How Africa achieved the world’s highest growth in Internet users between 2000 and 2017

How Africa achieved the world’s highest growth in Internet users between 2000 and 2017

In Bra Willy's recent monthly feature on SAFM's Media Show he shared insights about the growth of Internet users in Africa between the years 2000 and 2017. This blog expands on the topic. The source of the stats is Internet World Stats.   Internet Users in Africa in 2000   You can find the associated spreadsheet…

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Facebook monthly active users grew by 39% in Africa in 2017

Facebook announced in June that there are now 2 billion monthly active users on this social network site! On the back of this announcement, we analyse the performance of the African continent on Facebook in this post.   Facebook monthly active users in Africa   We analyse Facebook monthly active users in Africa based on two comparative…

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Does Arthur Mafokate hurt BrandSA’s social media reputation?

As part of our environ-scan, it came to our attention that Arthur Mafokate - founder of music record label 999 and a trustee at BrandSA - has been accused of assaulting his girlfriend at the beginning of this month. You can read more about the allegation here. The purpose of this blog is not the exploration…

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The impact of weakening ZAR is devastating for digital marketing companies

I am not sure if this is an open letter to President Jacob Zuma, the Treasury and the ANC at large. While I am not writing this blog with that in mind, maybe this shoe fits. The current state of economic affairs is woeful for eNitiate's business - an eight-year old digital marketing and insights…

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Johannesbourg: activité constante sur les réseaux sociaux cet été

Les vacances sont terminées et les embouteillages sont de retour à Joburg (aka Johannesbourg). Il faudra encore attendre 12 mois avant les prochaines vacances, pour que les routes soient degagées et que les centres commerciaux et lieux d'intérêts publics soient plus calmes. Pourquoi Johannesbourg est-elle si calme en Décembre ? Parce que la plupart des chemins…

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Joburg’s social traffic was active in Summer

The holidays are over, and the unbearable traffic jams are back in Joburg (aka Johannesburg). It will be another 12 months before another holiday season, when there are fewer cars on the city's roads, and shopping malls and places of interest are quieter. Why is Joburg peaceful during December? It's because most roads lead to the…

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