Terms & Conditions

  1. These terms and conditions govern the use of the Newsstand subscription service and related features (“the Subscription Service”).
  2. The terms of this agreement (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the relationship between you, your chosen billing service provider (MTN SA (Pty) Ltd and their respective affiliates) (“the Billing Partner”) and Thumbtribe Trading (Pty) Ltd (“Thumbtribe”)(and its respective affiliates) (collectively hereinafter “Newsstand” or “Us” or “We”) regarding your use of the Newsstand Subscription Service.

    Thumbtribe has agreements with a variety of local publishers (“Publishers”), to provide the content defined in clause 1 below.

  3. 1. Description of the Subscription Service

    Subscribers will be provided with access to a free catalogue of magazines and newspapers from local and international publishers. Magazines and newspapers are accessed via a web reader on smartphone, tablet or PC.

    The subscriber will pay R3 per day, on a recurring basis for access to these newspapers and magazines - see 5.Payment and Terms.

    The Newsstand Subscription Service is offered on a promotional basis and may be withdrawn from the market or changed at any time and at Billing Partner / Thumbtribe’s discretion.

    The subscriber may cancel this service at any time without contractual penalty. If the subscriber does not cancel the service, it will endure on a daily basis until cancellation is received by Billing Partner / Thumbtribe.

  4. 2. Newsstand Free 3-Day Trial

    The free trial will last for a period of three days from the moment that the trial period is activated. After the 3 day free trial, regular pricing for the subscription will be charged - see Payment and Terms.

    By activating the free trial you agree that we may automatically begin charging you for the paid subscription on the first day following the end of the trial on a recurring daily basis.

    Should a subscriber not want to become a paying user of the Newsstand service upon the lapse of the free trial period, they will have to terminate the service before the end of the free trial period. Instructions for this can be found under 6. How to stop the recurring subscription.

    Newsstand reserves the right to remove or cancel the free trial offer at any time.

    Newsstand reserves the right to change the features of the free trial offer at any time.

  5. 3. Newspapers and Magazines

    The latest magazine issues and newspaper editions will reflect on the Newsstand as they are made available by the Publishers. A limited back issue catalogue will also be made available to subscribers.

    A working internet connection is required in order to consume content via the web reader. The subscriber should ensure they have sufficient data to read online.

    Newsstand may from time to time add to or amend the list of publications made available.

  6. 4. Duration and termination

    The Subscription Service will endure on a day-to-day basis from the start date 24th April until the promoter in its sole and absolute discretion elects to discontinue the promotion. The subscriber may cancel at any time during this term, without penalty. The subscriber is responsible for ensuring that cancellation of service is actioned in accordance with clause 6 below.

    Should the subscriber incorrectly complete the cancellation process, Billing Partner and Thumbtribe will not be liable for any additional costs or compensation due to the error.

    The subscriber acknowledges that Billing Partner / Thumbtribe may terminate this agreement by written notice, including email, and without liability in the event of the termination of its agreement with a Publisher or an upstream licensee relevant to the provision of any connectivity service.

  7. 5. Payment and terms

    Where the Billing Partner is a mobile network, the subscription fee will be deducted in full from the subscriber’s airtime balance on a daily basis from the date that the subscriber subscribes to the Newsstand subscription service.

  8. 6. How to stop the recurring subscription

    The subscriber can cancel the service in any of the following ways:
    • Dial *155# and reply 1 to view or cancel Subscription Services and follow the prompts on screen to select and cancel the Newsstand subscription. The subscriber will receive an SMS notification confirming that the subscription has been successfully cancelled.
    • Or login to the subscriber’s existing Newsstand account https://mtn.newsstand.co.za/signin and use the menu links to navigate to the My Account page. Click the Unsubscribe button to cancel.
  9. 7. Disclaimer and limitation of liability

    Thumbtribe and Billing Partner accept no liability for any loss or damage to the property or equipment of the subscriber arising out of the provision of the product.

    Application for, use of and subscription of the product are at the sole risk of the subscriber or applicant.

    The subscriber is solely responsible for all actions authenticated by credentials associated with their account(s).

    Thumbtribe and Billing Partner accept no liability for any loss or damage suffered by subscribers as a result of unauthorised use of the subscriber’s credentials.

  10. 8. Direct marketing

    Newsstand is committed to protecting the subscriber’s privacy and ensuring that their personal information is protected. From time to time, Thumbtribe may wish to send the subscriber information, samples or special offers that may be of interest. The subscriber can unsubscribe at any time. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, the subscriber agrees to receive such information and offers from Thumbtribe and the third party brands associated with the Newsstand platform.