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Rise of the wearables: just how far away are we from ditching our smartphones?

By |August 18th, 2014|

When will the reign of the smartphone be over? The explosion of the wearable market within the past two years could signal the ringing of the death knell for mobile phones. But many still aren’t sure about our wearable future.

There is plenty going on in the wearable space right now, and the futuristic appeal of […]

5 things you need to know about becoming an e-learning design pro

By |August 18th, 2014|

Over the past decade, the significance of e-learning has become increasingly apparent to corporate organisations and educational institutions throughout the world, which has prompted them to make the sensible shift from paper to pixels. This, in turn, has resulted in a massive increase in employment opportunities within the e-learning sector, particularly for specialised positions, like […]

Koos Bekker predicts print media will be dead within 20 years

By |July 31st, 2014|

Former Naspers CEO Koos Bekker predicts that print media will be extinct within the next 20 years. Speaking in a video interview at the Future of Media conference, Bekker prefaced this prediction by pointing out that prediction is a fool’s game.

“My recent predictions of the future were all wrong. Don’t try and predict the future […]

7 stats that will change the way you look at the South African mobile space

By |July 31st, 2014|

Mobile doesn’t just matter in South Africa. It pretty much defines the country’s technological landscape. We are, after all, talking about a country with more SIM cards than people (mobile penetration is at around 128%).
It’s how the majority of people in the country access the internet and social networks. If you plan on using that […]

How to use Twitter in the classroom without compromising your professional relationship with your students

By |June 24th, 2014|

By Mike Reading.
There has been no shortage of debate around the water cooler in schools across the country about the role of social media in the classroom. Teachers are wondering if social media is just another fad, or is it a tool that will enable teachers to better connect and communicate with their students?

When considering […]

PayPal Extends Payment Services To Nigeria, 9 Other Countries

By |June 24th, 2014|

PayPal, one of the world’s largest internet payment companies, is extending its service offering to Nigeria and 9 other countries starting from this week.

According to a Reuters report, PayPal will expand to Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Paraguay and Nigeria. Of the ten countries, Nigeria holds the biggest potential market for PayPal […]

Don’t burn your wallet: why SA hasn’t reached its mobile, cashless future (yet)

By |June 24th, 2014|

When it comes to technologies that have failed to deliver on the hype that preceded them, it’s pretty difficult to beat mobile money in South Africa. Following the rise of MPesa in Kenya, everyone thought South Africa, with its massive mobile population, would follow suit. While few would have dared to say it at the […]

Tiny robots vs malaria: tiny robots win!

By |June 24th, 2014|

It is estimated that Malaria is responsible for over half of the human deaths on the planet in the history of time, making it one seriously evil disease. Today, Malaria has been eradicated in the majority of developed nations, yet it still plagues the poorest parts of the world, infecting over 300 million individuals annually. Subsequently, over […]

Takealot’s Kim Reid talks new millions, expansion and the future of ecommerce

By |June 4th, 2014|

News of popular ecommerce site Takealot’s US$100-million investment round has set South Africa’s tech scene abuzz. Late last week we reported that the site secured a staggering US$100-million from its long time investor, Tiger Global Management.

Founded in the 2002 as Take2, the site was later relaunched as Takealot in 2010 by Tiger Global Management and CEO Kim […]