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‘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.

Digital tools for a pen and paper election

Although we'll be using the paper ballot method to cast our votes, there are some apps to help us keep up with the election process.

Appdate: Speak 42 languages with iTranslate

From iTranslate Voice 2 to Search for BBM and Checkers Eezi Coupons, here are five apps that you should check out.

Apps aid fashionistas in tracking down clothing

New apps allow fashionistas to find and buy or rent similar items worn by strangers or seen on websites.

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Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story