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October 3, 2018

IT’S TIME FOR AFRICA TO TELL A NEW STORY

Throughout time, storytelling has largely influenced how people behave and perceive each other across the world. It is this single factor instilled in individuals since childhood that has contributed to stereotyping and prejudice across societies and cultures. Stories have instigated wars and political mudslinging, racial segregation and gender discrimination, generational and cross-country hostility, and bitterness between low and high-income communities. Even Africa is perceived in a certain way because of the stories being told about it. The role of traditional media and social media are key players in the way the world views Africa, and possibly contributes to putting the brakes [...]

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July 31, 2018

STOP THINKING IN A SILO, EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY

Some ‘interesting’ comments have been levelled at Sagarmatha Technologies, post our announcement that we plan to list the company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Before I unpack what Sagarmatha is and will do, so everyone can be on the same page, let me address the less salubrious remarks that have percolated certain quarters last week.

This is not about a company that is in financial trouble needing to settle a loan. Let’s make that very clear. It’s about a future where eCommerce is driving the digital economy across Africa, supported by the broad reach of a media organisation that has deep penetration through traditional print, has a steadily growing digital audience, a [...]

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July 23, 2018

MOBILE USERS : AFRICA VS ASIA

Asia and Africa are seen as the two fastest growing mobile markets, but it has been highlighted that neither of them have historically been big app users. Most of the traffic seen on mobile devices in both regions is still spent on web pages, unlike for example in the US where more than 80 percent of mobile traffic is accounted for by apps. This may be quite surprising to some as Asia is home to the two largest mobile markets worldwide in China and India.

Phone ownership is continuing to increase though in Africa, in particular in some countries such as Nigeria and South Africa, which is now on a par with the USA, however mobile penetration rates across Central Africa remains [...]

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July 23, 2018

A total full moon eclipse – the longest of the 21st century – will be visible from SA

A total full moon eclipse which will be viewable from multiple continents including most of Africa, according to NASA, is happening on 27 July.

This lunar eclipse will be primarily visible from the world’s Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand).

The local times of the eclipse are available at TimeandDate.com (remember to put your place or country in the search box).

The eclipse will take place at or around midnight for Madagascar and the Middle East. Europe and Africa will view it sometime between sunset and midnight on 27 July, whereas most of Asia, Indonesia and Australia will view it in the morning – sometime between [...]

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