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South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address (Image Credit: World Economic Forum)

Google launches SA election Hub

April 16, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google today launched the South African Elections Hub, an online portal where voters, journalists and campaigners can easily track all the latest news, trends and information related to the 2014 elections, set to take place on 7 May, marking 20 years of democracy in South Africa. The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in ...

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Alpesh Patel, CEO Oju Africa and Group CEO of Mi-Group International (image: supplied)

Afro-centric emoticons launched in South Africa

April 15, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

They first garnered international attention with the launch of the first ethnically diverse emoticons. In fact in the past two weeks the Afro Emoticons from Oju Africa have had the world abuzz, with over 12000 downloads of the free app from Google Play in...

There are mounting fears over the fate of a man who went missing 14 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja (image: Shutterstock)

Fear mounts for missing Nigerian tweeter

April 14, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

There are mounting fears over the fate of a man who went missing 14 days ago after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in Abuja, Amnesty International said over the weekend. The man, identified by family members as Yusuf Siyaka Onimisi, has not been...

Capitec came out tops with a SITEisfaction score of 71 (image: file)

South Africa: Capitec rules the online banking roost

April 11, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Specialist online marketing research agency Columinate yesterday released its third annual ‘Internet Banking SITEisfaction in South Africa’ survey. Launched in 2012, the survey is a measure of customer satisfaction with online banking services in South...

Ericsson South Africa dismissed an employee over a racists tweet. (image: Charlie Fripp)

Ericsson fires employee over racist tweet

April 9, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecommunications company Ericsson South Africa has dismissed an employee over a racists tweet. Ericsson employee Vivienne Catherine Basson vented her anger on Twitter today, after being allegedly involved in a car accident with a taxi driver. In the...

Kenyan comedian turned entrepreneur Daniel Ndambuki has reached a milestone for individual Kenyans on Facebook (image: file)

Kenyan hits 1-million fans on Facebook

April 9, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan comedian turned entrepreneur Daniel Ndambuki has reached a milestone for individual Kenyans on Facebook, as he recently hit the one-million mark in ‘likes’ on the hugely-popular social networking platform. The achievement is the highest of its kind...

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Kenya: MasterCard aims to increase electronic payments

April 8, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

MasterCard today announced the licensing of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) to issue MasterCard debit, credit and prepaid cards in Kenya. The collaboration is expected to increase the adoption of electronic payments in the country, especially in the retail...

Managing Director of Lendico Dominik Steinkühler (image: supplied)

Digital alternative to banks launches in SA

April 8, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa Internet Holding (AIH), an African startup builder, announced today the launch of Lendico in South Africa. Lendico is the digital alternative to banks that enables investors to directly fund the loans of private individuals. Launching in South Africa,...

Microsoft’s Africa Initiatives Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Louis Onyango Otieno (image: file)

Microsoft taking lead on e-learning in Africa

April 1, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft yesterday co-chaired a roundtable discussion on the need for private and public partnerships (PPPs) to deliver relevant, sustainable and scalable solutions that will promote e-learning in Africa. The roundtable resulted in the proposal of an EU...

The world has been introduced to the first Afro Emoticons courtesy of Oju Africa (image: Oju Africa)

First Afro emoticons launched by Oju Africa

March 28, 2014 • OnlineComments (0)

In an innovative first, the world has been introduced to the first Afro Emoticons courtesy of Oju Africa. Powered by Mi-Fone, the first African mobile devices brand, “Oju” literally meaning “faces” in the Yoruba language from Nigeria, is an innovation...