Social Media
22 Oct

Western Cape schools get online safety curriculum

Google rolls out an Online Safety Curriculum Guideline, an interactive resource that allows Western Cape teachers and pupils to learn about online safety.


UN creates global #PledgetoPause to fight disinformation

The UN warns that the amplification of inaccurate or harmful information and ideas on social media exacerbates some of the most pressing issues, like COVID-19.


White paper: Social media trends to watch in 2021

Social media has provided opportunities to connect with audiences in a new way, reshaping the relationship between brands and consumers.

15 Oct

Twitter lambasted for lax security after ‘embarrassing’ hack

The social media platform lacked adequate cyber security protections and, at the time of the attack, did not have a chief information security officer, says a report.

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.

Sep 29, 2020

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.

Sep 28, 2020

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.

Sep 21, 2020

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.