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WhatsApp group admins may be criminally liable for fake news

WhatsApp group admins may be criminally liable for fake news

By James de Villiers for Business Insider SA Media law experts believe WhatsApp admins in SA may be held liable for false information shared on their groups. However, they would need to know that the information being shared is false, and do nothing about it....

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Thousands affected as Google SA goes down

Thousands affected as Google SA goes down

By Anita Froneman for CapeTown Etc People across the country working from home during the coronavirus lockdown were affected as Google South Africa experienced technical issues on Monday, causing various applications including Gmail, Google Docs, Hangouts and Maps to...

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Uber Eats now delivers essential products in SA

Uber Eats now delivers essential products in SA

By Hanno Labuschagne for MyBroadbrand South Africans can now use Uber Eats to have essential goods delivered to their door during the coronavirus lockdown. In an email sent to customers on Monday 6 April, the company said it would offer a range of essential items...

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SA lockdown: Cele not ruling out extension

SA lockdown: Cele not ruling out extension

According to eNCA, Police Minister Bheki Cele has not ruled out extending the lockdown. Cele said the government’s priority is to ensure people are safe. “Remember we started with restriction, then we went to the lockdown. People are asking can we go...

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Covid-19 could kill 370 000 jobs, 1 600 businesses in SA

Covid-19 could kill 370 000 jobs, 1 600 businesses in SA

Speaking at the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) bi-annual Monetary Policy Review briefing earlier this week, Dr Christopher Loewald stated that early projections indicate that the 21-day lockdown, aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, could...

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KFC won’t pay rent during lockdown

KFC won’t pay rent during lockdown

By Loni Prinsloo, Leanne de Bassompierre and Janice Kew for Bloomberg KFC-owner Yum! Brands Inc. has told landlords in South Africa that the U.S. firm won’t be paying rent while outlets are closed during a three-week government-enforced lockdown to contain the...

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Pick n Pay now also offers same-day delivery for R60

Pick n Pay now also offers same-day delivery for R60

By James de Villiers for Business Insider Retailer Pick n Pay, in collaboration with the Bottles delivery application, is now offering consumers same-day deliveries of essentials at over 70 locations for a cost of R60. The partnership between Pick n Pay and Bottles...

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Stay productive – and sane – while working from home

Stay productive – and sane – while working from home

For some people working from home is a regular practice, but for most of us it’s a new way of working and presents new challenges – especially if you are with family who are now at home too. Isla Galloway-Gaul, MD of Inspiration Office, says: “People are all at...

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Vodacom slashes data prices by up to 40%

Vodacom slashes data prices by up to 40%

Source: Tech Financials Vodacom has cut data prices by up to 40% and will provide free data to access essential services through Vodacom’s zero-rated platform ConnectU with immediate effect. The value of these initiatives is some R2.7-billion over the next year....

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Important undersea cable breaks – again

Important undersea cable breaks – again

By Stefan Mack for Briefly The West African Cable System (WACS), an undersea Internet cable which is critical to South Africa’s communications infrastructure, has broken again. The cable had broken earlier this year and resulted in a notable slowdown in...

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Discovery, Vodacom set up online Covid-19 consultation service

Discovery, Vodacom set up online Covid-19 consultation service

Source: CNBC Africa South African insurance company Discovery and mobile operator Vodacom are teaming up to offer a free, online doctor consultation service to all South Africans with coronavirus-related concerns. Discovery had already set up an online service for its...

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