In 2011, Coca Cola launched its Share a Coke campaign in Australia, which was a personalised campaign with the most common Australian names printed on Coca Cola bottles and cans. The result? More than 250 million personalised bottles and cans were sold over the summer months to a population of...
A week full of unrest, violent rioting and looting breaking out in the wake of former President Jacob Zuma's incarceration, amongst other reasons, has left the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province of South Africa nearly in ruin. The violence and looting will cost the province's economy an estimated R20-billion ($1.3-billion). After the...
Amazon, Blue Origin founder and richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, blasted off towards the edge of space in his own rocket, the 'New Shepard'. Bezos has been competing with fellow billionaire Richard Branson, who flew into space aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket on 11 July, beating Bezos by...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. News this week was tinged with stories about the ongoing unrest in South Africa. The widespread rioting and looting stemming from exploding frustrations about inequality and poverty, as well as...
The Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa says new data is suggesting that petrol prices in the country will increase by a huge 87 cents to the litre. This comes as the fuel industry has been 'hammered from all sides' during the weeklong unrest that gripped the country in...
A maximum of 2,500 South African National Defense Force (SANDF) soldiers will be used in "Operation PROSPER," a deployment in response to widespread looting in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The deployment was announced by Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South African Defense Minister, by publication in the Government Gazette on Monday night....
The front pages of several major Nigerian newspapers, including The Punch, the Vanguard, the Nation, ThisDay, the Guardian and the Daily Sun, amongst others, ran on Monday with an image decrying the latest push into media censorship launched by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. "Information Blackout," reads the caption...
Kenyan taxpayers will now reportedly spend millions of shillings on the acquisition of laptops to enable members of the country's national assembly to participate in virtual meetings if lawmakers approve a new report recommending methods for the House to find ways around COVID-19 disruptions. According to Business Daily, the taxpayer...
British billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson flew 80 KMs above the arid deserts of New Mexico aboard his Virgin Galactic spaceship and safely returned to Earth during the vehicle's first fully-crewed test flight to the edge of space. Branson began planning the trip on the...
President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended South Africa's adjusted Level 4 lockdown for another 14 days - with restrictions expected to remain in place until 25 July. Ramaphosa said during his address to the nation on Sunday that the last 2 weeks of restrictions have been necessary for curbing the third...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. A robotic assistant joins ICU teams in Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Vodafone Ghana and Invest for Africa partner to advance the digital capabilities of SMEs in Ghana, and a massive...
Members of the South African Airways Pilots Association (SAAPA) is set to vote on a new agreement with South African Airways (SAA), which, if accepted, could end all current disputes with the airline. Including an ongoing strike. According to SAAPA, this new deal would mean that 88 pilots will be...
The Department of Treasury in the South African province of Gauteng has reportedly lost more than R6-million ($417,719.67) after it mistakenly paid for services in US dollars instead of South African rand. An erroneous payment of $20-million, instead of R20-million, was made as per e-Government payment advice for the cost...
Football is the most-watched sport in the entire world. What used to be purely TV-based entertainment has now moved to other platforms as well. You can live stream football matches on your phone, tablet, and also your PC. The truth is most football live streaming apps are essential for mobile...
As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. This week in African tech - Lockdown Level 4 in South Africa implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 Delta, and Windows 11's system requirements - not all PCs will...
Although organisations worldwide found their businesses disrupted, projects postponed, and strategies challenged during 2020, South African companies were very adept at coping with business-related challenges as a result of COVID-19, says Project Management Institute. “Drawing this conclusion in their annual Pulse of the Profession report, PMI reported that project leaders...
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