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Vodacom and Opera Mini announce competition winners

August 17, 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa - August 17, 2011

Vodacom and Opera Mini announced the first three winners in a competition that is running to celebrate women during August. The winners this week are T. Mukhwantheli, who received a Samsung Galaxy Tab, K. Kimbel, the new owner of an iPhone 4, and N. Bhengu who won a WebBox.

One of winners had the following to say about his favorite woman:

Her name is Penny.
Although friends are plenty she surpasses many.
Together since boarding school
We"ve always had a rule:
To hunger for God and books first
Later, we"d quench other thirst.
Though August is the month for women
To us it begins with pain.
During the harder days
We keep each other sane,
And remind ourselves
What a blessing it is, to be given another day.
So, thanks for womens" month
Thanks for dads and moms.
Thanks for a friend for life
Thanks for a voice to thank!"

The competition allows Vodacom customers who interact with the Web using the Vodafone branded Opera Mini browser to upload a photo and a few words about a woman that inspires them.

Up for grabs each week, by lucky-draw, are three very desirable gadgets: Samsung Galaxy Tabs, iPhone 4s and WebBoxes.

Vodacom subscribers using the Vodafone branded Opera Mini browser will find a new Speed Dial button that enables them to quickly enter the competition and, for those who have not yet tried the world's most popular mobile browser, it's just an SMS away. Simply send the word OPERA to 31116, at no cost, and enter the competition once the Opera Mini browser download completes.

The Vodafone Opera Mini browser is also available from If you have a device that is not able to browse the Internet in a usable manner, Opera Mini will allow you to have a good Internet experience on your device. The Opera mini browser compresses web pages by 70 to 90% meaning quicker page load times and reduced cost of browsing. You can have Quick links to all your favorite websites, social networks, and apps, and also view multiple open web pages in a carousel view.

For more information on the competition, as well as Terms and Conditions, please visit Vodacom's mobi site at:

About Vodacom

Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to around 40 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides carrier and business services to customers in over 40 African countries. Vodacom is majority owned by Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue, and is listed on the JSE Limited under the symbol VOD.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.