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Vodacom “#CarbonFoodprint Cook-Off” Competition

Terms and Conditions:

Vodacom (Pty) Ltd (“Vodacom”) is running the Vodacom “#CarbonFoodprint Cook-Off” Competition (the “Competition”) where three (3) lucky customers stand a chance to win a R1000 grocery voucher each as well as the opportunity to participate in the #CarbonFoodprint Cook-off competition. The three (3) lucky customers must each bring 3 friends to join them at the cookoff at Vodacom World, Midrand, Gauteng. Each of the three (3) groups will cook a meal and one (1) group stands a chance to win a R30 000.00 cash prize.

All participants during the term of the Competition agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions:


  1. The Competition is open to all Vodacom customers residing in Gauteng, from 09h00 on 08 April 2024 to 23h59 on 14 April  2024 (the “End Date”).
  2. The duration of the Competition may be extended or curtailed at the discretion of Vodacom.


  1. Three (3) lucky entrants stand a chance to win a R1000 grocery voucher each. The total value of the voucher prizes is R3000 (three thousand Rand).
  1. The same three (3) entrants will also get an opportunity to compete in the CarbonFoodprint Cook-off competition together with three (3) of their friends (three (3) teams of four (4) participants). One (1) of the three (3) teams stand a chance to win a R30 000.00 cash prize in the CarbonFoodprint Cook-off competition.


  1. Only entries received during the Competition period as stipulated in clause 1 above will qualify as potential winners.
  1. The Competition is only open to natural persons (18 years and older) who are Vodacom customers. Entries received from business accounts held by legal persons (amongst other Corporates and SMEs, etc.) are excluded from participating and winning in the Competition.
  1. Only entrants who are using SIM cards that have been RICA registered are eligible to win the Competition. Each owner of a SIM card(s) is responsible to comply with South African law by RICA registering their SIM cards.
  1. Participants must reside in South Africa, Gauteng 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.
  1. Travel to Vodacom World, Midrand, Gauteng to participate in the CarbonFoodprint Cook-off competition, as well as any other ancillary expenses, are for the account of the respective participants.
  1. The Cook-off participants must sign an indemnity form before participating in any onsite activities.

Valid Entry

  1. In order to stand a chance of winning in the Competition, -
  • Qualifying entrants must respond to a social media (Facebook, TikTok and twitter/X) campaign stating how they are reducing, recycling, and reusing products in efforts to cause less impact on the environment. This will be how they are showing their love to the planet – they will do this through written text, videos, or imagery;
  • The best three (3) submissions will receive a R1000 grocery voucher each and will also be invited to the CarbonFoodprint Cook-off to compete in a cooking competition for a chance to win R30 000.00;
  • Entrants must use the #CarbonFoodprint hashtag for their entry to qualify;
  • Entrants must follow @Vodacom and remain a follower until the end date.
  1. Participants are not allowed to enter multiple times.
  1. There are no additional charges for participating in the Competition apart from the standard data costs to upload a valid entry, as explained in clause 12 above. Standard data costs apply as per the user’s Service Provider and existing price plan for data usage.
  1. Vodacom shall not be liable for any costs incurred by the winners for entering the Competition or in claiming any prizes, where applicable. 
  1. Data transfer speeds are not guaranteed and are dependent on network availability and utilisation.

Prize draw

  1. A panel of judges will select the best three (3) submissions to the Question: “How are you showing love to the planet? Are you reducing, recycling, reusing or all three? Show and tell us in the comments. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #CarbonFoodprint and tag @Vodacom to qualify” as the three (3) winners of the R1000 grocery vouchers.
  1. A panel of judges will select one (1) of the three (3) winners, together with three (3) of their friends, as the winner in the CarbonFoodprint Cook-off competition for the R30 000.00 cash prize.

