Standard Bank to retrench 526 IT workers

By Kabelo Khumalo for IOL  South Africa’s jobs bloodbath is raging with Standard Bank today announcing that the restructuring of its IT division will see more than 500 workers sacrificed. Standard Bank spokesperson Ross Linstrom says of the impacted permanent...

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WhatsApp will start showing you ads soon

Source: The Citizen WhatsApp vice president Chris Daniels confirmed at an event in New Delhi, India earlier this week that the popular messaging app will start showing users ads in the app’s status feature come 2019. The WhatsApp status feature was launched early last...

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Discovery launches new ‘tech-led’ bank

Source: Fin24 Discovery has launched its much anticipated bank, hailed as the first in rewarding good financial behaviour. Speaking at the launch of Discovery Bank at the firm’s headquarters in Johannesburg, CEO Adrian Gore said, “The purpose of the bank...

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SAPO CEO sets deadline to clear backlog

A backlog of millions of items still waiting to be delivered at the Johannesburg nerve centre of the Post Office is being cleared as fast as possible. That’s according to SAPO CEO Mark Barnes, who has stated that the provider is looking to clear the backlog by...

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Malusi Gigaba resigns

By Tshidi Madia for News24 Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba resigned from his post following mounting pressure for President Cyril Ramaphosa to give him the boot. He decided to step down of his own accord, following a meeting with some of his comrades in the ANC on...

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A guide to buying on Black Friday

Source: News24 Research shows that the Black Friday phenomenon has grown faster in South Africa than any other country in the world. Black Friday, a retail promotion that takes place on the last Friday of November after the American Thanksgiving holiday, originated in...

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Hiring illegal immigrants dangerous for employers

By Ivan Israelstam, chief executive of Labour Law Management Consulting Xenophobia deters many South African employers from employing immigrants. However, many other employers are not at averse to employing aliens whether they are in the country legally or illegally....

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Onslaught of cyber-attacks on SA businesses

Source: Fin24 South African businesses of all sizes, including educational institutions, have been particularly hard hit by an onslaught of cyber-attacks, although this is not always public knowledge, according to Kerry Curtin, cyber risk expert at Aon South Africa....

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Takealot to open new customer centre in Johannesburg

By Jamie McKane for MyBroadband Takealot has confirmed that it will open a new customer centre in Johannesburg. This follows a report by TechCentral that the online retailer was considering opening a new facility on the N1 highway in Midrand, situated on the New Road...

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Facebook, Google are election winners

By Todd Shields , Gerry Smith and Sarah Frier for Bloomberg Even before ballots are counted from Tuesday’s elections, some clear winners have emerged, as Google and Facebook reap windfalls from political advertising after a season of controversy over online political...

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Telkom mistakenly agrees it is the worst ISP

A customer service representative responding on the official Telkom Twitter account has accidentally agreed with a negative comment about the company. The user was complaining about the provider’s service delivery, and the representative replied without having...

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