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Yoza wins NetExplo Award

Yoza Cellphone Stories is extremely proud to be a winner of the prestigious Netexplo Award in Paris.

Netexplo Award Winner“Every year the Netexplo global observatory of digital innovations identifies the latest and most promising projects and experiments on every continent through its international network of more than 200 spotters. This initial material, comprised of several hundred projects, companies and technologies, is then analyzed in greater depth. A college of international experts next selects the 100 most interesting cases, forming the annual Netexplo 100.”

There is even a short video describing the project.

Steve Vosloo receiving the NetExplo Award for Yoza Cellphone Stories

Steve Vosloo receiving the NetExplo Award for Yoza Cellphone Stories

Congratulations to the other winners for 2013.


Yoza nominated for WSA Mobile

In September last Yoza Cellphone Stories was nominated for a World Summit Award for Mobile Content.

The goal of WSA Mobile is “selecting the world’s most outstanding mobile apps, putting UN-WSIS targets into action. WSA mobile is a global initiative that awards local apps with global relevance. It selects outstanding mobile content and promotes it on a global congress in Abu Dhabi.”

WSA Mobile Award Nominee

While Yoza did not make the finals, it was a great honour to represent South Africa in the global contest.

Yoza Cellphone Stories has launched!

We are very happy to announce that Yoza Cellphone Stories has launched. Yoza is the new space for short cellphone stories aka m-novels. They are hip, interactive and free. User can read them, leave comments on the chapters and enter the writing competitions to win airtime. Each main story is a series: chapters are published daily. Think soapies on your phone.

There are four great new stories: Kontax (adventure), Sisterz (romance), Confessions (teen issues) and Streetskillz (soccer). There are other great once-off stories, such as a bicycle ride through Lesotho. And don’t forget Yoza Classics for the greats such as Macbeth. In total there are eleven stories in the library of m-novels, and we will work hard to grow that number and the number of young readers and writers on Yoza.

To read Yoza stories go to:

  • or
  • MXit – go to Tradepost > MXit Cares > mobiBooks > Yoza

Yoza is also on Facebook.