Mzansi fumes as DSTV announces price cuts In other African countries except South Africa


DStv has announced price cuts across Africa effective from 1 September

– However, South Africa is not on the list of the countries getting a price cut

– South Africans took to social media to call out DStv


From 1 September, DStv will slash prices in countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.

The African countries will enjoy price cuts of up to 37%, the Citizen reported. However, South Africans were quick to notice we are not among the fortunate countries to enjoy the price slashes.

However MultiChoice Africa’s head of corporate affairs, Reatile Tekateka, said the price cuts are subject the local dynamics of each country – including factors such as "inflation, content costs, foreign exchange rates, local taxes and overheads".

South Africans had questions for MultiChoice on why Mzansi was not on the list.

Malambule, @Ckabopha, commented: "So DStv is cutting prices in Kenya BUT in their biggest market in SA, they NEVER even do that. Interesting @DStv."

Another tweep, @sirhumzzy, added: "I wonder why Dstv is slashing prices in other countries and not S.A. More over the Rand is more stable than these countries currencies.

" Akhona, @templet04415057, said: "you think we're fools wena @DStv."

Sibusiso Thwala, who goes by the Twitter handle @ThwalaMbuyiseni, commented: "Taken for the ride. These are South African companies but yet they are charging us more."


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