MTN PLE Vote For Your Fave Footballer

Vote for your favourite soccer stars and stand to win with PLE SMS voting

We’re passionate about local football, a passion we’ve invested in since 2004 through our PLE Sponsorship. When the pandemic hit, we poured our efforts into ensuring that football lovers could still enjoy a good game through our streaming and vaccination initiatives. Now, we’ve taken it a step further. This year, we’re taking the power back into the hands of the people who matter most; the fans and allowing them to vote for their favourite soccer stars. The PLE SMS voting competition is an opportunity for fans stand to win a variety of great prizes just for voting for the best performing individuals in the Premier League and First Division. Football lovers will also get a chance to connect to the game and have their say in the outcome of winners.

How fans can vote:

Dial *7768# and follow the prompts. Each SMS costs E2.

Fans will get the opportunity to vote for these categories:

· Fans Player of the year

· Coach of the year

· Goalkeeper of the year

Fans stand to win these prizes:

Daily – E20 Airtime

Weekly – 1GB Data

Weekly – E500 MoMo

Terms and Conditions

  • The promotion starts on the 10th of June 2022 and will be running until the 26th of July 2022.
  • Each vote cast costs E2.00
  • Voting is applicable to both prepaid and postpaid MTN Eswatini subscribers.
  • MTN staff, partners, contractors, and their close relatives are not eligible to vote.
  • Children under the age of 18 cannot participate
  • MTN has a right to change the rules or prizes of the competition

MTN Group resumes 21 Days of Y’ello Care campaign

MTN Group is pleased to announce the resumption of its Y’ello Care employee volunteering programme after two years of Covid-19. The annual event aims to secure high participation levels of MTN staff in high impact social projects to uplift and empower the local communities in which the company operates. 

The programme, kicking off on 1 June until the 21st, is themed “Empowering Communities to Drive Economic Recovery”. The aim is to inspire MTNers to heed the call to upskill local communities in order to drive economic activity and participation through focusing on digital skills training and digital job creation. This is linked to MTN’s strategic priority to build digital skills for digital jobs aligned to the company’s Ambition 2025 Strategy. 

As MTNers it is imperative that we continue to contribute to our societies and ensure that the communities in which we operate see the value of the business in their lives,” MTN Group Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer Nompilo Morafo said. 

MTN is committed to adding economic value by contributing to society through its programmes focused on digital education, digital skills and digital skills training. The company believes that reducing the digital skills gap will help address issues of digital and social inequalities while at the same time ensuring the sustainability of the business. 

With a new strategic focus on digital skills for digital jobs, kicking off our Y’ello Care initiatives by focusing on empowering communities to drive economic recovery after Covid-19 through training, upskilling, and knowledge sharing will create lasting and sustainable change. Working with women, youth, disadvantaged populations, and people at risk will help uplift our communities and will add value to the work done in 2019, while pathing the way for new opportunities under this new strategic direction,” Morafo added. 

At MTN, we believe that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connect life and by resuming our Y’ello Care campaign, we strive to ensure that we continue to strengthen and uplift all of our community members in their pursual of economic development within each community.

MTN announces Smagamaga 2.o winners

Close to 2 000 winners of the MTN Smagamaga 2.0 promotion have won prizes worth close to E300 000 between June and July 2021.  

The three-month promotion started in May and will end in July, where the overall winner will pocket E200 000!  The promotion features daily, weekly, and monthly prizes. About 305 customers have won random daily grocery hampers, while 1 220 have won 1GB daily data, 160 have won the weekly MTN MoMo worth E500, and four have won the E5 000 top four monthly prize. All these are prizes tally up to about E281 650. 

The June monthly top four winners were Innocent Dvuba, Ndumiso Ndwandwe, David Mncina, and Nontsikelelo Nkwanyana.

They were awarded their prizes on Tuesday at the MTN head office in Ezulwini.

Innocent Dvuba

One of the winners, Innocent Dvuba (35), revealed that he has never held, not to mention won, so much money before. Dvuba, who he hails from Mpuluzi, is currently employed by Rhodes Foods, previously known as Swazi Can in Malkerns.

