LIST: Here are the best smartphones under R3,000 in South Africa

By Mimi Mfundisi 17-05-23 13:37

Budgeting for big smartphone brands can be costly. Here is a list of smartphones that cost less than R3,000 in South Africa. ALSO READ: WhatsApp: New feature added, WhatsApp Chat Lock AFFORDABLE SMARTPHONE BRANDS However, these are the best smartphones you can buy from reputable local tech retailers for less than R3,000 in May 2023. The […]


Are Crypto Casinos a thing in South Africa?

By Mimi Mfundisi 17-05-23 12:31

Crypto casinos are becoming increasingly popular among South African players due to their numerous benefits. Recent reports show that Africa has one of the highest global adoption rates for crypto. The continent witnessed a remarkable 1,200% growth in value between July 2020 and July 2021. The magnitude of crypto adoption in Africa is creating abundant […]

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WhatsApp users can finally edit their messages

By Mimi Mfundisi 15-05-23 12:15

This is something WhatsApp users have been long waiting for. According to reports, WhatsApp users can now edit their messages. ALSO READ: LIST: WhatsApp will stop working on these smartphones EDITING MESSAGES In the early days of messaging, each correspondence was sent without any chances of editing or correcting the text. Email, AIM, SMS and even […]

DJ Tira: SA music heavyweight launches content portal

By Mimi Mfundisi 12-05-23 17:53

Mthokozisi Khathi joins a host of celebrities who have launched their own content portals after he announced the DJ Tira World app. According to IOL, one can obtain DJ Tira’s life content for as little as R3 daily. The content portal is named after him and can be downloaded across several stores. ALSO READ: ‘I trust my […]


Elon Musk steps down, hires new Twitter CEO: Who is Linda Yaccarino?

By Mimi Mfundisi 12-05-23 15:55

South Africa-born billionaire Elon Musk has announced that he has hired a new Twitter CEO as his job title changes. The 51-year-old South Africa-born business mogul bought the social media platform in October for $44 billion, but vowed to find someone else to run the company in December after conducting a poll via his own […]

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Apple to launch its first online store in Vietnam next week

By Hennely Nel 12-05-23 15:11

Apple will launch its first online store in Vietnam next week, the company said Friday, hoping to cash in on the country’s young and tech-savvy population. The iPhone maker is among a host of global tech giants including Intel, Samsung and LG, that have chosen Vietnam for assembly of their products. But up to now, the […]

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‘Whatsapp cannot be trusted’ – Elon Musk’s grim WARNING

By Mimi Mfundisi 10-05-23 22:03

Elon Musk was responding to a Whatsapp user who claimed the app ‘secretly’ recorded them in their sleep – and they’re not alone. South African-born billionaire Elon Musk is definitely not a fan of fellow tech titan Mark Zuckerberg and his Whatsapp platform. It comes after a Whatsapp user claimed that the app secretly records […]

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Truecaller will soon integrate its services into WhatsApp

By Mimi Mfundisi 10-05-23 13:29

Caller identification app, Truecaller will soon integrate its services into WhatsApp to help users spot spam calls on the messaging app. WhatsApp and Truecaller to collaborate in an effort to reduce spam calls. Images: Pixabay/File image Truecaller will soon integrate its caller identification services into WhatsApp and other messaging apps to help users spot spam […]

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Capitec: System upgrade ‘affecting business clients ONLY!’

By Mimi Mfundisi 28-04-23 21:46

Capitec apologised for any confusion but assured its users that this upgrade will only impact the business clients only. Capitec Bank addresses confusion about the system upgrade. Photo: Capitec/ web Capitec Bank, one of South Africa’s leading digital banks, has clarified the confusion about its system upgrades currently underway. CAPITEC FRUSTRATES CONFUSED CLIENTS Numerous Capitec […]

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Township Grannies Learn to be Tech-Savvy

By SAPeople Contributor 18-02-22 00:06

Navigating new technology and digital applications has become necessary for many people trying to access government assistance and services during the Covid pandemic. But for many older persons, this is not easy. Elderly women in Alexandra township in Joburg are learning how to navigate the internet and common apps to help improve their lives. The […]

Do You Know What Your Children Are Watching?

By SAPeople Contributor 28-02-19 11:17

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has urged parents to be vigilant and closely monitor their children’s online activities, especially games downloaded on various App stores or from other online sources. The board in a statement said it has been alerted of a mobile game called “Momo Challenge”, which it describes as a form of […]

South Africa to Develop Africa’s Largest Tech Hub

By SAPeople Contributor 22-02-19 23:14

Government is looking at developing the biggest tech hub in Africa, a coding and programming academy as well as co-working and co-creation spaces for the youth and start-ups in particular. “Through the Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda), my department, in partnership with the Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services, has started a conversation to develop […]

New Web Tool for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs

By SAPeople Contributor 01-02-19 10:39

A free-to-use web tool, which helps smaller businesses with labour relations processes and matters, has gone live. The tool is a joint initiative of the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). It allows entrepreneurs to source information on how to recruit staff; how to manage employees and build […]

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The Best Free Apps to use for Your Business

By SAPeople Contributor 26-09-17 13:57

With technology advancing every second of the day and making life that much easier for all of us, it’s a no-brainer that we should be taking advantage of all that’s out there! There is literally an app for everything, whether it be tracking the number of steps you’ve taken in a day or an app […]

South Africa’s Elon Musk Unveils Stunning Solar-Powered Roof Panels

By SAPeople 30-10-16 15:57

South African-born Canadian-American billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is revolutionising the way we ‘roof’ our houses in the future, with fantastic new solar-powered roof tiles, launched Friday by his electric car company Tesla. And they’ll be perfect in South Africa – not only for the sun… but in handling the heavy hail storms like those that Musk […]


Samsung Note 7 Phones Banned on SAA flights

By SAPeople Contributor 19-10-16 09:30

If you’re travelling to South Africa, please take note – South African Airways (SAA) on Tuesday announced the prohibition of the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phone on all of its flights as of this week. “SAA has taken a decision to prohibit the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The decision has been […]

Why Pokemon Go Became an Instant Phenomenon

By SAPeople 19-07-16 17:11

In the last week, Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game for mobile phones, has taken off. Daily traffic for the game exceeded Twitter and Facebook use. What is driving this intense interest and involvement? One way to understand is to take a closer look at the game’s design. First, for those who haven’t played or […]

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