3 January 2019
Please note: You’ve Earned It has obtained this information off the relevant SOE website.
This information may be outdated. YEI has not been able to obtain updated information from the SOE department concerned.
Anyone using or having in his/her possession a television set or any device capable of receiving a broadcast television signal is required to have a valid, paid-up, television licence.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: WHO QUALIFIES FOR A CONCESSIONARY DOMESTIC TELEVISION LICENCE?
A: One must apply to the SABC for such licence and submit the prescribed documentation with one’s application. Those who qualify are: a receiver of a Social Grant from the State, on the basis of being an aged or disabled person or a war veteran, as defined in the Social Assistance Act of 1992; a person of 70 years or older, as from the beginning of the first licence year after turning 70, subject to certain provisions.
Q: WHAT DOCUMENTATION MUST BE FURNISHED WITH MY APPLICATION FOR SUCH CONCESSION?
A: The following documents are required: In the case of receiving a State old-age, disability or war veteran’s grant, confirmation thereof in the form of a letter from the Department of Social Development, indicating the date from which the grant is being received. In the case of a person of 70 years or older, a duly completed and certified affidavit (sworn/solemn statement) confirming the applicant’s living conditions. If the applicant (and his/her spouse) shares a home with another family, a concession is granted only if such family has its own, valid (paid-up) television licence.
Q: WHAT ARE THE ANNUAL LICENCE FEES?
A: R265.00 per annum for a domestic, business, dealer, lessor or mobile television licence, and R74.00 per annum for a concessionary TV licence.
Q: MAY ONE PAY THE LICENCE FEE IN INSTALMENTS?
A: Yes – but when first applying for a television licence, the full R265.00 annual fee is payable. Thereafter, a domestic licence may be paid in monthly instalments of R28.00 per month. However, a R74.00 concessionary licence is payable only in a lump sum – not in monthly or quarterly instalments.
Further information available at:
Contact details – Customer Care
The SABC have set up a dedicated Customer Service Centre to ensure your enquiries or problems are resolved quickly and efficiently.
Feel free to contact us on (011) 330-9555 between 08:00 and 18:00 on weekdays, or between 08:00 and 13:00 on Saturdays, excluding Sundays and Public Holidays.
Alternatively, we have several other contact methods for you to make your needs known:
|Postal:||Private Bag X60|
|Auckland Park, 2006|
NB: Please ensure that you include your correct ID number and / or TV licence account number, so that the SABC can process your query accurately.