Two of South Africa’s oldest and largest institutions, Telkom and ABSA, have joined forces on Telkom’s ADSL and prepaid packages.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
In 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…)
Mxit users will now be able to buy books and read them on their smartphones thanks to the newly launched brainchild of local, digital entrepeneur and leading author, Karen Brooks.
Brooks, who is a well known entrepreneur and prominent author in the South African digital scene, has recently launched EverEgg.
EverEgg is a book reading platform designed for mobile use. The new mobile book reader was developed by leading South African tech innovation company, Kazazoom.
Brooks is not playing in unfamiliar territory, however. The innovative entrepreneur previously launched a mobile book reader called Mbooks back in 2008.
Mbooks was also launched on Mxit and developed to be used by the social site’s 10 million subscribers. (more…)
Up until now, the only place to purchase bespoke Jack Daniel’s fashion wear or collectable items was by making the trip to the JD Hardware Store in Lynchburg Tennessee. Now, local Jack fans can do their online shopping and enjoy free delivery to anywhere in South Africa, from Sandton to Springbok, thanks to the newly launched JD online store.
Located on the local Jack Daniel’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JackDanielsSA, the retail store – called The Jack Daniel’s Hardware Store – is the first of its kind within the South African liquor market.
The store sports a range of branded men’s and ladies fashion clothing and other specialty items from custom-built jukeboxes to the classic Jack Daniel’s T-shirt. Marketing Manager for Jack Daniel’s South Africa, Dino D’Araujo says the online store is the answer to the countless fans who’ve wanted to buy genuine JD-branded merchandise, “The store provides a great range of high end clothing and memorabilia, catering for both casual shoppers looking for interesting gifting ideas, as well as the serious Jack collector”. (more…)