South Africa

MyEdit introduces premium-content bundles

Published by on Nov 6th, 2013, No Comments

MyEditYesterday, we reported on the launch of Media24‘s brand new content aggregation app, MyEdit. MyEdit gives it’s users news and stories from some of South Africa’s top newspapers and magazines and tailors it to their specific interests.

MyEdit is also free to download – both Apple and Android smartphone or tablet users can download the app form either the Apple App store or Google Play.

Once the app is downloaded, readers then choose their favourite interests from 20 categories which include sport, news, fashion, entertainment and many more. (more…)

Media24 launches world class content aggregation app, MyEdit

Published by on Nov 5th, 2013, 1 Comment

Home ScreenMedia24 has just launched their all-new content aggregation app, MyEdit. The app, which is billed to be South Africa’s biggest content aggregation app, is now available for free from Apple and Android app stores.

The app is  downloadable – on iPads and Android tablets as well as smartphones. The MyEdit app tailors content from some of South Africa’s leading publications to match readers’ interests.

MyEdit aggregates it’s content into 20 categories, some of which include news, sport, entertainment and fashion. More than 40 of South Africa’s most popular magazines, newspapers and websites are aggregated for the MyEdit app.

These include content from magazines such as YOU, DRUM, Fairlady, Men’s Health, tvplus, True Love, Finweek, Go! and Move!. (more…)

ABSA partners with Telkom on Mobile, ADSL

Published by on Nov 5th, 2013, No Comments

Two of South Africa’s oldest and largest institutions, Telkom and ABSA, have joined forces on Telkom’s ADSL and prepaid Telkompackages.

According to Telkom, ABSA customers will now receive cash rewards when they purchase airtime for the newly launched Telkom Mobile or when subscribing to Telkom ADSL contracts.

In a statement released on Monday, the South African communications giant said that they believe ABSA customers are a source of “quality customers” and that their loyalty will give Telkom a “long tenure”.

The cash rewards tie in with the ABSA Rewards Programme. This is a bank rewards initiative that, unlike other South African banks, offers it’s customers real cash back for swiping their ABSA card. (more…)

Confirmed: iPhone 5S & 5C to launch in SA November 15th

Published by on Nov 4th, 2013, 2 Comments

iPhone 5S + 5C

Last week we reported on a rumour that the iPhone 5S and 5C is to be officially launched on South African shores on November 15th.

As it turns out, that rumour has been confirmed and South Africans will be able to get their hands on the latest iPhone models from the 15th.

On Saturday, November 2nd, cellular giant Vodacom released a statement saying that they will be offering iPhone 5S and 5C models as of November 15th.

MTN, Vodacom’s biggest competition, also released a statement today saying they will offer the new iPhone models from the 15th as well. (more…)

Meet Webfluential: A new platform that harnesses the power of Social Communication

Published by on Oct 31st, 2013, No Comments


Award-winning South African digital communications agency, Retroviral, along with development house Silver Apple Studios and digital media venture capital fund Stratos Capital, have launched Webfluential – a subscription-based platform aimed at connecting brands with consumers via credible social media influencers.

The goal with Webfluential is to realize the full potential of social communication.

Influencers on various social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and blogs can use Webfluential to quantify their influence to generate a new revenue stream off the various media that they create.

Whilst the social influencers generate a new revenue stream, brands and companies in the marketing industry – including advertisers, PR agencies and media buyers – can identify the most relevant online, social influencers to include in their campaigns.

This will help create earned media, talkability, feedback, and, of course, sales. (more…)

Rumoured date for SA release of iPhone 5S, 5C 15 November

Published by on Oct 30th, 2013, No Comments


Speculation about the South African launch date of the anticipated iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C has been rife since it’s release on September 20th.

And now, finally, it seems that an actual date has been flung around the rumour mill.

According to AppAdvice, a possible date for the iPhone 5S and 5C official release in South Africa is November 15th.

The international release of the 5S and 5C is heading for it’s fourth wave. If one looks at the territories which have previously launched in the fourth wave, it might just be that South Africa is to be included. (more…)

Jack Daniel’s SA launches online store

Published by on Oct 28th, 2013, No Comments

JD Online Store

The world’s most famous whiskey has just launched their online store.

Jack Daniel’s, the Tennessee whiskey, has launched their South African online store  featuring collectable Jack Daniel’s items and clothing- so you can take home more than a bottle of Jack.

The online store offers Saffa’s the opportunity to order anything Jack related and have it delivered to them – for free! – anywhere in the country.

Everything from t-shirts, to tank tops and even custom, Jack Daniel’s-branded jukeboxes can be found on the online store. The clothing is casual yet cool with the sought after Jack Daniel’s logo printed on them.

The t-shirts and other clothing is available in both men’s and ladies style. (more…)

Government reserves substantial amount for broadband in SA schools

Published by on Oct 24th, 2013, No Comments

South-Africa-Internet-Broadband-ADSLIn yesterday’s budget speech, The National Treasury has announced that they have set aside quite a substantial amount for the school broadband project.

The school broadband project aims to bring broadband internet to different schools across South Africa. This project is led by the Department of Communications.

A whopping R374 million has been set aside for the project. In the official Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, the Treasury further explained that the Adjustments Appropriation Bill and the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill set out amendments in the current financial year. (more…)