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TV Licences


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Did you sing along to the radio this morning?
Catch up with the news on television last night?

Your TV licence fee, which works out to just more than 70 cents a day, enables the SABC to continue bringing you the best in public broadcasting.

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.

Pay yours.  Make a difference.


It’s now easier than ever to pay your television licence. We’ve made sure that there is a convenient, accessible way for every person in South Africa to pay. At just R265 per year, it makes sense to stay within the law.


Television sets on your business premises, whether for business use, display or retailing, are required by law to be licensed. We’ve clarified the requirements, and empowered you with both the information and the documentation to enable you to comply with your legal obligations, as well as to practice good corporate governance.


We’ve 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 Public Holidays.


  • By paying your TV licence annually as opposed to monthly, you will save yourself R71 per year

  • The SABC needs to be informed of an address change within 30 days of such change

  • Did you know, that by giving us correct address info we can improve our service delivery to you

  • You can even pay your TV licence online

  • Any person/business who use or possess a television set need to have a valid, fully paid-up licence.

  • When purchasing a TV set at Makro ,Hi-Fi Corporation, Dion, Game you can obtain your TV licence at the same time



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Terms & Conditions


        In terms of the Broadcasting Act and Television Licence Regulations licence holders are required to take note of and/or comply with the following:

 •     All TV licence fees are payable in advance, at the beginning of each licence year.

 •    A television licence is valid only at the permanent address reflected on the licence.

 •     A TV licence is valid for one year and the licensing period is stated on the licence.

 •    Renewal dates are spread over 12 months, with a TV licence holder’s renewal month determined by the first letter of his/her surname or, alternatively, by the month of acquisition of his/her television set.

Questions & Answers

Q: What are the various types of television licence?

A: There are six types: 1] A domestic licence, previously known as a private licence, for households and/or individuals, authorising the use of the licensed set(s) at the user's registered residential premises only; 2] A concessionary domestic licence; 3] A business licence, for entities (including government departments) using TV sets in their business/commercial activities or on premises occupied for business purposes; 4] A dealer licence, for businesses selling TV sets; 5] A lessor licence, for businesses renting out television sets; and 6] A mobile licence, for a TV set in any vehicle, caravan, mobile home, vessel or aircraft used for private purposes.

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