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Undersea cable repair could take up to a week

Undersea cable repair could take up to a week

By Lisa Isaacs for IOL  As gale-force winds let up slightly in Cape Town on Monday, the ship expected to effect repairs to underwater cables that failed and left parts of the continent with slow Internet, departed from Cape Town Harbour. Strong winds battered the Cape...

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IT workers suffer as SA bleeds jobs

IT workers suffer as SA bleeds jobs

Source: BizNews Many South African technology and telecommunications companies are firing workers, and this is set to continue in the coming year. This is the view of labour consultant Tony Healy, who told Business Day TV that job losses are a consequence of many...

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Disappearing MTN airtime caused by SMS error

Disappearing MTN airtime caused by SMS error

By Jamie McKane for MyBroadband MTN has investigated a report of disappearing airtime on its network and found the cause to be an issue with its SMS charging system. An MTN customer recently contacted MyBroadband after noticing that his airtime balance was decreasing,...

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Big tech companies no longer attractive employers

Big tech companies no longer attractive employers

By Jessica Stillman for Inc.com Look at any list of America’s most in-demand employers from the last decade and you’ll find it’s dotted with big tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. This prominence, coupled with these firm’s...

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SAA cancels flights as business rescue bites

SAA cancels flights as business rescue bites

By Selene Brophy for Traveller24 South African Airways (SAA) has consolidated its domestic and international flights schedule due to low demand, as the process of business rescue looks to conserve funds. So while these flight routes have not been cancelled outright,...

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Loadshedding cost SA R59bn in 2019

Loadshedding cost SA R59bn in 2019

New data released by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has indicated that South Africa suffered a 2019 loss of between R59bn and R118bn due to loadshedding. According to the CSIR, the 530 hours of unplanned power cuts during the year occurred...

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SA’s average annual salary increase

SA’s average annual salary increase

Source: MyBroadband P-E Corporate Services has released its 2019/2020 Salary Trends report, which shows the average salary increase in South Africa over the last year was 6.2%. The P-E Corporate Services Salary Trends report is based on over 500 benchmarked positions...

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Why working from home might not work for you

Why working from home might not work for you

Faced with the prospect of a lengthy commute on a sweltering day, either jammed into a packed taxi or a never-ending queue at the traffic lights, plenty of us have dreamed about that ultimate career goal: working from home. Design the day to fit your other...

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Last-minute BTS shopping has parents fuming

Last-minute BTS shopping has parents fuming

By Kgomotso Modise for EWN Many parents said that they only received confirmation from the Education Department on where their children had been placed on Tuesday morning. As parents who left their back to school shopping to the very last minute flocked to uniform and...

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Telkom plans to cut 3 000 jobs

Telkom plans to cut 3 000 jobs

By Sibongile Khumalo for Fin24 Telkom has issued a notice to cut as many as 3 000 jobs – nearly a third of its workforce – across multiple departments, as the company looks to streamline its operations amid falling earnings and changing market conditions....

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Government to step in as 34 DionWired stores face closure

Government to step in as 34 DionWired stores face closure

By Babalo Ndenze for EWN Parliament wants the government to find a way to stop the pending retrenchments at retail giant Massmart. Mandla Rayi, chairperson of the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Employment and Labour called on those...

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SA’s huge Windows piracy problem

SA’s huge Windows piracy problem

By Bradley Prior for MyBroadband Only a third of PCs being shipped to Africa include genuine software, which is a reason for the increase in data breaches and malware attacks in the region. This is according to Deniz Ozen, regional general manager for consumer and...

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