Facebook has launched their classifieds Marketplace in South Africa

Facebook has launched their classifieds Marketplace offering in South Africa. The feature is now available to Facebook users in South Africa and like other similar offerings, allows them to buy and sell goods with other people in their local community. Currently, Facebook's Marketplace is available in 47 countries including South…

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VISA won't process Bitcoin transactions

VISA's CEO, Alfred Kelly, has said that the global payments company will not process any Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, transactions. Kelly said this in an interview where he explained that the company doesn't consider Bitcoin a payments systems player. Kelly further added that VISA will continue to only process…

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A hackathon series in Afrikan cities focusing on transport

South African transport data startup, WhereIsMyTransport, will be hosting a series of developer hackathons across Afrika in partnership with Facebook. The CONNECT Hackathon Series kicks-off in Johannesburg from 19 to 21 January 2018 and will then move on to Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kigali, and Nairobi. The aim of the…

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Egypt's ICT sector grows by 12.5% for 2016/2017 financial year

Egypt's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector reported a growth of 12,5% for the financial year of 2016/2017. This is based on a report by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt. Download the latest "ICT Indicators in Brief" report by Egypt's Ministry of Communications and…

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Cold War

Note:This is an excerpt from the free e-Book, "Download Currency - The KasiMP3 Story". You can read more about the book and get a free copy here. KasiMP3 was enjoying healthy growth. Unfortunately, some people in the mainstream music industry in South Africa were harboring negative emotions towards the…

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South Africa at higher risk of data breaches

A recent report shows that South Africa, compared to similar countries worldwide, is more likely to be at risk of data breaches. According to the report by PhishMe, a company that provides phishing defense solutions, these breaches are likely to occur as a result of deceptive e-mails. The report titled…

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