Online dangers

18 Aug The dark side of digital

It’s their ‘world in their hands’, an existence driven by instant access to information, laced with a plethora of social connections. Young people interact using their cellphones for an average of about four hours per day. That’s plenty of time to...

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY BENJAMIN HUMPHREY  -- Students use their mobile phones after class on October 20, 2010 at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.  MXit Instant Messanger company, the brainchild of Namibian-born software developer Herman Heunus,  connects members through cell phones, allowing them to exchange instant messages practically for free.  The system sidesteps a major obstacle hampering the spread of social media in developing countries: Internet access. Since its inception in 2003, MXit Lifestyles Ltd says it has expanded to include almost 27 million subscribers, most of them South African, and is adding 40,000 more every day.  AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

08 Aug Getting to know the Kenyan youth

Youth Dynamix, a youth and family specialist research and marketing agency, is making significant strides in Kenya. Our team in Kenya has won multiple prestigious awards for the last three consecutive years. ‘Having a real fundamental understanding of the youth market...

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Microbes on the Crosshairs - Fighting Infection by Viruses and Bacteria

03 Aug Have South Africans lost their self-worth?

The annual International AIDS Conference was held in South Africa earlier this month. AIDS is still one of the biggest tragedies for our country. South Africa has the highest infection rate in the world, especially amongst young women. Recent stats released...

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