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#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

6 finalists selected for the 2020 Social Impact Arts Prize
6 finalists selected for the 2020 Social Impact Arts PrizeArticle

Six art projects and their respective artists have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Social Impact Arts Prize. The selection was made after an assessment of the submissions by an international panel of judges...

31 Jan 2020

Cape Town to host inaugural BigFive Summit
Cape Town to host inaugural BigFive SummitArticle

BigFive Digital has chosen Cape Town as host for its inaugural summit...

9 May 2019

Joburg to host conference about bots
Joburg to host conference about botsArticle

BotCon Africa 2016, organised by mobile technology firm Praekelt, is Africa's first conference about bots. It will delve into how customer service...

31 Oct 2016

MomConnect available as chatbot on Messenger
MomConnect available as chatbot on MessengerArticle

At the International Aids Conference 2016, currently being held in Durban, the Praekelt Foundation will launch a new chatbot for Messenger, integrated into the South African Department of Health's MomConnect...

20 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothersArticle

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

19 Jul 2016

Praekelt Foundation partners with Facebook to support social change
Praekelt Foundation partners with Facebook to support social changeArticle

The Praekelt Foundation has partnered with Facebook to support the impact of Internet.org and the Free Basics by Facebook platform...

18 Nov 2015

Free Basics: Establishing connectivity for everyone
Free Basics: Establishing connectivity for everyoneArticle

Facebook's free internet service, Free Basics, has announced a new partnership with the Praekelt Foundation - establishing free start-up incubators for countries with limited access to the internet...

Beverley Klein 17 Nov 2015

TEDxSoweto 2014: Silver Linings
TEDxSoweto 2014: Silver LiningsArticle

TedxSoweto's fifth edition, titled "Silver Linings", takes place at the Soweto Theatre on Saturday, 22 November, and will celebrate some of the strides that South Africa and the rest of the continent have made in technology and business...

Issued by Ornico 18 Nov 2014

Mobile Web Africa returns to Johannesburg and promises to drive progress and raise the bar again
Mobile Web Africa returns to Johannesburg and promises to drive progress and raise the bar againArticle

Mobile Web Africa is returning to South Africa in a few weeks' time. The organisers, All Amber, have announced numerous new measures, key partnerships and organised a superb venue...

Issued by All Amber 27 Aug 2014

New members and jam-packed calendar for Business and Arts South Africa
New members and jam-packed calendar for Business and Arts South AfricaArticle

Business and Arts South Africa is eyeing a busy second half of 2014, with a jam-packed calendar of events and new members joining the leading African arts and business organisation...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 20 Aug 2014

BASA Business Breakfast to offer crucial insight into role of arts in business in Africa
BASA Business Breakfast to offer crucial insight into role of arts in business in AfricaArticle

The second BASA Africa Business Breakfast features an impressive line-up of diverse speakers, each offering unique insight into the way the arts can support businesses in their engagement on the...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 3 Jul 2014

Full house for first BASA 2014 Africa Breakfast
Full house for first BASA 2014 Africa BreakfastArticle

Business and Arts South Africa's 2014 Africa Breakfast series got underway on Tuesday with a trio of fascinating, diverse presentations.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 1 Apr 2014

Trio of risk-takers and innovators for upcoming BASA Africa Breakfast
Trio of risk-takers and innovators for upcoming BASA Africa BreakfastArticle

Business and Arts South Africa is kicking off its 2014 Africa Breakfast series in March and has lined up a trio of risk-takers and innovators for the event.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 21 Feb 2014

Wikipedia Zero on mobile in Kenya
Wikipedia Zero on mobile in KenyaArticle

In partnership with Airtel, Wikipedia and Praekelt Foundation will make Wikipedia Zero available on mobile in Kenya.

8 Nov 2013

PhD graduate's research lands job with Google
PhD graduate's research lands job with GoogleArticle

A University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD graduate is changing the lives of unemployed skilled workers through a ground-breaking technology solution that has also secured her a job with Google in Africa.

20 Jun 2013

Mobile Technology - Enriching the lives of the less fortunate: Part 1
Mobile Technology - Enriching the lives of the less fortunate: Part 1Article

Africa is a continent burdened with shortages that result from years of political instability, ethnic conflict, climate change, colonisation and other man-made mechanisms. It is evident that regions plagued by extreme poverty usually equate to extreme isolation and now mobile technology is attempting to breach the communication gap between the 'have' and 'have not' that results from years of social and economic separation.

Yusuf Begg 6 Feb 2013

Mobile Web Africa returns
Mobile Web Africa returnsArticle

A full spectrum of 220 attendees from the mobile industry gathered yesterday, 28 November 2012, at The Venue Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa for the fourth annual Mobile Web Africa conference. The event, which has been organised by UK-based All Amber, has been deemed a huge success with involvement from all the major stakeholders in what was a very interactive and output-rich first day.

29 Nov 2012

Mongezi Mtati
Beyond apps - Does your 2013 customer engagement strategy include mobile?Article

There has been an increase in interest and activity in web and mobile applications over the past year. In October/November 2012, there are three important conferences focused on this developing arena, including Demo Africa, Tech4Africa and Mobile Web Africa.

