How much is a TV license?

The annual fee for a domestic TV licence in South Africa is R265.00. This licence covers all television receivers in a household, including televisions, computers with TV tuner cards, and videocassette recorders (VCRs) connected to a monitor or TV screen.

Concessionary TV Licence

A concessionary TV licence is available to people who are 75 years old or older, or who receive a disability grant from the South African government. The annual fee for a concessionary TV licence is R74.00.

How to Pay for a TV Licence

TV licences can be purchased at any Post Office in South Africa, or at a retailer that is authorised to issue new TV licences. TV licences can be paid for in full, or in monthly instalments of R28.00 per month.

Why is a TV Licence Required?

A TV licence is required in South Africa because it helps to fund the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), which is the public broadcaster. The SABC provides a range of free-to-air television and radio services, including news, current affairs, entertainment, and educational programming.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Failure to have a valid TV licence is a criminal offence in South Africa. People who are found to be using a television receiver without a valid licence can be fined up to R10,000.00, or imprisoned for up to six months.

The cost of a TV licence in South Africa is relatively low, and it is important to remember that the licence fee helps to fund the SABC, which provides a valuable service to the South African public.