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Newzroom Afrika shuffles the deck in May programming refresh
Newzroom Afrika shuffles the deck in May programming refreshArticle

Newzroom Afrika is making moves in the month of May, with the launch of three new programmes...

Issued by Newzroom Afrika 14 hours ago

Listeners take charge of Smile 90.4FM
Listeners take charge of Smile 90.4FMArticle

Listeners are taking charge by introducing their friends to 'Make the Switch to Smile 90.4FM' and win R10,000...

Issued by Smile 90.4FM 1 day ago

The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. Reuters/Thomas White//File Photo
South African regulator seeking legal advice on WhatsApp's new privacy policyArticle

South Africa's information regulator said it was seeking legal advice to get messaging platform WhatsApp to revise its privacy policy in the country to align with standards used in the European Union (EU)...

Nqobile Dludla 14 May 2021

Understanding a digital marketing audit, step-by-step: part 3
Understanding a digital marketing audit, step-by-step: part 3Article

Many brands, digital or otherwise believe that digital marketing audits only comprise of a few key verticals, this is not the case, while these are included - they're not exclusively the focus of the audit...

Issued by UpBeet Digital 13 May 2021

WhatsApp: Accept new privacy policy update or lose functionality on the app
WhatsApp: Accept new privacy policy update or lose functionality on the appArticle

WhatsApp is warning that users who do not accept its new privacy policy update after a 'persistent reminder' will encounter limited functionality on the app...

11 May 2021

The Food24 McCain Cookbook Creator makes Mother's Day gifting easy
The Food24 McCain Cookbook Creator makes Mother's Day gifting easyArticle

Food24 and McCain have collaborated on a digital-to-print product that takes personalisation to a new level...

Issued by New Media 6 May 2021

R1,000-a-day Slow Fund applications can now be made on WhatsApp with SMMEstart
R1,000-a-day Slow Fund applications can now be made on WhatsApp with SMMEstartArticle

South Africans wanting to start a side hustle can now apply for the R1,000-a-day Slow Fund on WhatsApp...

Issued by SMMEstart 4 May 2021

As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive
As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope aliveArticle

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, let us remember that 2020 was terrible for the press in many parts of the world...

Wambui Wamunyu 3 May 2021

Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leaders
Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leadersArticle

Covid-19 pushed much of the world into the digital realm for everything from schooling and work to religious worship and dating. At the same time, many governments were turning data connections off. Full or partial shutdowns of the internet and social media are increasingly common parts of the "digital authoritarian" toolkit.

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 May 2021

Jobs Connect - expanded workforce development programme - launches in CT
Jobs Connect - expanded workforce development programme - launches in CTArticle

The City of Cape Town yesterday launched the Jobs Connect Workforce Development Programme - a work placement initiative that aims to create job opportunities for Cape Town residents...

29 Apr 2021

Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff ruling
Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff rulingArticle

The Pretoria High Court recently had to decide whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 should be classified under the "machine" tariff or remain under its "telephone" tariff determination...

Keketso Kgomosotho, overseen by Virusha Subban 23 Apr 2021

#MarketingMasterminds: Gustav Praekelt discusses National Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline
#MarketingMasterminds: Gustav Praekelt discusses National Covid-19 WhatsApp HotlineArticle

This month's Marketing Mastermind is Gustav Praekelt, founder and chairman of non-profit organisation, The Praekelt Foundation. He discusses the National Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline...

Issued by Facebook 21 Apr 2021

South Africa's Ugly Betty remake: A local inspired series powered by local talent and local brands
South Africa's Ugly Betty remake: A local inspired series powered by local talent and local brandsArticle

Known Associates Entertainment (KAE), in partnership with SABC 1 and video on demand platform Viu, launched the newest and hottest dramedy to hit South Africa, uBettina Wethu...

Kirsten Hassan, Issued by MediaHeads 360 21 Apr 2021

Benefits of using eDiscovery technology
Benefits of using eDiscovery technologyArticle

As we well know, the volume of data being generated is growing rapidly. eDiscovery involves almost all information capable of being stored electronically, across multiple formats...

