Top 4 South African fan pages have a share of Facebook’s largest market – the US

The latest Socialbakers stats show that South Africa’s top 5 Facebook fan pages are a mix of entertainment and sport. My first reaction about Trevor Noah (top 2 position) was that his successful foray into the highly competitive US comedy circuit has a lot to do with his brand performance on Facebook. The next logical question to test this was: are the top 5 South African fan pages having any fans in the US, Facebook’s largest market? Thankfully, I found my answer on Socialbakers – one of my main sources of Facebook insights.

Read More

Part 2: Why are broadband prices so high in South Africa compared to Kenya?

If you have been following my blog and social media content in the last year, it is clear by now that I am smitten with Kenya due to its ground-breaking ICT sector developments that are spear-headed by mobile technology. I even have a Kenyan mobile number for good measure (•‿•). In this post I shall highlight, yet again, why my love for Kenya is not without sound reason for a self-proclaimed South African-based infopreneur who uses more than 20 gigs of data a month.

Read More

ANC’s 53rd Elective Conference in Pictures

The 53rd ANC Elective Conference was highly successful on social media, trending consecutively on Twitter from Tuesday the 11th of December, and it continues as I am posting this article. The country’s ruling party, and oldest liberation movement in the continent, got its own social media machinery into high gear; as shown by appearance in the top most #Mangaung Twitterers. Here are pictures telling a story of how the conference went.

Read More