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TECH 23 Dec 2017 | 3:00 AM

Six hashtags and web trends that summarise the year 2017

In the world of hashtags, 2017 was varied. Trends ranged from Instagram's most popular #love hashtag to a debate on sexual assault and harassment fuelled waves of #metoo tweets.

TECH 06 Dec 2017 | 8:38 AM

Trump, Obama dominate Twitter year, but chicken nuggets prevail

US President Donald Trump continued to dominate Twitter in 2017 even though former President Barack Obama's tweets were more liked and both were blown away by one man's quest for free chicken nuggets.

Technology 21 Jun 2016 | 4:48 AM

US top court declines to revive apartheid claims against IBM, Ford

The US Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a group of black South Africans seeking to revive human rights litigation aiming to hold Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp liable for allegedly conducting business that helped perpetuate racial apartheid.

TECH 16 Mar 2016 | 8:39 AM

South African banker quits over Twitter race comment

A white South African banker has resigned over a tweet about race relations that prompted widespread outrage, his employer Standard Bank said.

TECH 15 Mar 2016 | 3:00 AM

Three key startups from Africa’s top science forum

From disease-fighting drones to wristbands bearing health data for expectant mothers – African entrepreneurs pitched ideas to overhaul everything from healthcare to urban planning before an audience of industry figures at the first gathering of the Next Einstein Forum in Dakar, Senegal.

TECH 02 Feb 2016 | 5:06 AM

Family of Angolan rebel Savimbi sue ‘Call of Duty’ makers

The children of slain Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi will try to convince a French court that the wildly popular videogame Call of Duty defamed their father by representing him as a “barbarian”.

TECH 02 Apr 2015 | 12:18 PM

Mandela phone app for tourists in South Africa

A phone app tracing the footsteps of Nelson Mandela was launched in South Africa to encourage tourists to explore his life story, 25 years after his release from prison.