A couple of years ago I wrote a guide for getting Netflix in South Africa, which still gets thousands of hits a month. A lot has changed since then – notably, Netflix has finally launched in South Africa, and a bunch of local VOD services have launched (ShowMax, Vidi, and some other small ones).
But even though Netflix is now in SA, the content is really limited. This isn’t Netflix’ fault, but comes down to licensing and what makes commercial sense. For this reason, the guide linked at the top is still 100% valid, and will open up tons of extra content.
Since the Netflix SA launch there has been lots of media comparing Netflix with ShowMax (and others), however none of them really go into any detail, and the actual data they have seems pretty inaccurate.
So I crunched the numbers!