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DA ad scores half a million YouTube views

The Democratic Alliance’s “Ayisafani” election TV advertisement – originally pulled off the air by the SABC – had garnered more than half a million views on YouTube by the weekend. More than 555 000 people have viewed the ad on the social media site since it was posted on 8 April. It has more than 4 500 likes and 310 thumbs down

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SA’s top YouTube videos of 2013

The horror truck accident on Fields Hill near Pinetown in Durban, posted by eNews Channel Africa, was the video South Africans watched the most on YouTube in 2013, Google, which owns the video platform, said on Wednesday. Globally, the world watched the The Fox more than 265m times

Second screen no threat to TV – yet

Tablets, smartphones and laptops aren’t having the negative effect on television viewing many predicted, according to a new report from Deloitte. The report, “Survival of the fastest: TV’s evolution in a connected world”, has found that the increase in second screens has “barely caused a ripple in TV behaviour

SA connection in Yahoo, Tumblr deal

Roelof Botha, the grandson of former South African foreign affairs minister Pik Botha, was closely involved in the funding of social networking site Tumblr, which Yahoo this week agreed to buy for US$1,1bn. Pretoria-born Botha, who served on Tumblr’s board of directors, was also a key role player in the $1,5bn, 2002 sale

The S Africans coining it on YouTube

Google’s video platform is making celebrities out of regular South Africans and generating income for them, with some making in excess of R100 000/month. Use of YouTube in South Africa is growing exponentially, particularly on mobile devices, which now account for a quarter

YouTube now in Zulu and Afrikaans

Google’s popular YouTube video service is now available in Zulu and Afrikaans. The SA version of the site, at, was launched in May 2010 and was the first localised YouTube edition in Africa. The Internet giant took the wraps off the Zulu and Afrikaans

The state of telecoms in Africa

Africa’s road to high-speed broadband is being achieved in leaps and bounds. Every week brings news of another piece of the jigsaw fitting into place. This week it’s the completion of the national fibre backbone in one of Africa’s larger markets. However, there’s still

Zoopy shifts focus, turns to mobile

Social video service Zoopy, often referred to as SA’s version of Google’s YouTube, has decided to take its business in a new direction. As of today, the company no longer accepts user-generated video uploads and

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