“I have never had a sustainable job before. You can understand why I have never had so much money,” he reveals.

He said this money would make a massive difference in his life and he provide some of the pressing needs for the mother of his children and his three children.

That is not all.

“I want to invest some of this money to develop my life. I am still weighing my options on the best investment that I may consider,” he said.

Dvuba says he hopes to win the E200 000 grand prize because that can change his life instantly.

Nontsikelelo Nkwanyana (34) from Maliyaduma, also won E5 000, which brought massive  relief as her work contract was not renewed in September last year. Thereafter, she was out of work and depended on her husband.

Nontsikelelo Nkwanyana

“I have been struggling to adapt ever since I lost my job. It’s been tough that I am not able to help out my husband like I used to,” she said.

Thankfully, in the middle of that hard time, she received an SMS about the promotion and decided to try it out because joining only costs 0.99 cents per day.

However, she was not expecting to win, let alone win E5 000.

“I still do not believe that I have won so much money after close to 10 months of not receiving any form of income,” she says.

As the shock of her winning wore off, it became clear to her just what she had to do. After helping her family, her next treat was buying some of the things she could not buy in the past eight months.

She further hopes to win the E200 000 grand prize to start a business and make a decent living.

David Mncina (63) a retired banker from Coates Valley said he joined the promotion because he was intrigued by the amount of general knowledge it provides as he now has a lot of time at disposal after retirement.

David Mcina

“I decided to start playing after seeing an SMS and the game kept me captivated because I found out that I knew most of the answers to the questions. I did not expect to win, I was just absorbed by the amount of knowledge I was gaining and the rest is history,” said Mncina.

Mncina said he immediately started to think about the people that he would share the money with, “I thank MTN for this surprise. I will spend the money with my children.”

The last E5 000 winner Ndumiso Ndwandwe (45) from Mhlume said he acquired a piece of land at Sikhuphe and he plans to use his money to fence off that land.

Ndumiso Ndwandwe

“I have set my eyes on the E200 000 grand prize because that can enable me to swiftly finish building a home for my family on this piece land,” he stated.

To stand a chance to win with MTN Smagamaga, SMS “JOIN” to 7080 at 99 cents per day, and answer the daily quizzes. The weekly, monthly, and grand prizes are based on total points accumulated.    

MTN Smagamaga May and June winnings summary

  DailyWeeklyMayJuneTotal WinnersValue
Daily-RandomGrocery Hamper535155150305E76, 250
 1GB Daily Data201406206001, 220E85, 400
Weekly-RandomE500 MoMo20208080160E80, 000
Monthly-Top 4E5, 000 MoMo40448E40, 000
1, 693E281, 000

MTN and SEL sponsors Young Heroes with E300 000

MTN Foundation and Swaziland Empowerment Limited (SEL) have donated E300 000 to enable Young Heroes to support vocational skills training of 59 young people from different parts of the country. 

MTN Foundation provided E200 000 and SEL contributed E100 000. The 59 beneficiaries of this funding under the Young Heroes Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) are vulnerable young people between 19-26 years old who do not qualify for tertiary admission. This funding will cover their tuition fees, protective clothing, and grade testing costs.  They will train in different vocational training centres around the country. 

MTN Foundation Board Chairperson Busisiwe Simelane and SEL Board Chairman Langalakhe Dlamini presented this cash contribution to Young Heroes at Esibayeni Lodge in Matsapha yesterday.  

MTN Foundation Board Chairperson Busisiwe Simelane congratulated Young Heroes for sticking to their mission of empowering the country’s youth with vocational skills, so that they may achieve their full potential.  

“This is one of the most effective ways to address the high youth unemployment rate in the country by giving them skills that enable them to either get decent jobs or to start their own businesses. We thank Young Heroes for giving us a platform to change the lives of young people,” she said.  

Simelane said they decided to fund the programme once again because they have seen good results from their initial investment. MTN started funding the project from its inception in 2013. In 2018, the company contributed E350 000 to the programme. 

“We also thank Young Heroes for the solid structure to identify young people who are in need and also for putting up a solid structure of accountability,” she said.  

