South Africa: Feature Phones Make Huge African Comeback

Samsung leads the African market with 26 million units, followed by Transsion and Huawei. IDC said that 3G handsets accounted for more than half of new smartphone shipments, but 4G devices increased their sales by 50%, leading the organisation to predict ... ( read original story ...)

Beware reports ranking Kenya’s internet top in Africa

Mobile 3G speeds can fluctuate widely, from 0mbps to around 20mbps, depending on access technology, location and congestion status of base stations. A recent report from Akamai ranked Kenya’s internet quality the best in Africa. Indeed, it put Kenya ... ( read original story ...)

Strategic Focus Areas For Africa’s Telcos in 2017

Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphones, is changing the face of the ... ( read original story ...)

Many South Africans eat 8.5g salt daily

South Africa is known as one of the nations which uses salt generously, with current research suggesting we consume as much as 40% of the recommended salt intake of 5g or a teaspoon a day. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, it is this high salt ... ( read original story ...)