DStv Communities is an attractive value proposition for DStv customer created to support the social lifestyles, behaviour, traditions and norms associated with group or community-based institutions such as stokvels, churches, sports clubs etc. This scheme aims to incorporate a sense of purpose and social cohesion into the products and services offered by DStv by transforming parts of the way we work towards the broad-based empowerment of our customers and communities.
A group needs to have a minimum of 10 active members, of which at least 1 should have valid DStv subscriptions (in the members name). A group must be based in South Africa, must have been running for at least one year and continued to collect contributions from its members on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis (whichever applies) uninterrupted ever since inception. A group must have a signed constitution and a South African transactional bank account in the name of the group with at least three authorized signatories to transact on its behalf.
DStv Communities offer stokvel an opportunity to earn rebates based on the number of active subscribers across the DStv packages and the usage of Value-Added Services (such as BoxOffice rentals and Decoder Insurance). You will, however, be subtracted R10 for each member who disconnects during the month for the first month.
As a stokvel you must choose whether you prefer to purchase Phuthuma Nathi Shares or get cash back at the end of six months (T’s and C’s applies). This choice must be exercised upon joining and at the beginning of a calendar year.