New Bill to Scrap TV Licences

The Department of Communications submits the Public Service Broadcasting Bill, which seeks to abolish television licences and introduce other changes to public broadcasting

The Department of Communications has submitted the Public Service Broadcasting Bill, which seeks to abolish television licences and introduce other changes to public broadcasting in South Africa.

The bill, should it be approved, will establish a Public Service Broadcasting Fund and also establish an international broadcasting services division within the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) and transfer Channel Africa to this new operating unit.

In the same vein, Minister of Communications, Siphiwe Nyanda, says his department is amending and renaming the Broadcasting Act to bring it in line with international best practices. He added a strategy will be formulated to secure the SABC's revenue stream from other sources.

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Source: 
Finance24

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