The Khumalo’s SMS Competition

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd (“Vodacom”) is running the Soweto TV Gadgets Vodacom Khumalo competition (“the Competition”) on the Gadgets show on Soweto TV where entrants are invited to submit their entries via SMS to the short code, 33459.

All participants during the term of the promotion agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

1. The competition will run weekly from 18h30 on 20 November 2013 to 00h00 on 07 December 2013 as per schedule below:

Start date & time - End date & time

20 November 2013 at 18:30pm - 23 November 2013 at 00h00

27 November 2013 at 18:30  - 30 November 2013 at 00h00

4 December 2013 at 18:30 - 7 December 2013 at 00h00

3. To qualify as potential winners, participant(s):2. One (1) lucky entrant stands a chance each week to win one (1) handset type, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini plus a Vodacom prepaid airtime voucher to the value of R330.00.

      o  must SMS the correct answer (keyword) to each weekly question PLUS their name and location to the short code, 33459, during the competition period as per clause 1.  Text messages are charged at R1.50 per SMS. Free and bundled SMS’s do not apply;
      o are allowed to only send 10 (ten) entries per mobile number;
      o must reside in South Africa and be in possession of a valid South African identity document or permanent residence permit or temporary residence permit valid for a period exceeding 3(three) months for the Republic of South Africa and valid at the end date;
      o are only eligible to win once for the duration of the competition.

4. The competition is open to subscribers from any mobile network operator in South Africa. Vodacom prepaid airtime can only be redeemed on a Vodacom prepaid or Vodacom Top Up SIM card.

5. A confirmation SMS (at no charge to the entrant) will be sent to participants that have been successfully entered into the competition.

6. The prize winners will be randomly selected after the end date of each weekly competition from a list of entrants who meet all the requirements in terms of clause 3 above.  The winners will be announced within one week after the end date.

7. The winners’ name and location will be displayed on the Vodacom Website winners page, as well as on the following week’s episode of the Gadgets show via on screen rolling text.

8. There are no additional charges for participating in the competition, other than the competition SMS rates.

9. The Competition is also subject to, and must be read in conjunction with, Vodacom’s existing terms and conditions applicable to its website and mobile site respectively that on the following URLs: and

10. Vodacom will use reasonable efforts to contact the weekly winners telephonically between 8h00 in the morning and 17h00 in the afternoon on the contact details used by the participants to participate in the competition prior to the announcement of the winners on the following week’s Gadgets show as per above broadcast dates, 28 November –  11 December 2013.

11. Should a participant not be available on the contact number provided during the timeframe  stipulated above or rejects, forfeits or declines acceptance of the prize, that person's right to the prize will be deemed to have been waived and the prize will be forfeited. Vodacom reserves the  right to then award the prize to the next randomly drawn participant.

12. The winners must be able to identify themselves in a manner determined by Vodacom as  the entrants of the Competition and have to comply with the required validation procedure in  order to claim the prize.

13. Any participant under the age of 18 shall present their parent / guardian’s written consent to enter the competition, at Vodacom’s request.

14. Vodacom shall request the winners’ consent in writing to his / her image and/or likeness being used and published by Vodacom in connection with the competition for a period of 12 (twelve) months after they have been announced as the winner. The winners may decline the use of his / her image and/or likeness by Vodacom.

15. The duration of the competition may be extended or curtailed at the discretion of Vodacom.

16. The prizes are not transferrable or exchangeable.

17. Handsets plus Vodacom airtime vouchers as prize items will only be delivered at a physical address and will not be delivered to a postal address.

18. Vodacom shall not be liable for any costs incurred by the winners in claiming the prize.

19.  All risks and ownership of the prize shall pass to the winners on transfer/delivery thereof and

hence all of Vodacom’s obligations in regard to the competition as well as in regard to the prize

shall terminate.

20. Notwithstanding the fact that the prizes vest on the winners immediately upon the determination of the results, any prizes that remain unclaimed/undeliverable after three (3) months of the end date or no reasonable effort is made on the part of the winners to claim the prizes despite having been advised of the results of the competition will be forfeited.  Vodacom then reserves the right to award the prize to the next randomly drawn participant.

21. In the event of a dispute in regard to any aspect of the competition and/or the Terms and Conditions, Vodacom’s decision will be final and binding and no correspondence may be entered into.

22. Vodacom may refuse to award the prize if entry procedures or these Terms and Conditions have   been adhered to or if it detects any irregularities or fraudulent practices. Vodacom is entitled in its entire discretion to reject any participant for any reason and will not be obliged to notify   that they are rejected. 

23. Vodacom will not be liable for any technical failures affecting participation and/or prize redemption process of the competition.

24. Vodacom assumes no liability whatsoever for any entry that has been omitted from participation in the competition for any reason whatsoever.

25. User data collected via the competition will not be used for any other purpose than for the competition only.

26. Employees, directors, agents, contractors and consultants of Vodacom and all other participating companies and their immediate families, life partners, associates, or business partners do not qualify to participate or win in the competition.

27. Neither Vodacom nor any other person or party associated with the competition, their associated companies, agents, contractors and sponsors and any of its personnel involved in the competition, shall be liable whatsoever for any loss or damage incurred or suffered (including but not limited to direct or indirect or consequential loss), death or personal injury suffered or sustained arising from either participation in the competition or from claiming the prize. 

28. Vodacom reserves the right to terminate or cancel the competition immediately and without notice in the event that the competition is held to be or becomes unlawful. In such event all participants hereby waive any rights which they may have against Vodacom and acknowledge that they will have no recourse or claim of any nature whatsoever against Vodacom.

29. All information relating to the competition and published on any promotional material will form part of these Terms and Conditions.