Using MOOC to upgrade Education in Rural Areas

online courses MOOC UNISA has made distance learning a common practise in South Africa. It’s position is entrenched more so after the 2004 merger with Technikon RSA. The next evolution in distance learning beyond e-learning or computer-based training is Massive Open Online Courses Read More →

Norton: Cybercrime cost $110 billion last year

The yearly¬†Norton Cybercrime report¬†(.pdf) analyses how cybercrime affects consumers, and how emerging technology — including mobile and cloud computing — impacts security. As mobile technology and bring your own device (BYOD) schemes insinuate themselves into the corporate sphere — blending Read More →

Social Media breaks barriers in South Africa

Social networking in South Africa has crossed the age barrier, the urban/rural divide and even the relationship gap, according to research findings announced today. The /South African Social Media Landscape 2012/ study, produced by technology market researchers World Wide Worx Read More →

Blogging about Jacob Zuma not Malema

Blogging about politicians seems to be a sure-fire way to get extra traffic. Politicians like South African President, Jacob Zuma, is constantly in the news. All his speeches like those by Julius Malema feature heavily in the local news media Read More →

Cyber-policing vs IT Security Awareness

In December the Postbank lost R42 million to hackers. Afterwards experts called for a new cyber policing strategy. After 20 years on the Internet I did not know we had a cyber policing strategy in place. During 1997-2003 I worked for Read More →

Social media goes mainstream in South Africa

Recently World Wide Worx, one of our partner companies, released the definitive study on the social media landscape in South Africa. Instead of simply republishing the press release with the research findings, I also include a short email interview with Read More →