Steve Hofmeyr ups prize money for DSTV competition: Winner gets R20k

Steve Hofmeyr ups prize money for DSTV competition: Winner gets R20k

Afrikaans singer, Steve Hofmeyr, has taken his frustration with DSTV to a new level. He has raised R56k for a competition to destroy DSTV decoders. The winner will receive a whopping R20 000.

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Steve Hofmeyr has come up with a challenge for his supporters to destroy their DSTV decoders. He has raised R56 000 to give away to nine fans who will destroy their DSTV decoders in the most creative way.

His challenge follows Multichoice’s announcement to boycott the star last month and remove all content featuring him on their platforms.

After the announcement, Steve was disappointed and told fans that he was arranging a “special funeral” for his dish and encouraged his fans to do the same.

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The competition, which has been going for more than a month, is set to end this week when Steve announces the winner of the competition.

Steve took to Facebook this week, revealing he increased the prize money from R10 000 to R20 000, after collecting R56 000 in sponsorships for the competition. He also listed who had donated the prize money.

“Here is the confirmed cash for the top videos of the DSTV competition. 1. R20 000 from Lucas at zihi nkoma shova. 2. R10 000 from Steve Hofmeyr. R8 000 from We Buy 4. R5 000 fro,mWe Buy 5. R4 000 from anonymous. 6. R4 000 from anonymous. 7. R2 000 from anonymous. 8. R2 000 from The Bookkeepers JJ Kruger and partners. 9. R1 000 from Atlas7 Security.”

Last month, TshisaLive reported that MultiChoice said in a statement that it was “committed to the building of a non-racial society and strongly condemns any acts of discrimination”.

“MultiChoice is proud of its support for Afrikaans, not only our investment in content for our DSTV platforms, but also our sponsorships of festivals, events and broader Afrikaans performing-arts sector. Our commitment to Afrikaans and all local languages will not change… We welcome a society where freedom of speech is celebrated; however, we take a stand against racism.”

But many South Africans called out MultiChoice for censorship and double standards.

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About two weeks ago, reported that MultiChoice is remaining mum while the Steve Hofmeyr debacle continues. A 'competition' that encourages people to boycott the satellite TV service has become quite popular and now has a second and third place as well.

After announcing that all content featuring Afrikaans singer, Steve Hofmeyr, will be dropped, MultiChoice has been the topic of many discussions.

Shortly after the announcement, Hofmeyr shared a video of him removing his satellite dish and destroying his decoder. He issued a 'challenge' to his followers to do the same and 'cancel' their subscriptions.

The challenge has since turned into a competition that now has second and third place prizes thanks to sponsors, according to The Citizen.

Despite all this attention, MultiChoice is remaining silent about the whole affair.

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