Exposed – Shocking truth behind SABC car radio licences – it’s all a scam!
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) recently distanced itself from a circulating fake media statement which claimed that motorists would have to pay for car radio licences. The news, titled ‘Introduction of radio licences as part of SABC’s drive to generate revenue,’ caused confusion and concern on social media, with many people wondering about the truth about SABC car radio licences.
SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo has confirmed that the statement is fake and that the organisation has no plans to introduce such licenses. “We as the SABC have not issued any media statement making such public pronouncements regarding licenses for car radios,” Seapolelo said.
The fake statement suggested that under the new section 69 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, all South Africans who use motor vehicles with radios must carry a car radio license with them. These licenses would cost R401 annually, and drivers must renew them annually to remain valid. If you fail to produce a valid car radio license when law enforcement officials request, you could get a fine of up to R750 or up to 90 days in jail.
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However, Seapolelo has stated that the SABC has not seen a dramatic decline in TV license revenue due to streaming services like Netflix becoming more popular. While the organisation has been exploring generating revenue to support its operations, introducing radio licenses for car radios is not one of them.
The fake media statement was an attempt by someone to trick the public, and the SABC has urged people to be cautious and check the information before believing and sharing it on social media. The organisation remains committed to providing accurate and reliable information to the public. It will continue to do so in the future.
In conclusion, the SABC has confirmed that the circulating media statement about introducing radio licenses for car radios is fake, and the organisation has no plans to introduce such licenses. However, the SABC urges the public to verify the information before believing and sharing it on social media, and the SABC remains committed to providing accurate and reliable information to the public.
Source: R401 a year radio license fees is ‘fake news’ – SABC
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