John de Villiers, Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

Here's what WhatsApp's upcoming privacy policy update means for brands
Here's what WhatsApp's upcoming privacy policy update means for brandsArticle

With messages sent remaining private and encrypted at all times, what will this mean for brands that use the app to reach and engage with consumers?

Kyle Oosthuizen 20 Apr 2021

Holistic schools development mitigates Covid-19 impacts
Holistic schools development mitigates Covid-19 impactsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact in 2020 on South Africa's schooling system...

Steven Lebere, Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 16 Apr 2021

11 digital trends in the insurance industry
11 digital trends in the insurance industryArticle

Most all players in the insurance sector are digitising - some more seamlessly than others. This phygital (meeting of the physical and digital worlds) trend is becoming omnipotent...

Kevin Wright 16 Apr 2021

Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safety
Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safetyArticle

When it comes to health and safety laws, there is a belief that this is only applicable to high-risk industries. However, OHSA actually applies to every single business...

Louise Woodburn 15 Apr 2021

Shoprite adds free funeral benefit to Xtra Savings rewards programme
Shoprite adds free funeral benefit to Xtra Savings rewards programmeArticle

The new benefit means that qualifying policy holders' beneficiaries will be eligible to receive a R4,500 Shoprite voucher in the event of a claim...

13 Apr 2021

How to get your Facebook advertising account ready for sweeping changes in iOS14.5
How to get your Facebook advertising account ready for sweeping changes in iOS14.5Article

For most brands and marketers, keeping ahead of an ever-evolving digital privacy landscape is a major challenge. Not only are governments and regulators constantly amending data protection laws, but digital platform companies also often change their rules...

Mario de Lima 13 Apr 2021

Check Point discovers new Android virus that spreads via WhatsApp
Check Point discovers new Android virus that spreads via WhatsAppArticle

Check Point Research (CPR) has recently discovered a new malicious threat on the Google Play app store which spreads itself via mobile users' WhatsApp conversation...

8 Apr 2021

7 safety tips to make the most out of your time on Table Mountain
7 safety tips to make the most out of your time on Table MountainArticle

Exploring Table Mountain in Cape Town is a must for anyone visiting the city; even for those from the city. The upcoming long weekends present the opportunity to do so, however, it's important to stay safe while exploring the New7Wonder of Nature.

8 Apr 2021

Ossewa, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Challenging 6 informal sector mythsArticle

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

Kim Furman 7 Apr 2021

Chat holds the key to future innovation in insurance
Chat holds the key to future innovation in insuranceArticle

Sixty-four percent of African insurance organisations are stuck in the early and middle stages of digital transformation...

31 Mar 2021

Sanlam launches TV game show to empower South Africans financially
Sanlam launches TV game show to empower South Africans financiallyArticle

The Sanlam Moola-Money Family Game Show is acreative initiative from Sanlam aimed at using engaging, creative initiatives to help South Africans better manage their finances...

26 Mar 2021

ChatFin relaunches WhatsApp car licence renewal service in Western Cape
ChatFin relaunches WhatsApp car licence renewal service in Western CapeArticle

ChatFin has recently relaunched its ChatBack vehicle licence renewal platform in the Western Cape, enabling motorists to renew their licences via WhatsApp...

26 Mar 2021

How Coca-Cola Africa leveraged Borderless Access's bot-enabled research solution to unpack healthy consumption habits
How Coca-Cola Africa leveraged Borderless Access's bot-enabled research solution to unpack healthy consumption habitsArticle

Why tech-enabled research is the right solution for Africa: Exploring a Coca-Cola Africa case study on healthy consumption habits...

Bev Tigar-Basset, Issued by Borderless Access 25 Mar 2021

10 lessons for the classroom from 12 months of Covid
10 lessons for the classroom from 12 months of CovidArticle

Stacey Brewer, co-founder and CEO of Spark Schools, shares 10 lessons she's learned over the past 12 months...