Simelane pleaded with companies to open their doors when the internship time for the programme beneficiaries comes. 

“We know this is a difficult time, be that as it may, may we please afford these young people the opportunity to formally practice what they have learned so that they fully complete their learning cycle,” she said. 

Simelane invited other companies to come on board, sponsor the programme, and empower more young people. 

“If we empower young people, the future of the country will be in safe hands,” she said.

SEL Corporate Social Responsibility Chairman Shaka Ndlangamandla said they hope the number of sponsored young people would increase from the current 59 beneficiaries to at least 200.  

“We have also noticed that most of the beneficiaries need assistance with rental and food allowances. We hope we would also be able to assist them with those needs going forward,” he said.  

SEL was participating for the second year in the Young Heroes Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP). 

From 2013 to date, at least 495 young people have been benefited from this programme and were certified in their fields. Young Heroes Executive Director Khulekani Magongo thanked the MTN and SEL for their contribution.  

“We will make sure that the money goes to its intended purpose to enable these young people to be employable, or start their own businesses, and turn around their lives,” he said. 

Stand a chance to win one of two Nissan NP200s when you Send Money on MoMo.

Each time you send money to your loved ones and acquaintances you stand a chance to win one of two Nissan NP200s cars currently up for grabs.

How To Enter

  • Make sure you are registered on MTN MoMo
  • Send an SMS MoMo10 to 7000 to enter (opt-in)
  • Send Money monthly: with a minimum of E200 (or more) per transaction to be part of the draw

Terms and Conditions

  • The promo is applicable to personal MoMo account holders. Businesses/merchants, retailers, and agents are not eligible.
  • A participant is only eligible for one win during the course of the promo
  • There are no limits to the number of entries an individual may have

MTN-SEDCO Cija Ngebhizinisi third season finalists graduate

The MTN-Small Enterprises Development Company (SEDCO) Cija Ngebhizinisi 2021 top 20 finalists have graduated after completing their one-week physical training programme. 

The training was conducted by SEDCO in harmony with the current COVID-19 regulations at the SEDCO Manzini Estate. It began on Monday last week and ended on Friday. 

The aim of the training was to equip the top 20 finalists with practical skills and to provide a networking platform for the finalists to share ideas, information, and solutions. 

The physical training came after the first phase of the programme that ran on Eswatini Broadcasting Information Services (EBIS 1) for 18 weeks. Its objective is to enhance start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understanding on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. After the 18 weeks, followers of the radio programme on EBIS 1 were then invited to fill in application forms to get rigorous business training and stand a chance to win seed capital worth E10 000. 

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the programme received 64 applications. The top 20 was drawn from entrants that were found to be implementing the key topics that were covered by the radio programme. 

After the training that ended last week, five start-ups from the top 20 finalists stand a chance to win seed capital worth E10 000 each. The winners of the seed capital will be selected based on their site visit scores by the judges and the training assessment. 

Speaking on behalf of the top 20 finalists, Bayanda Mabila (27) from Mbuluzi said ‘no money can buy what they have learned during the training.’  

Mabila started his motor spares business towards the end of last year and this was his first formal business training. 

“The life skills we learned during the one-week training were incredible. We learned a lot of critical things that we never paid attention to before, because we were so much concerned about making money,” he said.  

Some of the topics that were covered during the training include costing, survival budgeting, break-even point, marketing, and cash-flow projection.

He dearly thanked MTN and SEDCO for investing in them, “the beautiful thing about learning something is that no one can take it away from you.” 

MTN Foundation Coordinator Evidence Ntshalintshali congratulated the graduates and further wished them luck ahead of the awards to be held soon.

“We congratulate those that will get seed capital. Please make sure that the money you will get will be put into good use,” she said.

MTN Smagamaga saves vendor from micro lenders

Faced with financial challenges, Thuli Mhlanga (46) tried to borrow money from shylocks to boost her Mobile Money business funds, with no success. On the verge of giving up, she won E1, 000 through MTN Smagamaga weekly promotion.

Mhlanga, a Mobile Money Vendor from Msunduza in Mbabane, is part of the 40 customers that have won one of many E1 000 weekly prizes from the MTN Smagamaga promotion since its inception to date.  