Mongezi Mtati 30 Oct 2012

What young Africans think of love
What young Africans think of loveArticle

Over the past 10 days, YoungAfricaLive (YAL) users in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa were given the chance to vote daily on a spectrum of polls that covered everything from love to what's going down with sex.

14 Feb 2012

YoungAfricaLive now live in Kenya
YoungAfricaLive now live in KenyaArticle

YoungAfricaLive, a mobile community that entertains and educates young people on topics of love, sexual health, gender and relationships affecting the youth, has launched in Kenya, adding to the mobile community portal's presence in East Africa which commenced when YoungAfricaLive launched in Tanzania in December 2011.

26 Jan 2012

YoungAfricaLive launches in Tanzania
YoungAfricaLive launches in TanzaniaArticle

YoungAfricaLive, a mobile community that entertains and educates young people on topics of love, sexual health, gender and relationships affecting the youth, launched yesterday, 1 December 2011 in Tanzania.

2 Dec 2011

Mobile career opportunities network launched
Mobile career opportunities network launchedArticle

On Friday 28 October 2011, founder of Praekelt Foundation, Gustav Praekelt launched Ummeli, a mobile career opportunities community and social network at the 2011 Tech4Africa conference.

31 Oct 2011

Free mobile conference offers industry insight
Free mobile conference offers industry insightArticle

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Mobile Mega Trends Conference will take place from 4pm on 12 October 2011, at the Dock Hotel in Point, Durban. The event is open and free to both members and non-members of the MMA.

28 Sep 2011

Moshito 2011 to feature more than 30 sessions
Moshito 2011 to feature more than 30 sessionsArticle

The annual Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition, featuring more than 30 sessions of panel discussions, information sessions and workshops, will take place from 31 August to 2 September, 2011, at the Sci Bono Discovery Centre, Newtown, Johannesburg.

12 Aug 2011

Moshito 2011 turns up heat
Moshito 2011 turns up heatArticle

The Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition which takes place from 31 August - 2 September 2011 at the Sci-Bono Centre in Newtown precinct, Johannesburg, turns up the heat on the business of music in South Africa with a programme featuring over 30 sessions of panel discussions, information sessions and workshops.

11 Aug 2011

SA youth sex survey releasedArticle

Oh yes they are! Praekelt Foundation has released the results of a groundbreaking Youth Sex Survey, conducted on its YoungAfricaLive mobile platform that gives fascinating insight into the sexual behaviour and beliefs of South Africa's youth.

9 Jun 2011

Million users on Motribe
Million users on MotribeArticle

Motribe, which focuses on providing a platform for groups, communities, agencies and brands to communicate with each other and their customers via the mobile web, celebrated its 'one million user' milestone at the Sinn's S-Bar in Wembley Square Cape Town, late last week.

29 Apr 2011

The best things in life are free
The best things in life are freeArticle

The annual Net Prophet conference is due to back in Cape Town on Thursday, 12 May 2011, at the Campus Courtyard of Old Mutual's HQ, Mutualpark. The conference, free to delegates, is the premier Internet technology conference in the country, and will this year see speakers from South Africa, Kenya, Europe and the US participating.

Herman Manson: @marklives 26 Apr 2011

Motribe hits half-a-million milestone
Motribe hits half-a-million milestoneArticle

It's been only four months since the launch of Motribe and already the mobile social networking platform has reached a significant milestone. As of late last night, Thursday, 20 January 2011, the South African startup now has just over 500 000 registered users. Since launch, Motribe has had over 30 million page impressions per month, 60 000 blog posts and 58% active users (over 30 days).

Sindy Peters: Africa editor 21 Jan 2011

Omidyar offers Praekelt Foundation a grantArticle

JOHANNESBURG: Omidyar Network on Tuesday, 7 December 2010 announced an US$825,000 grant to the Praekelt Foundation to support its pioneering use of mobile technology to drive positive social change. Funded through Omidyar Network's Government Transparency investment area, the grant will be used to extend the foundation's mobile technology platforms across Africa.

9 Dec 2010

Digital multimedia indaba at SABC Radio ParkArticle

Metro FM will be holding its first Digital Multimedia Indaba tomorrow, Friday, 21 August 2009 at SABC Radio Park. The indaba will explore issues such as social media and their impact on media consumption, radio and Web 2.0, integrated campaigns, streaming and other issues.

20 Aug 2009

Loerie judging incorporated new rules this yearArticle

This year The Loerie Awards had two international judges and a number of changes to the judging and entry process this year to ensure impartiality. All entries were labelled anonymously - no agency names visible - and there was a ballot system for voting, instead of the traditional show of hands.

11 Oct 2005

Loerie judges announcedArticle

The Loerie Awards committee has announced the judging panels for the Corporate Video and Interactive categories. Bizcommunity.com MD, Andre Rademan, is one of the judges in the Interactive category this year.

12 Sep 2005

The Construction New Media Awards 2002Article

During an extremely entertaining ceremony on Friday 1st March at Artscape in Cape Town, Andries Odendaal of Wireframe Studio collected the coveted Grand Prix for the Construction New Media Awards 2002. He will be going to Ubemorgen in Vienna to spend a week with Hans Bernhard.

Gold winners are Wireframe Studio, radarboy studio (2), type01, Redshift, Delapse, Koeisang and Concept Interactive.

3 Mar 2002

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