Winner Validation

  1. All the information provided or related to this Competition shall be managed, captured and approved by Vodacom.
  1. Vodacom will share personal details of the respective winners, such as name and contact number with a Vodacom approved third party agency, Freshminds and VML, who will notify the respective winners that they have won in the Competition, and you hereby agree to such disclosure as is necessary to effect prize fulfilment.
  1. Vodacom and Freshminds and VML will use reasonable efforts to contact the winners via direct messaging on their social media profile on the contact details provided by the participants to participate in the Competition.
  1. Vodacom and Freshminds and VML shall attempt to contact the winners for a period of 1 (one) normal working weekday after their names have been drawn and verified as winners. The winners will be contacted during normal working hours, between 8 (eight) in the morning and 5 (five) in the afternoon. Winners will be advised of arrangements in respect of prizes at the time of contacting the selected winners.
  1. Should a participant not be available on the contact details 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.
  1. The claim for any prize will be subject to security and validation, and Vodacom reserves the right to withhold any prize until it is satisfied that the claim by a particular winner is valid. The selected winners must be able to identify themselves, in a manner determined by Vodacom, as the qualifying entrants to the Competition and have to comply with the required validation procedure, determined by Vodacom, in order to claim any prizes, failing which such winner will forfeit the prize and the prize will be awarded to the next selected qualifying entrant.
  1. Notwithstanding the fact that the prizes vest in the winners immediately upon the determination of the results, in the event that the required documentation from a particular winner has not been received at the agreed cut-off date communicated to the winner, or no effort is made on the part of any of the winners to make special arrangements to meet the deadline set by Vodacom, such prize will be forfeited. Vodacom then reserves the right to award the prize to the finalist that is next in line.
  1. The winners’ name and location will be displayed on vodacom.co.za/competition_winners after a period of 5 (five) working days subsequent to notification of the winners.

Prize Delivery

The grocery vouchers will be sent electronically on email or SMS to an email address or cellphone number confirmed in writing by the selected winners.

  1. The cash prize will be paid directly into the winning team’s leader’s bank account from Vodacom’s partner, Freshminds after proof of banking from the bank in question has been received.
  1. In order to effect arrangements required for the prize fulfilment in terms of this Competition, Vodacom will share personal details of the respective winners, such as name and surname, contact number and physical address, with a Vodacom approved third agency, Freshminds, for distribution of the prize items, and you hereby agree to such disclosure as is necessary to effect prize fulfilment.
  1. The vouchers are not transferrable and may not be redeemed for cash.
  1. If a winner cannot accept a prize for any reason whatsoever, the prize will be awarded to the next selected entrant.
  1. All risks and ownership of the prizes 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 prizes shall terminate.

Personal information

  1. User data collected via the Competition will not be used for any other purpose than for execution of the Competition.
  1. User data collected via entry for this Competition will be stored for as long as it is legally required to and in accordance with Vodacom’s Privacy Policy, http://www.vodacom.co.za/vodacom/terms/privacy-policy.


  1. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to, or must be understood to, unlawfully restrict, limit, or avoid any rights or obligations, as the case may be, created for either the participant or the promoter in terms of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 ("CPA").
  1. The judges’ decision on any aspect of the Competition including the allocation of the prizes will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  1. 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 will be entered into.
  1. Vodacom may refuse to award a prize if entry procedures or these Terms and Conditions have not 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 participants that they are rejected. 
  1. Vodacom and/or 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 not 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.
  1. Vodacom is not liable for any technical failures affecting participation and / or prize redemption process of the Competition. In addition, neither Vodacom nor its agents shall be responsible for any loss or misdirected entries, including entries that were not received due to any failure of hardware, software, or other computer or technical systems affecting participating in and/or the prize redemption process of the Competition.
  1. Vodacom, its directors, employees, agents, and distributors, are not responsible for any misrepresentation (whether written or verbal) in respect of any prize nor in respect of any warranties, guarantees or undertakings given by any person other than Vodacom itself.
  1. If Vodacom is required by law to alter or cancel any aspect of the Competition or to terminate it as a result of changes in legislation, or for any reason whatsoever, it will have the right to terminate the Competition being offered, with immediate effect and without notice. In such event all entrants hereby waive any rights which they may have against Vodacom and its associated companies, agents, contractors and/or sponsors.
  1. All information relating to the Competition which is published on any marketing material will form part of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict between such marketing material and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.
  1. 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: https://www.vodacom.co.za/vodacom/terms/website-terms-and-conditions