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Posting rules


Our policies are designed to create a safe and fair environment for everyone using Sokoniafrica.com.

Learning what’s allowed can help you avoid unintentionally breaking the rules and helps everyone have a great experience.

Below, are our specific rules.  These will help you understand what rules apply to your ad.  If you do break Sokoniafrica.com rules, we will remove your ad, so please take the time to check them first.


As a condition of your use of this website you agree that you will not:

1. violate any laws
2. post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material
3. be false or misleading
4. infringe any third-party right
5. distribute or contain spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes
6. distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm this website or the interests or property of its users
7. copy, modify, or distribute any other person's content without their consent
8. use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access this website and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission
9. harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent
10. bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to this website

You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to this website and any consequences that may result from your post. We reserve the right at our discretion to refuse or delete content that we believe is inappropriate or breeching the above terms. We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user's usage of the site either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user's registration.


Posting an ad

Posting an ad on Sokoniafrica.com is quick, easy and in most categories completely free!

Benefits of posting your Advert here with us is that it Features:


- a FREE 365 Days advertising period in most catergories/Adverts;
- a convenient and fast search with filters;
- ads list sorting by price / posting date;
- PayPal payments for Premium Ads (30 Days);
- recently viewed ads;
- starred ads for saving interesting ads;
- Connect with Facebook API (allows to login using Facebook account, automatic posting to user's Facebook Wall hence wide publicity to a huge community);
- Facebook LIKE button on every ad description;
- Sign in with Twitter API (allows to login using Twitter account, automatic tweets);
- visitors can view all ads of registered user in one place;
- upload multiple pictures (up to 10) at once, change picture position very easily;
- insert Youtube Video to an ad description;
- Google Map of item location;
- visitors can Reply to an ad using a web form (spam protection);
- optimized for Google (SEO) - Meaning your Ad gets ranked high in google + other searches online;
- automatic e-mail notifications about ad expiration date;
and many more features.

We have recently changed our site for posting an ad, so please take note of these steps;

You now need to register to activate your first ad.  Subsequently, ad posting is much easier as we remember some of your details so you wont have to fill them out again in the post ad form.

Once you are a registered Sokoniafrica.com user, then we can apply your details to any new ads that you post, which will save you time in the future.

To post an ad simply click on the + Post New Classified button that can be found at the top of any page or click Here.

You will then need to choose the location and category that you want to post in.  Please pick the most relevant location and category as it will improve your response rate.

After you have selected where to post your ad  you can create your ad by completing a few brief sections.

1. Describe what's in your ad
The more details you give the better. See our top tips for creating a great ad.

2. Add pictures
Adding pictures of what you are offering will give you a much better response.

3. Tell us about yourself
We just need a few bits of information about you.

4. Responses to your ad
Choose how you want to receive responses to your ad - via email and/ or phone.

5. Make your ad standout
You can choose some optional extras to get even more responses to your ad

If you have posted an ad before and are having problems posting this time, our top help topics are listed below, otherwise refer to our 'posting problems' below.

Good luck, but if you do get stuck please let our customer support know so they can help.

Posting fees

It is completely free to post in most categories on Sokoniafrica.com.

In order to maintain the quality of responses expected from Sokoniafrica.com, we need to continue to invest in improvements to the site, national TV advertising, online marketing and more.

The fees we’ve introduced only apply to companies, landlords and others who post in our Jobs, Housing and Business Services categories.  

The money will go straight into making the site better for everyone. We think it’s fairer this way.

If you have a free ad and want to make it more visible please check out our 'promoting your ad' products including featuring your ad or bumping up your ad back to the top of the listings using the Premium Ads button (14 days).

Receiving replies

When you post your ad, you can choose to receive replies to your ad by email, by phone, or both methods.

Really try to think about the most suitable contact method for you.  Be aware that if your ad is a good one, then it will generate a lot of interest.

Posting problems

Generally if you post an ad it is live on site within a few minutes.  Sometimes ads get caught up in 'processing' and usually take up to 4 hours to go live.  If your ad is still processing after 12 hours then please contact our support team with your ad reference number via the Contact Us link.  There may be a problem.

If your ad has been removed from site, it is normally due to a breach in Sokoniafrica.com rules.  These include posting duplicate ads, posting ads in the wrong category, or category specific rules.  Please check out our Sokoniafrica.com Posting Rules to see where you may have gone wrong.


Managing your ad

Registering on the site

You now need to register to activate your first ad.  Subsequently, ad posting is much easier as we remember some of your details so you wont have to fill them out again in the post ad form.

Registration is easy, just post your ad as you would normally and click on the link which is sent in your activation email.

Editing your ad

You can edit your ad at any time.  You can change the information, price, add or remove pictures.

The only things you can’t edit in your ad are changing the category or the location.  To do that, you’ll have to delete your current ad and then post a new ad in the correct category or location.

To edit your ad:

1. Select ‘Manage your ads’ which can be found at the top of any page
2. Enter your email address and the password on your account.
If you've lost or forgotten your password, click the 'Forgot your password’ link, enter your ad reference and we’ll send it to you.
If you haven't created a Gumtree account yet, please use the input boxes on the right of the screen, inputting your ad reference number and your password.
Unfortunately you can not change the category or location of your ad.  If you want to change these areas then you will need to delete your ad and post a new ad with the correct details.
3. Select the option to "Edit your ad" - which is the first option after the picture icon of your ad.

Deleting your ad

As long as your ad meets the posting rules, it will stay online until it has expired or you decide to delete it.

You can delete your ad at anytime by logging into your account at the top of any page of the site, and following the steps on how to delete your ad.   

Ad expiry

Ads have different expiry dates according to the category and location they are posted in. In general, ads will expire after 30 days.  In the category Events & Gigs ads expire the day after the event.

You can extend the duration of an ad at anytime by relisting it soon after expiring!

If you don't want your ad on the site for as long as the duration period then you can easily delete your ad at anytime.



Promoting your advert

Do you want your advert to stand out from the rest?  

Do you want your advert to stay at the top of the listings?  
Would you like your advert to be viewd on average 6 times more than standard adverts?

Featuring your Sokoniafrica.com advert puts the advert to the top of results pages, making it more likely to be seen and readvert.

If you are posting a new advert or editing a current advert you can choose to feature your advert for 14 days.

If there’s a spot you really want your advert to be noticed, Homepage Premium adverts is a must!

We take the main picture from your advert and place it as a thumbnail on the top of the Sokoniafrica.com homepage for 14 days.   

Your advert could be seen by over 100,000 visitors a day.  

To be able to promote your advert in this way, you’ll need to include a picture with your advert in addition to a fee.



Prices for promoting your ad as a Homepage Premium Ads vary depending on category but start from just $10.00.

The correct price for your category will be shown when you’re placing your ad in the ‘Post an ad’ form or when you go to promote your existing ad.


Note: Prices in some categories may change based on demand, but this won't happen often.

Payment methods

We accept payment through:


  • PayPal
  • Credit/Debit Cards via Paypal ONLY

 

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