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16 November 2010

Unease Grows Over 1% Tax for SABC

BROADCAST industry players yesterday rejected a proposed 1% tax to fund the SABC, expressing reservations that the proposed fund will be run by the government’s own Media Diversity and Development Agency (MDDA).

The MDDA was originally set up to promote small and community media, and usually handles a budget of about R39m.

The controversial proposal to levy an additional 1% tax was originally floated by former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda, and is being kept alive by his successor, Roy Padayachie.

Read the rest on the Business Day web site.

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