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Weekly prize terms and conditions


1.    The competition runs for the duration specified on the relevant competition details page found on the Top Billing website – or on

2.    The following information with respect to the competition is be specified on the competition details page found on the Top Billing website –  and

a.    description of the prize;
b.    information of how to enter;
c.    the closing date; and
d.    the specific time and medium when the winners will be announced.

3.    The closing date for each weekly competition will be at midnight the following Wednesday after the commencement of each competition.

4.    2 (Two) finalists for each weekly competitions will be randomly selected by means of an automated system from the correct entries received for each competition.

5.    2 (Two) finalists for each competition will be then be required to compete via telephone live on Top Billing on each Thursday directly after the closing date for that week’s competition.

e.g. If you entered a weekly competition during the week from 22 August 2013 until midnight, 28 August 2013, you stand a chance to be drawn to be one of 2 (Two) finalists to compete live via telephone on Top Billing on Thursday, 29 August 2013.

6.    Top Billing will phone each finalist live on Top Billing, where they will each be given a series of questions, one question per finalist at a time, related to that Top Billing episode. Participants will be asked questions in alphabetical order in accordance with their first names. If a participant gives an incorrect answer he/she will be eliminated from the competition. The last person standing – i.e. the person with the most correct answers wins the iPad mini.

7.    If there is no clear winner, i.e. if all three or two of the contestants fall out the same round of questions, then there will not be a winner and the iPad mini prize will be carried forward to the next week’s competition.

8.    If a selected finalist is not contactable by phone during the relevant live Top Billing broadcast for each competition, that finalist will be disqualified and a new finalist will be drawn.

9.    EXCEPTION TO THE RULE: The winner of the weekly iPad mini competition, for which entries will commence on Thursday, 28 November 2013 and close at midnight on Wednesday, 4 December 2013, will be determined by a draw from the correct entries received. For the avoidance of doubt, only for the aforementioned weekly competition, finalists will not be selected to compete for the prize via telephone on Top Billing, but a winner will be drawn from the correct entries received.

10.    Winners will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The organizer, the SABC or their agents will not be held responsible for any disputes arising from the competition or prize awards.

11.    The competition is open to all South African citizens except directors, members, partners, employees, agents and consultants of Cardova Trading Proprietary Limited or Tswelopele Productions Proprietary Limited and their affiliated companies (hereinafter referred to as “the organizer”), any suppliers of goods or services in connection with the competition, as well as any SABC employee including agencies, UIP and/or their spouses, life partners, parents, children, brothers, sisters, business partners or associates.

12.    MY TOP BILLING DREAM HOME GRAND PRIZE COMPETITION - For information regarding rules and eligibility for entering the My Top Billing Dream Home Grand Prize Competition, please refer to the Terms and Conditions for the My Top Billing Dream Home Competition on the competition page on

13.    Correct entries received by the advertised deadlines will be considered for the draw. Any late entries received will not be taken into consideration.

14.    There is no restriction on the number of entries. You may enter as many times as you like to increase your chances of being selected as a finalist to compete on the live show.

15.    SMS’s will be charged at a rate of R1.50 for each SMS entry.

16.    The organizer, the SABC and their agents accept no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any communication network or any late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible or corrupted entries. The organiser, the SABC and their agents are not liable for any costs incurred, responses received or any other consequences of user error.

17.    The organizer, the SABC and their agents accept no responsibility in the event that you are drawn as a finalist, but unable to compete during the live broadcast for purposes of that weekly competition due to any problems or technical malfunction of any communication network, including but not limited to loss of signal, cell phone battery failure, or where the signal or line is disrupted or of such poor quality that communication for purposes of a live television broadcast is unreasonably difficult, in which case the organiser reserves the right end the call and draw a different finalist. The organiser, the SABC and their agents are not liable for any costs incurred, responses received or any other consequences of user error.

18.    The organizer will deliver prizes to the winners within 7 (seven) days from the announcement of the winner.

19.    Prizes are not transferable, and cannot be deferred or exchanged.

20.    Winners use prizes at own risk. The organizer, the SABC and their agents shall not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss), damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (including but not limited to that arising from any person's negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using the prize/s.

21.    Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them when entering.

22.    The organizer, the SABC and their agents reserve the right to cancel, modify or amend the competition at any time, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of their control.

23.    If random finalist or winner is drawn from a list of cellular phone numbers, the owner of the SIM card will be deemed the finalist or winner as the case may be, even though the handset may have been used by another individual to enter the competition.

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