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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

Google is helping in the road to economic recovery
Google is helping in the road to economic recoveryArticle

Google has announced plans to help businesses, job seekers, educational institutions and vulnerable populations as they grapple with the "new normal"...

15 Sep 2020

Don't talk to me, talk to my chatbot
Don't talk to me, talk to my chatbotArticle

We've all heard about chatbots. Some of us might even have interacted with one without knowing it! But what are they all about and what is the potential of this artificial intelligence for brands?...

Belinda Kayton 17 Sep 2018

#BizTrends2017: Top six trends for this year
#BizTrends2017: Top six trends for this yearArticle

Dion Chang's top six trends for 2017 include artificial intelligence, after hours retail experiences, and the art of being woke...

Dion Chang and Raleen Bagg 5 Jan 2017

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

DoH launches new health mobisite
DoH launches new health mobisiteArticle

What's wrong with smoking dagga? My friends pressure me to smoke with them, how can I refuse? Everybody in my family drinks; why can't I drink...?

25 Aug 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

What to expect from AfricaCom 2014's keynote sessions
What to expect from AfricaCom 2014's keynote sessionsArticle

The 2014 opening session to kick off the 17th Annual AfricaCom conference on 11 November 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, is set to deliver thought provoking debate...

29 Oct 2014

Visual storytelling from Hacks/Hackers Joburg at Fak'ugesi Festival
Visual storytelling from Hacks/Hackers Joburg at Fak'ugesi FestivalArticle

Hacks/Hackers Johannesburg will be hosting a workshop and hackathon at the Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Festival, exploring data and visual storytelling and how to make numbers look great...

22 Aug 2014

AppCircus partners with Intel and Mobile Web Africa to find the best apps in southern Africa
AppCircus partners with Intel and Mobile Web Africa to find the best apps in southern AfricaArticle

AppCircus@Mobile Web Africa takes place in Johannesburg on 11 September. Sponsored by Intel, the competition will gather the region's top mobile developers to showcase their latest app creations...

Issued by All Amber 18 Aug 2014

Africa Rising: Doing business in Africa [part 1]
Africa Rising: Doing business in Africa [part 1]Article

According to the UNCTAD, Africa offers the highest return on direct foreign investment in the world. However, as much as Africa has much to offer in terms of trade, the business environment is littered with legal, political, social and economic challenges.

Authors from Regent Business School 20 Jun 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

Healthcare summit honours innovators
Healthcare summit honours innovatorsArticle

On the first day of the Inclusive Healthcare Innovation Summit in Cape Town, 29 January 2014, seven extraordinary South African healthcare projects in five categories were honoured.

30 Jan 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

Careers24 goes majorly mobile
Careers24 goes majorly mobileArticle

Careers24, one of the leading online career portals in South Africa, has just launched a new app that will give job seekers greater access to job opportunities - directly from their mobiles.

Issued by Careers24 6 Sep 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

Africa's mobile youths drive changeArticle

The sight of teenagers selling mushrooms using mobile phones is becoming a familiar one in rural Namibia. Namibia Polytechnic faculty member Maurice Nkusi, designer of a cellphone-based curriculum, told the TechDailyNews that most of these children have never even used a computer. But the rapidity with which they master new technology reflects the era in which they are living.

Jocelyne Sambira 6 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

New web, mobisite offers NPO donation optionsArticle

To encourage South Africans to support non-profit organisations (NPOs), Vodacom has created a newly launched web and mobisite that enables the public to search for an NPO, read its basic profile, view what projects and needs it has, contact it and make a cash donation in a safe and easy way through a dedicated short code SMS.

23 Jan 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

Tracking corporate ownership, new data techniques can reveal secretsArticle

Highly interconnected global companies have exploded in complexity and power and increasingly affect our lives for good and bad, yet in tandem with this growth, corporate governance has weakened, while the opacity and complexity of this corporate world is a key enabler of corruption, tax avoidance and organised crime.

19 Oct 2012

2012 AfricaCom Awards shortlist announced
2012 AfricaCom Awards shortlist announcedArticle

The AfricaCom Awards, which acknowledges the growth and importance of the telecoms and digital sectors across the African continent, is set to take place during the 2012 AfricaCom conference taking place from 13-15 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), South Africa, under the theme 'Reaching the Next Frontier for Growth'. The shortlist of contenders for the 2012 AfricaCom Awards have been released.

15 Oct 2012

Data journalism is the future
Data journalism is the futureArticle

The first Coding For Democracy Hackathon, under the umbrella of ODADI (Open Data & Democracy Initiative), was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 4-5 August 2012, with over 100 geeks, journalists and activists joining hands for a collaborative weekend of building useful apps.

7 Aug 2012

Lauren Granger
Things you might not know about cellphones in Africa [video]Article

It's no secret that mobile is the medium for Africa - millions use mobile-only social networks, young cellphone users are driving the growth of Twitter on the continent and mobile payment systems are major ecommerce players.

Lauren Granger 12 Jul 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

SA companies get Smarties
SA companies get SmartiesArticle

Late last week, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), a global trade association for the mobile industry, celebrated 56 winners across key mobile categories at the seventh Annual Global Mobile Marketing Awards for Innovation, Creativity and Leadership. South African companies were among the winners to receive the Smarties, the new name unveiled during the ceremony's opening.

21 Nov 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

Sex while HIV+ is murder - survey
Sex while HIV+ is murder - surveyArticle

Eighty-one percent of South African youth equate not telling your sexual partner that you are HIV positive with murder, a survey revealed on Wednesday.

10 Jun 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

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

Yoza m-Novel Library launched
Yoza m-Novel Library launchedArticle

The Shuttleworth Foundation, as part of its m4Lit (mobiles for literacy) project, launched a new library of cellphone stories - also known as mobile novels or m-novels in South Africa. Over the next six months the plan for Yoza is to build a library of cellphone stories of multiple genres that are available to teens not only in South Africa, but throughout Africa.

30 Aug 2010

Loeries Ubuntu Award entrants announced
Loeries Ubuntu Award entrants announcedArticle

The Loerie Awards has announced the entrants for the inaugural Ubuntu Award. The Ubuntu Award, sponsored by Hetzner, aims to recognise the positive influence of brands on the social and physical environment.

13 Aug 2010

2008 Global Mobile Marketing Award finalists releasedArticle

NEW YORK, LONDON, SINGAPORE & SAO PAULO: The finalists in the fourth annual Global Mobile Marketing Awards, which honour the companies who are successfully using and leading the adoption of the mobile channel for marketing purposes, were released yesterday, Tuesday, 28 October 2008, by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA).

29 Oct 2008

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