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Zuma’s impending day of reckoning

In one of articles last year we talked about Mr. Jacob Zuma. The South African president appeared to have so many lives it would put a cat's supposed nine lives to shame. The man seemed to be made out of  Teflon in that no matter how many scandals he took pgart in or orchestrated he seemed to thrive with no [...]

By |2018-02-13T06:12:18+02:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Opinion, Politics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Zuma’s impending day of reckoning

Cell C introduces new data packages and reduces prices

Another week another Cell C product and development announcements. A week after extending the validity of its larger bundles Cell C has announced some new deals as it continues to fight for market share. On Tuesday the South African network operator announced aggressively priced new data packages and promotions, including one option offering 30GB of mobile data for R899 as [...]

By |2017-09-20T07:59:38+02:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cell C introduces new data packages and reduces prices

73% of South Africans are pirates

According to a survey by Mybroadband.co.za 73.85% of South Africans are pirates and most of them still prefer torrents to streaming. These days things are a lot different from what they were say ten years ago when it comes to accessing movies online. We are spoilt for choice with legitimate services like Netflix, ShowMax, Kwese and DStv movies all vying [...]

By |2017-09-05T05:50:00+02:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 73% of South Africans are pirates

Uber introduces more safety features amidst South Africa’s taxi wars

Uber is introducing to additional safety features in South Africa. This comes in the wake of an attack on a Uber driver last week. Uber driver Kgomotso Tiro had acid poured on his face by a passenger he had picked up through the ride sharing service resulting in severe burns to his face and neck. In the wake of this Uber [...]

By |2017-08-29T10:41:08+02:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: News, Technology|Tags: , |Comments Off on Uber introduces more safety features amidst South Africa’s taxi wars

Vodacom introduces streaming bundles

Last week Telkom introduced us to the LIT Music and LIT video initiatives that will see South Africans on their Freeme contracts receiving free music and video streaming from a select number of streaming services starting from 1 September. Vodacom it seems are not taking this lying down. Their response is URL bundles. These bundles offer between 1-100GB of video [...]

By |2017-08-28T07:45:41+02:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Vodacom introduces streaming bundles

Acer unveils online store in South Africa

The computer and device making giant Acer has unveiled its online store which is aimed at South Africans. The store branded Shop Acer is now live and offering a discount of up to 50% for early adopters who want to try it out. Creating Shop Acer will allow Acer to have a more national wide presence in South Africa and [...]

By |2017-08-28T06:59:08+02:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Acer unveils online store in South Africa

FNB reduces PayPal top up fees

FNB South Africa has announced that starting from 1 October they will no longer be charging a flat fee of 1.5% every time a customer tops up their PayPal account or withdraws into their FNB using their FNB Top UP and Withdrawal services. Instead the pricing has been changed into various bands or tiers with the pricing starting at the [...]

By |2017-08-25T07:08:30+02:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on FNB reduces PayPal top up fees

Telkom Freeme subscribers to get free streaming

The cost of data is one of the reasons why it has proven difficult for streaming services like Shomax, Netflix and Hulu to compete traditional providers like DSTV in Southern Africa and on the continent. There are not many uncapped packages out there yet. Telkom's contract subscribers on capped packages under FreeMe contracts, introduced last year, may be about to [...]

By |2017-08-27T10:45:56+02:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Telkom Freeme subscribers to get free streaming

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 arrives

I have always had a thing for the Galaxy Note series. I find them useful when I am on the road and need to to do some quick tasks. They remind for of the ill-fated notebook format that computers flirted with sometime ago. Which is why I am rooting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which went on sale in [...]

By |2017-08-24T07:42:31+02:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 arrives

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sales in South Africa will start in September

This year's iteration of Samsung's  Galaxy Note 8 will start selling in September here in South Africa. It will start selling on 22 September at an eye watering price of R18,499 ($1400). This price is rather steep compared to the US floor price of around  $950 (about R12,300) for the unlocked version where the device has been on sale since [...]

By |2017-08-24T07:53:48+02:00August 24th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sales in South Africa will start in September