Over the last couple of days I have been embroiled in many an argument regarding the payment of tv licenses. Because of my stance I have no doubt that some fellow forumites think I am out of my mind, while others wouldn't bother to take a couple of minutes to read through the information I am going to post in this thread.
If you don't want to educate yourself, then so be it - you can only bring the proverbial a$$ to the water, you can't make him drink. For those who are interested, I hope you will find some value in the information here...
Why do I have such a militant view on television licenses? Two reasons: Firstly, it is one of my personal gripes when people choose to argue an uninformed viewpoint. There is no excuse for being ignorant of anything. If you don't agree with something, get the FACTS on the matter & measure your view against them before shooting off your mouth. Secondly, the SABC paid for my upbringing. My Dad has in the region of 30 years' service with the corporation. Starting on the bottom rung, he eventually reached the level of National Director of Radio News. With the dawn of 'democracy' he was predictably shifted from this position, but has subsequently been contracted back to the service of the SABC in various capacities as and when his knowledge & experience was needed.
With this in mind I will post a number of documents in this thread which should at least shed some light on the matter of television licenses.