Facebook tests couple breakup tools

2015-11-20 16:38

The online social network devoted to making the world more connected has begun helping couples break up.

'Alles gut' - happy ending for some refugee families

2015-11-16 22:01

First there is the life-or-death journey across the Mediterranean, then the trek through the Balkans with hopes of a fresh start in Western Europe. Not all make it, and many refugee families get separated on the way. For some, though, there is a happy outcome.

For a happier life, give up Facebook - study

2015-11-10 18:00

Always envious? Got a non-existent social life and struggle to concentrate? All this might be down to Facebook if you believe a study showing those who go a week without using the social network feel happier than others.

Local birthday app is not 'creepy', says founder

2015-11-06 10:07

A new local social network aims to connect you with millions of people who share their birthday with yours.

Someone is trying to isolate me - Vavi

2015-11-02 20:15

Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi claims there are people who are trying to isolate him from society through fake social networking accounts set up in his name.

Facebook sued over posts to urge attacks on Jews

2015-10-27 22:03

An Israeli NGO is suing Facebook for failing to remove pages that encourage the killing of Jews, after a wave of attacks by Palestinians left nine Israelis dead.

Mxit’s commercial closure ‘unsurprising’

2015-10-23 13:40

Local technology expert Arthur Goldstuck is not surprised that Mxit has closed its commercial business as users have left the service in large numbers.

Last throw of the dice for Mxit

2015-10-23 11:00

Social network Mxit has announced that it is exiting its commercial operations and donating its assets to a public benefit organisation.

Charging extra for WhatsApp compared to e-tolls

2015-10-15 10:23

Fin24 users have rejected MTN's idea of paying extra to access to over the top services such as WhatsApp.

Edward Snowden joins Twitter, causes frenzy

2015-09-30 11:59

US whisleblower Edward Snowden has opened a Twitter account and quickly gathered thousands of followers.


ISIS: Cooldrink can bomb downed Russian plane

2015-11-18 19:31

ISIS has released a photo of a bomb the extremist militia purported to have used to bring down a Russian passenger jet in Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.

ANC probing 'mischievous' KZN conference tweet

2015-11-11 17:46

The ANC is investigating a "fake" tweet that was allegedly sent out on its official Twitter page announcing the results of its KwaZulu-Natal elective conference, seemingly before the results were announced.

Vodacom calls for OTT regulation

2015-11-09 13:06

South Africa's biggest mobile network wants a regulatory approach to data-driven over the top applications such as Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

Facebook shares at new record on profit surge

2015-11-05 09:44

Facebook has posted surprisingly strong profit and revenue growth as the world's largest social network grew even larger, with a spike in mobile users and advertising that lifted its stock to an all-time high.

Two DA MPs shown the door

2015-10-30 23:07

Two MPs have been kicked out of the Democratic Alliance after a meeting by the party's Federal Executive.

Mxit numbers you may not know

2015-10-23 13:41

As Mxit shuts its doors, here are key statistics about the once giant South African social network.

Michael Jordaan: Mxit could have been WhatsApp

2015-10-23 13:06

The former chief executive officer of First National Bank, Michael Jordaan, has expressed his disappointment at Mxit’s commercial closure.

'Mock rape' image a symptom of society - advocacy group

2015-10-15 16:35

Women’s rights and anti-rape campaigners have chorused strong condemnation of a picture of a “mock rape” posted by Hilton College pupils.

Facebook rules SA smartphones

2015-10-14 10:34

Social media applications dominate the South African smartphone scene, local research has found.

Facebook back online after second outage

2015-09-29 08:34

Facebook has restored access to its social media website for most users, after its second outage in less than a week.

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