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The cost of the great masigodukeni
The cost of the great masigodukeni
In my family, it all starts on a specially created WhatsApp group. Last year’s was titled “Xmas Lunch 2016” and there were no less than 15...
Sticks and stones and smartphones
Sticks and stones and smartphones
Technology is ubiquitous in the 21st century. Children as young as eight have access to smartphones and 18-month-olds are using iPads.
Betraying Drake
Betraying Drake
We fold into ourselves like flowers. Petals carefully concealing fragile hearts, always on guard.
China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting
China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting
Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a...
Silence perpetuates the violence
Silence perpetuates the violence
I’ve been thinking about silence over the past week as Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana remains in his job despite admitting to...
Education department to track down culprit behind leaked maths paper
Education department to track down culprit behind leaked maths paper
The department of basic education is hiring a private investigator to track down the culprit who sent sections of a matric maths exam paper as a...
Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent
Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent
Mobile data prices in Zimbabwe sky-rocketed overnight and Zimbabweans say the hikes are government efforts to quash activism on social media around...
SA wades into global app regulation battle
SA wades into global app regulation battle
Whether or not to regulate services such as Whats­App, Facebook Messenger and Skype was a challenge only recently presented to Parliament.
Dear MTN and Vodacom, don't dictate to us how to use the internet
Dear MTN and Vodacom, don't dictate to us how to use the internet
On Tuesday, Parliament’s portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services held hearings into whether WhatsApp, Skype and other...
MTN chief wants probe into 'freeloading' WhatsApp
MTN chief wants probe into 'freeloading' WhatsApp
Cellphone operator MTN has fired a shot at popular chat application WhatsApp, claiming the popularity of chat over the top (OTT) operators was...
Facebook finally pulls in WhatsApp
Facebook finally pulls in WhatsApp
Hot on the heels of WhatsApp introducing voice calls, there seems to be a new feature released by Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company: the...
Precocious privacy warriors
Precocious privacy warriors
At first glance Nadim Kobeissi looks about 14 years old. Yet the baby-faced PHD student is part of a new wave of entrepreneur-activists who are...

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