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Activate Change Drivers are constantly relooking at creative and innovative ways to build resources and create connections for Activators. 

This document outlines the use of a USSD platform which is used for application purposes. 

What is USSD?

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) is a technology that allows users to access various services through the use of short codes.


We’ve found that only 60% of South African have access to internet / web services. USSD platform can be accessed by anyone and bridges the gap and can be accessed across South Africa

We’d like to recruit activators from all geographic regions, hence the USSD application.

What is the cost of using this line?

The cost is 20c per 20 seconds. The USSD system allows you to enter all data in 2 minutes. That is a total of R1,20 per session. If this time passes you are required to dial in again by using the *120*12000*1# number. The system will recognise your number & you will then start at the point that you’ve left off.

Where is my data stored?

Siyashesha Leadership Incubator the managing entity of the Activate Change Driver’s network uses a Customer Relationship management system called Salesforce to store all activator data. 

Why is my ID number asked?

The system that holds all data needs an identifying field. This is a number or name that will never change so that should applicants be successful through the recruitment process that their profiles be created based on their ID no.

What happens should the session time out while I’m completing it?

The session / application will time out after 2 minutes, if you take longer than this to complete you should dial in again (using no. *120*12000*1#). The system should recognise your number and will start again where you left off.

The system times out once I put in my email address?

If the USSD system times out after you’ve inserted your email address you may have included a space after your email address. We suggest you dial in again and complete the rest of the form. 

How do I know that my expression of interest has been submitted?

Your final screen will be “Thank you for Thank you for your interest. Please visit regarding further news on our recruitment drive”

Any technical difficulties?

Should you have any technical difficulties please email us on recruitment@localhost

Any feedback to your experience using the USSD line

Your comments and experience is important to us, please email us on recruitment@localhost 

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