Statement of directors' responsibility

Assurance and responsibility

Independent assurance has been provided on certain material information presented in this report.

Financial information

Financial information in this report was reviewed by the audit committee and approved by the board. Refer to the auditor's report on the group's summarised consolidated annual financial statements. Summarised consolidated financial information for the group extracted from the audited consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2019 are reflected accurately. The full financial statements appear on the MultiChoice website (www.multichoice.com) and are available for review at our registered office from the company secretary.

Non-financial information

EmpowerLogic has verified all broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) information in this report.


The audit committee reviewed and recommended the integrated annual report for approval. The report was approved by the board on 14 June 2019. The integrated annual report and financial statements fairly reflect, in our opinion, the true financial position of the group as at 31 March 2019 and that of its operations during this period, as described in the report. The board believes this report is presented in accordance with the International (<IR>) Framework.

On behalf of the board

Imtiaz Patel
Executive chair

14 June 2019

On behalf of the audit committee

Steve Pacak
Audit committee chair and lead independent non-executive director

14 June 2019

Forward-looking statements

This report contains forward-looking statements as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believe", "anticipate", "intend", "seek", "will", "plan", "could", "may", "endeavour" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances and should be considered in light of various important factors. While these forward-looking statements represent our judgements and future expectations, a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors could cause actual developments and results to differ materially from our expectations. The key factors that could cause our actual results performance, or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, among others, changes to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the interpretations, applications and practices subject thereto as they apply to past, present and future periods; future acquisitions, changes to domestic and international business and market conditions such as exchange rate and interest rate movements; changes in the domestic and international regulatory and legislative environments; changes to domestic and international operational, social, economic and political conditions; the occurrence of labour disruptions and industrial action; and the effects of both current and future litigation. We are not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) revise or update any forward-looking statements contained in this report, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We cannot give any assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be correct and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained herein.