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mapIT to host Developers Day

September 19, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on mapIT to host Developers Day

To follow on from the last successful mapIT Developers Day held in March this year with over 60 developers attending, mapIT announced that it will host another free Developers Day on 5 October in Johannesburg. This will be a development session where delegates will learn all about the latest features available on the platform covering both web and...

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SA connects as Durban’s Internet Exchange switched on

September 14, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on SA connects as Durban’s Internet Exchange switched on

KwaZulu-Natal’s capital city this week flipped the switch on the brand-new Durban Internet Exchange (DINX), complementing the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) and the Cape Town Internet Exchange (CINX), currently the largest two Internet exchange...

Zambia’s government urges stronger ICT laws

September 13, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Zambia’s government urges stronger ICT laws

According to the Times of Zambia the government has challenged the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) to strengthen laws governing technology, including Internet usage within the country. The use of ICT ought to be more...

Heavyweights join SA’s Retail Tech Africa forum

September 13, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Heavyweights join SA’s Retail Tech Africa forum

Woolworths, Pepcor, Massdiscounters, Famous Brands and Shoprite are the latest in a long line of retailers to join the Retail Technology Forum in South Africa.  With close to 7,700 stores between them spanning Sub Sahara and beyond, they join an already...

Digital activities now becoming the new normal – PwC

September 11, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Digital activities now becoming the new normal – PwC

South Africa’s entertainment and media companies have reached the ‘end of the digital beginning’, with digital activities now becoming the ‘new normal’ for traditional media companies, according to a report issued today by professional services firm...

SA’s ISP Association lauds finalisation of info bill

September 10, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s ISP Association lauds finalisation of info bill

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) welcomes the finalisation of the Protection of Personal Information Bill by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development on 5 September 2012. In particular, ISPA welcomes the...

Speakers to strike a key note at Internet Business show 2012

September 10, 2012 • Events, Online & SocialComments Off on Speakers to strike a key note at Internet Business show 2012

The Internet Show is Africa’s only Internet business show for digital marketing and online business. This year the conference will have five track- including social media, content management, digital advertising, mobile advertising and cloud computing...

Welcome to the online revolution!

September 3, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Welcome to the online revolution!

A new game with new rules, a revolution within a totally connected world and the influence of a generation of off-the-wall, passionate thinkers. These are just a few of the descriptions surrounding the impact of the Internet on business and society to emerge...

Policy changes looming for co.za

August 27, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (1)

UniForum SA, trading as, the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) manages and administers the .co.za domain name space. Over the past two years the ZACR has taken steps to align its domain name registry operating system to international standards by implementing a...

AU, Internet Society focus on Exchange Point rollout

August 24, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (1)

The Internet Society has announced that it has been selected by the African Union (AU) to conduct community mobilisation and technical aspects workshops to support the establishment of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in AU Member States as part of the...

SEACOM heads to AfPIF to discuss Africa’s Internet

August 20, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on SEACOM heads to AfPIF to discuss Africa’s Internet

Privately owned and operated, pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM is supporting the third African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in South Africa this year in line with its vision for the development of the Internet in Africa. AfPIF takes place from 22...

BT, Infinite Family open lab and minds in Johannesburg

August 16, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on BT, Infinite Family open lab and minds in Johannesburg

BT today announced the opening of Infinite Family’s mentoring laboratory in the Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg, allowing township teenagers to interact with role models who teach, discuss, challenge, and encourage. Infinite Family’s volunteer...

Zuckerberg knocked off tech rich list

August 15, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Zuckerberg knocked off tech rich list

Once the golden boy of technology, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found himself in unfamiliar territory last week. The creator of the world’s most popular social network site, with close to a billion users, was knocked off the world’s Top 10 richest...

MWEB Business SA lowers cost of Internet connectivity package

July 27, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on MWEB Business SA lowers cost of Internet connectivity package

MWEB Business, the business-focused division of one of South Africa’s largest ISPs, has reduced the price of its uncapped, truly unshaped and unthrottled 10Mbps Internet connectivity package by R500 to R2999 (incl VAT, excl ADSL line rental). The entry...

Online users in Madagascar see global green with Orange

July 26, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Online users in Madagascar see global green with Orange

Orange Madagascar and MFS Africa have announced the launch of the online money transfer service Orange Money Transfert International, whereby Orange customers in Madagascar can receive international remittances directly to their Orange Money accounts. Orange...

SA consumers living it up in the cloud

July 26, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on SA consumers living it up in the cloud

A newly released Microsoft MSN poll reveals that more than half of average consumers of the Internet use more than one computing device every day – and are increasingly turning to the cloud to help access and share their important files. The poll,...