South Africa has become the latest country to consider abandoning the TV licence fee.
According to the EWN website, Minister of Communications Khumbudzo Ntshavheni doesn’t believe the current fee is a sustainable way of funding public broadcaster SABC.
Ntshaveni said the process of drafting the necessary legislation was already underway.
The new levy would apply to all household and businesses in South Africa and would be device agnostic. The revenue would be collected by the “dominant subscription broadcaster”, meaning DStv/Multichoice.
The annual licence fee is currently R336 (€18.84), but the fee is only paid by 21% of those eligible to pay.