She started her business in 2018 and it has steadily grown until the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Thereafter, she said her funds have been gradually decreasing due to the record decline of customers because of the effects of the ongoing health crisis.   

“In this overwhelming time of crisis, I found myself in a difficult position and my only option at that point was to get a loan from micro lenders. I desperately needed working capital to keep my business afloat. While I was worried about prohibitive interest charges, simultaneously, I needed to save my businesses. Nonetheless, I believe that God sent MTN to save me from my difficulty and gave me money that I do not need to repay. For this, I am grateful to both God and MTN Eswatini as an agent of God,” she said. Mhlanga said she joined the promotion just to try her luck, as she had never won anything before.  

“I did not expect to win anything from the promotion. That is why I was surprised to hear that I had won E1 000,” she said.

“I thank MTN for saving me,” she further stated.

The E1 000 weekly cash prize also helped Nitho Mamba (34), a prophet from Nsangwini, who joined the promotion out of curiosity after receiving an SMS from MTN. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us hard. I was left with literally nothing after using all the money I had when children went back to school. We desperately needed cash for groceries and that is why I was hoping to win from day one after entering the competition,” he said. 

He has four dependents, his wife, and three children. 

“When I received the call informing me that I have won, I had E10 only in my pocket. That was the last money I had with me. However, I trusted God that he will never desert me, and he did not,” he said. 

Mamba said he would use the money to buy groceries for his family. 

“My wish was to win so that I can be able to buy groceries and I will do just that,” said Mamba. 

The E1 000 weekly prize was a bonus for Eswatini College of Technology (ECOT) second-year Mechanical Engineering student, Phumlani Nxumalo (25) from Ndlalambi. His money came in just after receiving his study allowance.  

Nxumalo said he would use it to do something nice for his parents who are both unemployed but have been doing everything they could to ensure that he gets everything he needs. 

“I want to show them how much I appreciate everything they have done for me,” he said.

Nxumalo said he also enjoyed answering the daily quizzes and they have helped him to learn many new things he did not know even about the country.   

“I thank MTN for this initiative. I hope more people will benefit from it,” he said.

Through this promotion, MTN is giving back to customers prizes worth up to E100 000 to enable them to #DoTheMost.  

The company is giving away daily food vouchers worth E250 to three customers and 1GB of data to 10 customers; E1 000 weekly MoMo cash prizes; E5 000 monthly MoMo cash prizes and a whopping E100 000 grand prize!  

To win a share of these prizes, all that customers are expected to do is, SMS join to 7080 at 99 cents per day and answer daily questions to earn points.  

MTN Monthly Masters 2021

Results from the April edition of the MTN Monthly Masters golf tournament

PositionGolfer/sPoints
1Mduduzi Maphalala40
2Dumisani Msibi40
3Llyod Mberi40
4Mukelwa Maziya39
5Valentine Maziya39
6Kenneth Nkambule39
7Siboniso Simelane
8Rasheed Mohhammed38
9John Mngometulu38
10Nosmiilo Ngomo37
11Sandile Chongo36
12Clement Dlamini35
13Siphesihle Vilakati35
14Mpendulo Shongwe35
15Cleopas Dlamini35
16Nkosingingphile Mabuuza35
17Muzi Shongwe35
18Vusi F. Dlamini35
19Meshack Zwane34
Results in full

Novelties

Title/awardReciepient
Nearest Pins 2/11Mpendulo Shongwe
Nearest Pins 8/17Cusi Manana
Nearest Pins 9/18Mdu Maphalala
Longest drive (ladies)Nosmilo Kgomo
Longest drive (men)Mdu Maphalala
Novelties

MTN Smagamaga rewards customers with cash prizes worth E123 000

At least 222 MTN Eswatini customers have won prizes worth E123 000 in total from the MTN Smagamaga promotion since it started on February 1, 2021. 

MTN Eswatini Manager Digital and Value-Added Services (VAS) Alex Lushaba disclosed this during the handover of last month’s monthly and weekly prizes to winners at the MTN head office in Ezulwini on Friday.  

