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19-station expansion planned for Gautrain

The Gautrain Management Agency has provided an an update on Gautrain 2, the next phase of the Gautrain project. Gautrain CEO Jack van der Merwe says the planned network for Gautrain 2 is from Mamelodi in the east of Pretoria to Jabulani in the west of Soweto, from...

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Robots could take 20-million manufacturing jobs by 2030

By Anneken Tappe for CNN Business Machines are expected to displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs across the world over the next decade, according to a report released Wednesday by Oxford Economics, a global forecasting and quantitative analysis firm. That means...

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Cell C is in severe financial trouble

According to a recent MyBroadband article, Cell C is in deep financial trouble, and was “forced to delay its debt payments and hire consultants to probe its business practices”. Cell C’s interim CEO, Douglas Craigie Stevenson, wrote an open letter...

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Eskom declares ‘no pay, no fix’ policy

By Jenni Evans for News24 Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is seeking an urgent meeting with the Eskom board over the power utility’s declaration that it will no longer do repairs in places illegally connected to the power grid. This follows a meeting between...

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South African households are under pressure

According to the latest Old Mutual Savings & Investment Monitor report, South African households remain under pressure. The report is based on 1 000 household interviews among working South Africans living in major metropolitan areas, and shows how consumers are...

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Never underestimate the danger of burnout

Burnout is now officially recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a clinical syndrome, legitimising the physical and mental impact that overwork can have on employees. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at CRS Technologies, believes that...

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Jobs bloodbath as Deutsche Bank plans to retrench 18 000

By Jewel Stolarchuk for The Independent  18 000 jobs in Deutsche Bank are set to be cut as the German national lender embarks on mass retrenchment exercise. Whole teams at the bank’s Asia-Pacific offices have reportedly been let go, as the lender seeks to transform...

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Malware replaces real Android apps with fake ones

By James Pero for DailyMail.com Malware that replaces victims’ legitimate apps with a malicious doppelgänger has infected 25-million devices across India, the UK and the US, say security researchers. The virus, named ‘Agent Smith’ after a fictional...

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Google Translate camera now recognises Afrikaans and Zulu

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher for Forbes Heading to a place where you don’t know the language? One of the handiest apps in any traveler’s toolbox is Google Translate, whose instant camera makes translating the world as easy as pointing your smartphone camera...

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