bada Apps for South Africans

If (like me) you’re a South African and you’re considering purchasing a Samsung Wave phone, this guide will show you that Samsung bada offers a wide range of unique apps for South Africans. Weather you’re looking for local news, business, weather or your favourite local magazine, there’s a bada app for all your needs!

News24news24 – free

Stay informed wherever you are. Get breaking news, sport and lifestyle news from South Africa and around the world with News24, South Africa’s leading digital news brand – now available on Bada. View the latest top stories, check out your 7 day weather forecast , TV Guide, Movie Info, Lotto, Astro and more.

What's OnWhat’s On – free

Find exciting things to do every weekend with the What’s On app! Download it onto your phone and get up-to-date info about events in the country’s main cities: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria/Tshwane. Whether it’s parties, expos or live events, make sure you’re a part of the action.

FHMFHM – free

Boys, it’s time to add a little sizzle with the Samsung FHM App, you can easily access the latest FHM babe wallpapers and videos. Even better, all downloads are free! You can also get all the latest guy stuff like entertainment, jokes and sport. What are you waiting for?

PC Format PC Format – free

Attention all technology and computer enthusiasts! Stay on top of your favourite subject matter with the latest news and reviews from PC Format. Fans of the magazine will also get a sneak peek at the upcoming magazine’s content and features. Plug into the PC Format App now!

CAR MagCAR mag – free

Calling all motoring fanatics: Get one-click access to the latest news, new model reviews, car galleries and video news clips with the CARmag App from Samsung. While you’re at it, you can catch up on the latest interviews with CARmag journo, Juliet McGuire and pimp your phone with the hottest supercar wallpapers and exhaust tone downloads. Test drive the CARmag App now!

Planet Rugby PLANET RUGBY – free

The Planet Rugby App allows you to get the latest rugby news from South Africa, France, England, Australia and New Zealand, you’ll also get a blow-by-blow account of the latest games and tournaments.

Times LIVE Times LIVE – free

The Times LIVE app allows you access to all the world’s breaking news throughout the day. By downloading it you’ll be able to read the latest local and global news, sports updates, business trends, entertainment buzz and science and technology breakthroughs. Never be out of touch again!

Mail & Guardian Mail & Guardian – free

Stay ahead of the game with the Mail and Guardian App from Samsung. As well as insightful local, African, international, sport and business news, the App also features articles pertaining to lifestyle, leisure and the arts. You’ll never run out of fascinating things to read with the Mail and Guardian App. Get it now!

Sowetan LIVE Sowetan LIVE – free

If you feel lost without your daily dose of local news, make sure you download the Sowetan LIVE App. Packed with South African breaking news, sporting highlights and celebrity scoop, you’ll know exactly who’s who and what’s what in your area.

Thumbtribe News Thumbtribe News & Sport – free

Get the News and Sport App from Thumbtribe for the smartest way to access breaking news and sport anytime, anywhere. This app offers one-click access to SA and World news headlines, business news, technology news and entertainment. For the sports fans, there is all the latest sporting news, including football, rugby, cricket, motoring and more. The user-friendly interface makes selecting your favourite news and sports feeds quick and easy, and tabbed browsing makes scanning the headlines a pleasure.

NDRIVE SA NDrive SA – R416-00

NDrive turns your Samsung Wave phone into A FULLY FUNCTIONING GPS NAVIGATION DEVICE, ready to use in the car, while walking in the city or during outdoor adventures.

eat out eat out – free

If fine wining and dining sound tantalising, then the Eat Out app is for you. Download it onto your phone and stay up to date with food trends in South Africa’s main centers Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, plus get info on newly opened restaurants, as well as restaurant reviews and specials on offer.


Money matters. Period. Download the Moneyweb app onto your phone and you’ll have access to all the information you need when it comes to money and finance from experts in the industry. Get breaking news, interviews, videos and more from Moneyweb now!

NOTE: The descriptions of the apps above are from the Samsung Apps website.

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