Digify Bytes #GetDigified One-Day Event to Train 1000+ Joburg Youth in Digital Skills

Digify Bytes #GetDigified One-Day Event to Train 1000+ Joburg Youth in Digital Skills

  Featuring a performance by The Muffinz + Training with the city’s Top Bloggers and Social Media Professionals 10 June 2016, Johannesburg, Digify Bytes, a digital training initiative delivered by Livity Africa, with support from Google, the Rockefeller Foundation and British Council, is hosting its biggest training session to date – the Digify Bytes #GetDigified event on 25 June 2016 in commemoration of Youth Month in South Africa. The Digify Bytes #GetDigified event aims to fill City Hall in the Johannesburg CBD, and train over 1000 young people during a three-hour Train-a-thon where Digify Bytes’ own young professional trainers, will take participants through the following modules; Intro into Digital Marketing 2. Traditional vs. Digital Marketing 3. Introduction into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) 4. Web Design + User Experience 5. Content Marketing 6. Social Media Launched in South Africa in 2015 (and in Nigeria and Kenya in 2016), Digify Bytes is designed to open a new world of opportunities where digital skills provide youth with both personal and professional advantages that can create new pathways in education, employment and empowerment.  Since August, Digify Bytes courses have been offered at local universities, colleges, high schools, youth organisations and community groups throughout the country. Courses are offered for free to both participants and host organisations. “We’re really excited about hosting one of our largest Digify Bytes sessions to-date in South Africa. The goal of the #Get Digified event is to reach as many young people as possible, as we aim to tackle South Africa’s youth unemployment rate by up-skilling youth and enlightening them about the endless opportunities that can be unlocked with the...
CASSPER NYOVEST LAUNCHES PHONE WITH AG MOBILE AND MTN

CASSPER NYOVEST LAUNCHES PHONE WITH AG MOBILE AND MTN

  19 April 2016: Hip Hop superstar Cassper Nyovest and AG Mobile have launched the AG#Hashtag, a well specified 4G LTE mobile device available exclusively through MTN. This is the first time that AG Mobile has collaborated on the design aspects, colour of the device with a celebrity. According to AG Mobile’s CEO, Anthony Goodman, this is the next step in the company’s ongoing brand partnership with the celebrated musician, as well as for his flourishing career. “Our synergy is grounded on shared brand characteristics and objectives – we’re proudly local brands, working at something we’re passionate and successful at. We’re sure South Africans will get behind us and support the innovation and collaboration by two strong local brands. The offering is just as good as our global competitors have to offer, that we can guarantee.” He continues, “The AG#Hashtag isn’t just inspired by Cassper – he actually played an integral part in the development, design and specifications of the device over the nine months it took to bring it to market. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve created – in fact it now stands as AG Mobile’s flagship device.” Cassper says, “To put it simply, the #Hashtag is dope! It was designed for someone who loves music, being in the mix, and socialising with their crew. Basically it has everything I would want in a phone so I’m giving a shout out to all my fans to check out the #Hashtag’s quality features and design, and then to change over to AG. They have my word that they’ll be getting great value!” Larry Annetts, Chief Consumer Officer: MTN...
MTN empowers Limpopo community with six multi-media centres

MTN empowers Limpopo community with six multi-media centres

  MTN SA Foundation in partnership with the Department of Social Development and the Department of Education donated six multi media centres including a special needs centre at the Hope and Grace Special School today. The R2.4 million investment into the community of Limpopo is part of MTN Foundations ongoing schools connectivity programme that aims to provide ICT tools and Internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged communities. The other recipients schools from Limpopo are Alf Makaleng Primary, Luthuli Park Primary, Dr. A.M.S. Makunyane Secondary, Masedibu High School and Mayeke Higher Primary also benefit from this partnership. MTN Foundation also focuses on inclusive learning, one of the critical elements in the education value chain. It also offers a model whereby South Africa can advance in the area of education through the effective use of communications technology. Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi; General Manager of MTN SA Foundation says: “Grace and Hope Special School was identified as one of the schools for learners with special needs that required assistance.” “The special needs media centre unveiled today is different from the other schools. The centre was specifically designed and fitted with special hardware and software equipment to cater for learners with disabilities,” Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi. MTN SA Foundation aims to continue using ICT to promote education, transformation & the development of disadvantaged communities of South Africa....
And the winners of the new MTN Upstream competition are…

And the winners of the new MTN Upstream competition are…

The wait is over. MTN is proud to announce the winners of the Upstream competition, who pocketed R1.25 million in cash and one lucky winner received a stylish BMW 328i Sport. Sharon Mungoni, from Soweto was selected as the winner of the BMW 328i Sport prize, while both Seipati from Durban and Yandisa Dweba from Margate won R500 000 each. And another winner from Mthatha walked away with R250 000 prize. MTN launched the Upstream competition in 2015 in partnership with Upstream, a leading mobile commerce provider of digital services over mobile devices, across 43 markets. Upstream has been a reliable partner of MTN since 2014, working together in offering to MTN’s subscribers access to valuable, affordable and relevant digital services, within the fields of infotainment, education, health and video portals. This competition rewards customers for subscribing to MTN’s content services. Every subscription to premium content service is an entry into the draw to win one of the grand prizes. Contestants were eligible for various prices in three categories – Fitness Tips and Video Portal and French Lessons. The French Lessons winner gets a BWM 320i Sport valued at R500 000, while both winners of Fitness Tips and Video Portal received R500 000 each. “At MTN, we congratulate the winners. This bears testimony to our mission of making our customers’ lives a whole lot brighter,” says Larry Annetts, Chief Consumer Officer: MTN South...
And the MTN SKY competition winner is…

And the MTN SKY competition winner is…

16 October 2014 After weeks of waiting, speculation and fierce online discussions, the winner of the MTN Sky “Win A Plane” Competition was unveiled today amid much fan-fare. Durban-based Shikanth Bugwandeen was announced as the winner of the MTN Sky “Win A Plane” Competition.   As the winner of the competition, Bugwandeen has the option of taking home the Sling 4 four-seater aeroplane of redeem its cash equivalent of R1,7 million.   He opted to redeem the cash prize and pledged to donate 10% of his winnings to charities, including Open Air School, an institution that his daughter attends that caters for children living with disabilities.   Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer at MTN South Africa, selected and announced the winner in the presence of both MTN and external auditors much to the excitement of the journalists who attended this momentous occasion at MTN head offices in Johannesburg.   “This has been a very exciting competition that has provided us with the opportunity to say thank you to our valued customers for their loyalty and support. The prize money of the competition resonates with the popular phrase: ‘the sky is the limit’. We wish to thank our customers for their overwhelming response to the competition which is testament of how we give our customers opportunities to experience unique experiences,” says Annetts.   A medical doctor by profession, an elated Bugwandeen was at loss for words when he was handed over the cheque.  “I am speechless and lost for words. My family does not want for anything. When MTN called me and told me that I am the winner of...