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Telkom, Openserve caught piggybacking infrastructure

Telkom, Openserve caught piggybacking infrastructure

Source: MyBroadband Telkom and Openserve are accused of unlawfully using network infrastructure of another provider to offer fibre broadband services. The unlawful use of network infrastructure was discovered during the recent R30-million upgrade of the fibre optic...

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Cape Town’s “digital nomad” visa plan

Cape Town’s “digital nomad” visa plan

Source: MyBroadband The Western Cape provincial government wants the national government to introduce a “remote working visa” aimed at international digital nomads, but they are struggling to convince the Department of Home Affairs. Cape Town is perfectly positioned...

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Alibaba accepts record fine

Alibaba accepts record fine

Source: BBC Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator. Regulators slapped a $2.8bn fine after a probe determined that it had abused its market position for years. The fine amounts...

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Most phishing e-mails originate from these countries

Most phishing e-mails originate from these countries

Source: IOL Security researchers have found that phishing emails are more likely to originate from certain countries in parts of Eastern Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and Africa. The country where emails originate and the number of countries they are...

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Third of senior government employees in SA are not qualified

Third of senior government employees in SA are not qualified

By Hanno Labuschagne for MyBroadband Around 35% of senior managers in government do not have the necessary qualifications or credentials for their position. This was revealed by the Minister of Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu in a written response to a...

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Loan Guarantee Scheme extended until July

Loan Guarantee Scheme extended until July

By Siphelele Dludla for IOL The government has extended the deadline for the R200-million Loan Guarantee Scheme (LGS) by three months to 11 July 2021, in a bid to harmonise it for all participating commercial banks. The end of the Availability Period was set for April...

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Eskom moves to dispose of non-core properties

Eskom moves to dispose of non-core properties

By Sibahle Motha for Jacaranda FM Power utility Eskom has confirmed that it will finalise the sale of Die Wilge flats at the Kusile power station during the first half of the year (pictured). Construction work at the flats began in 2008 at a budget of R160-million....

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Why LG killed its phone business

Why LG killed its phone business

By Lisa Eadicicco for Business Insider US LG is officially bowing out of the smartphone market. The South Korean tech giant announced on April 5 that it’s exiting the “highly competitive” smartphone business by closing its mobile unit, signaling the...

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Four in 10 SA ransomware victims pay up

Four in 10 SA ransomware victims pay up

Source: OFM More than 40% of victims of ransomware attacks in South Africa pay the cybercriminals responsible to try to secure or recover their data. But in many cases, the crooks simply disappear with the money. This is according to a new report from security firm...

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What POPI compliance means for your business

What POPI compliance means for your business

By Wendy Tembedza for Webber Wentzel ​​​All businesses with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with POPIA, which comes into effect on 1 July 2021. Here’s a practical guide to the most important aspects. With the commencement date of the Protection of...

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Half a billion Facebook users’ data breached

Half a billion Facebook users’ data breached

By Jordan Valinsky for CNN Business Over the weekend, cybersecurity experts revealed that about half a billion Facebook users’ personal information was breached – a treasure trove of data the includes full names, birthdays, phone numbers and their...

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