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    SA online retail to pass 1% of total retail in 2016

    April 6, 2016 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

    For the first time since the dawn of e-commerce in South Africa, online retail in this country will reach 1% of overall retail during 2016. This is the most significant finding of the Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report, released today by World Wide...

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    Social apps take over South African smartphones

    October 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Social apps take over South African smartphones

    For the second consecutive year, social media apps have dominated free downloads on all three major app stores in South Africa, namely Google Play for Android, the Apple App Store for iOS, and the Windows Store. This is one of the key findings of the South...

  • Kevin Hurwitz, Chief Executive Officer of Wonga.com South Africa (image: Wonga)

    Right to cheap data needs addressing

    March 18, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Right to cheap data needs addressing

    Latest statistics from World Wide Worx reveal that 90% of the 6.4 million South Africans who access the internet in South Africa rely solely on an internet connection on their mobile phones. As such, the theme of this year’s World Consumer Rights Day –...

  • Members of the access.mobile team strategise. (Image source: access.mobile)

    Entrepreneur bets on Mobile Enterprise Tools in Uganda

    February 21, 2014 • East Africa, StartupsComments Off on Entrepreneur bets on Mobile Enterprise Tools in Uganda

    In a report entitled How Africa’s mobile revolution is disrupting the continent, published on CNN, author Nmachi Jidenma refers to statistics by Informa Telecoms which suggest that the continent is well on its way to achieve 1 billion mobile subscriptions...

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    WhatsApp takes SA by storm

    February 21, 2014 • Online & SocialComments Off on WhatsApp takes SA by storm

    More than half of South African adult cellphone users living in cities and towns are using WhatsApp on their phones.  This is the key finding of research conducted by World Wide Worx and Fuseware into the use of social media and instant messaging (IM) on...

  • Despite reported loss of users within the teenage demographic, Facebook's growth continues - particularly in emerging markets. (Image source:Google/ business2community.com)

    Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

    February 5, 2014 • East Africa, Features, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook gaining not waning in Africa

    This week marks the tenth anniversary of the inception of Mark Zuckerberg’s global social network giant Facebook. In October 2013 the Company reported financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 30, confirming its attraction of 728...

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    Cloud uptake set to explode across Africa

    November 28, 2013 • EnterpriseComments Off on Cloud uptake set to explode across Africa

    Cloud computing uptake is about to explode in Africa’s major economies as businesses gain confidence in both the security and reliability of the Cloud. This was the key finding of the Cloud in Africa: Reality Check 2013 research study, released today...

  • South Africa's students cannot get enough of social media, latest research suggests. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    What South Africa’s students cannot do without

    October 31, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on What South Africa’s students cannot do without

      South Africa’s students are addicted to social media – but are almost unanimous that it enhances both their academic and social lives. In fact, they believe it may even help them during exam time. This was the key finding of the SA High-tech...

  • Peter Westcott, business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. (Image source: ContinuitySA)

    Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

    October 30, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

    “Cloud services are proliferating because they offer employees tremendous flexibility—the explosion in the use of smartphones and tablets creates a tremendous need for anywhere/ anytime access to applications,” says Peter Westcott, business continuity...

  • Mxit CEO Francois Swart. (Image source: Mxit)

    Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

    October 10, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Can SA’s Mxit keep up?

    South Africa’s home-grown instant messaging service, Mxit, may have been supplanted by Facebook as the country’s biggest social network, but it has succeeded in maintaining the loyalty of its user base. This emerged from the final analysis of the SA...

  • Arthur Goldstuck, MD of technology market researchers World Wide Worx (image: file)

    Facebook leads SA social media

    September 10, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Facebook leads SA social media

    Facebook has become the biggest social network in South Africa, seeing its strongest growth yet in the past year – and overtaking Mxit for the first time. This was one of the key findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2014 research study, released...

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    South Africa: 1.4-million tablets in three years

    July 30, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 1.4-million tablets in three years

    According to a recent study by research firm World Wide Worx, South African consumer bought over 1.4-million tablets in a period of three years – from June 2010 to June 2013. At the end of 2012, 960 000 tablet had already been sold. In terms of market...

  • Mobile money services on the move in Africa

    May 2, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Mobile money services on the move in Africa

    With the pervasive power of mobile technology, continuous rollout of solutions and undeniable influence of broadband connectivity in commerce, it is unsurprising that the finance sector has emerged as a strong example of just how far technology has...

  • Small companies to spend more on digital mapping

    January 22, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Small companies to spend more on digital mapping

    Digital mapping might seem like something only large corporations spend their huge budgets on, but during a research presentation, World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck revealed that a number of Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) are making use of...

  • How will the ITU conference affect the Internet in Africa?

    December 11, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on How will the ITU conference affect the Internet in Africa?

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is currently locked in a series of meetings in Dubai, UAE, where it aims thrash out a number of issues surrounding the Internet and how this resource is being used globally. One of the the biggest talking...

  • SA’s broadband doubled in two years

    December 6, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s broadband doubled in two years

    Broadband access in South Africa has more than doubled in the last two years, as mobile operators slashed the cost of data and network roll-out accelerated. This is revealed in new data contained in the final version of the Internet Access in South Africa...