Month: July 2013

Why South Africans Buccaneer

The recent Media Online piracy study exposed that South Africa high speed internet customers generally buccaneer films, TV sequence and songs because the material is not available in SA, or they have to hold out for it to become available regionally (also see Online Piracy in SA).

Online piracy

The Online piracy study was completed by 5,230 South Africa high speed internet customers. These customers were generally tech smart consumers with a high average income (see census here).

Public Networking Regret Pierce into Users

While social press, such as Facebook or myspace and Instagram, are well-known for discussing images and other factors of individuals’ lifestyles, many customers are concerned that their posts could at some point price them their job.

Social Media

According to a new study from FindLaw.com, more than a one fourth of younger social press customers think that something they published could come returning to bother them.

Bogus Items Marketed on the Internet in SA

Customer Elpesh Peters was lately tricked into purchasing a bogus Think observe through “social buying” team lower price web page Wicount, the Sunday Times has revealed.


The observe was promoted as decreased from R1,500 to R549, and there was no sign that the item was fake.

SA Internet Holding Back Financial Growth

The heavy cost around the globe wide web in South Africa, along with a lack of accessibility and slowly relationship, effects financial development and job development in the country.


This is according to DA darkness reverend of marketing communications, Marian Shinn, and follows a new Akamai review which exposed that South Africa has one of the smallest regular Internet relationship rates of speed on the globe.

“Facts About Broadband in South Africa” – Behold the Truth

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) launched its latest data on online associates (up to Dec 2012), displaying that The South Africa’s set online transmitting quantity is pathetically low.


The average number of set (wired) online associates per 100 inhabitants in the OECD is 26.3.

Most Cost-Effective Pre-paid Mobile Items in South Africa

A new evaluation from Research ICT Africa reveals that Telkom Mobile has the most cost-effective pre-paid mobile item in South Africa, followed by Mobile C.

SA prepaid

Research ICT Africa, which performs research on ICT policy and control, used the OECD’s technique and item information from the operators’ websites to find the least expensive pre-paid mobile items in the country.

Cellular Press Improvements in Africa

Everyone will nod easily at the concept that the mobile is Africa’s system of choice but individuals have been much more slowly to recognize the effects for mobile press.


Algy Williams, CEO, Every1Mobile is posting seven mobile programs (what in old press talk you might have known as magazines) on everything from sex and connections to innovative composing. What represents it out as uncommon is that it has already collected significant faithful readerships for each of these programs across Africa. Russell Southwood discussed to him a couple weeks ago.

New SA eID Smart Cards Protection Concerns Answered

South Africa’s new electronic identity document (eID) smart cards for people is set to release on 18 July 2013 and it is expected to offer solid protection for your personal details, according to protection experts at Sensepost and the recently established 4Di Privaca.


Following the statement that Gemalto’s Sealys smart cards were selected for South Africa’s eID, both the Division of Home Matters and Gemalto discussed the safety measures of the smart cards.

New ICASA Price to Connect Timelines

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has released improved timeframes for the distribution of information related to its Price to Connect Program.


ICASA’s Price to Connect Program is currently underway; it describes all the tasks that ICASA is currently challenge to deal with issues about the heavy expense of interaction in South Africa.