The crypto crash of 2018 is now worse than the dotcom bust

Source: Forbes As virtual currencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday, the MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index extended its collapse from a January high to 80%. The tumble has now surpassed the Nasdaq Composite Index’s 78% peak-to-trough decline after the...

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OLX concerned fuel price hikes affect their customers

Week after week, there is always a petrol price hike threat to consumers in South Africa. Over a period of 10 years, the petrol price has fluctuated, increasing by a whopping 66% from R9,66 to R16,08. In the last 8 months of 2018, the price has increased from R14,42...

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Job cuts loom at DStv

By Chris Forrester for Advanced Television According to a report in South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper, pay-TV operator DStv is laying off up to 200 staffers in a move to save cash amidst increased competition. A DStv spokesperson said the move was in order to...

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BA admits that over 380 000 customers had their data stolen

By C.R. for The Economist  It is not a message any frequent flyer looks forward to receiving. On 7 September, British Airways (BA) said it had emailed over 380 000 customers who had booked flights with the carrier between 21 August and 5 September admitting that their...

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Another massive fuel price increase in the offing in October

By Kaunda Selisho for The Citizen  The nation will have to pull those belts a whole lot tighter with a projected increase of about R1.14 a litre of petrol. There seems to be no end in sight for South Africa’s perpetual rise in fuel prices as the Central Energy Fund...

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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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Turning plastic pollution into office furniture

By Maria Dermentzi for Mashable Plastic Whale is a professional plastic fishing company that offers boat trips during which tourists — while sightseeing — will pick up plastic from Amsterdam’s canals. The plastic bottles that are being collected get turned into...

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The ideal office has seven distinct zones

Despite sleek computers standing on desks, offices are a place where time seems to have stood still. Many are fundamentally the same as they were a century ago. Linda Trim, director at Giant Leap, says things like desks, chairs, filing cabinets, telephones are still...

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Amazon reaches $1trn value

By Bryan Rich for Forbes  Today, Amazon became the second company (following Apple) to cross the one trillion-dollar valuation threshold. This stock is up 72% year-to-date. It has doubled in the past year and has nearly tripled since Trump’s election....

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What do Millennials want at work?

Analysing and interpreting Millennials is an industry in itself, but are they really as different as experts would have us believe – especially when it comes to the workplace? Richard Andrews, MD of Inspiration Office, says, “While pointed descriptions of what...

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