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Why e-commerce is lagging in SA

Every online shopper in South Africa knows the inconvenience of waiting impatiently for a courier to arrive. The package could arrive now, just now or now-now – that is about as precise as your information about the delivery time will be. Given that

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Expect more to come from Netflix: analyst

South Africans can expect to hear more from video streaming service Netflix in future as it only had a “soft launch” this week. This is the view of local technology analyst Arthur Goldstuck, who is MD of research firm World Wide Worx. Netflix switched on its

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MTN said to make progress on Nigeria fine

Nigerian regulators’ decision to extend a 16 November deadline to fine MTN R75bn suggests discussions are making headway, says an analyst. The Nigerian Communications Commission issued

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Mxit to be closed down

Local social network Mxit said on Friday that it is shutting down its commercial operations and donating all of its intellectual property and technology assets to independent public benefit organisation

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Mxit by the numbers

As Mxit shuts its doors, here are key statistics about the once giant South African social network. Mxit announced on Friday that it is shutting down commercial operations and being taken over The Reach Trust. The Mxit app will still be available as a download but

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Mxit closure no surprise: analyst

Local technology expert Arthur Goldstuck says he’s not surprised at Mxit’s commercial closure. On Friday, Mxit announced that it is shutting down its commercial operations and donating all of its intellectual property and technology assets to independent public

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Facebook rules SA smartphones

Social media applications dominate the South African smartphone scene, local research has found. According to data in the new South African Social Media Landscape study by World Wide Worx and Fuseware, chat application WhatsApp is the most dominant application on smartphones

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Inside SA’s exploding VOD market

It’s a veritable feast for couch potatoes – or at least those with access to affordable and fast broadband. In the space of just a few months, almost half a dozen new video-on-demand players have been launched in South Africa, promising an alternative to satellite pay

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Sharp fall in number of Mxit users

The number of monthly active users on mobile social network Mxit has fallen from 4,9m in 2014 to 2,7m in 2015. This is according to the South African Social Media Landscape 2016 report from World Wide Worx and monitoring company Fuseware. This means that Mxit

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