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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 fact that the Committee voted not to adopt the options proposed on the definition of consent. This...

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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,...

Google+ and YouTube to livestream Olympics in Kenya

July 20, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google+ and YouTube to livestream Olympics in Kenya

The stage is set for the 30th Olympics in London from 27th July to 12th August. Kenyans are waiting in anticipation for the gold medals their national team will be bringing in and to them showing their prowess in the usual 1-2-3 style. Through Google+ and...

Google launches SMS Gmail in Africa

July 19, 2012 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (2)

Search engine and mail host Google has launched a text-based version of their hugely popular Gmail email service, which is specifically aimed at users in Africa who do not necessarily have access to a constant or stable connection to the Internet. The new...

Africa clicks together as Madiba dominates social networks

July 18, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Africa clicks together as Madiba dominates social networks

Social networks and online media sites have been inundated with messages of best wishes and goodwill to former South African President, Nelson Mandela, on his 94th birthday. Messages were sent from all over the world from celebrities, institutions,...

Dot Africa marks continents own domain name

July 17, 2012 • Online & SocialComments (1)

A Capital FM report from Nairobi says Africa stands to get its own Internet domain name, dot Africa, in the next 18 months. This follows an intensive adjudication and evaluation process by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)...

Marissa Mayer is Yahoo’s new CEO

July 17, 2012 • Online & SocialComments Off on Marissa Mayer is Yahoo’s new CEO

Struggling search engine Yahoo announced that former Google employee Marissa Mayer has been appointed to the position of CEO. Her appointment marks the third CEO that the company has had in just over a year. “I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!,...