Competition Ts&Cs

IWISA No1 Community Champions Competition

1. Definitions

Unless the context provides otherwise, the words and expressions set out below will have the following meanings and cognate expressions shall have corresponding meanings:

    1.1 "Application Period" means the period between 01 April 2024 and 31 May 2024, both days included. 1.2 "Criteria" means the criteria that will be utilized for shortlisting Participants that will compete in the second phase of the Competition, which criteria is as follows:

      1.2.1 clear business plan demonstrating as follows: Business duration; Profitability; Means of delivering product/service; Demand; Ability to generate sales; and Ability to expand and employ. 1.2.2 proof of financial viability. 1.2.3 value of business to the community it operates in; 1.2.4 Value of the product; 1.2.5 indication of what benefit additional funding will provide; and 1.2.6 technical presentation skills. 1.2.7 Compliance with these terms and conditions
    1.3 "Closing Date" means midnight on 31 May 2024. 1.4 "Competition" means the Iwisa No.1 Community Champions competition organised by the Promoter. 1.5 "Participant" means a person who enters the Competition. 1.6 "Promoter" means Premier FMCG Proprietary Limited (Registration Number 1968/002379/07) a company duly incorporated in accordance with the company laws of the Republic of South Africa 1.7 "Prize(s)" means the prizes that can be won in this Promotion, as described in clause 4 below. 1.8 "Regions" means the following provinces as geographically constituted: Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Free State and "Region" shall as the context requires be a reference to any one of them. 1.9 "Sectors" means the following business sectors: Transport & Logistics, Marketing & Advertising, Farming & food production, Distribution, Retail, Cleaning, Print & Packaging, Technology & Infrastructure, Construction, Health & Safety, Manufacturing, Finance, Education, Hospitality and Environment & Sustainability and "Sector" shall as the context requires be a reference to any one of them.

2. Application of Terms and Conditions

    By entering the Promotion, the Participant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions, which the Participant acknowledges to have read and understood.

3. Entry Requirements

3.1 In order to be eligible for participation in this Competition, a person must:

    3.1.1 be a South African citizen or permanent resident over the age of 18 (eighteen); 3.1.2 have a business that falls within one or more of the Sectors and operates in the Region; 3.1.3 make a positive contribution to the community in which the Participant operates his or her business (through the Participants business and/or outreach programs and/or community upliftment projects; 3.1.4 successfully enter the Competition in accordance with the entry mechanism set out in clause 3.3; and 3.1.5 adhere to the terms and conditions that apply to this Competition.

3.2 Participants may only enter this Competition in the Republic of South Africa.

3.3. To enter the Competition, Participants must visit the Iwisa website at, complete the application form and submit same via the website, or scan the QR code on the Competition poster and follow the link.

3.4. Entries submitted through any medium other than as stipulated in these terms and conditions shall not be considered.

3.5. Entries are limited to 1 (one) per Participant.

3.6. Entries submitted on behalf of a third party will be accepted.

3.7. Only entries received within the Application Period will qualify and entries received outside such period will not be considered.

3.8. All entries will be validated and shortlisted. Participants will be shortlisted using the Criteria within two weeks of the Closing Date.

3.9. The Participants that have been shortlisted will be invited to participate in online pitch sessions. Each pitch must be no more than 3 minutes; must include a clear idea and/or product value, proof of financial value and/or viability; a defined social benefit in the township and an indication of what benefit additional funding will provide to their business.

3.10. Entries are limited to 1 (one) per Participant.

3.11. For each Region, 10 Participants will be selected using the Criteria to become finalists that will go through to the final round. These finalists will be selected through the online pitch sessions and will be announced via email to the Participants.

3.12. A maximum of 10 finalists will be selected per region. This number may vary from region to region and is dependent on the number of entries.

3.13. The Top 10 finalists for each Region must then pitch their business and its impact to a panel of judges at the awards event communicated to them. The judges will select the 3 (three) winners per Region.

4. Prizes and Award Terms

4.1 The winners will be selected by the Promoter or an independent judge. The outcome of the Competition depends on the merit of entries, and lot or chance plays no role. The entries will be judged based on the Criteria as well as compliance with these Terms. The Promoter reserves the right not to award any prize in the event that insufficient entries are received or if the Promoter is not satisfied with the quality of entries received.

