Music fans turn to virtual experiences

Self-isolation and social-distancing laws have given rise to new trends in the music industry. In a bid to flatten the curve, fans across the world have substituted live music concerts for virtual alternatives, relying heavily on technology’s ability to recreate...

Are garbled video conferencing calls driving you up the wall?

As handy as video conferencing (VC) applications have been for people working from home during the national lockdown, poor audio and video quality can leave employees frustrated. By Andrew King, senior product manager: visual communications at Vox Does it sound like...

Copy-paste not the way to VOD, OTT success in Africa

The African market is significantly different from North American and European markets, so over the top (OTT) and video on demand (VOD) services for the continent cannot simply copy and paste models that have worked in the US and European markets. This is according to...

Facebook connecting local communities

The world is coming to grips with the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and we are all embracing the need for an extended period of social distancing. By Nunu Ntshingila, regional director of Facebook Africa People everywhere, including here in South Africa, are turning to...

Leadhome urges sellers to remain positive and listed

Real estate company Leadhome says that prospective sellers are encouraged to keep their properties listed despite the current economy and the potential impact of Covid-19. CEO Marcél du Toit says that there are several benefits to the homeowner retaining their...

It’s a good time to borrow

Looking to buy a home? The good news is that thanks to increased competition and lower interest rates, it’s a borrower’s market. By Tim Akinnusi, co-founder and CEO of MortgageMarket South Africa is currently in what is termed a “buyers’...