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Dutch eLearning specialist launches in South Africa

Dutch eLearning specialist aNewSpring launches in South Africa

September 21, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ANewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company announced on Thursday 21 September 2017 that the company has opened a Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies. The announcement was made at the E-learning Insights 2017 conference in Johannesburg and Cape Town where aNewSpring co-owner, Rene Persoon, highlighted the...

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Interview: Showmax-DSTV merger "to contain costs and seek efficiencies"

Interview: DEOD MD discusses industry rocking DSTV/Showmax merger

September 21, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Stephen Watson, MD of Discover Digital, in an interview which looked to reveal his perspective, as a small role player in the video on demand scene, on the recent announcement from Multichoice that Showmax will be available...

Facebook is South Africa's favourite social media platform

Facebook is South Africa’s favourite social media platform

September 21, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 20 September 2017 brand intelligence organisation, Ornico, and high-tech market research consultancy, World Wide Worx, revealed the findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2018 study which showed that social media use has intensified among...

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How your phone use is affecting your health

September 20, 2017 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

The amount of time we spend on the phone – either for business or personal use – can have a harmful effect on our overall health. The concerns about how posture and phone use influences well-being is not a new one, however, it has become a greater concern...

YouTube Go launches in Nigeria

YouTube Go launches in Nigeria

September 20, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

YouTube has revealed that the YouTube Go app, which was previewed at the recent Google for Nigeria event, is now available for Nigerians to download, according to a report by All Africa. The app is available for download from the Google Play Store. The app is...

Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App.

New mobile rewards app launched in South Africa

September 19, 2017 • Education, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Van Schaik Bookstore has enhanced its rewards programme with a lock-screen replacement android Rewards App. The app will offer student consumers rewards, freebies, deals and information, as well as free Wi-Fi and WhatsApp benefits. Van Schaik has also...

Internet users in Nigeria decreasing

NCC reveals that internet users in Nigeria are decreasing

September 19, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed that the number of people using the internet in Nigeria decreased in the month of July 2017. The number of users declined from 91,629,066 in June 2017 to 91,450,252 in July 2017, a decrease of 178,814,...

VOOV South Africa

VOOV, a new live streaming app launched in SA

September 16, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

A new live streaming app has been launched in South Africa. The app allows users to the opportunity to discover, connect and interact with any other South African user’s live streams. According to the company, VOOV is packed with cool features, gifts, and...

React Native changing the mobile development space

React Native set to change the mobile development space

September 16, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

To start things off the question remains… Should businesses have to choose between creating an app that provides a better user experience, or an app that is faster to develop and can run on more platforms and devices? With this ongoing debate of user...

The Santa Shoebox Project (SSB) has been awarded the 2017 Best Use of Tech by an NGO Award. (image source: Get it Durban)

The Santa Shoebox Project scoops prestigious tech award

September 16, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s children’s charity, the Santa Shoebox Project (SSB) has been awarded the 2017 Best Use of Tech by an NGO Award. The category award forms part of the PriceCheck Tech and E-commerce Awards, which honours outstanding South African businesses,...

Interview: No better time to join the African digital race

Interview: No better time to join the African digital race

September 14, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa recently spoke to Hendri Lategan, CEO of Swipe Interactive, in an interview which looks to unpack how mobile apps are changing the face of business on the African continent. Swipe Interactive is a specialist digital solutions agency that...

iPhone X specs

Twitter Reacts: Apple launch iPhone 8 and iPhone X

September 14, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On the 12th of September 2017, Apple released their new range of devices at an event at their newly opened California headquarters. Among the new devices revealed was the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. According to the firm, the iPhone X is the...

Facebook is South Africa's favourite social media platform

1Life launches first of its kind Chat Bot for Facebook

September 14, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

1Life, a direct life insurer, announced the launch of its 1Life Chat Bot, named Emily – a first of its kind for the long-term insurance industry. Emily will offer consumers instant life insurance quotes using popular social media platform – Facebook –...

Cell C drops out-of-bundle rates and extends data life

Cell C drops out-of-bundle rates and extends data life

September 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African telecommunications company, Cell C, announced on Wednesday 13 September 2017 that the company will be slashing its out-of-bundle (OOB) data rates for prepaid customers to its lowest tariff plan to 15c per MB. In addition, the company also...

Brightspace will enable students to engage in online, blended, and competency based education programmes on a single platform . (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

New e-commerce platform launched in SA

September 13, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new e-commerce platform that sells musical instrument and offers a technology retail experience was launched in Johannesburg, South Africa. MiTech required Bluegrass Digital to support their online retail and marketing objectives. Bluegrass Digital was...

South African company to tackle ebook piracy with blockchain

South African company to tackle ebook piracy with blockchain technology

September 13, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Custos Media Technologies, a South African company that provides a globally effective solution to piracy by outsourcing the detection of pirated content using Bitcoin and its blockchain, announced on Wednesday 13 September 2017 that the company will be...