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.

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Is iTunes going to put the last nail in SA music CD market’s coffin?

The iTunes store finally launched in South Africa on the 4th of December. Some 12 days after the fanfair relating to the news, an article appeared in the Business Day of this past Sunday, titled “music retailers unfazed by SA iTunes”, and this caught my attention. Musica, Reliable Music Warehouse and Look and Listen still have music CD stores. Key questions are: How long are music CD’s going to be around for, given the increasing speed of winds of change coming from digital downloads? Is the introduction of iTunes South Africa going to make this worse?

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The 8 December 2012 Soweto derby gained a global status

A lot of noise was made about yesterday’s Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, which ended in a 1:1 draw. While this can be expected as these two teams are the richest, most fan’ed and arguably most decorated in South Africa and rank high in the African continent as well, there was something more. As at 12:30 AM, #Sowetoderby had achieved just under 7,5K tweets, as measured on topsy.com. Let me use the power of Twitter to illustrate the fact that yesterday’s fierce soccer battle by the two Soweto giants captured the imagination of the world.

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Social networking about #TEDxSoweto 2012 Leapfrog event

eNitiates were social media partner for TEDxSoweto 2012 Leapfrog event. We covered all aspects of the event mainly on Twitter. Our social networking included 2 Twitterviews – one with @KeloKubu (the licensee for the event) and the other with @ShakaSisulu of CheeseKids (one of the Leapfrog event speakers); and live tweeting during the event.

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