Stacey Brewer 24 Mar 2021

Unlock the power of your community through digital
Unlock the power of your community through digitalArticle

If community is the focus of your organisation, you have a superpower that can grow your bottom-line, writes Jonathan Lumley of immedia...

Jonathan Lumley 24 Mar 2021

Ultrazorb polystyrene meat trays: now also in PET and rPET
Ultrazorb polystyrene meat trays: now also in PET and rPETArticle

We've bid farewell to the bloody soaker pad through the development of our outrageously successful polystyrene Ultrazorb range, but our innovation continues in the interest of recyclability and consumer convenience...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 24 Mar 2021

Near Me: A new endpoint with millions of local users
Near Me: A new endpoint with millions of local usersArticle

Location Bank clients benefit from an accurate, consistent presence across all digital endpoints, from Google to Uber, Facebook, Zomato and hundreds more...

Issued by Location Bank 24 Mar 2021

Basa Debut Programme 2021
Basa Debut Programme 2021Article

Basa's Debut Programme aims to ensure a systematic approach to mentoring its artists and enables full-scale access to relevant information and networks to help them build the resources they need...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 24 Mar 2021

What is shaping culture? Conspiracy theories
What is shaping culture? Conspiracy theoriesArticle

Why do people believe conspiracy theories, and who is in the wrong?

Brett Rogers 18 Mar 2021

Influence the South African Social Media Landscape 2021
Influence the South African Social Media Landscape 2021Article

SA Social Media Landscape Survey wants you to share your views on how your brand, clients and agency has changed its use of social media in the SA context...

Issued by Ornico 17 Mar 2021

Borderless Access crosses more borders; launching first-party digital panels in Ecuador, Peru, France and Italy
Borderless Access crosses more borders; launching first-party digital panels in Ecuador, Peru, France and ItalyArticle

Borderless Access recently introduced its first-party market research panel community in four new markets. The newest additions to its stable of markets include Peru and Ecuador in Latin America, and France and Italy in Europe...

Issued by Borderless Access 17 Mar 2021

Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gateway
Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gatewayArticle

In addition to being South Africa's first digital wallet platform, the solution is also the first WhatsApp channel to enable payments using QR...

16 Mar 2021

Jon Savage gets real on content creation and podcasting
Jon Savage gets real on content creation and podcastingArticle

Jon Savage has, for years, been at the forefront of content creation. Inspired to think differently, he continues to push boundaries when it comes to creating content...

16 Mar 2021

Christel House opens admissions for first ever Gr RR class
Christel House opens admissions for first ever Gr RR classArticle

Admissions for the July 2021 intake of Grade RR students are officially open at Christel House South Africa, a non-profit no-fee school based in Ottery, Cape Town...

10 Mar 2021

How to establish your brand in townships
How to establish your brand in townshipsArticle

A great way to grow your brand presence in the informal sector is to brand spaza shops. It helps create emotional connections with the spaza owners and community...

Issued by MegaVision Media 10 Mar 2021

The power of human connection
The power of human connectionArticle

Mushambi Mutuma, managing director of Black Powder, believes that there is something missing and that working remote will never emulate: the need for human connection...

Mushambi Mutuma 9 Mar 2021

Why working as a journalist in Uganda is particularly tough
Why working as a journalist in Uganda is particularly toughArticle

Ugandan journalists are subject to state intimidation and violence almost on a daily basis. During the recent presidential elections, media crews covering opposition candidates - often in protective gear - were targets of physical assault for weeks...

Karen McIntyre and Meghan Sobel Cohen 9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?
#EcommerceDay2021: Are retailers scoring an own goal in online shopping?Article

According to Amanda Reekie, we need to ask what can be done to make online a bigger part of the retail mix, not least because there are still a number of faux pas that brands are making...

Amanda Reekie, Issued by imagineNATION Alliance 8 Mar 2021

MediaHeads 360 appoints creative solution specialist Melinda Jonsson
MediaHeads 360 appoints creative solution specialist Melinda JonssonArticle

MediaHeads 360 announced that creative solutions specialist Melinda Jonsson will be joining its dynamic team...

Issued by MediaHeads 360 5 Mar 2021

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