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In his latest app roundup, SEAN BACHER highlights the Ozow Revolution, MTN MoMo’s food vouchers, Twitter helping those feeling hopeless, free literacy from Lyra, and Molao365’s free legal advice.



MTN MoMo’s food vouchers

MTN’s Mobile Money solution, MoMo, has been give additional functionalities aimed at assisting South Africans during challenging economic times. These include a new food vouchers functionality, and the option for users to make donations to a range of organisations that offer relief to those in need.

The food voucher service is designed to assist registered MoMo users by removing the worry of giving cash to someone to purchase essential items – it could be a family member, neighbour, someone at work or a stranger in need.

MoMo users can send food vouchers to anyone with a valid cellphone number. Recipients of the food vouchers do not need to be MoMo users. They show the voucher code, which they would have received via SMS, to the cashier at participating retailers, such as Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Boxer, Makro and Col Cacchio.

People wishing to use the service on the MoMo platform, but using other networks, can also do so by downloading the MoMo app, or they can register via USSD by dialling *120*151#

Platform: Those wanting to receive food need a phone capable of receiving SMSs. Those wanting to make donations need an up-to-date smartphone.

Stockists: Download the MoMo app by visiting MTN here.

Expect to pay: A free download but donations depend on how much a person has to spare.

Read more on the next page about help via Twitter for those feeling hopeless, a free app to learn English literacy, and an app for legal advice.


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