R999 smartphones are here (with data included), but hyperbole is strictly optional

Like almost every tech writer on the planet, I’ve been predicting that smartphones will fall in price dramatically over the next few years. Here’s a good example of that in action. Kalahari.com are offering the cheapest model of their new Gobii smartphone for less than R1000 and throwing in 200MB per month in data for […]

Depressing data: South Africa is still #9 on global murder tables (but it could be far worse)

I’m not normally a data hound (even though I love the discipline) but when I stumbled on this tweet: Murder rate rank 2012 1 Honduras 2 Venezuela 16 Brazil 20 Mexico 55 Russia 89 #US 102 India 126 Canada 155 Singapore pic.twitter.com/cSDQcakVCr — Conrad Hackett (@conradhackett) April 15, 2014 …it made me wonder where the […]

The DMMA transforms into IAB South Africa (Autobots assemble!)

I don’t usually publish press releases but this isn’t available anywhere yet, and I think it’s topical: The DMMA joins global digital body and rebrands as IAB South Africa. __________________________________________________________________________________ February 3, 2014. The DMMA (Digital Media & Marketing Association) joins the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), which is dedicated to growing the global digital industry. […]

Someone on the internet is wrong! And it is me!

This was submitted to Thought Leader by someone calling themselves “MC Stand”. I thought it was just too wonderful not to publish. Who needs rational debate when you can resort to a good-old-fasioned vicious ad hominem? And such passion! Why Alistair Fairweather is so very, very cross http://mg.co.za/article/2014-01-27-00-stop-blaming-the-1 We’re all so stupid, that’s the problem. If […]