Experience a day in the life of Dr Sivuyile Madikana and discover how he uses technology to assist him with his busy lifestyle.

Dr Sivuyile Madikana AKA Dr Sivu is a medical doctor and successful businessman. We spent a day with him to see how being a Vodacom RED VIP helps empower him to reach his full potential.

“Life has changed significantly over the last year and a half… Whether I choose to work from home, the office or my favourite coffee shop, Vodacom RED allows me to connect wherever I’m at,” shares Dr Sivu. 

With his Vodacom RED VIP package, he gets 100 GIGs of data and unlimited calls to help him stay connected, be it to his patients or for meetings, no matter where he is. 

“I love working from my favourite coffee shop because it allows me to interact with other human beings and bounce ideas off of them. It’s one thing to work from home, but you’re in a singular space by yourself so it’s great to also have other energies around you for your mental health,” shares the healthcare executive. 

Through adversity, there is opportunity. It’s clear that Sivu’s dynamic approach has seen him adapt well to these interesting times.

“Being part of the Vodacom RED family enables you to unlock a lot of benefits. One of them is getting up to a 50% discount on travel and access to Amazon Prime for the first 6 months,” adds the doctor. 

Thanks to Vodacom’s revamped packages, customers have the freedom to choose the minutes and data packages they’d like based on their lifestyle and technology needs. 

“With the new and improved Vodacom RED package, you also can get device theft cover. Imagine if your phone gets lost or stolen, you’re now protected by just ensuring your phone through Vodacom RED. That’s one of the benefits of being part of the Vodacom RED family.”

With partner deals like uCOOK, Dr Sivu is also able to prepare healthy meals from the comfort of his home.

“I don’t have a lot of time on my hands and cooking is something that I think takes up some time. Luckily, as part of the Vodacom RED VIP family, I get 25% off my first 3 orders from uCOOK as part of the benefits that Vodacom affords an individual,” commented the doctor.

You too can unlock these exclusive benefits and rewards when you switch or upgrade to RED – from travel and entertainment to premium services and signature experience. Experience RED and unlock more with Vodacom RED!


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