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Peak Of The Week: South Africa’s weekly trends report: 27 August – 3 September

Peak Of The Week: South Africa’s weekly trends report: 27 August – 3 September

This is a summary of the trending, highest impact, and most active themes and narratives identified in South African social…
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SMILE FM The Honest Truth Euston Witbooi speaks about how anti immigrant sentiment

SMILE FM The Honest Truth Euston Witbooi speaks about how anti immigrant sentiment

SMILE FM The Honest Truth Euston Witbooi speaks about how anti immigrant sentiment, May 4, 2023 Listen to the full interview
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Study blows lid on xenophobic Twitter network run by ‘uLerato Pillay’

Study blows lid on xenophobic Twitter network run by ‘uLerato Pillay’

Over a decade after the first wave of widespread xenophobic attacks happened in South Africa, the country is still fraught…
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Social media ‘guns for hire’ – Xenophobic rhetoric intended to manipulate SA

Social media ‘guns for hire’ – Xenophobic rhetoric intended to manipulate SA

It appears, according to a report, that social media discussions on xenophobia are being manipulated, and that around 80 dormant…
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SowetanLIVE Parly awaits bill on quotas for hiring foreigners

SowetanLIVE Parly awaits bill on quotas for hiring foreigners

As the ANC in Gauteng rallies for quotas on hiring of foreign nationals, the portfolio committee on labour says it…
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Daily Maverick Climate change: A crisis and an opportunity for Africa

Daily Maverick Climate change: A crisis and an opportunity for Africa

While climate change presents as a dire threat to Africa and its peoples, it is also a critical opportunity for…
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news24: X Premium, South African law and what it means for you

news24: X Premium, South African law and what it means for you

A subscription-based service formerly known as  BluTwittere, and now called X Premium, was introduced to allow anyone, not just celebrities…
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IOL: Hashtags showing anti-immigrant sentiment likely artificially manipulated – research finds

IOL: Hashtags showing anti-immigrant sentiment likely artificially manipulated – research finds

Johannesburg – In a new report, the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) found that the online conversations using…
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Daily Maverick: Joburg fire disaster being used to fan flames of xenophobia ahead of 2024 elections

Daily Maverick: Joburg fire disaster being used to fan flames of xenophobia ahead of 2024 elections

Scapegoating and disinformation about the fire spread rapidly. Various politicians blamed illegal immigrants and civil society organisations who had no…
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Webinar: Centre for Analytics & Behavioural Change (CABC) & the Enhancing Accountability Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

Webinar: Centre for Analytics & Behavioural Change (CABC) & the Enhancing Accountability Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

The Centre for Analytics & Behavioural Change (CABC) & the Enhancing Accountability Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) present key findings from…
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ru.ac.za – Media and journalism academics gather to learn to code and future-proof the curriculum

ru.ac.za – Media and journalism academics gather to learn to code and future-proof the curriculum

It was a week in which academics wrote poems with ChatGPT and learned computational methods to collect data from thousands…
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OPINION | Camaren Peter: A tale of two countries – how SA’s psyche delineates along two dimensions

OPINION | Camaren Peter: A tale of two countries – how SA’s psyche delineates along two dimensions

Camaren Peter reflects on the cases on two women – Lauren Dickason and Bongeko Buso – and how the two…
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SA’s challenges fuel online anti-foreign sentiment | The Citizen

SA’s challenges fuel online anti-foreign sentiment | The Citizen

Camo-clad men attacked a Zimbabwean delivery man and threatened Pakistani shops in Kempton Park over the weekend. Read full artical
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Blame ANC, not migrants for ills – Mashaba | The Citizen

Blame ANC, not migrants for ills – Mashaba | The Citizen

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba emphasises complex socio-economic challenges and criticises corruption, mismanagement, and the breakdown in border policing.   Read…
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Daily Maverick – No matter what Elon Musk tweets about farm murders, two wrongs don’t make a white genocide

Daily Maverick – No matter what Elon Musk tweets about farm murders, two wrongs don’t make a white genocide

Elon Musk’s posts about a ‘white genocide’ and claims that white farmers are killed every day have no basis and…
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Report highlights prominence of xenophobia

Report highlights prominence of xenophobia

The report mainly focuses on social media and the role it plays in xenophobic attacks. A recent report released by…
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Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa: What philanthropists need to know about the future impact of big data and social media. Camaren Peter

Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa: What philanthropists need to know about the future impact of big data and social media. Camaren Peter

What philanthropists need to know about the future impact of big data and social media on their work and on…
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Tracking fake news: You are not as street smart as you may think

Tracking fake news: You are not as street smart as you may think

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) has expressed concern over narrative manipulation in private social media platforms such…
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ANALYSIS | Ebrahim Fakir and Molebogeng Mokoka: Twitterverse’s view on the municipal elections

ANALYSIS | Ebrahim Fakir and Molebogeng Mokoka: Twitterverse’s view on the municipal elections

Ahead of the municipal elections on 1 November, the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) has been tracking conversations…
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ANALYSIS |Ebrahim Fakir and Molebogeng Mokoka | Elections 2021: There’s a f(r)action too much f(r)iction

ANALYSIS |Ebrahim Fakir and Molebogeng Mokoka | Elections 2021: There’s a f(r)action too much f(r)iction

As we head closer to the municipal elections expected to take place on 1 November, the trend of mis- and…
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Bi-Weekly Social Listening Updates & Recommendations for Electoral Engagement #2

