Staying safe on WhatsApp as scammers eye SA’s most popular messaging app

What do users need to look out for, to avoid getting scammed? What are the most common types of WhatsApp scams?
Carey van Vlaanderen
Apr 18, 2023

Data privacy furore over campaign texts erupts in Zimbabwe

Political parties in Zimbabwe have amplified communications ahead of the August polls, which has led to unsolicited messages being sent out to citizens.
Jun 8, 2022

ChatFin: Expedited license renewal process with a Whatsapp Chatbot

ChatFin, a solution, application and investment provider in the financial services industry, identified a gap in the market to offer a digital intermediary service for vehicle owners.
Sep 3, 2021

WhatsApp slapped with second-largest GDPR fine of €225m

This is the largest fine ever from the Irish Data Protection Commission, and the second-highest under EU GDPR rules.
Feb 13, 2020

Rise of mod apps in Sub-Saharan Africa

WhatsApp clones increasingly popular, but experts warn of security concerns.
Jul 23, 2019

KaiOS integrates WhatsApp to extend smart feature phones reach

KaiOS, Facebook push for increased availability throughout 2019.
May 23, 2019

MyWari now available on WhatsApp

Financial services platform integrates with social network to expand service delivery.
Jan 19, 2018

Airbnb continues to disrupt Zimbabwe's traditional travel industry

Service confirms increase in number of local accommodation listings.
Jul 18, 2017

Kenya to monitor hate-speech in WhatsApp groups

Group admins have the mandate to ensure that members do not spread any form of hate speech, rumours or fake news.
Mar 15, 2016

Barclays Zim battles rumour circulating on social media

False message posted on WhatsApp claims business will shut down on 22 March.
Feb 5, 2016

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp

Telco offers complimentary service to all customers subscribed to its network.
Feb 4, 2016

Mobile subscribers left frustrated in Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless, Telecel Zimbabwe acknowledge recent disruptions to service.