STOCK IMAGE: SABC, South African Broadcasting Corporation, Hlaudi
CAPE TOWN - SABC CEO James Aguma's suggestion that the broadcasting act should be amended, got social media abuzz.
Aguma told Parliament’s portfolio committee meeting on Wednesday that South Africans should pay for a TV licence when they buy a mobile phone, computer or tablet.
Aguma wants to change the definition of what a receiving device is, because SABC content can be viewed on a variety of devices and some South Africans did not take kindly to the idea.
Some blamed former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng for the national broadcaster being short of money and requiring a bail-out. Some people took to Twitter to express their views of the idea.
#SABC me: mom SABC wants its licence payed ...Mom: let then come take SABC off my TV, i will youtube Generations with yo phone.— Mtambariya (@mtambariya) May 10, 2017