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Present State of South Africa’s Tech Startup Industry

Present State of South Africa’s Tech Startup Industry

In 2012, Silicon Cape which is a community of tech entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors, and VC’s who are passionate about entrepreneurship and the roles we play in the future of South Africa conducted a survey titled “The State of South Africa’s Tech Startup Industry” [...]

10 Most Technologically Advanced Countries in Africa

10 Most Technologically Advanced Countries in Africa

This is a contribution by Answers Africa: A Tech Talk Africa Publishing Partner Top 10 Most Technologically Advanced Countries in Africa Technology is growing very rapidly with United States at the fore front while Europe and Asia is also within [...]

Are South Africans Buying More Tech than their US Counterparts?

Are South Africans Buying More Tech than their US Counterparts?

Surprisingly, a new survey (Accenture’s 2013 Consumer Electronics Products and Services Usage Report) has revealed that South Africans spent more on consumer technology in 2012 than the average US consumer, it was also discovered that South Africans spent more than many [...]

How To Buy Prepaid or Top Up Vodacom Data Bundles

How To Buy Prepaid or Top Up Vodacom Data Bundles

Vodacom has laid out ways to purchase vodacom data bundles, for Prepaid and Top Up customers, you can either purchase via SMS, on Vodacom website, on a cellphone or from banks For Prepaid and Top Up customers SMS: You can start [...]

Smartphone Usage in South Africa [Infographic]

Smartphone Usage in South Africa [Infographic]

Another awesome infographic created by the talented designer, Grant Barnard together with Elizabeth Joss. The essence of this infographic is to highlight some of the latest information on the smartphone usage in South Africa. Research was conducted in several areas that [...]

Top 50 African Countries on Facebook: December 2012

Top 50 African Countries on Facebook: December 2012

Socialbakers.com is a leading social media analytics platform which offers solution that allows brands to measure, compare and contrast the success of their social media campaigns with competitive intelligence. The website provides daily updated Facebook statistics for over 200 countries. The statistics as at 29th December [...]

Top 20 Countries in Facebook Customer Service

Top 20 Countries in Facebook Customer Service

Social media statistics company known as Socialbakers has recently released a report on the most Socially Devoted countries on Facebook, the report places Kenya at number two on the countries with socially devoted brands on Facebook with 83% response rate while South [...]

Twitter Usage in South Africa [Infographic]

Twitter Usage in South Africa [Infographic]

When it comes to tweeting in Africa, South Africa is home to Africa’s most prolific tweeters, this is backed by reports from Portland Communications and Tweetminster. Portland Communications and Tweetminster monitored more than 11.5 million location-tagged tweets in Africa and conducted [...]

Growth Rate of Mobile Stats in Africa 2012 [Infographic]

Growth Rate of Mobile Stats in Africa 2012 [Infographic]

According to the latest analysis provided by the Wireless Intelligence, Africa has overtaken Asia Pacific as the world’s fastest growing region in terms of cellular connections. This infographic below was borrowed from Wireless Intelligence, it shows that Africa, in Q2 [...]

South Africa Internet Users [Infographic]

South Africa Internet Users [Infographic]

South Africa Internet Users Afrographique has released a compelling and informative infographic that shows the breakdown of South African internet users, although this data was made available last year but it kind of gives you a picture of the demographics on [...]

State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa

State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful drivers of economic growth and prosperity for any nation. It is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit often characterised by innovation and risk-taking, and is an essential part of [...]

Top African Telecoms Companies For 2012

Top African Telecoms Companies For 2012

Telecommunications has become one of the fastest growing sectors of African economy, this growth is driven by rapid growth in mobile telephony and broadband connectivity, Africa has become the fastest-growing mobile market in the world, and is the biggest after Asia according to [...]

Top 10 African Mobile Apps of 2012

Top 10 African Mobile Apps of 2012

In a fast growing continent that is filled with opportunities yet bedevilled by poverty, political instability, and inequality, there is an urgent need for improved healthcare, better infrastructure and access to basic amenities, the good news is that so many [...]

Top 50 Google+ [Google Plus] Users in South Africa

Top 50 Google+ [Google Plus] Users in South Africa

Google+ (sometimes written as Google Plus, abbreviated as G+) is a social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. Since this Social media platform was launched by Google last year, it has seen steady growth across Africa, although the social network is far behind Facebook in [...]

Samsung Galaxy S3 Officially Launched in South Africa

Samsung Galaxy S3 Officially Launched in South Africa

Last night in Sandton, in Johannesburg South Africa, Samsung’s much-awaited Galaxy S3 was officially launched at a lavish event in Johannesburg. This sleek and innovative smartphone is a follow-up to the highly-successful Samsung galaxy S2, which sold more than 20 [...]