South Africa Tag

Analysis of Twitter sentiment for Zuma’s SONA2013 speech

In the previous post I indicated that President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address started with a negative Twitter sentiment, bur ended with a positive sentiment. In this post I share results of my analysis that explain the reason for sentiment upswing, using Twitter...

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Is the excitement with Bafana Bafana’s gutsy AFCON 2013 performances replicated on social media?

AFCON 2013, Africa's premier continental soccer tournament that kicked off on the 19th of January, wrapped up the group stage last night, and will now enter the knock-out stage this coming weekend. The question that lead me to put this post together was whether...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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