Here are 10 internet innovations that have also made our lives a little easier. I can't imagine what my life would be like without number one. Is there an internet service or platform you couldn't live without? Share it with us in the comments.
10 Ways the Internet has made life easier for South Africans!
This is super convenient, especially if you hate standing in queues!
I'll be posting a tutorial on how to do this soon as I will have to pay our car license this month!
2 Check the Weather
You can do this via a google search, eg. google "Cape Town weather" or "Observatory weather".
3 Get notifications of your library book due dates!
This is really a life saver! I always seem to forget when my books are due and end up with a fine, but now I get a reminder when my books need to go in! Goodbye fines! 🙂 (All you need to do is update your email address details at your nearest library!) You can also renew your library books if you can't make it in time.
I should be doing this before November so I will be posting a tutorial about this too! You can register on SARS efiling by following this tutorial.
I think most people have experienced waiting on the train station and not knowing when the next train is coming or if it is coming at all! Well now you don't have to endure that kind of torture anymore because Metrorail has a twitter account dedicated to keeping us commuters informed! +1 to Metrorail & thanks to Jerome Cornelius for pointing this one out to me! 🙂 (Read Jerome's article on Metrorail for a laugh!)
(Online form is apparently only available in the Western Cape?)
Have you ever seen a broken robot, a pothole, a road sign that has been knocked over, grafitti or anything else that should be repaired or cleaned up, but you can't do anything about it? Me too!, but I stumbled across the Cape Town municipality website recently where you can report these faults and they will fix it. I've reported one already and they have an awesome response time! Will show you how soon! 😀
7 View & Pay Muncipal Accounts
This one is self explanatory. No more queues!
Keep track of your credit score and protect yourself against identity theft! You'll thank me next time you apply for a loan. 🙂
9 Never watch a crap movie ever again thanks to IMDB!
Check the movie's rating before watching it and avoid those embarrassing moments when you realise you've just picked the worst movie ever made!
10 I couldn't find a tenth item, so this ones up to you!
If you know of any other awesome services that make life easier for us please add them in the comments?
I'll be happy to add yours up here with the rest of them! 🙂