2012 State of the Nation Address (#SONA) had a gr8 theme, but that’s where the first part of it ended

When I heard that the theme for the 2012 SONA is “The Knowledge Economy and Development Opportunities”, I was naturally excited by the first part thereof. Suffice to say I was highly disappointed when the moment of truth arrived at 19H00 (South African time) on the 9th of February 2012, when JZ took the podium. Alas, there was zilch mention of the theme in his speech!

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Western Cape: RLabs initiates a Free Mobile Counselling Portal”

With the growth of social media tradition in South Africa we are now introduced to a very useful and handy tool called “Free Mobile Counselling Portal.” A company called RLabs in partnership with Vodacom Foundation and  JamiiX are offering 100 Non-Governmental Organizations, non-profits, educational organisations, schools, community organizations and social groups the opportunity to leverage…

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How will digital freedom transform businesses in South Africa?

Over the past years with the preamble of social networks to be specific Facebook, I witnessed that more persons were becoming responsive to social networks, yet not fully aware of how Digital/Social media can breed both pessimistic and optimistic feedback to help them enhance their businesses.                  …

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Gumtree shows the way in usage of integrated media

I saw a Gumtree South Africa TV ad during tonight’s ETV News for the first time. What drew my attention to the ad was not the captivating message or the rather poor quality thereof, but the fact that this “free” online local classified ads service – with roots in London and now a footprint across 76 cities and 11 countries – is using old media in its communications mix.

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