Social Media

Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho added for Facebook fact-checking

The social network adds new support for several African languages to reduce the spread of misinformation.

12 Aug

Naspers leads $125m investment in Indian online marketplace

The Internet and media group invests in India-based Meesho, with participation from Facebook and existing investors.


Facebook workshops unlock digital skills for 3 000 entrepreneurs

The “Boost with Facebook” workshops will empower over 3 000 local businesses with digital marketing skills to propel their business growth.


ICT industry leaders to gather at SAICSIT Conference 2019

The SA Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists conference will focus on the latest trends in computer science, big data and social media.


Apple deepens its open source credentials

Long regarded as an open source community shirker, Apple has has boosted its OS credentials by joining the Data Transfer Project.


Facebook slapped with record $5bn fine over privacy breaches

The FTC hits the social network with the largest penalty to date imposed on any company for violating consumers’ privacy.


WhatsApp comes to KaiOS-powered feature phones

Most smart feature phones powered by KaiOS will have WhatsApp preinstalled on shipment.


Parly committee launches Twitter account

The home affairs portfolio committee turns to social media to strengthen its oversight work.

Jul 19, 2019

SA loved FaceApp more than Mandela this week

The #Faceappchallenge frenzy hit SA this week, clocking 100 000 Google searches, although experts believe there may be risks.

Jul 16, 2019

Clean Internet for kids

Manage your kids' Internet access; don’t ban it or regulate it, says LucidView.