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Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

Black Friday: Where to find the best deals

November 24, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Black Friday, the day that bargain hunters have waited the whole year for has finally arrived. On 24 November 2017, thousands have gone out in search for the deal of the year as prices from multiple stores have be slashed down as they jump on the bandwagon. For those who will be doing their shopping [&hellip...

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Darkness on Black Friday as online stores crash

Darkness on Black Friday as online stores crash

November 24, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Thousands of South Africans woke up a little bit earlier on Friday 24 November 2017, in an attempt to get a jump on the madness which is Black Friday. These bargain hunters, however, were met with a massive stumbling block… the websites that had been...

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Black Friday Hackers

5 ways to protect yourself from Black Friday hackers

November 23, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

With Black Friday fast approaching, thousands will flock to the shops to try and find the best deal of the year… but for those who won’t be able to get the time off work, there will also be hundreds of online sales available to choose from. The...

Should you be investing in initial coin offerings just yet?

Should you be investing in initial coin offerings just yet?

November 23, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), also referred to as token sales, have become the latest fintech trend gaining popularity in the cryptocurrency environment. But what are they? Simply put, ICOs are used to raise investments for a particular project. But instead...

TransUnion launches mobile credit platform in Rwanda

TransUnion launches mobile credit platform in Rwanda

November 23, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

TransUnion Africa, a provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk, has launched Menyesha, a mobile credit reporting platform, to cater to the Rwandan market. Menyesha, literally “Inform Me” in Kinyarwanda, represents a leap...

Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

Nigeria: Facebook launches new digital growth initiative

November 23, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday 22 November 2017, Facebook announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria which, according to the company, will further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile...

Shopping online is a big deal

Shopping online is a big deal

November 23, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Security, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

Increasingly, South Africans are enjoying the convenience of shopping online. And at this time of year, when the jingly tunes and bright baubles joyfully adorn the tangible aisles of brick-and-mortar shops, e-commerce retailers are on high alert to strengthen...

What South Africans can expect this Black Friday?

What can South Africans expect this Black Friday?

November 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Opinion, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

We’ve all heard the stories about Black Friday in the US – all the latest goods at crazy low prices – but are South Africans experiencing the biggest day on the shopping calendar in the same way? Kevin Tucker, Founder and CEO of PriceCheck, an...

Uber reveals massive data breach

Uber reveals massive data breach

November 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Taxi-hailing company, Uber, has revealed that they concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers. The breach occurred in October 2016 and Uber paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data. The hackers found 57 million names, email addresses and...

Africa reacts to Mugabe's resignation

Africa reacts to Mugabe’s resignation

November 22, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017, Robert Mugabe, the longtime president of Zimbabwe, resigned. His resignation came after a week-long struggle for power after the military in Zimbabwe implemented a coup. Mugabe’s 37-year reign came to an end as he handed in...

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape.

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

November 21, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cisco has announced the release of seven free, self-enrol online courses to help South Africans to develop their digital skills. The company believes that in doing so, it is following through on its pledge to train an additional 100 000 students by...

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

November 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like cloud. In fact, the concept of connected edge peripherals, has been around for quite some time now, albeit mostly on a private...

65 percent of South Africans are now online: study.

Study: Internet consumption is a mobile affair in South Africa

November 20, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google launched the 2017 Connected Consumer Study on 20 November 2017. This year’s study researched how online behaviour has changed, compared TV and online video consumption habits, how mobile usage has evolved over time, and, finally, what the future of...

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

November 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform has announced that the company has introduced a new category of funding small-scale farming in Africa by allowing Nigerians to venture and sponsor agriculture. The company also simultaneously...

WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

November 20, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Digital money transfer business, WorldRemit, announced on Friday 17 November 2017 that the company has signed the first official online money transfer partner of English Premier League club, Arsenal. According to the business, which was formed by a UK-based...