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.
— DStv Kenya (@DStv_Kenya) August 21, 2019
— DStv Uganda (@DStvUganda) August 20, 2019
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.
@DStv when are you dropping your prices in Mzansi?
— •Vittyyyyyy♡·̣̥*̣̣̣̥·̣̥ (@vitalle_moyo) August 21, 2019
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."