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

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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Eskom a top 3 desired employer, according to #TopBrands2012

Eskom gave many people a surprise showing in #TopBrands2012. South Africa’s electricity supplier was voted 2nd most desired company to work for in 2012. At the top spot was Coca-Cola, and 3rd was Telkom.

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Review of Facebook’s Top 7 African Countries

The objective of this post is to review Facebook’s performance in its top 7 African markets – Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Nigeria, Algeria, Tunisia and Kenya. This is in light of the recent IPO, and associated question whether the newly crowned public can sustain the current strong revenue growth into the future.

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Mobile telecom’s “Robin Hood” is at it again

I awarded Cell C a virtual Mobile Consumer Champion medal for their introduction of mobile data price war in late 2010, and I am being proven right again. Telecom’s “Robin Hood” has introduced what is billed as the first-ever most competitive prepaid voice rate of 99 cents per minute; with per second billing from the first second, anytime and regardless of mobile number called.

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Jessica Leandra dos Santos has become an example of how not to use social networks

I am certain that Jessica Leandra dos Santos could not imagine what was going to follow from her ill-considered tweet, posted on the 3rd of May, where she used the word “kaffir” in her rant about some Black man who apparently committed an act of sexual harassment against her in an unnamed Spar retail outlet.

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Time has come for ALL companies to put a social media policy in place

2 years ago, a social media policy was still an optional item on South African and all other companies’ still-to-do list. However, this is no more the case.

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