The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) are considering a legal challenge to force the rescindment of the SABC TV license.
Should it proceed with a legal challenge, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse could be one of the first major groups to take the SABC TV license to court.
OUTA are further considering a civil disobedience campaign, in which it would call on the public to stop paying their SABC TV licenses.
OUTA chairman Wayne Duvenage, in a statement to MyBroadband, outlined that the SABC TV license needs to be challenged on several grounds.
Duvenage outlined his argument that the SABC TV license should become a thing of the past, nothing that many televisions are not purchased to watch programmes through the national broadcaster, and that a growing use of both televisions and monitors is to stream digital content instead of through television transmission.
Duvenage further stipulated his concern that it is presently unknown how much of the license revenue reaches the SABC as opposed to targeted operations, and recent changes to the SABC’s policy is in conflict with ICASA rulings.
OUTA have further called for the removal of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng and an investigation of the state broadcaster after numerous crises developed at the organization.
Recently, the SABC elected not to depict any form of violent protest on its broadcasts, and instructed presenters on radio not to refer to newspaper headlines.
The SABC TV license is a sorely contested point in South Africa, where many consumers are forced to pay for the license when purchasing a television set regardless of whether they plan to consume content from the state broadcaster.
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