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SA Elections: FF Plus top 3 most searched parties in the last day

Google search trends indicate that South Africans are impatient to know the results and are searching for more election-related information as the news trickles out. Below is a round-up of some of the top trending election-related searches on Google...

Fist fights, swearing, pepper spray at SONA 2017- Twitter reacts

Last night, 9th of February,  the annual State of the Nation Address by South African President, Jacob Zuma, took place in Cape Town. The event was shrouded in controversy as Zuma had deployed 441 South African National Defence Force members and 5000 police...

Will social media influence African elections?

In 2013 a number of election processes took place in key countries in Africa, including Kenya, Mali and Zimbabwe, and affirmed the role that technology – specifically social media and mobile infrastructure – plays in these political processes. Technology...

SA Minister responds to ICT Indaba investigation

The office of the South African Minister of Communications, Ms Dina Pule, has issued a statement regarding the Public Protector’s decision to investigate the potential conflict of interest regarding the hosting of the ICT Indaba 2012. The statement reads: “The...

DA: South Africa lacks technology educators

South Africa's science and technology industry is under severe threat, as the country's schools grossly lack professional educators. Presently, the country's ICT sector is mainly dominated by foreigners particularly in areas of mobile, telecommunications and engineering. The country's main opposition political...

Top 10 ICT stories that shaped 2009

What were the highlights of the past year in the African ICT industry? Read on as we have selected the most important events that defined the industry, from the impact of digital media on the South African elections to...

DA joins the lower cellphone rates campaign

Johannesburg,(IT News Africa)-The Democratic Alliance (DA) has joined other political parties in calling for immediate reduction of interconnection rates by South African cellphone operators. The official opposition said that it was "equally as concerned" as the Independent Democrats (ID) about...

Democratic Alliance wins Google vote prior to SA elections

The last 30 days saw a sharp increase in Google searches for political parties and oranisations in South Africa. In the final days before the country’s national and provincial elections taking place tomorrow (22 April 2009), the African National...

SA opposition parties unhappy with pre-election broadcast allocation

South Africa’s opposition parties have heavily criticized the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the country’s telecommunications regulator, saying it had erred in the manner in which it allocated broadcasting slots for parties contesting the forthcoming general election....
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