APPS

‘Xi cult’ app is China’s red hot hit

A propaganda app that puts China's powerful President Xi Jinping in anyone's pockets has become a hit in the country

uKheshe: An app for the unbanked

Card holders can transfer money to each other at no cost, so an entire sub economy may evolve

​Shaping creative business minds for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Vega's Brand Challenge and Brand Activation allow students to see what it’s like to work with a real-life brief from a real-life client

IBM aims AI at Africa

Artificial Intelligence is seen as an advanced and dangerous technology, but IBM is showing how it can help solve problems in Africa

Mabe’s fingers in many pies

ANC spokesperson’s links to companies, apps and patents in controversial R49-million deal

Apps for the people by the people

Two young innovators are bringing information about taxis and kasi businesses to your phone

Goggle the asp that fits with your Leninist

The overenthusiastic spellchecker-cum-predictive-text function in the PathInput app turns ordinary text into a surreal fantasy, writes Shaun de Waal

Taking fewer risks with age is biologically determined

Study with gaming app shows that older people are less attracted by big rewards, and will take less risks to get them.

No fare, cry Uber taxi competitors

Rivals say the taxi service is using illicit loopholes to dodge paying tax and other regulations.

Shedding alerts: Apps to keep you in light about the dark

The uptake of various new apps is directly proportional to increased load-shedding and news coverage, but developers are yet to make any money.

AppDate: Easy mobile banking

Sean Bacher highlights the updated Standard Bank mobile app, the Kaspersky Free Fake ID Scanner, Centrallo and Battery Watch – Funny Voices.

Mobilise your medical history with apps

Sean Bacher looks at MyMedRec, Up Coffee, Documents To Go, Scanner Pro and Dragon Dictation - apps that help keep track of medical records and data.

Latest

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences