Brushbeater brings up an interesting point – it would be a simple matter for the SA government to just not send out the notices.
Or, they know who the hams are that they consider “troublemakers” or agitators and just target them.
The article may have indicated that the government regulating agency attempted to notify those delinquent on their fees, but it would not surprise me in the least if those notices were never sent out, possibly even pre-selecting potential dissidents for cancellation to have them call the offices and complain just to map out the dedicated (because governments never do that, do they?).
I agree with him. I think this was done intentionally not only to squelch the ability to go around the “official” sources of information, but also to send a message to those who remain.
A government that fears information. Historically, not awesome.
“License” or not, I think when things finally go off their axle in SA, “licenses” won’t matter. Someone will keep transmitting. You can’t stop the signal.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1