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Massive internet outage causes chaos

Massive internet outage causes chaos

Source: CNN Business Countless websites and apps around the world went down for about an hour Tuesday after Fastly, a major content delivery network, reported a widespread failure. Fastly supports news sites and apps like CNN, the Guardian, the New York Times and many...

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Final countdown to POPI Act

Final countdown to POPI Act

Source: Lexology There is less than a month to go before South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”) is set to go into full effect on 1 July, 2021. It is critical for organisations operating in South Africa to ensure that they are ready if...

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Telkom launches virtual card for transacting on WhatsApp

Telkom launches virtual card for transacting on WhatsApp

By BR Reporter Telecommunication company Telkom has announced that it launched Mastercard virtual cards to be used on WhatsApp for its Telkom Pay customers enabling them to make e-commerce payments. Telkom Pay is a digital payments wallet that enables its users to...

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Rural KZN gets R100m worth of cell phone towers

Rural KZN gets R100m worth of cell phone towers

Source: Business Insider SA Vodacom has invested R100 million in its Rural Coverage Acceleration Programme. This has brought mobile network coverage to remote regions in South Africa, with 82 cell phone towers deployed in KwaZulu-Natal alone since 2018. These base...

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Shoprite’s own ‘police’ nab 200 criminals in a year

Shoprite’s own ‘police’ nab 200 criminals in a year

Source: IOL Giant South African retail chain Shoprite Group have tightened the screws on criminals targeting its stores. The supermarket chain said that its efforts to prevent crime and the protect its customers and employees by employing a team of security experts...

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CNA placed in business rescue

CNA placed in business rescue

Source: News24 The 125-year-old stationery retailer CNA has been placed in business rescue, its management team confirmed on Tuesday. Business rescue means that a company gets breathing space from debt and other repayments, while business rescue practitioners take...

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Why GPI’s sale of Burger King was blocked

Why GPI’s sale of Burger King was blocked

Source: Eyewitness News  The Competition Commission has, in what’s been described as a historic move, blocked the sale of Burger King SA by Grand Parade Investments. It’s the first time that the commission blocked a merger purely on public interest grounds, according...

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SA economy grows by 1.1% in Q1

SA economy grows by 1.1% in Q1

By Siphelele Dludla for IOL The South African economy grew by 1.1% in the first quarter of 2021, translating into an annualised growth rate of 4.6 percent, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Tuesday. However, the first quarter growth was lower than the...

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These WhatsApp messages can get you in trouble

These WhatsApp messages can get you in trouble

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Nyiko Mathebula for Werkmans President Cyril Ramaphosa has just signed the Cybercrimes Bill, which seeks to bring South Africa’s cybersecurity laws in line with the rest of the world, into law. This Bill which is now an Act of Parliament...

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SANRAL spent R5bn to collect R10b in e-tolls

SANRAL spent R5bn to collect R10b in e-tolls

It is estimated that the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has spent approximately R5.3-billion trying to recover e-tolls from motorists who are unwilling and unlikely to pay. This is according to an analysis from the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse...

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Massive undersea mudslide caused SA’s Internet problems

Massive undersea mudslide caused SA’s Internet problems

By Luis Monzon for IT News Africa A recent study conducted by Professor Peter J. Talling and a team from the Departments of Earth Sciences and Geography, from the University of Durham in the UK, co-led by Angola Cables and supported by the Vodafone Group, British...

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DStv under siege

DStv under siege

By Rudolph Muller for MyBroadband DStv is facing threats from international streaming services, local competitors like Openview and PremiumFree, and a Competition Commission investigation. MultiChoice’s response to these threats will shape what DStv’s products look...

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