Social media tax is now active in Uganda

Uganda's much-debated social media (OTT) tax has officially gone live. From 1 July 2018, Ugandans were required to pay the tax if they wanted to access services such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and many others. The social media tax was initially proposed in April 2018 in an announcement in which…

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Using social media to change the narrative about Afrika

Social media platforms are providing Africans with an opportunity to counter negative stereotypes by giving them representational agency. More and more Africans use the internet. By the end of 2000 the continent had a total of 4,514,400 users. Seventeen years later it had increased to 453,329,534,…

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Social media for startups

The general idea behind social media for startups is to enable direct contact and participation via conversations, discussions or chats - whatever you call it - with your customers, prospects, influencers and more. Engaging in social media can solidify relationships and establish a more direct connection with your brand. Few…

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6 Social media scams to lookout for in 2018

As social media continues to gain prominence amongst South African consumers, platforms like Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter have also become a platform where fraudsters attempt to catch unsuspecting consumers off guard. Although social media scams in South Africa are not yet prevalent, compared to our global counterparts; the reality…

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Claiming our lives back from social media addiction

How can you live the life you want to, avoiding the distractions and manipulations of others? To do so, you need to know how you work. “Know thyself”, the Ancients urged. Sadly, we are often bad at this. But by contrast, others know us increasingly well. Our intelligence, sexual orientation…

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