Social Media
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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.