Zimbabwe switches off the Internet

By Brian Latham for Fin24 When the Zimbabwean government ordered Internet service providers to shutter parts of the web in an effort to curb anti-government protests, it also plunged homes into darkness because people can’t pay their utilities online. Most people in...

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Strict new rules for Bitcoin owners in South Africa

By Jamie McKane for MyBroadband The South African Reserve Bank has published a consultation paper on policy proposals for cryptocurrency assets, detailing its recommended regulatory approach to Bitcoin and other tokens in South Africa. This paper currently only offers...

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Rare WhatsApp bug can expose your chats

By Vikas Shukla for Value Walk WhatsApp has a lot on its plate. It’s trying to fight the spread of fake news via its app. It’s working on a bunch of new features to make its service more secure and offer better user experience. At the same time, it also has to deal...

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Theresa May suffers resounding Brexit vote defeat

Source: Business Day Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by Parliament in a humiliating defeat, her plan for leaving the European Union all but dead. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn responded by proposing a vote of no confidence in her government....

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Eskom expects to report record R15bn loss

By Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg/Fin24 Eskom, South Africa’s struggling power utility, expects to report a loss of more than R15 billion in the year to March 31, a record for any state company. The anticipated loss, revealed by Chief Financial Officer Calib Cassim at a...

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What you need to know about the National Minimum Wage Act

Source: Supermarket & Retailer The National Minimum Wage Act (NMWA) provides for, amongst others, a national minimum wage; the establishment of a National Minimum Wage Commission; a review and annual adjustment of the national minimum wage; and the provision of an...

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Make school stationery last

Source: Jacaranda FM It’s back to school which means parents are expected to buy a list of school stationery as long as their arm for their kids. Stationery can be costly and because of that, it needs to last. These tips below will help you ensure that your child’s...

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Dear members The weekly My Office newsletter has gone from strength to strength since its inception, with an ever-increasing readership, covering the office products and stationery industry and business users. However, following requests from shop-sa members, the...

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Man swindled out of R3.1m after SIM swap

By Shanice Naidoo for IOL A Bloubergstrand man had his Absa business account swindled out of R3.1 million while he was in Miami for two months. Feruccio Ferucci left Cape Town in October without suspecting that his banking information had been stolen. Around the end...

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Price comparison: DStv versus Netflix

Source: My Broadband News website My Broadband has published an article indicating the price differential between online streaming service Netflix and satellite TV provider DStv. The packages compared were the following: Netflix Standard – R139 per month. This offers...

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