How to detect and avoid online scams

By David and Libby Koch for Digital technology, social media and e-mail have changed the way we communicate – but it also gives criminals easier access to victims. Online scams are so sophisticated and appear so authentic that they are conning...

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Why does it cost bank customers R1.10 to send an email?

By Kevin Lancaster for MyBroadband Discovery Bank, Bank Zero, and TymeBank – South Africa’s newest banks – are set to “disrupt” the local banking scene in 2019. Disrupt – an almost meaningless word which is akin to “millennial” in terms of its flagrant use by anyone...

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E-commerce could create 3m jobs in Africa

Source: Fin24 Online marketplaces establishing themselves across Africa could create around 3-million new jobs by 2025. These digital platforms, which match buyers and providers of goods and services, could also raise incomes and boost inclusive economic growth with...

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S&P downgrades Cell C

By Gugu Lourie for Tech Financials  South Africa’s troubled mobile operator, Cell C, has been downgraded on liquidity and refinancing risks concerns, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has said in a statement. Cell C faces considerable short-term liquidity...

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Online shopping scams on the rise in SA

By Wendy Knowler for Herald Live Credit card fraud has been rapidly outpacing all other forms of bank fraud in recent months, with many older people being sweet-talked by fraudsters posing as bank officials into revealing their one-time-password (OTP) over the phone....

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How rolling blackouts affected the economy

BankservAfrica’s monthly Economic Transaction Index (Beti), a broad indicator of the country’s economic health, showed that transactions declined by 0.4% from February to March. “The March Beti declined across all measurement periods,” says Shergeran Naidoo,...

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Behind the EskomSePush loadshedding app

Source: 2OceansVibe Nowadays, load shedding is as much a part of South African culture as using “now-now” to indicate your time of arrival. And it’s only going to get worse. Which is why when we heard about load shedding app EskomSePush last year, we knew it was going...

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Expect temporary downtime at SARS

Source: Algoa FM The South African Revenue Services (SARS) on Monday announced it will be migrating to a new hosting platform for its electronic services this month. SARS said the “new and reliable platform” features the latest technology on the market,...

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How to sell: mobile peripherals

Use this simple guide to mobile peripherals to boost your bottom line  For organisations whose employees are always on the go, mobile peripherals are a must-have.  Connectivity 3G modems  These are extremely useful tools for workers who are on the move. Available in a...

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Eskom’s plan to keep the lights on in winter

By Sibongile Khumalo for Fin24 Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says that Eskom has come up with a detailed winter plan that includes several possible scenarios. Gordhan said the first scenario was if no load shedding was implemented. “In this...

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EU plans to speed limit all cars

By Gwyn Topham for The Guardian  All new cars sold in the UK and Europe are to be fitted with devices to automatically stop drivers exceeding the speed limit under sweeping changes to vehicle safety rules that the EU has provisionally agreed. Although Britain may no...

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