Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully. The Terms set out below apply to all participants entering the Ugly Betty auditions conducted by Known Associates Entertainment (Pty) Ltd (“the promoter”) in partnership with Viu,SABC and Sta-Sof-Fro. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the Terms, then please refrain from entering the competition. Instructions on how to enter the competition and all procedures form part of the Terms. Participation in the competition is deemed to be your acceptance of the Terms and an acknowledgement of your legal capacity to enter the competition. Entries not complying with any of the Terms will be invalid and be of no force and effect.

The promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time during the competition by posting such amendments on the uBettina Wethu website (, and on the uBettina Wethu social media pages;
Twitter: @ubettina_wethu
Facebook: @ubettinawethu
Instagram: @ubettinawethu

  1. Eligible Contestants:
  2. a. The competition is open to all Black Female South African citizens or permanent residents of South Africa between the ages of 22-26.
    b. The competition is open to all Black Female South African citizens or permanent residents of South Africa between the ages of 52-56 for the role of Linda (Mother to Dingaan)
    c. The competition is open to all Black Male South African citizens or permanent residents of South Africa between the ages of 27-30 for the role of Dingaan (MD of Nubia agency)
    d. The promotion will only take place in the Republic of South Africa.

  3. Excluded Contestants:
  4. a. This promotional competition is not open to the general public, subject to clause 1(a), (b), (c)above.
    b. The competition is not open to the employees of the Promoters production team, and the Promoter’s sales agents, advertising agency staff, advisors, consultants, associated companies, and the supplier of any goods or services in connection with the Promotion, (including but not limited to, Avatar Agency (Pty) Ltd, Known Associates (Pty) Ltd, Viu, SABC, Majang Inc. Attorneys, Sta-Sof-Fro, AMCA group and the immediate family members of aforesaid persons (including, but not limited to, spouses, life partners, parents and children), and any other person who is controlled directly or indirectly by the Promoter, as well as the associated companies of entities or persons mentioned in this clause 2, including holding companies and subsidiaries, their employees, agents, subsidiaries and consultants.

  5. Entry Mechanism & Entry Conditions:
  6. a. In order to enter the Promotion, an Eligible Contestant must:
    Download a script for the character they are auditioning for from
    Film a video (2 minutes maximum) of themselves acting out the character and Whatsapp the video to the Whatsapp number 087 240 5150.
    Once uploaded, the video will be posted on the uBettina Wethu website (, & social media channels, including partner digital platforms.
    The public will then vote for the top 3 Bettina’s, Dingaan’s and Linda’s. Based on the public’s vote the top 3 most voted for characters will be invited to a final casting call and the judges will then choose the winning favourite.

  7. Finalists:
  8. a. Eligible Contestants stand a chance to be in the top 3 finalists per character that will be invited to a final casting call where our judges will then choose the final winner per character.
    b. If any entry is/was made in a manner which, in the Promoter’s discretion, provides the participant with an unfair advantage over other entrants, such a Participant will be disqualified from this promotional competition and all future Promotions run by the Promoter

  9. Selection of a Finalist:
  10. a. Selection of the finalists will be done from the 5th of January 2021.
    b. Finalists will be announced on the 14th January 2021.
    c. Finalists will be contacted via telephone.
    d. The Finalists will be required to attend a shortlisting audition in Johannesburg at their own cost.
    e. The promoter reserves the right to transport any potential finalists at its discretion.

  11. Duration of the promotional competition
  12. The promotional competition will commence from 17 December 2020 at 00:00 until 4 January 2021 23:59

  13. Forfeiture:
  14. a. Failure to adhere to the above mentioned terms will lead to immediate disqualification from the promotion.
    b. Should the chosen finalist be unable to make the necessary arrangements to ensure their presence at the audition for the shortlisted finalist in Johannesburg on the given date and time by the promoter, the finalist will be disqualified.

