31 March 2018 is the deadline to register for subsidised Set Top Boxes (STB’s)

The Department of Communications (DoC) has announced the  31 March 2018 as the deadline for registration to receive government-subsidised STB’s or decoders in North West and Free State provinces. This comes as the DoC forges ahead to meet the new official switch-off of analogue signal to digital in June 2019.
Families earning below the threshold of R3200 qualify to receive the government-subsidised decoders. Qualifying households in the Free State and North West Provinces are therefore encouraged to register at their nearest Post Offices before the deadline of the  31 of March 2018.Households that fail to register and receive these decoders before the deadline will lose access to television services as from June 2019.
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