Jun 2023

Where previously businesses just relied on phones and email to engage with their customers, the shift toward being more customer-centric has seen organisations add more communications channels to the mix. The latest is to use instant messaging, primarily WhatsApp, though this can lead to added customer frustration and damage to brand reputation if not implemented and managed properly. WhatsApp is by far the world's most popular instant messaging platform with around two billion users globally. It is also the most used social platform in South Africa, with over 90% of the country’s internet users aged between 16-64 using the platform each month, and as such it is no surprise that businesses are turning to WhatsApp as a means of communicating with their customers. Bringing transparency to WhatsApp chats and groups This at first created challenges around the informal use of WhatsApp by company

A successful hybrid radio pilot project between Altron Nexus and Telviva in the areas surrounding the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will see the service now being offered more broadly to residents, businesses and public sector organisations across the Karoo, enabling them to seamlessly communicate with the outside world. In order to overcome restrictions related to the SKA, this project allows people to use their radio devices to make and receive regular phone calls. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope. It is not a single structure, but consists of many telescopes - or an array - spread over a large location and the first phase is being constructed in the Northern Cape of South Africa as well as in Australia.  A unique challenge in the Karoo Because it is a radio telescope, rather