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Subscription Terms & Conditions

  1. Introduction
    • These terms and conditions relate to all publications owned or distributed by Fundudzi Media, from which you offer to purchase newspaper copies (subscription/s). They do not affect your statutory rights. If there is anything you do not understand, please feel free to email us at or phone us on (0)11 268 6300.
    • By making an offer to purchase, you agree to be bound by the provisions of the Agreement (as defined in clause 3.1 below) between you and us. If you do not accept these provisions you should not place an order.
    • We may change these terms and conditions at any time. Any changes will take effect on the date they are posted onto the site and we will provide you with reasonable notice of such changes, if such changes constitute a material change to these terms and conditions. You will be asked to read and accept the terms and conditions each time you place an order, to ensure that you are familiar with the most current ones.
  1. Definitions

In these terms and conditions:

  • “Acknowledgement Notice” means the email sent by us to you within 72 hours confirming details of your subscription that you have offered to purchase (please note that although this notice constitutes notification of receipt of your offer, it does not constitute our acceptance of your offer to purchase a subscription);
  • “Commencement Date” means the date when our agreement with you has started;
  • “Subscription” means the subscription or subscriptions to be provided by us to you (or to such address as you may nominate), as described in the Subscriptions Form and on the pages of the Sunday World website. In some cases, this may also be in the form of a printed Subscriptions Form, which we will send to you and will need to be sent back to us;
  • “Subscription Service” means the provision of a Subscription by us to you;
  • “Subscriptions Form” means the form completed by you online and showing details of the Subscription that you have offered to purchase from us;
  • “we/us/our/Sunday World” refers to Fundudzi Media Pty Limited, a company incorporated in South Africa (registered number 2019/03006/07) and having our registered office at 18 Hume Road, Dunkeld West, South Africa;
  • “Working Days” means a day other than a Saturday or Sunday during which business is transacted; and
  • “you/yours” refers to you, the person offering to purchase a Subscription from us.
  1. Your agreement with us
    • It is our intention that all the terms of the contract between us and you are contained in these terms and conditions, together with the Subscriptions Form, and in any special agreed terms that have been subsequently discussed, confirmed and agreed in writing or telephonically between you and us (“the Agreement”). We accept responsibility under the Agreement for our commitments to you. We also accept responsibility for commitments made to you by our duly authorised agents.
    • Nothing in the Sunday World Subscription website is intended or shall be interpreted to mean that we are making a legal offer to you to provide a Subscription; we are inviting you to make a legal offer to us to purchase a Subscription. It is entirely at our discretion to accept or reject the offer to purchase.
    • The Agreement is started only when we have accepted your order by confirming your order through email or SMS with your subscription number within five working days after you have placed an order.
  1. General
    • Payment for Subscriptions can be made using any of the methods listed in Clause 6 below.
    • All prices are quoted in South African Rands (ZAR). 15% VAT is included in the Subscription prices. Prices for a Subscription include standard postage/delivery charges only.
    • Our acceptance of your offer to purchase a Subscription is subject to our delivery distribution network (area). We will inform you if we are unable to provide the Subscription that you have offered to purchase and a full refund of any prepayments will be given.
    • Prices, offers and publications are subject to availability and may change prior and subsequent to us accepting your order.
    • Every effort has been made to ensure the descriptions and prices of Subscriptions are correct but nevertheless all prices are subject to confirmation. We will inform you as soon as possible in the event of an error in pricing or description coming to our attention. Where we notify you of such an error, you will have the option of either (i) confirming your offer to purchase subject to the corrected description, price or delivery charge, or (ii) retracting your offer to purchase and receiving a full refund of any prepayments.
    • You must ensure that your delivery information is updated and correct at all times in order for us to provide you with the best possible delivery service.
    • Your personal data will be processed by us as set out in our Privacy Policy found on our website.
  1. Delivery Policy
    • Sunday World will automatically deliver your newspaper by way of delivery to your home address for free of charge to South African addresses only. Should you reside outside the delivery areas we will notify you.
    • We can only deliver to addresses that we can access straight away (freestanding homes or complexes with security). We cannot use access codes or entry keys. To ask about delivery routes in your area, contact us on the details provided above.
    • If you wish to order back issues of one of our magazines, we will provide you with a quote on (i) the purchase price of these issues as well as (ii) the delivery options (i.e. courier or standard postage). Both of these costs will be for your account.
  2. Payment Options
    • We accept the following methods of payment for Subscriptions: –
    • EFT
      • Credit card once-off payment
      • Monthly debit order from approved bank accounts
      • We will tell you if your payment details cannot be authorised for any reason and may invite you to pay by another method.
  1. Cancellation
    • You may cancel at any time by providing notice to us in writing. Cancellation is subject to a reasonable cancellation fee. Contact us on Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or email and we will gladly assist you.
    • We shall repay to you, within 60 working days, the proportion of any sums paid by you relative to the amount of issues outstanding under your Subscription.
    • Your right to cancel: Once your subscription has commenced, your subscription will endure for the period applied for unless you provide Fundudzi Media (Pty) Ltd a written notice, 10 business days before the distribution of the next issue, of your intention to cancel the subscription agreement. In addition, Fundudzi Media (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to impose a reasonable cancellation penalty, in the event that the subscription agreement is terminated prior to the expiry of the minimum 12-month term.
  2. Withdrawal of your offer in the event of an error made by you
    • If you wish to correct an error made by you, a written notification must be sent to us. If you subscribed telephonically with one of our agents, you may withdraw your offer to purchase a Subscription on written notice to us of this fact within five business days of receiving as subscription confirmation.
    • Where you fail to inform us by the Commencement Date of incorrect information of the Subscription (for example, an incorrect or change of delivery address) we reserve the right to charge you the full price of the Subscription.
  3. Limitation of liability
    • Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to be unfair or exclude any legislation designed to ensure that the rights of parties to a contract of this type of Agreement are fairly balanced.
    • Subject to the aforesaid, we shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage unless such loss or damage arises as a direct result of our negligence, recklessness, wilful misconduct, fraud or misrepresentation on our part.
    • All conditions, terms, representations and warranties relating to the Subscription that are not expressly stated in this Agreement are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    • Our total liability to you in respect of any claim you make in connection with Subscription shall be limited to the sum paid by you to us for the Subscription.

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