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13 Oct

African social media platform takes on Facebook, YouTube

African-focused social media platform Bebuzee is working on expanding its content offerings after garnering 16 million users across the continent.

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Ndabeni-Abrahams denies flouting procurement processes

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams refutes media claims that she and members of her family have interfered in the procurement processes at the post office. 

3:40

Girls around the world are abused on social media

New research finds online abuse leaves girls vulnerable to new forms of abuse, with 50% saying online harassment is more common than street harassment.

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Comms minister Ndabeni-Abrahams’s WhatsApp account hacked

The minister's WhatsApp account has been hacked, resulting in private and confidential information being in the hands of a third-party.

3:50

Chatbot frustration leads to consumers opting for human interaction

The human element remains critical to resolving queries, with most locals preferring to communicate to a contact centre agent rather than a chatbot.

2:10

Facebook introduces shopping tab for businesses

The social media network adds Facebook Shop to its mobile app, enabling users to shop for products advertised by businesses on the platform.

3:40

Cricket SA social media debacle worries Institute of Directors

Companies have to create social media-savvy boards, set ground rules and offer training for responsible use of social platforms, says the Institute of Directors in SA.

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21 Sep

TikTok picks Oracle to provide ‘secure’ cloud tech

As a part of this agreement, the video-sharing app will run on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle will become a minority investor in TikTok Global.

2:40

SASSA’s online applications portal hits a snag

The South African Social Security Agency’s newly-launched online portal for certain social grant applications is inaccessible to some.

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Sep 14, 2020

TikTok snubs Microsoft deal amid growing interest from Oracle

ByteDance, the video-sharing app’s parent, has told the software giant that it will not be selling TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft.

4:30
Sep 10, 2020

‘Old-school’ approach to digital behind Clicks advert disaster

A constantly reviewed social media policy that informs third-party content analysis can help firms avoid a digital misstep similar to that of Clicks.

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Basic education dept provides teacher-support via WhatsApp

The Department of Basic Education rolls out a WhatsApp-enabled mentorship tool, TeacherConnect, for the teaching community.