  15. Limitation of Liability:
  16. a. If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion subject to any written directions under applicable legislation. The Promoter also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardize the fair and proper conduct of the Promotion. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.
    b. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or down-loading any materials in this Promotion.
    c. If required by the Minister of Trade and Industry, the National Consumer Commission or for whatever other reason, we will have the right to terminate this Promotion with immediate effect and without notice of such termination. In such an event, all Entrants hereby waive any rights, which they may have against us and hereby acknowledge that they will have no recourse or claim of any nature whatsoever against us.
    d. The Promoter reserves the right to delete any information uploaded by a participant which the Promoter, in its absolute discretion, believes is illegal, obscene, offensive or defamatory, or infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party, is not in line or suited to the brand identity of uBettina Wethu or its partners or is otherwise inappropriate for a campaign designed for mass audience entertainment.
    e. The Promoter will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the Promotion and or prize/s except for any liability, which cannot be excluded by law. The Promoter will not be responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information communicated in the course of or in connection with this Promotion if the deficiency is occasioned by any cause outside the reasonable control of the Promoter, including without limitation, technical malfunctions or failures or warranties (including warranties and functionalities of the prizes).
    f. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision shall be severed from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions.

  17. Promoter’s Decision Final:
  18. a. The Promoter’s decisions on all issues regarding the Promotion will be final, binding and no correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter also reserves the right to:
    i. correct any errors or omissions regarding the Promotion, including on any published material; or
    ii. suspend or terminate the Promotion, on written notice at any time, and such cancellation or termination shall be deemed to have taken effect from the date of such notice.

    b. The Promoter’s decision to disqualify an entry at any point during the entry process is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  19. Publication of Finalist(s):
  20. a. Eligible Contestants that are selected as finalists consent to having their pictures, videos and information supplied to the promoter used on the following public platforms:
    uBettina Wethu website, including the websites of its broadcasters, brand and production partners.
    uBettina Wethu social media pages

  21. Prize
  22. a. The prize will be the opportunity to be a part of the final cast in the uBettina Wethu series.
    b. There will be three (3) winners for the three lead roles. The 3 winners will be selected from a pool of 9 finalists that would have advanced from the preliminary auditions.
    c. The 3 winners will be selected to be the lead characters in the uBettina Wethu series. (Bettina, Linda and Dingaan)
    d. The 3 winners will be selected after auditioning in front of a panel of 5 judges, the winners will be chosen by the judges.
    e. The judges’ decision is final.

  23. Further Participation by a Winner:
  24. a. The Promoter may, after a Winner has been publicly announced, request that such Winner agrees in writing or otherwise to endorse, promote and advertise the goods or services of the Promoter, at no cost or expense to the Winner. The Winner may also be required to take part in publicity campaigns for broadcasting or publishing purposes and hereby consent to having their photograph taken for all press releases and/or social media.
    b. Winners may be requested to be identified in publicity, broadcastings or publications with the uBettina Wethu company internal or external communications including social media. Winners that take part in any publicity will not be entitled to any payment or other remuneration for such publicity or otherwise.
    c. Participants warrant that they have full rights to the content that they upload and that the use of the said material shall not constitute a breach of any third party’s copyright or other intellectual property rights.
    d. Participants agree that by uploading their “images” and comments, they grant permission to the Promoter to use the images, comments or any part thereof, in any and all media for the Promoter’s business purposes, including promotional / marketing purposes with no consideration payable to the participants. Such permission is perpetual and irrevocable. Participants release and agree to hold harmless the Promoter and all acting with their authority from any liability for such use and from any other claims arising from such use.
    e. Social media sites include but is not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, YouTube, Original content includes but is not limited to, any piece of written content, audio or visual video or sound clips, images, photos.
    f. If participants include any personal information of third parties in content that they upload or other information provided to the Promoter for purposes of the Promotion, they must be legally permitted to provide such information and to grant the permission referred to in clause 10 in respect of such information. Each participant indemnifies the Promoter against any losses suffered or claims made against the Promoter as a result of the participant not being legally permitted to provide such information or grant the Promoter permission to use it.
    g. Content created for the Promotion may not be in any way derogatory or harmful to any party; public, entrants or promoters. Such content shall be removed and the creator banned from the site. Content which is seen to do the following shall be removed from the site and the creator will be banned: content that is perceived to be spam, the collection of personal information, content that serves a commercial purpose or content that is deemed malicious. The Promoter reserves the right to remove any such content from the without prior warning. The Promoter reserves the right to judge these pieces of content and will use their own discretion in determining whether or not they are outside the guidelines set out in these terms and conditions.

  25. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction:
  26. a. Independent registered auditors and/or attorneys will oversee this Promotion.
    b. The laws of South Africa apply to this Promotion to the exclusion of any other law. Entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.

  27. Contact the Promoter:
  28. For any queries, do contact the Promoter’s Customer Service Centre via email address: during operating hours: Monday to Friday, 07h00 to 17h00, excluding Public Holidays.

*Disclaimer: Information was correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change.



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