South Africa Tag

Are digital music downloads a better deal for artists?

DJ Cleo has become the king of digital downloads in South Africa, topping this alternative channel's charts for the last 3 years. Key questions is whether Cleo makes more money than other artists due to inclusion of this channel in his overall sales strategy?...

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Pressure on South African mobile broadband prices is not showing signs of easing

When Cell C launched the first ever mobile data specials in Mzansi with their 2gig and 5gig bundles in October 2010, this brought down the cost per MB to as low as 5 cents for both contract and prepaid customers. I predicted at that stage...

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Some of the many things you did not know you can do with your iPhone

We all know that the iPhone, as it is the case with all Apple products, is not cheap. Thus, this post will help you "sweat your asset". While I have many downloaded apps on my iPhone, I chose only the ones with practical use and...

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Some of the many things you did not know you can do with your iPhone

We all know that the iPhone, as it is the case with all Apple products, is not cheap. Thus, this post will help you "sweat your asset". While I have many downloaded apps on my iPhone, I chose only the ones with practical use and...

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Which iPad2 model should you buy?

Option 1 is to buy iPad2 3G model and spend R1,100 more. Option 2 is to buy the iPad2 WIFI model and a Huawei mobile wireless modem (called MIFI) and spend R1,500 more. The key reason why you must consider 2nd option, is that you...

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Part 1: Why are broadband prices so high in South Africa compared to Kenya?

While in Kenya on a social media assignment last week, a friend told me that he pays 1 Kenyan Shilling for a SMS. On 1 October 2011, 1 South African Rand (ZAR) = 12.34 Kenyan Shillings (KES). When I convert Kenya's cost of SMS...

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