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Prohibited Items on OLX

The following items are strict no-gos. If there’s any attempt to post any of these, we’ll delete the ad straight away. We take the safety of our buyers and sellers quite seriously.

And in some cases, we will be obligated to contact the authorities. 

  • Any goods that require a permit or is against South African law
  • Guns: especially weapons that require a permit or legal authority to use
  • Illegal/Pirated copies: Copies, duplicates or "backup copies" of software or digital versions thereof, including memory cards or other storage devices. e.g. DVDs, CDs and books
  • Drugs, narcotics, tobacco and other smoking-related products
  • Fireworks and other combustible paraphernalia
  • Any form of medication
  • Pyramid schemes / multi-level marketing
  • Affiliate Programs / rewards or commissions
  • ‘Get rich quick’ or ‘work from home’ schemes
  • Human organs.
  • Ads from minors.
  • The sale of sim cards
  • Replicas and counterfeits
  • The sale and installation of Wendy houses/log cabins by businesses
  • Money Transactions: Ads or services offering the exchange of any legal tender, whether online or in-person
  • DSTV/dish installations
  • Sale of gaming accounts (Pokeman accounts, steam accounts)
  • Finance offered from a free email account
  • The service of hacking, unlocking or chipping any device
  • Voodoo (Black magic)
  • Natural products that claim to cure diseases
  • Digital goods e.g. eBooks and vouchers in electronic form
  • Coupons, vouchers and credit cards
  • Equipment for games of chance e.g. Lottery & Slot machines
  • Explicit or adult content or services
  • Ads seeking for monetary donations
  • Unauthorized use of copyrighted material
  • Loose Diamonds/Tanzanites
  • Loose krugerrands
  • Contact lenses (cosmetic/prescription)
  • Natural product which claim to cure you of any kind of illness or disease or that can prevent cancer
  • Endangered/Indigenous animals, under any local or international law
  • Certain breeds of dogs not allowed as per our policy with NSPCA
  • Breeding in dogs and cats
  • Dogs and cats under 8 weeks
  • Swapping of animals
  • Free pets offered or wanted
  • The sale tusks, rhino horns or items made of ivory
  • Donkey hides
  • Vehicles with no papers
  • Vacancies posted from an free email account

And as a matter of housekeeping...

  • “Selfies” and images that have no obvious relation or affinity to the ad will be deleted
  • Images downloaded from the internet (stock images) are not allowed