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HANG­MAN – a unique fast-paced on­line real­ity show which aims to un­cover South Africa’s great­est in­no­va­tor – starts stream­ing on­line from Mon­day to De­cem­ber 11. The stakes are high in this revo­lu­tion­ary new pro­gramme with R1-mil­lion in prize money.

A global first in in­ter­ac­tive, im­mer­sive en­ter­tain­ment, Hang­man puts view­ers in the driver’s seat. By “in­vest­ing” in a vir­tual stock ex­change, they can help de­ter­mine the out­come of the show, while stand­ing in line to win great viewer prizes, in­clud­ing a car.

This new real­ity show also gives wings to the as­pi­ra­tions of en­trepreneurs who have iden­ti­fied a gap in the mar­ket and have come up with an in­no­va­tion that fills that space and want to bring it to the mar­ket.

Hang­man con­sists of two dif­fer­ent con­tent streams. The first is the ac­tual real­ity on­line series which would tra­di­tion­ally be con­sumed on prime-time TV but is now be­ing streamed live on­line.

Con­tes­tants will have to prove their met­tle through a series of gru­elling challenges but their fate is de­ter­mined by more than per­for­mance alone.

They will have to win the ap­proval of “Back­ers”, cap­tains of in­dus­try and in­vest­ment with keen busi­ness acu­men and ruth­less stan­dards. These in­clude busi­ness­woman Phuti Ma­hanyele, celebrity econ­o­mist Iraj Abe­dian, self-made bil­lion­aire Quin­ton van der Burgh and Shell South Africa En­ergy Lim­ited chair­man Bonang Mo­hale. The show is hosted by Maps Maponyane.

The sec­ond stream comes in the form of a stock ex­change called “The Ex­change”. View­ers can truly im­merse them­selves in the show, meet the Back­ers, be in­spired by suc­cess­ful in­no­va­tors and get ex­pert busi­ness in­sights.

The hub is con­stantly up­dated with “hot-off-the-press” con­tent straight from the Hang­man set. To take part in the out­come of the show, win great prizes and re­wards, view­ers can be­come vir­tual in­vestors by trad­ing on The Ex­change. They will also help drive the out­come of the com­pe­ti­tion.

All cus­tomers who down­load the Cell C Real­ity App au­to­mat­i­cally re­ceive 100 000 points which they can use to par­tic­i­pate in the The Ex­change. Points are al­lo­cated to play the game. Cus­tomers win a va­ri­ety of prizes by play­ing the game. Prizes in­clude a car, smart­phones, data, cash and vouch­ers.

The in­no­va­tor who suc­ceeds in gar­ner­ing the sup­port of the Back­ers, while ral­ly­ing viewer or “in­vestor” sen­ti­ment, could walk away with a R1-mil­lion cash prize and ev­ery­thing needed to suc­ceed in a 21st-cen­tury mar­ket.

True grit, de­ter­mi­na­tion and prow­ess will de­ter­mine the win­ner of the ul­ti­mate prize.

Con­tes­tants and view­ers do not need to be a Cell C cus­tomer to play or down­load the app but Cell C cus­tomers will re­ceive bonuses for par­tic­i­pa­tion and view­ing the show. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit

NOD OF AP­PROVAL: One of the ‘Hang­man’ Back­ers, Bonang Mo­hale

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