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Government racks up R72.6bn irregular expenditure bill

By Luke Daniel for The South African  Government departments and state owned enterprises (SOE) have accumulated irregular expenditure exceeding R72.6-billion. This is according to an analysis undertaken by the official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA),...

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How SA’s large corporates are funding fake news

By Jean le Roux for Fake News Exposed Some of South Africa’s biggest banks, insurance companies and car manufacturers have been caught advertising on fake news websites. A News24 investigation of three months has found that big brands like Absa, Coronation, Cell C,...

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50-million Facebook accounts ‘directly affected’ by hack

By Jack Morse for Mashable  A million hacked Facebook accounts isn’t cool. You know what’s even less cool? Fifty million hacked Facebook accounts. A Friday morning press release from our connect-people-at-any-cost friends in Menlo Park detailed a potentially...

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Microsoft Office is more dangerous than you think

By Alison DeNisco Rayome for Tech Republic  Microsoft Office documents packed with malicious macros are the most common malware loader of the past month, accounting for 45% of all delivery mechanisms analysed, according to a Thursday report from Cofense. Office Macros...

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State-owned enterprises the biggest threat to SA’s economy

By Luke Daniel for The South African  Embattled state owned enterprises (SOEs) are South Africa’s biggest and most dangerous economic stumbling blocks. This is according to the international rating agency, Moody’s, which points to Eskom’s major failings as a cause for...

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SAPS cybercrime unit crippled by expired software licences

By Andile Sicetsha for The South African The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) cybercrime unit has been forced to drop investigations into hundreds of cases because software licenses have not been paid. A report in the Sunday Times revealed that investigations...

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Did the banks collude with the Guptas?

Source: The Citizen  The EFF has criticised South Africa’s major banks, calling them opportunistic and hypocritical “in their testimony given to the state capture inquiry”. Standard Bank’s retired head of legal testified at the inquiry on Monday giving reasons that...

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Team Zuma plots to unseat President Ramaphosa

By Luke Daniel for The South African The Sunday Times has dropped a bombshell, exposing a secret plot to overthrow President Cyril Ramaphosa, spearheaded by Jacob Zuma and his cohorts. According to the report, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is doing...

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This years crime stats show alarming trends

By Andile Sicetsha for The South African The nation is abuzz on Tuesday after the South African Police Service announced, on Twitter, that it would be publishing the country’s crime stats for the period of 2017/2018. This year has already seen a marked increased in...

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Cash-in-transit heists cost SA R1bn

By Kyle Cowan for News24  More than R1bn has been “lost” as a result of cash-in-transit robberies in the eight years between 2008 and 2016, according to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI). The DPCI, or the Hawks as they are more...

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10 tips to avoid a smash-and-grab

A smash-and-grab incident plays on the elements of speed and surprise. The opportunists usually smash through the car window on the passenger side while the car is stationary or stuck in slow moving traffic. The sudden shock causes a few moments of silent paralysis...

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