Dear Licence holder



The Minister of Finance announced the value-added tax (VAT) rate increase in the budget speech on 21 February 2018. The standard rate of VAT will change from 14% to 15% with effect from 1 April 2018.

This means there will be VAT changes in your TV Licence fees. TV Licence fees are according to legislation inclusive of VAT. Invoices that are issued for payment of licence fees in April 2018 or thereafter will be issued with a VAT rate of 15%.


Please note: the annual TV Licence tariff remains unchanged at R265.00 


Yours sincerely

Sylvia Tladi

Customer Care

Dec 08 2016 / Published in Content

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 Sundays and Public Holidays.

Alternatively, we have several other contact methods for you to make your needs known: 

Fax: (011) 330-9560/1
Postal: Private Bag X60 
  Auckland Park, 2006


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please ensure that you include your correct ID number and / or TV licence account number, so that we can process your query accurately.

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