Film and Publication Board’s attempt to regulate the web by 2017 impossible & a waste of money

The Film and Publication Board intends regulating the internet by 2017. That includes your video clips from your family holiday or your pets doing hilarious things with doggy toys. According to the FPB’s 2014 Strategic Plan, its goal statement when it comes to online and mobile content regulation is to: “Establish an efficient and effective [...]

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Twitter users in South Africa up to 6.6-million; Facebook at 11.8m – SA Social Media Landscape 2015

  The number of YouTube and Instagram users in South Africa increased, respectively, by 53% and 65% over the past year, according to the findings of the SA Social Media Landscape 2015 study, released by Fuseware and World Wide Worx at a conference in Johannesburg today. By August 2014, Google’s YouTube had reached an active [...]

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Oscar Pistorius: was it a trial by media?

The Oscar Pistorius trial is about to be concluded. There will probably be appeals and further appeals, but the trial itself is basically over. When the media applied for permission to film and televise the entire trial proceedings in February this year, many expressed misgivings about the wisdom of allowing cameras into the courtroom. At [...]

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