Distribution In Brief:
- Television licence fees will increase 11%, the SABC said on Tuesday. The increase, effective from last Saturday, was approved by Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said in a statement. "The annual fee for a domestic, business, dealer and lessor licence will increase by R25 - from R225 to R250. "Concessionary TV licences, granted to those over the age of 70, as well as to receivers of social grants from the State, will be increased by a mere 8% - from R65 to R70 per annum." This was the third tariff increase in the last 11 years. "Had the SABC been allowed annual inflation-related tariff adjustments since 1998, the current R250 fee would now have been R426... The new tariff works out to less than 70c a day", said Kganyago.