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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 (0)

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 report, Zulu was climbing Kilimanjaro with his wife Letshego Zulu as well as [&hellip...

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Taxify relaunched in South Africa in April 2016

European ride-hailing app entrenches itself in South Africa

July 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

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 (0)

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...

Oscar Pistorius

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...

Ebay Mall for Africa

Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

June 28, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: eBay partners with Mall for Africa

According to a report via Tech Crunch, online retailer eBay has teamed up with MallforAfrica.com to enable US sellers to gain access to Africa’s largest consumer markets. According to the report, the partnership will allow the launch of a new eBay...

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Brexit: Britain leaves European Union Twitter reacts

June 24, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (1)

According to a report via aljazeera.com, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The official results were announced on 24 June 2016 with the leave campaign receiving 52 percent in the historic referendum. According to the report, during the vote,...

EFT Africa

Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

June 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Digitally wary South Africans being drawn into e-shopping

E-commerce may be taking the world by storm, but South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements. But, with online purchases expected to near R10...

Tshwane Unrest

South Africa: Social Media reacts to violence in Tshwane

June 21, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Social Media reacts to violence in Tshwane

According to a report via News 24, the South African army is currently believed to be on standby to tackle the civil unrest situation happening in, and around, Tshwane/Pretoria. According to the report, a source close to the situation with first-hand...

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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn: Deal valued at $26.2 billion

June 13, 2016 • Company News, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn: Deal valued at $26.2 billion

Microsoft Corp and LinkedIn Corporation have revealed that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. In...

Orlando shooting

Social Media mourns the lives lost in Orlando mass shooting

June 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social Media mourns the lives lost in Orlando mass shooting

According to a report via CNN, an American-born man, who’d reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS, had gunned down 50 people in the early hours of 12 June, 2016. The report reveals that the attack commenced at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The attack has...

Stephen Keshi

Social media mourns the death of Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi

June 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Social media mourns the death of Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi

According to a report via EWN.co.za, one of football’s best-known stars, Stephen Keshi, has died at the age of 54. The news, which was confirmed by the Nigerian Football Federation, was revealed on 8 June, 2016. According to the report, Nigerian...

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South Africa: Britain & US warn of possible terrorist attacks

June 7, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Britain & US warn of possible terrorist attacks

According to a report via www.enca.com, the British government revealed – on 6 June, 2016 – that there is a high threat of possible attacks against foreigners in popular shopping areas within South Africa. The report revealed that the alert by...

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Instagram gets a new look

May 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Instagram gets a new look

Popular photo sharing network Instagram has updated its look. This is according to a statement issued by the company. According to the company, Instagram users will see an updated icon and app design soon. The full company statement can be found...