Mobile data is expensive in South Africa and naturally, we all look for a good deal. Leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a sale period South Africa now celebrates, retailers and service providers alike jump on this trend.

Some have deals for the day, for the weekend or for the month. Given that my inbox is full of data deals, I thought I’d share them all in one place.

Melon Mobile

Melon Mobile, a MVNO that runs on MTN but is totally independent when it comes to access, billing, support, customer care, etc. has launched its summer promo with data and unlimited voice and SMS.

The Summer promo runs for 6 months, and promo data expires after 30 days.

Here are the deals for monthly plans.


Here are the data deals for Pay As You Go:

I’ve also written about how you can get a free Melon eSIM here, within minutes using self-RICA:

How to: Get a free Melon Mobile eSIM


Vodacom announced Black November deals for SIM only data with savings of up to 75%, it said in a media release. The deals are available in-store and online between the 7 November to 6 December 2023.


MTN announced plans last month as a month-to-month SIM only mobile plan, valid from 15 September 2023 to 29 February 2024.

You can use your existing MTN prepaid number for these deals, or get a new number. If you are on contract, you have to migrate to prepaid before you can take up these offers.

All plans come with a free 6 month subscription to Disney+ Mobile.

EDIT: MTN Black Friday deals

I will update this page as I receive media releases for data deals in November 2023.