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Social media reacts to Pistorius sentencing

October 21, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media reacts to Pistorius sentencing

Oscar Pistorius has received a five year sentence for culpable homicide. The judgement came after a seven-month trial in the North Gauteng High Court for the death of Reeva Steenkamp at his luxury Pretoria home in February 2013. According to EWN, The athlete had a brief word with his uncle Arnold before being led straight [&hellip...

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Marek-Zymslowski

Jovago & UNICEF partner for Passport to Protection initiative

October 21, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Jovago & UNICEF partner for Passport to Protection initiative

Jovago has revealed that is now supporting UNICEF’s “Passport to Protection” initiative. According to both parties, the programme advances child protection by registering children with Birth Certificates using internet technology. In terms of the...

More than 20k malicious apps use Facebook APIs

Zambia: Facebook’s Internet.org app adds new services

October 17, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: Facebook’s Internet.org app adds new services

Users of the Internet.org app will be pleased to know that the service has been updated. According to the online portal there are now three news services, Zambiareports, SuperSoprt.com, and Ebola Info by UNICEF. The company has stated that: “We’ve...

The tax means Ugandans will now have to pay 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp.

Social media campaign aims to showcase Nigerian cities

October 14, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Social media campaign aims to showcase Nigerian cities

Over 50% of the population in Nigeria live in urban communities, with an expected growth of 3.75% per year.  It is believed that by 2020 the country will see an urbanisation rate of 61.6%. With limited portrayal of Nigeria’s rich urban lifestyle beyond the...

Nigerian Hacker

Over 48 million active internet users recorded in Nigeria

October 9, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Over 48 million active internet users recorded in Nigeria

According to Dr Peter Jack, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria’s active internet users currently stands at over 48 million. In a statement issued by NITDA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mrs. Hadiza...

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African marketers sign up for workshop on corporate campaigns

October 3, 2014 • Events, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on African marketers sign up for workshop on corporate campaigns

From 28 to 29 October 2014, marketing executives can take advantage of the Measuring the ROI of corporate online campaigns seminar, which will be held at The Gordon Institute of Business Science – located in Johannesburg. The seminar has been designed...

Digital Music

Millicom unveils digital music initiatives for Africa

September 25, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom unveils digital music initiatives for Africa

Millicom has unveiled Tigo Music and Africa Music Rights, two initiatives that are intended to introduce its digital music experience into Africa. Tigo Music is set to launch across Millicom’s African operations, starting in Ghana in the fourth quarter....

Jovago

Nigeria: Online businesses fueling economy

September 24, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Online businesses fueling economy

The Managing Director of online hotel booking platform Jovago, Marek Zmyslowski, at the ongoing 3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum has stated that online businesses have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian economy. In a statement made on a panel discussing...

online payments

Webtickets expands operations to Zimbabwe

September 23, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Webtickets expands operations to Zimbabwe

Webtickets has expanded its online ticketing business into Southern Africa. Webtickets recently started operating in Zimbabwe and one of its biggest ticketing sales events has included the recent 2014 Zimbabwe Tri-Series one-day international (ODI) cricket...

social media

Social media is transforming money transfers to Africa

September 19, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media is transforming money transfers to Africa

A new World Bank Development Research Group Report released in August, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that digital payments and remittances are playing a key role in increasing financial inclusion throughout the developing world...

Jovago

E-commerce booming in Nigeria

September 19, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on E-commerce booming in Nigeria

Managing Director of online hotel booking platform Jovago, Marek Zmyslowsk,i has stated that e-commerce is the key driving innovation factor for mobile payments in Nigeria. In a statement made on a panel for Mobile Payment Solutions for the Nigerian Market at...

Jumia Kenya

Nigeria: Jumia unveils same day delivery service

September 18, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Jumia unveils same day delivery service

Jumia has introduced a same day delivery to its customers in Lagos, exactly two years after its major competitor, Konga, introduced a similar service in the country. According to Nicolas Martin, Jumia’s Managing Director, the online retailer’s goal is...

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Global healthcare search engine launches in SA

September 17, 2014 • Healthcare, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Global healthcare search engine launches in SA

WhatClinic.com, a Tripadvisor style site for private healthcare, has launched a program of expansion in South Africa to meet the growing demand from consumers for information about clinics. According to the company, detailed listings for more than 500 clinics...

PayPal

PayPal partners with PayGate in South Africa

September 15, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on PayPal partners with PayGate in South Africa

PayPal and PayGate have inked a partnership, which according to both parties, will make online payments easier for merchants to accept payments in South Africa. PayGate’s GM of business development, Brendon Williamson, stated that: “PayGate customers can...

online payments

Millicom & Kalixa ink online payments processing partnership

September 11, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom & Kalixa ink online payments processing partnership

Millicom and Kalixa unveiled the establishment of a joint venture to develop a payments service provider to operate in Africa and Latin America, initially commencing in Colombia and Brazil later this year. The joint venture will offer payment acceptance...

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How effective is corporate online advertising in Africa?

September 10, 2014 • Events, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on How effective is corporate online advertising in Africa?

Marketing and communications executives are under a tremendous amount of pressure to prove the effectiveness of corporate online initiatives. To ensure funding, marketing offices must measure the return on investment of their strategies and communicate their...