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3:50

Ndabeni-Abrahams placed on special leave, ordered to deliver public apology

President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to suspend communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for two months, after she violates the country’s lockdown regulations.

2:10

Comms minister in hot water for ‘breaking’ lockdown rules

Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will face president Cyril Ramaphosa after a social media post purports her to be breaking lockdown rules. 

4:00
Tuesday

Facebook, YouTube up fight against 5G, COVID-19 falsehoods

Amid the surge of social media rumours linking coronavirus to 5G technologies, some platforms have stepped up the fight against the baseless claims.

3:00

CareerWeb changes the face of IT talent-sourcing

The service has allowed companies to advertise and highlight their IT roles on CareerWeb, ITWeb and their respective social media channels.

2:40

Virtual safaris become reality during SA lockdown

With the nation-wide lockdown in full effect, local game reserves bring virtual safaris and nature to the people.

5:00

Five new features in WordPress 5.4

One of these features is the Site Health tool, a convenient way to keep tabs on your Web site.

3:50

STEM Lockdown Digital School begins today

Africa Teen Geeks, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, kick-starts its STEM Lockdown Digital School across social media platforms today.

3:00

Facebook ad revenue takes knock as COVID-19 escalates

The social media giant says its business is being adversely affected by the pandemic, like so many others around the world.

1:20

Comms department fights COVID-19 fake news

The department engages social media platform owners to mitigate the spread of digital misinformation about coronavirus in SA.

2:00
24 Mar

Twitter expects losses amid global pandemic

Based on current visibility, the company expects Q1 revenue to be down slightly on a year-over-year basis.

1:20

WHO brings coronavirus facts to WhatsApp

The World Health Organisation’s facts about COVID-19 are now accessible to billions via popular messaging platform, WhatsApp.

3:30
20 Mar

WhatsApp is top information source for COVID-19 in Africa

A survey shows South Africans, Kenyans and Nigerians refer to social media for coronavirus information, noting WhatsApp as the primary source.