PRESS RELEASE: Entries open for the 2013 MTN Business App of the Year Awards
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PRESS RELEASE: Entries open for the 2013 MTN Business App of the Year Awards

Today MTN Business announced that the 2013 MTN Business App of the Year Awards are now open for entry. The coveted awards celebrate individuals, corporate and businesses with the most innovative mobile apps in South Africa.

This is the 2nd edition of the esteemed awards and organizers believe it will be the biggest event to date.

"We are in a bold new digital world where developers are able to push the envelope in improving the lives of people and enhancing business efficiency. MTN Business is a proud supporter of these prestigious awards that seeks to showcase the best local talent," says Nomalanga Nkosi, GM: Business at MTN SA.

Apps can be submitted in the following categories:

* Best Android app

* Best IOS app

* Best Blackberry app

* Best Windows app

* Most innovative app

* Best independent (garage) developer

The judges this year include Melissa Attree, a renowned social media expert, Kojo Baffoe, the editor of Destiny Man magazine, Toby Shapshak, the editor of Stuff magazine, Jonathan Hoehler, the manager of mobile technologies at Deloitte Digital, and Max Stone, a divisional director at Pinnacle Africa.

They will produce a shortlist of finalists in each of the categories after an extensive selection process which includes one-on-one presentations. Members of the audience will be able to vote for the Best Overall App on the evening.

Closing date for entries is Wednesday, 10 July 2013 and an entry fee of R250 is charged per category.

For more information, interested developers can visit www.appoftheyear.co.za

To follow the conversation #MTNAppAwards

FOR MORE MEDIA INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Bridget Bhengu: Senior Manager - PR and Communications, MTN SA

Cell: 083 212 1964 / E-mail: Bhengu_b@mtn.co.za

Mamello Raborifi: PR Specialist, MTN SA

Cell: 083 214 5681 / E-mail: mamello_r@mtn.co.za


ABOUT THE MTN GROUP

Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN." As of 31 March 2013, MTN recorded 195.4 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at www.mtn.com and www.mtnfootball.com

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