Thousands call for 'DStv to fall' over price hike

Johannesburg - Thousands of DStv subscribers have threatened to cancel their contracts over its price hike for 2016.

In a statement on Tuesday, Multichoice said the depreciation of the rand since April last year had forced it to increase fees for it's DStv services.

DStv Compact, the company's baseline service, would be increasing by 8.15% to R345 come the 1st of April.

The most expensive DStv package -- DStv Premium -- would cost R759, a 8.58% hike.

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Load limiting hits smart metered homes

Johannesburg - Eskom is taking back the power with a newly launched "Load Limiting" feature that goes into operation this week.

The power utility now has the ability to disconnect individual residents who consume too much power, when the grid is contrained.

The sytem works only on those who have smart meters installed in their homes. 

Eskom says several 30-second power interruptions are first distributed to the user if their consumption is too high and if no action is taken, their entire household is cut off from the grid.

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