Technology

Izwi Lami: a tech tool for rape survivors

The pervasiveness of rape in South Africa means there are many survivors in need of tools that empower them. Online platform Health-e News launched a campaign...

Five woke influencers you should be following

Influence marketing isn’t just about advertising a particular brand. Some individuals who have used this platform to shed light on social issues and help...

Your work communication may not be as private as you think

Earlier this week, four First National Bank (FNB) employees were fired by the bank for "political talk and using insulting language" after they made...

WSU student misappropriated R818 000 in financial aid

A financial aid beneficiary at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) accidentally received an allowance of R14.1 million rand from IntelliMali, the company which facilitates student...

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists showcases SA’s bright future in STEM

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have created solutions to the pressing problems of modern life. Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science...

Twitter helps Babes Wodumo look for her USB

Twitter had no chill after Babes Wodumo, the gqom queen who is most famous for the single, Wololo, outed herself as technologically challenged. On...

Do you know your rights? This new app has your back

Students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Wits University have created an app that combines tech and social justice, to empower South...

Five women’s rights campaigns you need to support

Women’s Month is about commemorating the queens among us and fighting for the equality women deserve. To celebrate the work women are doing to...

#KenyaDecides: What you need to know

Tuesday, August 8 marks Kenya’s 12th elections since independence. The Daily Vox rounds up all you need to know.1. Who are the main contenders? While...

How technology is changing elections in Kenya

With its thriving IT industry and net savvy population, Kenya has been touted as Africa's “silicon savannah”. This has manifested itself in several ways...

The sun is rising on renewable energy technologies

We find ourselves on the verge, once again, of global shifts such as migration and severe climate change among many other challenges forged as...

Kenyan authorities are cracking down on social media ahead of elections

Ahead of the general election on August 8, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced on Monday that it would hold the administrators of...

Gambian high school robotic team granted US visa at long last

Five teenagers will head over to The Gambia in mid-July for festival.

To tweet or not to tweet: #SocialMediaBlackout

Despite last year's #DataMustFall campaign, little has been done to lower the costs. Now, folk on Twitter are calling for a social media blackout: a...

Lack of state accountability raises concerns over surveillance in South Africa

In October this year, President Zuma announced that an inter-ministerial task team, including members of the Security Cluster, would be set up to deal with...

10 reasons why mobile rocks in Africa

Mobile use in Africa is expected to increase 20-fold in the next five years. Despite unreliable electricity and a lack of physical connectivity, Africans...
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