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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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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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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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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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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
Read More
Report warns of xenophobic rhetoric for political gain

Report warns of xenophobic rhetoric for political gain

Narratives that conflate xenophobic sentiments with patriotism on social media could be used by political parties ahead of next year’s…
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Data & Analytics on South Africa’s  #NationalShutDown

Data & Analytics on South Africa’s #NationalShutDown

In this episode of iAfrikan BYTES, we’re joined by Molebogeng Mokoka and Euston Witbooi from The Centre for Analytics and…
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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…
Read More
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…
Read More
Social media may deepen understanding of GBV: report

Social media may deepen understanding of GBV: report

New report on GBV and social media looks at how AKA’s death was treated on Twitter.   To read the…
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OPINIONISTA: We need leaders who can help us find our way through the noise and despair and inspire hope

OPINIONISTA: We need leaders who can help us find our way through the noise and despair and inspire hope

We limped out of the pandemic, shell-shocked and bamboozled, into a world that is overwhelming us with the ferocious velocity…
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ANALYSIS:  Are we seeing the rise of the right in SA?

ANALYSIS: Are we seeing the rise of the right in SA?

Camaren Peter argues we are seeing an emergence of both left- and right-wing populism in the South African political spectrum,…
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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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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
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More
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