These prizes are made of eight winning customers who walked away with E5 000 monthly cash prize in February and March. In addition, 40 MTN customers have won the E1 000 weekly cash prize, while 174 customers won E250 OK Food vouchers. Daily, MTN has rewarded  406 customers with daily data worth 1GB from February 1 to date. 

In March only, four customers won E5 000 each, 20 customers won E1 000 each, 90 customers won E250 food vouchers, and 210 customers won data worth 1GB.  

Lushaba congratulated all the winners. He said the campaign aims to spread excitement by rewarding as many loyal customers as possible. 

“We are pleased to be part of this initiative, and what a better way to heighten excitement, especially during this time, by rewarding our loyal customers who contribute to the growth and success of the company. We look forward to rewarding more customers before the promotion ends,” he said.

The promotion ends at midnight on April 30, 2021. 

Lushaba said the target is to have 400 customers who will win by using 99 cents only per day by the end date.

The four customers who won the E5 000 monthly prizes in February maintained the lead and won an extra E5 000 each last month. This means that they have now pocketed E10 000 each in total from the campaign. 

These were Menelisi Mngometulu (22), a second-year University of Eswatini (UNESWA) Environmental Health Science student from Dvokolwako; Khanyisile Maseko (52), a civil servant under the Ministry of Public Works and Transport from Maliyaduma; Nicole Moore (74), a retiree from Malkerns, and Mbuluzi Farms Human Resources Raymond Themba (59) from Mafutseni. 

Lushaba said the reason they all won for the second time was that the E5 000 monthly winners are selected based on accumulated points over each month, “only the weekly and daily winners are drawn randomly.” 

Menelisi Mngometulu said that after using the first E5 000 cash prize to buy a good smartphone and a router for a sustainable internet connection for his classes, he would use the second E5 000 prize money to start a small poultry business to create multiple income streams. 

“This is very important for me because my father is unemployed and it could go a long way to lift the burden off my mother’s shoulders,” he said. Her mother is a nursing assistant at Dvokolwako Health Centre.  

He said he did not believe it when he was informed that he has won again.

“I do not have enough words to thank MTN for changing my life. This money will go a long way to assist me with my studies. Therefore, I will owe my success to MTN,” he said. 

Khanyisile Maseko said she was also left speechless when she was informed that she had won again. 

Maseko who lost her husband in 2008 is currently building a home in Hhelehhele. 

She used the first E5 000 cash prize to pay school fees for her grandchild to enroll in Form 1 at St. Theresa High School in Manzini.

She said she would use the latest cash prize to buy roofing for her house, which is now near completion. 

“Amid the ongoing health crisis, God has stood up for me in a way I have never seen before this year. I will now be able to roof my house after being stuck for some time because I did not have enough money,” she said. 

She said she stayed on the promotion to increase her chances of winning the E100 000 grand prize and she enjoys learning new things through the quiz. 

“The quiz has helped me to learn a lot of new things that I did not know,” she said. 

‘Prize money filled up my heart after losing my brother’

Just a moment after receiving a sad phone call that informed her that she has lost her brother, Nicole Moore (74) shortly received another call informing her that she had won E5 000 and that filled up her heart. 

“I am not in any way implying that the money made me forget the loss of my dear brother, but that call came just in time to brighten my moment of dullness and my heart was filled up,” she said. 

Moore said she stayed on the promotion because she enjoyed the interesting facts that she learns through the daily quiz. 

She said she will not drop the ball on this because she has set her heart on the E100 000 grand prize. 

“My daughter works at Zanzibar and we have never visited her. If I can win the E100 000 grand prize, I would take my husband and daughter to Zanzibar to visit my daughter,” she said.

Through this promotion, MTN is giving back to customers prizes worth up to E100 000 to enable them to #DoTheMost.  

The company is giving away daily food vouchers worth E250 to three customers and 1GB of data to 10 customers; E1 000 weekly MoMo cash prizes; E5 000 monthly MoMo cash prizes and a whopping E100 000 grand prize!  

To win a share of these prizes, all that customers are expected to do is, SMS join to 7080 at 99 cents per day and answer daily questions to earn points.