Bi-Weekly Social Listening Updates & Recommendations for Electoral Engagement #2

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change drew on five barriers analysing voter abstention to research the online elections conversation….
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Bi-Weekly Social Listening Updates & Recommendations for Electoral Engagement

Bi-Weekly Social Listening Updates & Recommendations for Electoral Engagement

The CABC’s snapshot of the conversation from 31 December to 30 January 2024, comprised nearly 500,000 mentions. The conversation was…
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GBV and Misogyny  Social Media Analytics Report 8: Organisational Author Analysis

GBV and Misogyny Social Media Analytics Report 8: Organisational Author Analysis

Report 8 in our series of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Misogyny social media analytics reporting analyses the followership and engagement…
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GBV and Misogyny  Social Media Analytics Report 7

GBV and Misogyny Social Media Analytics Report 7

Report 7 in our series of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Misogyny social media analytics reporting unpacks online conversation during November…
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Promoting Democracy and an Equitable Society

Promoting Democracy and an Equitable Society

This report, the seventh in the “Promoting Democracy and an Equitable Society” report series with a focus on immigrants in…
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heCareZA Social Media Analytics Report 6

heCareZA Social Media Analytics Report 6

The 6th heCareZA report unpacks two areas within online conversation about gender and misogyny during the month of September. The…
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Xenophobia Social Media Analytics Report 6

Xenophobia Social Media Analytics Report 6

This report is part of a series of reports funded by the European Union (EU) as part of the Centre…
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SMILE FM The Honest Truth Euston Witbooi speaks about how anti immigrant sentiment

SMILE FM The Honest Truth Euston Witbooi speaks about how anti immigrant sentiment

SMILE FM The Honest Truth Euston Witbooi speaks about how anti immigrant sentiment, May 4, 2023 Listen to the full interview
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EU Xenophobia Report 5

EU Xenophobia Report 5

This report is part of a series under the title of Promoting Human Rights, Democracy and an Equitable Society, with…
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Beyond Borders report

Beyond Borders report

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change’s Beyond Borders report provides a three-year overview of xenophobia in South Africa. It…
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SowetanLIVE Parly awaits bill on quotas for hiring foreigners

SowetanLIVE Parly awaits bill on quotas for hiring foreigners

As the ANC in Gauteng rallies for quotas on hiring of foreign nationals, the portfolio committee on labour says it…
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Daily Maverick Climate change: A crisis and an opportunity for Africa

Daily Maverick Climate change: A crisis and an opportunity for Africa

While climate change presents as a dire threat to Africa and its peoples, it is also a critical opportunity for…
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CABC/EU heCareZA Report 5

CABC/EU heCareZA Report 5

The 5th heCareZA report explores co-parenting and child abuse, value judgements based on dating behaviour, and the phenomenon of “simping”,…
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Daily Maverick: Joburg fire disaster being used to fan flames of xenophobia ahead of 2024 elections

Daily Maverick: Joburg fire disaster being used to fan flames of xenophobia ahead of 2024 elections

Scapegoating and disinformation about the fire spread rapidly. Various politicians blamed illegal immigrants and civil society organisations who had no…
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news24: X Premium, South African law and what it means for you

news24: X Premium, South African law and what it means for you

A subscription-based service formerly known as  BluTwittere, and now called X Premium, was introduced to allow anyone, not just celebrities…
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IOL: Hashtags showing anti-immigrant sentiment likely artificially manipulated – research finds

IOL: Hashtags showing anti-immigrant sentiment likely artificially manipulated – research finds

Johannesburg – In a new report, the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) found that the online conversations using…
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Webinar: Centre for Analytics & Behavioural Change (CABC) & the Enhancing Accountability Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

Webinar: Centre for Analytics & Behavioural Change (CABC) & the Enhancing Accountability Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

The Centre for Analytics & Behavioural Change (CABC) & the Enhancing Accountability Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) present key findings from…
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Online conversations about  corruption in South Africa

Online conversations about corruption in South Africa

This social media analytics report focused on corruption conversations in South Africa covering the period 01 May 2023 – 30…
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Xenophobia Social Media Analytics Report 4

Xenophobia Social Media Analytics Report 4

The fourth instalment of our Xenophobia & Migrancy reporting series makes use of Nimmo’s Coefficient of Traffic Manipulation (CTM) to…
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OPINION | Camaren Peter: A tale of two countries – how SA’s psyche delineates along two dimensions

OPINION | Camaren Peter: A tale of two countries – how SA’s psyche delineates along two dimensions

Camaren Peter reflects on the cases on two women – Lauren Dickason and Bongeko Buso – and how the two…
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SMILE FM The Honest Truth Euston Witbooi speaks about how anti immigrant sentiment

SMILE FM The Honest Truth Euston Witbooi speaks about how anti immigrant sentiment, May 4, 2023 Listen to the full interview
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SowetanLIVE Parly awaits bill on quotas for hiring foreigners

As the ANC in Gauteng rallies for quotas on hiring of foreign nationals, the portfolio committee on labour says it…
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Daily Maverick Climate change: A crisis and an opportunity for Africa

While climate change presents as a dire threat to Africa and its peoples, it is also a critical opportunity for…
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Daily Maverick: Joburg fire disaster being used to fan flames of xenophobia ahead of 2024 elections

Scapegoating and disinformation about the fire spread rapidly. Various politicians blamed illegal immigrants and civil society organisations who had no…
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news24: X Premium, South African law and what it means for you

A subscription-based service formerly known as  BluTwittere, and now called X Premium, was introduced to allow anyone, not just celebrities…
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