SABC PUSHING AHEAD TO INCREASE TV LICENSE FEES

The SABC is pushing ahead with plans to lobby the government to increase TV licence fees as it battles to boost revenue.

Executives at the cash-strapped public broadcaster told MPs on Tuesday that the current TV licence tariff of R265 per year, which translates to about 72c a day, had remained unchanged since 2013. SABC board chair Bongumusa Makhathini said he believed more South Africans could afford to pay at least R1 a day, a remark that prompted objections from various MPs.

“We have 10-million people unemployed … it is incorrect to say the TV licence [fee] is cheap,” said one MP.

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2019-09-17-sabc-goes-ahead-with-plans-to-lift-tv-licence-fees-despite-objections/