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TV licence

08 November 2012, 12:24

Has that call centre girl been phoning you the whole day? Thinking of just doing the EFT and getting her out of your life?

Personally... I’ve never paid a TV licence other for the purpose of buying a TV.

Every couple of years I take out a new licence and sweet talk my way out of the penalties when I have to make a stop at Makro or Hi-Hi Corporation.

I suppose I always viewed them as something in the same region as E-Tolls, making the disdain in the new road tax even worse from my end.

Section 18 of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of South Africa grants every person Freedom of Association.

Normally, this concept is applied via trade unions, and the freedom to choose the political party you support.

The same freedom also extends to your right not to support a political party, i.e the right to vote for the party you want to, as well as the right to support (directly or indirectly) the activities of such a party.

The SABC’s decision to sensor certain names relating to Nkandla, such as Nkandlagate, Nkandla compound and Zumaville, is in no way racist as they make it out to be.

Thus, the only logical conclusion one can reach is that the SABC does not act independently, or acts with political bias in their decision to do so.

Obviously this isn’t news to anyone, as most self thinking people in the country always knew they would pull a National Party ploy by utilising the public broadcaster to the gain of the ANC, but the manner in which it was done so blatantly in this instance, states the obvious... a little too obvious.

So... if the layman is able to prove on the given facts that the public broadcaster is practising censorship in favour of a political party... or person within that party... then any money paid to them pre-supposes a donation toward the marketing budget of the ANC.

Now before you leap to your feet and hurray the possibilities of avoiding income tax... bear in mind that a distinction needs to be drawn between the government and the ruling party.

Even though this distinction is non-existent to the government itself, one could only apply the logic above when conclusive evidence is given that National Treasury actually makes out unlawful cheques to the ANC, in which case, boycott taxes all you want!

The next issue is that of the legality behind the TV Licence boycott... being the fact that it is against the law not to pay it...

Well, any law, or part of a law inconsistent with the Constitution, is unconstitutional, and by implication unenforceable.

In any event... I wonder how Goodwill Zwelithini is acting with the knowledge that the other Zulu king is building is palatial-coumpoundlike-Zuma-gatish-homestead in Zululand.

For that matter with the knowledge that there are two Zulu kings!?

Think he’ll challenge him to an assegai dual in the compounds’... dual circle... (I’m sure it has one).

Anyway, even if it did happen I’m sure SABC would rather show 1999’s Top Gear re-runs than such a spectacle!

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