WhatsApp vows to sue users for ‘abuse’

By Jasper Hamill for The Metro  WhatsApp has promised to take legal action against people or companies who break its rules – even if the ‘abuse’ took place on another platform. The messaging app has strict guidelines governing its own users’ behaviour and anyone who...

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Limpopo clinic’s AI pilot shows promise

A pilot initiative implemented by Microsoft partner Mint Group and the Limpopo Department of Health (DoH) at the Rethabile Clinic, Polokwane, has proved the viability of intelligent healthcare at government clinics through the application of artificial intelligence....

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Why XR will be 2020’s buzzword

Last year was dominated by artificial intelligence – and the year before by big data and IoT. But what about next year? How can local companies predict the next wave to ensure innovation and differentiation? One largely needs to follow the breadcrumbs of...

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ANC, Reserve Bank row wipes millions off the economy

By Alexander Winning, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Tom Arnold for Reuters The rand plummeted to R15,12 against the dollar last week after a row between an arm of the ANC and the Reserve Bank. The row was about the role of the country’s central bank, the South African...

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Is this the end of SAA?

By Jeanine Walker for SA Promo Magazine “The end of the line is coming soon,” economist Mike Schussler told the Sunday Times over the weekend. “We are in a deep crisis, we cannot save every state owned entity (SOE) and I think at this point in time Eskom is much more...

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Seven ways to instantly improve workplace ergonomics

Good ergonomics is essential to a productive and healthy workforce – and they cost almost nothing to implement. Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap: “All enterprises should strive to create an ergonomically sound workspace for all...

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Be wary of recorded conversations

Contrary to popular belief, companies may be within their rights to secretly record conversations with employees and use that information against them in a court of law. However, the reverse is also true. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the Human Resource Business Unit at CRS...

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Apple kills off iTunes

By Jessica Dolcourt for CNET iTunes is dead. Long live Apple Music. That’s how Apple wants you to view its decision to stop updating the 18-year old iTunes service and channel your listening to Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV instead, across all your...

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Your smartphone can add 41% to your shopping bill

Source: Supermarket & Retailer Are you constantly checking your phone when you’re out and about? Do you have trouble resisting the lure of ever more screen time? If so, be careful when you go grocery shopping – as your phone may be costing you more than you think....

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How Eskom maimed SA’s economy

By Michael Cohen and Paul Vecchiatto for Bloomberg  It isn’t difficult to find the main culprit behind South Africa’s biggest economic contraction in a decade: Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the state-monopoly power provider. Gross domestic product slumped an annualized...

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