Social Media

Banks conspicuously absent in Facebook’s Libra grouping

Analysts share their thoughts on how Facebook’s new crypto-currency will impact the banking sector.


Facebook confirms launch of crypto-currency, Libra

The company announces plans for a new unit, Calibra to provide financial services that let people participate in the Libra network.


WhatsApp threatens bulk messaging abusers

The move is instigated by the emergence of a raft of companies bypassing usage restrictions to advertise products.


SA, Kenya among highest data prices in Africa

South Africans pay around six times more for 1GB of data than mobile users in India, while Kenyans pay 10 times more than Indians, says an Opera report.

12 Jun

Naspers now more focused business, say analysts

Iyzico is the third fintech business in the space of two years that Naspers has acquired as it pursues its vision for digital payments.


Standard Bank offers SMEs e-commerce in a box

The bank unveils its SimplyBlu all-in-one payment solution that allows small business owners to start and manage their own online store from one platform.


Google in fresh anti-trust probe in the US

The US Justice Department is reportedly preparing an investigation of Google to determine if it broke anti-trust laws.

31 May

R20m funding injection for GovChat

The government citizen engagement platform plans to boost operations, following a R20 million investment from Capital Appreciation.


Facebook to unveil crypto-currency next year

The world’s biggest social networking platform plans to set up a digital payments system.

May 24, 2019

Building a security culture

Security awareness starts on the inside, said DRS’s Robyn Bartlett at the Cape Town leg of ITWeb Security Summit 2019.

May 17, 2019

Facebook removes politically motivated accounts targeting Africa

The social media giant shuts down hundreds of accounts run by Israeli organisations attempting to influence politics in African countries.