Digital Age

Journalism in the era of influencers

The proliferation of sponsored content is streamlining ethics on social media platforms

France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of US anger

The new law aims at plugging a taxation gap that has seen some internet heavyweights paying next to nothing in countries where they make huge profits.

Prepare for tax in digital economy

Foreign digital services and products have skirted taxation in SA — but that’s all about to change

Online site a new model for journalism

The Africa Is a Country website offers a rich mix of  news, comment and analysis about the continent

What does blue-ticking mean for building trust?

How has our digital communication affected our relationship to the concept of seeing each other’s humanity?

Soundscapes of a war zone

Multimedia internet artist centres black, queer and trans youth in our post-apartheid imagination

Black? A woman? Read why you’re more likely to be a victim of online trolls

Are social media algorithms designed to prey the mental health of women and people of colour?

Ramaphosa floats the idea of an ‘African bitcoin’

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he fully supports calls for a single African currency— and that maybe it should be digital

How kids in a low-income country use laptop —lessons from Madagascar

Laptops have introduced the children of Nosy Komba in Madagascar to previously inaccessible tools

African governments leave women out of digital revolution

Despite governments having collected over $400-million to provide universal connectivity, women remain unconnected from the internet.

Letters to the editor: November 24 to 30

Readers write in about racism and digital education

@Noksangoma explains the five types of spirits you may not have known about

Sangoma Nokulinda Mkhize analyses the ancestors found in Southern African bloodlines.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it