There seems to be much talk around the latest, greatest and most innovative feature brought to you by Cell C which is known as WiFi Calling. At a glance this sounds incredible, that any WiFi router or modem has the potential to be a Cell C tower. What exactly does this mean and could it be compared to a Whatsapp call? Could you walk down the road and connect to your neighbours WiFi or to a retail store at a mall and make use of their WiFi?
Yes you can connect to WiFi and make use of this new feature provided there’s a WiFi hotspot, but you’ll need access (password) to log on to that specific hotspot and in South Africa you’re often restricted to the amount of WiFi usage, particularly at restaurants.
Those travelling abroad and those who perhaps have bad network reception would possibly benefit the most from this feature.
However you should know that there are only a few devices which are currently capable of making WiFi Calls, when I say a few devices I mean only 5 with 2 more on the way soon, perhaps in the near future there will be more WiFi Calling enabled devices.
Johannesburg, 6 April 2016 – Qhubeka and loveLife have signed an MOU for a new programme that will see loveLife youth volunteers mobilised with Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles. The programme, which will see the first bicycles distributed in July 2016, is aimed at helping the loveLife volunteers, known as groundBREAKERs and mpintshis, to implement community programmes more effectively and efficiently through the use of bicycles.
Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means to “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward”. Qhubeka is part of World Bicycle Relief. World Bicycle Relief is a global non-profit organisation transforming individuals and communities through The Power of Bicycles. Since World Bicycle Relief’s founding in 2005, it has delivered more than 275 000 specially designed, locally assembled Buffalo bicycles to people in need. Continue reading
6 April 2016 – McDonald’s South Africa, in partnership with the South African Schools Football Association (SASFA), today launched the 7th edition of the McDonald’s U/14 Schools League at the Nike Football Centre in Soweto.
McDonald’s SA continues to show its committed and continuous contribution in football development in schools through its 2010 legacy programme. The McDonald’s U/14 Schools league is aimed at “Developing Dreams” to ensure that South Africa’s young talent is developed and nurtured at grassroots level. Continue reading
Another successful season of South Africa’s biggest grassroots sports development programme, KFC Mini-Cricket, has wrapped and was without a doubt the biggest and the best yet. The 2015/16 season saw more than 114,000 KFC Mini-Cricket kids from 5584 schools getting active and involved in cricket – an unprecedented number for youth development sport in South Africa and 37% up since KFC took custody of the programme in 2010.
The 2015/16 season was jam packed full of action. On the field, up to 1000 kids at a time were given the chance to get active, make new friends and get tips from 8874 volunteer coaches at each of the provincial and regional KFC Mini-Cricket festivals. KFC Mini-Cricket also played its part in the professional game as over 300 KFC Mini-Cricket kids took up duties as ball boys and girls and participated in the guard of honour and coin toss at seven KFC T20 Internationals and 32 Ram Slam T20 Challenge games. Continue reading
Today, the 7th of April 2016, marks the official launch of #TBD2016, and we’re very excited and proud to announce that Protea’s Fire & Ice Hotel in Cape Town will once again be supporting our cause this year.
For the past seven years, South Africa’s Twitter community has united to help donate thousands of warm blankets for the poor just in time for winter. And judging by the early signs, it’s going to be a cold one this year.
“With winter around the corner, we know that charities struggle to try and meet the demand for blankets for the underprivileged. But in today’s digital world, we have the power to make that change’’ says #TBD2016’s national co-ordinator and Cape Town host; Merentia van der Vent. Continue reading
Ajax Cape Town today announced the appointment of Stanley Menzo as the club’s new Head of Youth. Stanley was born in Paramaribo, Suriname but spent most of his professional playing career as a goalkeeper at Ajax Amsterdam, after joining the professional ranks at a tender age of 19 and appearing in more than 300 official matches for the club in over 10 years, winning a number of major titles in the process. Winning multiple Cup and League honours and forming part of the Dutch national team on the world’s biggest stage, the 1990 FIFA World Cup as well as in the 1992 European Championships, makes Stanley a highly decorated professional and vastly suitable candidate to head up the youth department at Ajax Cape Town. Continue reading
The SA Select Women Sevens team showed promise on the opening day of the Hong Kong Invitational on Thursday at the Kings Park Sports Ground in Kowloon, as they defeated Kenya and China to win two of their three matches.
The SA Select Women registered a convincing 32-0 victory against Kenya for an encouraging start to the tournament, but two late tries by Kazakhstan in their second pool match saw them fall short on the scoreboard, losing by 17-7. Coach Renfred Dazel’s team, however, finished the day strongly with a 7-0 victory against China. Continue reading
The below is an extract from a statement by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at her first official meeting with the South African Police Service Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General KE Jula, today 7 April 2016.
It is a great pleasure for me to be here today with the newly appointed Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.
Even though the primary mandate to fight crime belongs to the South African Police Service (SAPS), the City of Cape Town has a crime prevention strategy which exists to support their work. We are here today in the spirit of cooperative governance to reaffirm our commitment to working with the SAPS to address the scourge of crime across our city. Continue reading
This from enca.com:
JOHANNESBURG – African Union Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is to step down at the end of her four-year term in July.
Dlamini-Zuma’s spokesperson says the decision is for personal reasons.
The ex-wife of President Jacob Zuma is a leading candidate to succeed him as head of the ANC.
She served as home affairs minister in Zuma’s cabinet.
Previuosly, she held the posts of minister of health and of foreign affairs.
The African Union will name her successor in July at a heads of states gathering in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.