Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’
OpenView HD comes to South Africa
Monday, October 14th, 2013

Platco Digital, a sister-company to the wildly popular etv, will begin broadcast of a free satellite TV service tomorrow 15th October 2013. The new service, essentially a bundle of free channels is known as OpenView HD. OpenView HD will be starting with the following 16 TV channels: Entertainment: SABC 1, SABC 2, SABC 3, e.TV, eKasi+, eAfrica+, eMovies+, Glow TV Culture and Lifestyle: ASTV, Deen TV Children and Education: eToons+, ...  [Read more]

Mediatech Africa Gears Up for 2013
Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Industry heavy weights and enthusiasts in the live entertainment, audio visual and broadcasting arenas already find themselves in eager anticipation of Africa’s most successful trade exhibition. With a diverse selection of products and the latest technologies in media and entertainment, Mediatech Africa promises an engaging showcase from 17 – 19 July at the Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa. Local and international visitors have ...  [Read more]

Fly540: the budget airline for African destinations?
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Too many people in Africa happen to fall within the low-income bracket. Thus, one would expect budget airlines to be commonplace on this continent, catering for the masses. This is not so. Budget airlines are rather common in high-income countries of Western Europe, North America, India and many Asian countries. The relatively few airlines that ply major African cities do so at rather exorbitant fares. As of 21 Nov 2011 7:30am GMT: a return ...  [Read more]

Harnessing the full power of WordPress for multimedia publishing – WordCamp CT 2011
Sunday, October 9th, 2011

WordCamp Cape Town 2011 was informative and exciting. I had the opportunity to attend a blog camp that was focused exclusively on WordPress. WordPress is the software that powers this blog, as well as millions of other websites around the world. WordCamp Cape Town was split into two tracks: publisher and technical. I was privileged to speak at the publisher track though I spent most of the day at the developer track. The galaxy of speakers ...  [Read more]

Have smartphones become indispensable business tools?
Saturday, September 17th, 2011

I have used smartphones (mostly Nokia) for a few years now but started using BlackBerry since July 2010 and have never been a day without a BlackBerry ever since - until now. The BlackBerry device became the central point of my daily communication routine. I could read, forward, reply personal and business emails quickly. I could follow the conversation streams on Facebook and Twitter apps when I was idle. I could take photos at events and post ...  [Read more]

WordCamp Cape Town 2011
Sunday, July 31st, 2011

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. There have been dozens of such events around the globe in the past, and there will be WordCamps for as long as WordPress continues to exist in its current shape and form. WordCamp Cape Town has been scheduled for 15th September 2011 and will serve as a platform for discussing the latest trends in WordPress, targeting developers and publishers alike. The event fee is only R135 ...  [Read more]

Cell C wins global telecoms award
Sunday, June 26th, 2011

“MyTools”, a groundbreaking service was awarded the Global Telecoms Business innovation award Cell C and development partner fonYou have put South Africa’s innovation capability on the map by scooping the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award in the consumer services category for its innovative cloud telephony service “MyTools”. Cell C was the first mobile provider globally to introduce this cloud-based service for mobile ...  [Read more]

Meet WACS, the latest submarine cable into Africa
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

In case you missed the memo, Africa is rising. Having been largely ignored in the development of the Internet, things have been changing rapidly in the past decade with telecommunication companies forming alliances with financial institutions to bring serious data connectivity into Africa, and with it, lots of potential for prosperity. You can thus understand my excitement each time a new submarine cable is announced. West Africa Cable ...  [Read more]

DStv Mobile on your laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod
Monday, May 30th, 2011

DStv is offering a major boost to residents of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya who might be interested in their DStv Mobile service. Before now, the DStv Mobile had been restricted to a few mobile phones - these phones have in-built circuitry that enable them to receive and decode DVB-H signals. DStv is now offering a new device called Drifta, that should increase patronage for DStv Mobile. The DStv Drifta is essentially an adapter. It ...  [Read more]

Android Market paid Apps now accessible to 26 African countries
Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Google recently announced that more smartphone users on the Android platform in some 99 countries now have access to paid apps in their official apps store, Android Market. The newly-added countries include 26 African countries including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The Android users in this category had hitherto been restricted to free apps only, from the Android Market. From the official press release: Today ...  [Read more]