Andile Ngcaba touts broader support for start-ups, SMMEs

The Digital Council Africa plans to collaborate with industry players to boost support for start-ups and SMMEs, says council president Andile Ngcaba.

Oct 30, 2020

COVID-19 advertising sales boost Facebook profit

Facebook posts better-than-expected third quarter results, as COVID-19 advert sales helped the company record $8 billion in profit.


Govt urged to include online GBV in Domestic Violence Act

Digital policy organisation Research ICT Africa will today appear before Parliament to ask government to consider online GBV in the Domestic Violence Act.

Oct 9, 2020

Saldanha Bay gets free public WiFi hotspots

Cell C, in partnership with Facebook, embarks on the first phase of rolling out 100 public WiFi access points across the Saldanha Bay Municipality.


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.

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.

Sep 15, 2020

Google to help African SMEs get back on their feet

The company sets aside millions of rands for a COVID-19 response grant focusing on education, small businesses and jobseekers.

Sep 2, 2020

Digital skills programme seeks innovative marketers

Digify Africa is looking for South Africa’s next great digital marketers who will participate in its three-month Digify Pro digital skills programme.

Aug 28, 2020

Facebook creates multimillion-rand grant for SA small business

The social media giant says the grant will assist local companies with cashflow in an effort to stimulate the COVID-hit economy.

Aug 13, 2020

Facebook ramps up artificial intelligence to detect hate speech

The latest data from the social media company shows AI helped it detect 95% of the hate speech it removed between April and June.

Jul 15, 2020

African leaders selected for Facebook community accelerator

The social media giant welcomes 12 community leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa to its first community accelerator, with six of them from SA.

Jul 14, 2020

Over 3.4bn people to use social networks by 2023

By 2023, 44% of the global population will use social networks, with the evolution of smartphone tech driving new iterations on old ideas of social media.

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