Taking back your digital identity

We’re bringing information and devices online at an unprecedented rate, raising one of the fundamental questions of our time: how do we represent ourselves in this digital world that we are creating? And more importantly, how do we secure our identity in a digital...

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Banking complaints rise by 35%

By Robert Laing for Business Day  The number of complaints from banking customers grew by an “unprecedented” 35% to 7 056 formal cases opened by the industry’s ombudsman in 2017, from the prior year. Cases involving internet banking fraud overtook ATM...

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SA’s natural catastrophes have driven premiums up

Property-related and business interruption losses as a result of fire and weather catastrophes have increased dramatically in South Africa, with 2017 having the highest underwriting losses on record. Insurers incurred material underwriting losses driven by major...

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15 municipalities could collapse because of VBS

By Sipho Masondo for City Press Fears are mounting that up to 15 municipalities across the country could collapse because they are not likely to recover their R1.5bn investments at VBS Mutual Bank. Their exposure to VBS was “too large compared to their operating...

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Co-working: the new normal

Co-working spaces, shared office spaces that are typically used by the self-employed or those working for various different companies, are soaring in popularity the world over. “So much so,” said Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, “that...

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Hamelin re-enters Australian market with Bantex acquisition

By Andy Braithwaite for France-based Groupe Hamelin has re-entered the Australian school and office supplies market by taking a controlling interest in the Bantex Group. Bantex went into voluntary administration at the end of 2017 and has been operating under...

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See these South African companies at Scofex Kenya

With rapid development being the norm, the school and office supplies sector is today growing into one of Africa’s most high in demand, requiring a steady flow of materials into its ever-evolving educational and enterprise landscape. The School & Office Expo will...

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FNB launches SA’s first biometric mini-ATM

On Monday 7 May 2018 First National Bank became the first bank in South Africa to introduce a mini-ATM that uses biometrics, as a means of validation for consumers. The device functions as a self-service kiosk from which customers can make withdrawals, transfers, and...

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Vumatel in Alex will kill DStv market share

As fibre broadband rolls out to South Africa’s townships, people will switch away from satellite TV services to online platforms like Netflix. This is according to a recent article by MyBroadband. Vumatel plans to connect South Africa’s townships – if the pilot...

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The latest online shopping trends in SA

Price comparison platform Price Check has carried out research on some of the trends in online shopping and found very interesting results. CEO of Price Check, Kevin Tucker, has highlighted the major trends which emerged in their research. Consumer demographics...

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Make your router hacker-proof

By Sandeep Nair Narayanan, Anupam Joshi and Sudip Mittal for The Conversation  In late April, the top federal cybersecurity agency, US-CERT, announced that Russian hackers had attacked internet-connected devices throughout the U.S., including network routers in...

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