Algoa FM and Vodacom to give away half a million

Algoa and Vodacom partner in the Vodacom Challenge to donate R500 000 to charity

August 3, 2009

Will donate R500 000 to charity

Algoa FM, the Eastern Cape’s has won the Vodacom Fame radio challenge with 55.59% of the votes.

This energetic radio station wins a grand prize of R500 000 from Vodacom which they will donate to the following five charities: Down Syndrome , Grahamstown Area Relief Distress Relief Association, St Bernards Hospice in East London, CANSA and Oosterland Youth Centre.

The Vodacom Fame radio challenge allowed fans of East Coast Radio, Kaya FM, Algoa FM, Gagasi FM, Good Hope FM, Heart FM, YFM, Metro FM, O FM, 5 FM and Jacaranda FM to vote for their favourite stations’ dance video.

“A big congratulations to Algoa FM and their listeners who brought home half a million Rand for their five charities of choice,” says Enzo Scarcella, Vodacom South Africa’s Managing Executive for Marketing.

“The response to the radio challenge has been overwhelming. The entries from all stations have been of the most amazing standard and I would like to thank all the stations for the spirit in which they participated in this challenge. Also a big thank you to all the thousands of voters who have made this charity drive so successful and who prove that the internet really can make you famous!

The radio challenge is part Vodacom’s national competition to launch one South African into stardom. The winning video clip of the Vodacom Fame ‘Single Ladies’ competition will star in Vodacom’s next television commercial and earn the winner a cash prize.

The public will vote for their favourite video clip on the website, either from a PC, MAC or WAP-enabled cellphone. Right from the start the entrants will be building up a fan base. In addition the winner’s video clip will feature in the final Vodacom Fame advertisement in September, and walk away with a great cash prize of R300 000 and a Samsung cellphone.