Msunduzi’s indigent households next in line to apply for decoder subsidy

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An example of a digital signal decoder.
An example of a digital signal decoder.

Poor households in Msunduzi are next in line for the long awaited move from analogue to digital broadcasting signals.

The Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) has called on those who qualify to apply through the post office or risk getting left behind when the switch off happens.

Lwazi Mazibuko of the agency presented the roll-out plan to Msunduzi’s council last week and said qualifying households would be subsidised. Mazibuko said homes that have a combined income below R3 200 stand to be subsidised when they buy the decoders and antennas.

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