#SABC's TV license for mobile devices sets Twitter abuzz

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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.