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Your boss could have the rights to your social media accounts

Social media is part of the modern fabric of interaction, with some reports suggesting that 66% of users spend time checking social media accounts while at work. Industry tracker Mediakix suggests that popular platforms YouTube and Facebook consume one hour 15 minutes...

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Cyberattackers hit Olympic opening ceremony

A cyberattack caused the Internet disruptions during the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony on Friday night, Olympic officials and security experts said. Jihye Lee, a spokesman for the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, confirmed Sunday that “the technology issues...

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Mustek helps COJ in R6m ‘ghost’ computer probe

PC distributor Mustek is assisting the City of Johannesburg (COJ) in a case where the city paid R6-million for 500 desktop computers to a service provider but the PCs were never delivered to the municipality. In a statement, COJ mayor Herman Mashaba says he was...

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Hawks raid Saxonwold, ‘arrest’ a Gupta

The Hawks – also known as the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – on Wednesday morning swooped in on the Gupta family home in Saxonwold, where they reportedly arrested one of the brothers and an associate. Two other people are reportedly...

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Zuma recalled, resigns – but what will happen next?

Update: President Jacob Zuma resigned with immediate effect on Wednesday evening, one hour before his deadline was up.  There is, however, still the matter of making official the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as the president of the republic. Although the ANC has...

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How long SA’s billionaires could keep the government running

If South Africa’s richest man, Johann Rupert, had to run South Africa with his personal wealth, he wouldn’t even be able to keep the government going for a full month. This is one of the findings of Bloomberg’s latest Robin Hood Index for 2018, which measures how...

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Gupta bank exits SA

With the state-capture inquiry about to kick off, the Bank of Baroda announced on Monday it was shutting down its South African branches. The instruction is said to have come from the bank’s headquarters in India. The bank, which provided banking services to the Gupta...

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PnP under fire for Smart Shopper points

When Pick n Pay introduced its rewards programme, Smart Shopper, in 2011, its success was so stunning it took the retailer by surprise. For every R100 spent, shoppers would receive R1 back in cash-back points, which were initially valid for three years. On certain...

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Unemployment rate drops to 26.7%

The unemployment rate declined to 26.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the quarterly labour force survey released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday. This comprises 5.9 million people, based on the official definition of unemployment which...

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Hobby-X 2018

Sponsored content There’s a new energy and positive feeling to 2018! And nowhere is this more apparent than at the offices of Hobby-X, the well respected and highly anticipated expo for the hobbies and creative crafts industries, where I am chatting to Elizabeth...

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Five leading groups create an international alliance

Five of the world’s leading and most progressive Office Supplies Dealer groups have today announced the formation of an international alliance for the purpose of sharing the vast knowledge, experience and intellect of globally recognised companies and executives...

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