Web And Mobile Data News - In Brief

Digital Content

- An Internet-based land and property information site launched in November 2004 to assist the Nigerian public access genuine ownership claims on land and properties, has received over 120,000 hits in just five months. Tunji Oladele, the Chief Executive Officer of Centre for Land and Property Information, managers of the site, who insisted that accessing the website remains free of charge to the general public, disclosed that between November, 2004, and February, 2005, the site posted about 1,000 caveats and other public notices touching on high profile land and landed properties, from Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Kwara, Rivers, and Abuja, F.C.T. The site, according to him, serves as a notice board for legal notices on pending litigations in respect of land and landed properties, missing title documents, notices of unsettled mortgages, notices of pending appeals in respect of land and landed properties, and notices proclaiming "not for sale or lease" on such properties.

- M-Web has introduced the online South African encyclopaedia in English and Afrikaans. The site, developed by Naspers and M-Web, is aimed at high school students. It uses local content such as information on the 2004 elections, South African achievers, an up-to-date health and AIDS survey, South African politics and a sports update.