curious to know if an inspector has ever pitched up at a residence before.
Yes, I remember watching Gummy Beares one afternoon on KTV after school in the late 80's and there was a knock on the door, 2 white guys in suits with sunglasses, inspectors, showed them the A4 printout of our tv licence and they furked off, never saw another tv inspector ever again. True story.
 

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I lived in a block of flats back then. I saw these two guys going from door to door. I was on my way out, but forgot something in my place and thought I could get in and out before they got to me. Well I was wrong. It as a tiny flat so you could not miss the TV from the front door.

They asked for my license. I said that it "belonged to a relative". The guy then handed me an A4 page with "The Top 20 most common excuses" to read while he wrote me up. No lies. Got added to system as well as a fine :(

If only I had stayed in the car :ROFL:

And if your tv set is not within easy view as your set was what do they do? They have the right to search your home to look for one? :unsure:
 

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I lived in a block of flats back then. I saw these two guys going from door to door. I was on my way out, but forgot something in my place and thought I could get in and out before they got to me. Well I was wrong. It as a tiny flat so you could not miss the TV from the front door.

They asked for my license. I said that it "belonged to a relative". The guy then handed me an A4 page with "The Top 20 most common excuses" to read while he wrote me up. No lies. Got added to system as well as a fine :(

If only I had stayed in the car :ROFL:

The great thing with doorbells or knocks on doors is that they are easily ignored ;)
 

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This feels like they taking the path of least resistance, looking to get Multichoice to collect the licence fee on their behalf due to their large local customer base
As apposed to properly reforming their business model altogether.
 

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They asked for my license. I said that it "belonged to a relative". The guy then handed me an A4 page with "The Top 20 most common excuses" to read while he wrote me up. No lies. Got added to system as well as fine free kukpapier :(

If only I had stayed in the car :ROFL:

That's not how the law works.
Would have told them to phuck right off.

Not that "the law" matters anymore. Hope people now realize we're on our own and ignore petty gov. BS. They can't even do the very basics that a gov. needs to do to be legit.

The only license anyone should care about now is a gun license.

"allows the SABC to appoint inspectors with the powers to enter any property to execute their duties"
Now that's the point where the propaganda inspectors and myself will find ourselves with a little problem.
Good luck, may the best man win.
 
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"I'm sorry sir, we can't employ you, you have a criminal record for selling your second hand TV on gumtree three years ago"
 

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Seeing as ALL of my existing AV technology - TV's / VCR / DVD-VHS Recorder - only have analogue terrestrial broadcast tuners (VHF 4-13 & UHF 21-69) installed in them - and that, according to the 2006 ITU Digital Migration Treaty - to which SA is a signatory, it was mandated that the final cut-off date for analogue signals was 15 July 2015 - and seeing that the cANCer has STILL not managed to successfully roll-out the replacement Digital Broadcast to the Home (DBH) network nationwide - I am now in possession of obsolete & redundant equipment that should NO LONGER BE CAPABLE of receiving ANY non-existent 'analogue broadcast signals' anymore.

Therefore any 'TV Licence Inspector' knocking on my door to check if I have a 'valid TV Licence' will be given a laminated A4 copy of this notice - and told to follow the directions implicitly...

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Wha ha ha ha ha :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL: Thought DSTV said they will not be doing it. What now?

Wasn't there some minister a few years ago who said that if the ANC wants something, they will simply change or make new laws and get what they want?
A TV tax that has nothing to do with TVs anymore. You just can't make this **** up
So if I have a projector that I connect to laptops etc to watch sport, movies, series and so on. I will need a TV licence?
Unbelievable!
Do people even read any more? This is still the old law. Nothing changes.

Will have to go through it to see the wording and how it will apply.
 

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George orwell vindicated...get a warrant if if want to enter my property "comrade"....this is South Africa not the People's Republic of North Korea...or maybe you think it is in terms of your oppressive controlling marxist ideology the anc and eff are determined to poison our country and economy with. (what's left of it).
 

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A criminal offence to not pay your tv license? I would like to see them enforce that.

In that case it should be a fraudable offence, charging a fee for something and the owner not being able to view it without the right equipment. Ie the change to digital, the decoder should be provider to all houses with installation equipment. If they dont, its considered fraud to charge for a service out of which there is no benefit.
 

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A criminal offence to not pay your tv license? I would like to see them enforce that.

In that case it should be a fraudable offence, charging a fee for something and the owner not being able to view it without the right equipment. Ie the change to digital, the decoder should be provider to all houses with installation equipment. If they dont, its considered fraud to charge for a service out of which there is no benefit.
They've never been able to.
 

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Okay now that she is done with that, Cyril should fire her.

Besides, she is in Zuma's corner.
 

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A criminal offence to not pay your tv license? I would like to see them enforce that.

In that case it should be a fraudable offence, charging a fee for something and the owner not being able to view it without the right equipment. Ie the change to digital, the decoder should be provider to all houses with installation equipment. If they dont, its considered fraud to charge for a service out of which there is no benefit.
Like the "Availability Fee" for water & electricity which is not always available
 

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Like the "Availability Fee" for water & electricity which is not always available
Strange how that is, when it was always available, there was no availibilty fee. These are illegal stealth taxes, of which the City of CPT are the masters of, no wonder they got their socialist asses downgraded.
 
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