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The Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook and deleting your account

So people are talking about Facebook a lot this week. You know, that social network that only Baby Boomers seem to use now? It somehow has more than two-billion users at present, and that number for data collection firms is a goldmine just waiting to be ravaged...

By Andy Walker 1 hour ago

#OneShow2018: Eva Santos's judging pick of the day

Eva Santos explains why she is thoroughly impressed by "Overdose," an entry by La Comunidad and Primo of Buenos Aires for Billboard, in this #OneShow2018 judging pick of the day...

31 minutes ago

Growing affinity among SA shoppers for specialist retailers

A new report by IRI shows that South African shoppers are diversifying their grocery purchases among a growing number of channels...

22 hours ago

Philip Thomas announced as new chairman of Cannes Lions

Philip Thomas, CEO of Ascential Events, has been announced as the new chairman of Cannes Lions...

21 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2018: Video interview with Ravi Naidoo

In this video interview, Ann Nurock sits down with Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo to unpack the true purpose of Design Indaba, beyond creating an immersive experience for showcasing amazing creativity...

22 hours ago

Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

17 hours ago

The Creative Circle names Ogilvy as Agency of the Year and Group of the Year

Ogilvy South Africa were presented with seven awards at the 2018 Creative Circle Annual Awards last week...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 23 hours ago

As if you needed another reason (we've got 100) to study at Vega

Vega, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will host a National Open Day on Saturday, 24 March...

Issued by Vega School 22 hours ago

Caxton Excellence Awards acknowledges local talent

Competition between the various Caxton Local Media's editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff was stiff at the prestigious Caxton Excellence Awards...

Issued by SPARK Media 22 hours ago

Naspers to sell up to 190-million of its Tencent shares

Naspers proposes to raise about R125bn by selling some of its Tencent shares, it said on Thursday...

By Robert Laing 17 hours ago

SA's 2017 Avo Ambassadors announced

South Africa's 2017 Avo Ambassadors Amy Hopkins, food editor of Women's Health and Sam Linsell, creator of, were announced at the Add an Avo breakfast to launch the new season...

21 hours ago

Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

Six Australian media companies seeking to join the battle against a record Aus$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) defamation payout to Hollywood star Rebel Wilson had their case knocked back on Thursday...

17 hours ago

SAFREA condemns assault of journalist outside Parliament

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) is alarmed at the way Netwerk24 photojournalist Adrian de Kock was treated at the hands of EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu outside Parliament on 20 March...

Issued by SAFREA 22 hours ago

YouTube follows Amazon into movie theatres

YouTube has announced it is making a movie in-house to be released in theatres, in a development seen as a step towards the model of new-media innovator Amazon.

17 hours ago

A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

By Collins Mwai 1 day ago

All the Stuff magazine Gadget and App Awards winners!

Stuff magazine has once again acknowledged the best gadget and apps at its annual Gadget and App Awards...

1 day ago

The true value of Twitter for brands that want to be effective

Why do brands need Twitter if there are hundreds of channels that already clutter our days? Shae Leigh explores the reasons why Twitter is still very relevant...

By Shae Leigh 1 day ago

#OneShow2018: Lisa Smith's judging pick of the day

Lisa Smith explains why she is thoroughly impressed by the "Optical Odyssey" series of posters by Dentsu Tokyo for Japanese eyewear company Jins in this #OneShow2018 judging pick of the day...

1 day ago

#WorldWaterDay: Hosting responsibly takes on new meaning for Cape Town Airbnb hosts

With World Water Day on 22 March, Cape Town's Airbnb hosts are now looking ahead to collectively rethink how to best host in a city where "hosting responsibly" has taken on new meaning and where water shortages will become the "new normal"...

1 day ago

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Africa news

Tigo and Uber partner up in East Africa

Tigo Tanzania and Uber partner to offer exciting new offers to customers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...

2 hours ago

Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival launched

Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival celebrates 15 years with a look at the African diaspora...

19 hours ago

442 tech hubs active in Africa - GSMA

There are 442 spaces actively supporting tech startups across Africa, according to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator...

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 hours ago

Bill Gates to visit Nigeria

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is to visit Nigeria...

21 hours ago

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