Terms & Conditions


Hosts of the ‘Disrupting Monolingualism in Digital Spaces’ Hackathon (hereafter referred to as ‘the Hackathon’) are Botlhale AI and Dado.

Registration no. of Botlhale AI: K2019075746

Registration no. of Dado: 

The organisers are responsible for the administration and facilitating of the event on 16 June 2021.


Ideas & Intellectual Property (‘IP’)

  1. All rights concerning the submissions (IP created for the purpose of the Hackathon) shall remain with the participant/s. Participants agree to share their ideas with all others at the Hackathon. The Hackathon does not accept any responsibility to protect participant’s ideas, works and results disclosed or generated during the Hackathon.

    1. All participants are responsible for their own compliance with the law in terms of other participants IP and no responsibility for any unlawful action of participants lies with the organisers.

    2. The organisers are further not responsible for the unlawful actions of external parties relating to the IP of participants in so far as the information is reasonably made available in the course of the competition or for the purposes of the competition.

    3. Intellectual Property (‘IP’) includes but is not limited to the concepts, coding and software created for the purposes of submissions for the Hackathon.

    4. This includes the submissions of the winning teams.

  2. Participant/s acknowledges and agrees that the Hackathon or other participants or third parties may have developed or commissioned ideas, works or results which are similar to the entry of the participant’s team, or may develop something similar in the future. Each participant waives any claims that participant may have against the Hackathon resulting from any similarities to the entry of participant’s team.

  3. All data sets, hardware and other equipment made available by the Hackathon to participants during or in connection with the Hackathon shall remain the sole and exclusive property of the Hackathon and may not leave the Hackathon’s premises.

  4. The rights to the intellectual property by the participants are conform with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (‘POPI’). Specifically, the rights of the data subjects (the person to whom the IP relates) are protected under section 5 of POPI.

  5. With regard to section 7 of POPI, the AGT Hackathon may process IP for journalistic purposes. Specifically, in terms of section 7(1) of POPI, the Hackathon processing of personal information is only for the purpose of journalistic, literary or artistic expression to the extent that an exclusion is necessary to reconcile, for public interest, the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression.

  6. With reference to section 19 of POPI, the participants (not the Hackathon) are the parties responsible for ensuring integrity and confidentiality of its IP under their own control.



  1. The Hackathon shall not be liable for any damages or claims that might arise or occur during or in connection with the Hackathon, except in cases of intent or gross negligence on the part of the Hackathon. 

  2. Participants shall indemnify and hold the Hackathon harmless from and against any claims of third parties arising from any violation of any third party right or any other unlawful act committed during the Hackathon or from any breach of the Hackathon Terms and Conditions.

  3. By entering this hackathon, you release, hold harmless, and agree to indemnify the hosts and their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, employees, and agents and all others associated with the development and execution of this hackathon from and against any and all tax liability that may be imposed or associated with your participation in the event and from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, and liability for any damages, expenses, fees, injury or losses (including personal injury or death) sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use/mis-use of materials or privileges or while traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any event-related activity. 

  4. The Hackathon makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind concerning the software or any other materials created in connection with the event, and disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability, warranty of fitness, and any other implied warranty.

  5. The Hackathon organisers reserve the right to enter into partnerships/ collaborations/ ventures with participants in the future; however, the organisers are under no such obligation arising from the entry of participant/s into the competition.

    1. This includes partnerships/ collaborations/ ventures with the winning teams.

  6. The Hackathon organisers shall not be liable for any collaborations between the participants resulting from their submissions for the purpose of the Hackathon.


Data Privacy

  1. The personal data of the applicants/ participants will be used in accordance with the POPI. By registering, the applicant agrees that his/her personal data may be stored and used by the Hackathon within the course and for the purpose of organization and carrying out the Hackathon. This consent can be revoked at any time whereupon the registration in the  Hackathon will be automatically cancelled then. Stored personal data will be deleted upon revocation or at the latest after the end of the  Hackathon. No personal data will be given to third parties without the express permission of the applicant.

  2. The Hackathon participants agree that any pictures being taken within the course of the Hackathon may be used for future promotional, marketing, publicity and recruitment purposes without claim to remuneration.



  1. Prizes for winning teams are as follows:

    1. 1st Prize: R10 000

    2. 2nd Prize: R5 000

    3. 3rd Prize: R2 500

    4. *Prizes may be replaced by equivalent items, such change to be announced a.s.a.p. if any.

  2. The winners will be announced on Sunday the 20th of June 2021.

  3. Each winner will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations relating to the prize. The Hackathon does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability in this respect.



  1. Participation in the Hackathon is intended for collaborative participation by individuals working in teams. 

  2. Teams must have a minimum of two participants and a maximum of four participants. 

  3. Each team is required to have at least two participants in the team with a coding background and/or coding qualification. 

  4. There will only be one workstation per team. In case of more than one team from a particular organisation, the teams will need to share the environment. 

  5. The participants are required to build their submissions on the organiser’s platform and use the tools provided by the organisers.

  6. Participation of all team members must be, in all respects, legal and lawful in the jurisdiction from which you make your registration and submission and in compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

    1. The hosts are not responsible for submissions made in contravention of any law or regulation in any jurisdiction or location.

    2. Participants are required to act with integrity, respect, and within the bounds of the law in relation to all other participants and organisers of the competition.

  7. Employees (including immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each) of host(s), organiser(s) and their subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to participate.

  8. Individuals who are prohibited by the terms of their employment or applicable law from participating in the Hackathon, are not eligible. 




  1. Any dispute arising out of this Agreement or the interpretation thereof, both while in force and after its termination, will first be attempted to be resolved in the process of mediation.

    1. If no satisfactory resolution can be reached, the matter may be referred to a competent court.