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Are South Africans doing enough to secure their online identities?

August 24, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Do your shopping habits put you at risk? Are you exposing yourself – and your confidential information – to opportunistic fraudsters? These are questions that online shoppers should be asking themselves says Mark Chirnside, CEO of ThisIsMe, who highlights that South Africans may not be taking adequate steps to secure their online identities and...

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Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

August 12, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Jumia to provide E-commerce training to over 3000 Women

In an effort to support Kenya’s female entrepreneurs in business, over 3000 women from Kenya will be given an opportunity to undergo e-commerce training, facilitated by Jumia in collaboration with SheCares International. These women were selected by...

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Nigeria: Etisalat and YuuZoo launch SME e-commerce portal

August 11, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Etisalat and YuuZoo launch SME e-commerce portal

Etisalat Nigeria and YuuZoo Singapore have launched an e-commerce platform, SME Arena, to facilitate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. It allows SMEs to converge, network, collaborate, showcase their products and interact with...

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SA voters used Facebook to share their voice in the recent election

August 11, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA voters used Facebook to share their voice in the recent election

Facebook gave South Africans the ability to share that they were taking part in last week’s election with an ‘I’m a Voter’ button that appeared in the Facebook newsfeeds of those eligible to vote. With 14 million people in South Africa using Facebook...

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Will enterprises suffer as employees watch Olympic Games?

August 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Will enterprises suffer as employees watch Olympic Games?

Riverbed Technology has revealed the findings of its global snapshot survey that looked to see how companies would be approaching any potential critical business application and network strain from employees streaming Olympic coverage and accessing associated...

Social Media

Social media could help political parties avoid unpleasant surprises

August 8, 2016 • Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media could help political parties avoid unpleasant surprises

This was an election fought as much at the ballot box as through social media…and a result the ANC, and other parties, should have seen coming had they paid closer attention to the lively conversation out there in the digital space. Final results showed a...

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South Africa: Get the 2016 Municipal Election results here

August 4, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Get the 2016 Municipal Election results here

On 3 August 2016, South African residents went to the polls to cast their votes in the 2016 Municipal Elections. According to the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) chairperson, Glen Mashinini, voting across South Africa went smoothly; however,...

Internet of Things

Too many transport operators still wary of Internet of Things

August 1, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Too many transport operators still wary of Internet of Things

Over the past two decades, the world has witnessed a new stage of technological revolution. Globally, around 5,5 million new devices connect to the Internet every day, with more than 205 000 new gigabytes of data created every second. Termed the Internet of...

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Why South Africa’s online storefront still lacks wider appeal

July 29, 2016 • Online & Social, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Why South Africa’s online storefront still lacks wider appeal

This year, online retail in South Africa will reach 1% of overall retail for the first time. While the number appears small, it marks a significant milestone for a sector that is attracting robust investment from both established and new players in the retail...

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Social Media mourns death of SA rally star Gugu Zulu

July 18, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Social Media mourns death of SA rally star Gugu Zulu

According to a report by News 24, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has confirmed that South African rally champion, Gugu Zulu, has died. The report revealed that Zulu had died while attempting to climb Kilimanjaro on Mandela Day in Tanzania. As revealed by the...

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European ride-hailing app entrenches itself in South Africa

July 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on European ride-hailing app entrenches itself in South Africa

Taxify, a smartphone-based application that connects riders to their nearest ride at the tap of a button, is growing impressively after only having re-launched in South Africa a few weeks ago. As a global business...

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South African Retailer Releases Augmented Reality app

July 11, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Retailer Releases Augmented Reality app

South African retailer Pick n Pay is launching a new giveaway campaign. For every R150 spent at any Pick n Pay, customers will get a free pack of four collectible Super Animal cards that can be scanned, using Pick n Pay’s free downloadable app, to bring the...

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South Africa: Social Media reacts to Pistorius sentencing

July 6, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Social Media reacts to Pistorius sentencing

According to a report via BBC.com, Oscar Pistorius, a former South African Paralympian, has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. The report reveals that Pistorius was immediately placed in custody;...

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South Africa: Watch the Oscar Pistorius trial here

July 6, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Watch the Oscar Pistorius trial here

Oscar Pistorius, a Former South African Paralympian,  has appeared in court to face judgment for the murder of his former girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. According to a report via enca.com, Pistorius has been awaiting re-sentencing after the original verdict...

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South Africa votes against internet freedom

July 5, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa votes against internet freedom

According to a report via Fin24, South Africa has joined other nations such as China and Russia in voting against a United Nations resolution on the “promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet.” The resolution was however...

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E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

June 29, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on E-commerce boom in Kenya offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs

Kenya’s electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital...