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Number of new malicious files grew 5.2% a day in 2020

Number of new malicious files grew 5.2% a day in 2020

Source: ITWeb In 2020, Kaspersky detected a global average of 360 000 new malicious files each day, an increase of 5.2%, or 18 000 more, compared to the year before. According to the security giant, this was influenced largely by a significant growth in the number of...

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Home Affairs suspends services

Home Affairs suspends services

Source: News24 Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, has announced that Home Affairs has suspended services for smart IDs, passports and marriage registrations under the amended Level 3 lockdown regulations announced by President Ramaphosa last night. Motsoaledi...

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Govt wants smartphone owners to pay TV licence fees

Govt wants smartphone owners to pay TV licence fees

Source: MyBroadband Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has doubled down on the government’s plan to charge people with computers, smartphones, and tablets TV licence fees. This was part of a response from Ndabeni-Abrahams to a question from the DA deputy...

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Who pays taxes in South Africa?

Who pays taxes in South Africa?

National Treasury and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) have published the annual Tax Statistics for 2020. The 2020 edition provides an overview of tax revenue collections and tax return information for the 2016 to 2019 tax years, as well as the 2015/16 to...

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Vodacom tower switched off due to unpaid electricity bills

Vodacom tower switched off due to unpaid electricity bills

By Hanno Labuschagne for MyBroadband  Vodacom customers in the Free State farming town of Frankfort were left without cellular connectivity for several days after the operator’s tower in the area was turned off. A resident of the neighbouring town of Reitz contacted...

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Google reveals trending searches of 2020

Google reveals trending searches of 2020

By Yasmine Jacobs for IOL It goes without saying that 2020 has been pretty eventful – and that is putting it mildly. The world has shifted to a digital space as work and studies all went online. The internet has become almost like a lifeline as we use it to keep...

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Minister ordered to cut mobile data prices in half

Minister ordered to cut mobile data prices in half

By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba for ITWeb Communications and digital technologies minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has agreed to ensure 80% of the South African population has access to the Internet by 2024. On Tuesday, the performance agreements signed by president Cyril...

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Pandemic protection for your IT infrastructure

Pandemic protection for your IT infrastructure

By Johan Scheepers, country head at Commvault South Africa The Covid-19 pandemic forced many businesses to swiftly adapt to a digital world. Working from home is set to become the ‘new normal’ for many workers who previously went into a corporate office environment....

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