I went to the post office today and was pleased to find out that you can pay your TV license renewal fee (or apply for a new TV license) at the post office. They even provide a handy brochure with Frequently Asked Questions, such as:
- What is a TV set?
- Do unmarried partners sharing a residence need separate TV licenses if they have more than one TV set?
- What happens if the cheque I use to pay my TV license fee is dishonoured by the bank?
- What must I do if I don't want to pay a TV license?
You might also be interested to know that a TV license inspector can, at any time, enter any premise to carry out an inspection. He/she has the right to request you to produce your TV license, ID document and TV license account number, as well as the actual TV for inspection.
Sadly, if you don't want to pay a TV license, the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) must be satisfied that you have no such equipment in your possession (see FAQ, "What is a TV set?").