Every year I have a little conversation with myself about whether to pay the absurd annual TV licence fee. It’s not a lot of money, I say, and I am legally (therefore ethically) required to pay. This is even though I am not a consumer of the SABC in any way.

Like many South Africans, I haven’t been an SABC TV watcher for decades. Like many South Africans (who can afford it) my primary news and entertainment source has been DStv...

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