4.2 The prizes for each Region are as follows:

    4.2.1 1st place - R30 000 cash prize. 4.2.2 2nd place - R20 000 cash prize. 4.2.3 3rd place - R10 000 cash prize.

4.3. Winners will be required to provide their names, ID number, contact details, a copy of their ID and a finalist form and to sign an acknowledgment of receipt of the prize.

4.4. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony event which will take place in June and July 2024. The exact date, time and venue will be communicated to Finalists at least two weeks before the award ceremony. All costs and expenses of whatsoever nature related to attending the award ceremony shall be for the Finalists account. Winners' names will be available upon request by writing to the Promoter.

4.5. In the event that a winner cannot or is unable, for any reason whatsoever, to accept the Prize, such winner will forfeit their Prize. The Promoter reserves the right to select a replacement winner from the remaining finalists.

4.6. A winner will not be entitled to win more than 1 (one) Prize in this Competition.

4.7. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a Prize with another prize of equivalent value or nature.

5. Use of Personal Information

5.1 The Promoter may process and use the Participant's personal information for purposes relating to the Promotion. Click here to read the Promoter's privacy policy: Privacy Policy.

5.2 A Participant may ask the Promoter at any time during the Competition to correct or confirm any personal information if it is wrong or out of date.

5.3. To the extent that elements of the Prizes are being provided by a third party, the personal information of the winners may be passed on to such third party for the sole purpose of prize fulfilment.

5.4. The Participant agrees that any photographs taken of them in relation to this Competition will become the property of the Promoter and consents to the use thereof in any marketing campaigns as the Promoter deems fit. The Participant shall have no claim against the Promoter for the use of the photographs.

6. Warranties and Indemnities

6.1. The Promoter, its employees, officers, directors, agents and associates (the "Indemnified Parties") shall not be liable for and each Participant hereby indemnifies and holds the Indemnified Parties harmless from any claim, liability, cost, expense or penalty suffered or incurred by any person as a result of participating in the Promotion or receiving or using any Prize.

6.2. All products given as part of the Prizes are subject to all applicable warranties, guarantees and instructions of use accompanying such products.

7. Force Majeure

In the event of any act of God, strike, war, riot, civil commotion, lockout, fire, accident, or any circumstances of whatever nature arising or action taken beyond or outside the reasonable control of the Promoter preventing it from performance (any such event hereinafter called "Force Majeure") then the Promoter shall be relieved of all such obligations to the Participant during the period that such Force Majeure continues and shall not be liable for any delay or failure in the performance of any obligations or loss or damage which the Participant may suffer due to or resulting from the Force Majeure.

8. General

8.1. The Promoter may in its sole and absolute discretion amend or update these terms and conditions at any time, by publishing the revised terms and conditions on its website.

8.2. The following persons may not enter the Competition or be eligible to win any of the prizes:

    8.2.1. any director, member, partner, owner, employee, agent of, consultant to, or anyone associated with or affiliated to the Promoter; or 8.2.2. a supplier of goods or services in connection with the Competition.

8.3. The Promoter will not accept responsibility for entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged, undelivered or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, but not limited to, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.

8.4. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who breaches any provision of these terms and conditions or if the Promoter determines that the Participant has attempted to manipulate the outcome of the Competition.

8.5. The Promoter may disqualify an entry if, in the Promoter's sole and absolute opinion, it contains any content which is obscene, vulgar, harassing, unlawful, illegal, harmful, inflammatory, hateful or otherwise objectionable or infringes the rights of any third party in subject matter or wording, or which is otherwise unsuitable for publication.

8.6. In the event of a dispute regarding any aspect of the Promotion and/or these terms and conditions, the Promoter's decision will be binding and final and no correspondence will be entered into.

8.7. In the event of a dispute regarding a winner chosen in accordance with these terms and conditions, the decision of an independent admitted attorney duly appointed by the Promoter will be final and binding and no other correspondence will be entered into.

8.8. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, suspend, amend or terminate the Competition or extend the Promotion Period at any time and without notice to the Participants.

8.9. The Promoter will never ask you to provide banking details in order to take part in a Promotion or Competition.

8.10 All enquiries regarding the Competition should be sent to the Promoter at or 0860 122 300 (SA only).