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 (Vodacom (Pty) Ltd, Samsung SA (Pty) Ltd or Thumbtribe Trading (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.
  3. Thumbtribe has agreements with a variety of local publishers (“Publishers”), to provide the content defined in clause 1 below.
  4. 1. Description of the Subscription Service

  5. Subscribers will be provided with access to a catalogue of magazines and newspapers from local and international publishers. Magazines and newspapers are accessed via a web reader on smartphone, tablet or PC.
  6. The subscriber will pay R3 per day through the Billing Partner chosen, on a recurring basis for access to these magazines and newspapers, or will pay Thumbtribe R90 per month, on a recurring basis, for access to these magazines and newspapers - see Payment and Terms.
  7. The Newsstand Subscription Service is offered on a promotional basis and may be withdrawn from the market or changed at any time and at Billing Partner / Thumbtribe’s discretion.
  8. 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.
  9. 2. Newspapers and Magazines

  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Newsstand may from time to time add to or amend the list of publications made available.
  13. 3. Duration and termination

  14. 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 5 below.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 4. Payment and terms

  18. The subscription fee will be deducted in full from the subscriber’s airtime balance with an MNO Billing Partner on a daily basis or will be deducted in full from the subscriber’s credit card balance on a monthly basis. Deduction of the subscription fee will commence on the date that the subscriber subscribes to the Subscription Service.
  19. 5. How to stop the recurring subscription

  20. The subscriber can cancel the service in any of the following ways:
    • If billing is executed via the subscriber’s Vodacom airtime balance then dial *135*997#. Select option 1 to view the services to which the subscriber is subscribed. Select the Newsstand option to unsubscribe. Select option 1 to accept. The subscriber will receive an SMS notification to confirm the Newsstand subscription has been successfully cancelled.
    • If billing is executed by credit card, the subscriber should login to his or her existing Newsstand account https://newsstand.co.za/signin and use the menu links to navigate to the My Account page. Click the Unsubscribe button to cancel.
  21. 6. Disclaimer and limitation of liability

  22. 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.
  23. Application for, use of and subscription of the product are at the sole risk of the subscriber or applicant.
  24. The subscriber is solely responsible for all actions authenticated by credentials associated with their account(s).
  25. 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.
  26. 7. Direct marketing

  27. 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.