ILANGA Back to School SMS competition



ILANGA Back to School SMS competition

  • The competition opens on 25 January and ends on 31 March 2024.
  • The prizes consist of 1x Student laptop, 1x Mobicell smart cell phone, R3 000 worth of Shoprite vouchers, R500 in Data and R500 in Airtime
    • 1st prize will be – Laptop, R500 Shoprite voucher, R100 Data and Airtime
    • 2nd prize will be – Smart phone, R500 Shoprite voucher, R50 Data and Airtime
    • Runners up prizes will be – 8x R250 Shoprite vouchers, 7x R50 Data vouchers and 7x Airtime vouchers
  • To enter, a reader must SMS “BTS” to 47861 at a charge of R1.50.
  • Readers can enter as many times as they like.
  • By sending an entry SMS the reader accepts all the rules of the competition.
  • The winners of the Laptop and cell phone will need to collect their prize at the ILANGA offices in Durban.
  • The Shoprite, Data and Airtime vouchers will be sent to the winners cell phones via SMS

Winners draw procedure:

  • Draw timing & winners:
    • 19 Feb –           2x R250 Shoprite, 4x R50 Data and 4x R50 Airtime vouchers
    • 18 Mar –           2x R250 Shoprite, 3x R50 Data and 3x R50 Airtime vouchers
    • 2 Apr –           1st & 2nd prize draws
  • All draws will be done by an EXCEL randomiser program.
  • The ILANGA Accountant will be present when all draws takes place.
  • An ILANGA staff member will phone each winner and record their full names, ID number, physical address.
  • The competition is open to all citizens of South Africa, except for the members, shareholders, directors, employees, partners, agents and consultants (and their respective life partners, business partners and immediate families) of:
    • ILANGA Newspaper and Mandla-Matla Publishing,
    • Chantikh Holdings
  • All prize winners names will be, published in ILANGA and announced on ILANGA Facebook.
  • Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged for cash or for any other goods or services.
  • The names & any pictures of the winners will be published in ILANGA, on the ILANGA website (, of the ILANGA Facebook page and on social media.
  • By accepting the prizes, the winners of the competition agree that ILANGA may use their names and pictures for any future marketing material.
  • The decisions of ILANGA and its judges are final and may not be challenged. No correspondence will be entertained.
  • In the readers interest, ILANGA will do everything reasonably practicable to comply with all the relevant laws that they are subject to in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013), we comply with industry standards when it comes to the collection, storage and protection of entrants and winners’ personal information. Read all about the Act here:
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