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ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK: SABC wants its version of daylight robbery for the Netflix-watching citizenry

It was only a matter of time before streaming video attracted its attention. Next, expect games tax and, eventually, outdoor joggers’ tax

25 October 2020 - 01:05 By Arthur Goldstuck

It is a good week in which to recall the origin of the phrase, “daylight robbery”. It goes back to 1696, when King William III of England declared a “window tax”, imposing a levy on any house with more than six windows. Naturally, the typical homeowner bricked up their windows, blocking the sunlight. For the next century-and-a-half, the government literally robbed the citizenry of its daylight. ..

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