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Nedbank’s client data hacked

Nedbank’s client data hacked

Source: Xinhuanet Nedbank service provider’s IT systems have been breached, exposing the personal information of up to 1.7 million clients, said the bank last Thursday. Computer Facilities, which does direct marketing for Nedbank by sending short messages and...

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You can now RICA your SIM cards online

You can now RICA your SIM cards online

Vodacom and Rain consumers can RICA their sim-cards online, while MTN promises to improve RICA service in the near future. RICA stands for the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act All SIM cards in the...

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Pay up, or we’ll make Google ban your ads

Pay up, or we’ll make Google ban your ads

Source: KrebsOnSecurity  A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the...

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Google quits free WiFi programme three months after launch

Google quits free WiFi programme three months after launch

By Cornelia Le Roux for The South African  The search engine giant’s free WiFi service was launched in 125 locations across Langa, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Delft, Elsies River, and Philippi, in Cape Town in November 2019. During its Cape Flats launch announcement on 7...

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Vodacom to offer R30 “nano-loans”

Vodacom to offer R30 “nano-loans”

Source: Bloomberg Vodacom Group Ltd. sees its African financial-services business as a cornerstone of growth as the wireless carrier expands into products such as funeral insurance and loans of as little as $2 (R30). The unit of the U.K.’s Vodafone Group Plc uses...

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DStv announces annual price increase

DStv announces annual price increase

DStv has announced pricing increases on some of its packages for 2020, while others will remain at the previous year’s prices. The updated fees, will take effect from 1 April, are as follows: DStv Premium – a R10.00 (1.24%) price increase Compact Plus...

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SA’s minimum wage is increasing on 1 March

SA’s minimum wage is increasing on 1 March

On 1 March, South Africa’s minimum wage will see its first increase since being introduced in 2019. Unions were outraged at a previous recommendation of 5% increases, pointing out that the minimum wages introduced in 2019 were agreed in 2017, and are now much...

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Improving workspaces to give employees what they want

Improving workspaces to give employees what they want

In an effort to support a healthier and more productive workforce, employers increasing spend on well-intentioned wellness programmes such as onsite gyms and standing desks. But Linda Trim, director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said while employees do...

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Andrew King to be appointed Mondi Group CEO

Andrew King to be appointed Mondi Group CEO

Mondi has announced that Andrew King, group CFO and a director of Mondi, will be appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 1 April 2020. King will succeed Peter Oswald who, as announced on 10 January 2020, will be stepping down as CEO and...

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Paper industry encourages people to continue recycling

Paper industry encourages people to continue recycling

More than 12-million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered for recycling in South Africa over the past decade. This, according to RecyclePaperZA, the country’s paper recycling association, has ensured that waste paper is diverted from landfill and...

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Hackers could shut down satellites

Hackers could shut down satellites

By William Akoto for The Conversation Last month, SpaceX became the operator of the world’s largest active satellite constellation. As of the end of January, the company had 242 satellites orbiting the planet with plans to launch 42,000 over the next decade. This is...

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