The Computer Education Community Society (CECS) is conducting a two-day course entitled “Web Design Training Using Joomla” from 17-18 February 2009 in Johannesburg.
20 January 2009
Africa Interactive, the publisher of the pan-African news website AfricaNews.com, is announcing the release of their mobile news website: http://m.africanews.com. This latest innovation follows an unprecedented mobile phone revolution in Africa in the past years. The mobile version of AfricaNews.com makes the company one of the few African media outlets to both source and publish content via mobile devices.
Neotel, South Africa's second network operator, has launched its first dedicated broadband offering, NeoFlex Data.
The product, styled as a "multi-user Internet solution", is aimed at small office and home users and expected to compete with Telkom's ADSL.
Head of Neotel's consumer business unit, Mukul Sharma says, "These packages are extremely cost effective and should easily cater for the internet requirements of small businesses and high-end consumers.
The South African NGO Network (SANGONeT) has announced the winners of the 2008 NGO Web Awards.
The top three websites for the 2008 NGO Web Awards are:
“Digital Governance in Municipalities Worldwide” presents the findings of the worldwide survey of municipal digital governance in 2007. The survey evaluates 86 large municipalities which have official websites and ranks them on a global scale based on their scores in the areas of: security, usability and content of websites, the type of online services currently being offered and citizen responses and participation through websites. The survey focuses on cities based on their population size and the total number of individuals using the Internet in the nation.
Internet fundraising in support of the NGO sector in South Africa is gaining momentum.
This study explores sustainable information communication technologies (ICT) and the need for wireless Internet access for development (W4D). Commissioned by APC and written by wireless expert Ian Howard, the study serves as a guide to members of the W4D community involved in African initiatives. Howard draws conclusions based on his observations of two telecentres in Tanzania with very different business models. The study is intended to inspire others to share their observations about viable sustainability models for rural telecentres.
Social networking platform MXit has put its technology to work to help raise HIV and AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2008.
MXit has teamed up with the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) to launch a campaign that raises HIV/AIDS awareness amongst the country’s youth and money for future projects.
Mobile Internet use is growing in Nigeria while the number of people going online via personal computers is slowing. This is according to analyst firm Nielsen Online.
In its latest survey, Nielsen Online found that some 7.3 million people accessed the net via their mobile phones, during the second and third quarters of 2008.
Kent Ferguson, a senior analyst with Nielsen Online, says: "This highlights the advantage of mobile when it comes to immediacy: people often need fast, instant access to weather or sports news and mobile can obviously satisfy this."