Netflix – in its ongoing efforts to localise its offering for the South African market – earlier this week announced that it will be billing South African subscribers in Rands from Tuesday, 28 August 2018.
Since launching in the country in January 2016, the content library on the Netflix SA service has grown by over 500%, with shows that speak to South African audiences such as Girlboss(produced by SA-born Charlize Theron), Mindhunter (also developed for Netflix by Charlize Theron) and Troy: Fall of a City (filmed in the Mother City and starring local acting legend, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and South Africa’s favourite comedy export, Trevor Noah).
Given its commitment to continually improve its entertainment offering for South African subscribers, Netflix has said that it will add even more locally-developed content to its library. This will include exclusive series, movies, documentaries, stand-up comedy shows and kids’ content.
With the switch to billing in Rands, Netflix has released the local pricing structure for each package.
The Basic Plan will cost R99 p/m, the Standard Plan R139 p/m, and the Premium Plan R169 p/m.