More Than 143K Sign Petition Calling For DStv To Cut Its Prices

More than 140 000 people have signed an online petition calling for pay-TV provider DStv to cut its prices for South Africa.

The petition was launched by Sifiso Gwala a week ago over DStv’s “ill-treatment” of South Africa after the pay-TV reduced prices for other African countries.

Eyewitness News reports that on the day of launch, the petition had 109,016 signatures by midday on Wednesday afternoon.


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In the petition, Gwala said:

DSTV drops prices for the rest of Africa except South Africa and now this. We’re being taken for granted here #DstvMustFall.

The petition comes after DStv last year reviewed its prices down in other African countries including Kenya and Nigeria.

Meanwhile, some are saying it is pointless to sign the petition urging those who want relief to sample alternatives including streaming which is said to be effective and probably cheaper than DStv.

The petition also comes when South Africa, like many other countries, is on national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. The majority of citizens are not working hence a limited fiscal space.

DStv is yet to respond to the petition.

More: Eyewitness News

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19 comments on “More Than 143K Sign Petition Calling For DStv To Cut Its Prices

  1. It is unfair for us in southafrica not to be considered for discount,the rest of got discount why not SA

    1. Dstv plays the same stuff even if you miss the movie it will ge repeating tomorrow,so we paying for repetition.NEW THINGS PLEASE

  2. DStv did not reduce its prices downward in Nigeria please! If anything, dstv prices in Nigeria have been on the rise! The south African concern in Nigeria is nothing, but a rip off!

  3. Dstv are not concern about the wellbeing of her customers but are after profits only, very bad

  4. Yor they have no mercy to they loyal subscribers repeating programs u must be a sheim off yourself

  5. I am not happy at all. We cant pay for repeat and i am feeling to downgrade my package. Value for money.

  6. The price reduction did not include Nigeria pls, if anything Dstv have increased their prices in Nigeria. Nigerians when re we going to sign our own petition.

  7. Only rugby enthusiasts played on premium bouquet….all other channels are not what I want …but to watch rugby , you must have premium bouquet…why must I pay for channels that I’m totally disinterested in….it’s a rip off….been saying it for years….and so by the way…stop your own personnel from sharing highly reduced prices on premium package to their family members

  8. Yes DSTV must reduce Price to all its Subscribers…Its unfair to exclude South Africa on its Prize cuts…

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