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Tracker data shows change in hijacking trends

Tracker data shows change in hijacking trends

Source: Business Insider SA Though Gauteng remains the country’s hijacking capital, more hijackings are now taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. Gauteng has been the epicentre of vehicle crimes since Tracker started tracking hijacking and theft...

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Eskom spent R29m on milk, toilet paper

Eskom spent R29m on milk, toilet paper

By Babalo Ndenze for EWN Power utility Eskom spent R29-million in one year on items like milk, toilet paper, cleaning products and bottled water. But in the past financial year, the power utility has managed to cut this by almost 50% to R15.6-million. This spending on...

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Shoprite sends mobile stores to looted communities

Shoprite sends mobile stores to looted communities

Source: Supermarket & Retailer Retailer Shoprite has deployed its Usave Ekasi trucks to the Jabulani community in Soweto shop for essential grocery items after the local mall was destroyed in the recent unrest. Jabulani Mall, situated in South Africa’s...

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Need tech? Rent it.

Need tech? Rent it.

In answer to the 16-million South Africans unable to afford essential home and business equipment, along with those locked into inflexible contracts for outdated technology, Rentoza has created a secure online marketplace that allows consumers to subscribe for the use...

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South Africans now in poorest 40% of the world

South Africans now in poorest 40% of the world

Source: MyBroadband Compared to the world average, South African’s GDP per capita plummeted in 2019 and 2020, and its citizens are now in the poorest 40% of the world. Economist Mike Schussler said that between 2019 and 2020, South Africa’s relative GDP per capita,...

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Petrol approaches R18 per litre

Petrol approaches R18 per litre

By Jason Woosey for IOL South African motorists, who are already reeling from record fuel prices, will have to fork out even more from Wednesday, August 4, as the Department of Energy has announced steep price increases for both petrol and diesel. Both grades of...

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South African Post Office on the edge

South African Post Office on the edge

The South African Post Office is experiencing a meltdown with branches unable to serve clients, service providers not being paid, and mass branch shutdowns, according to a recent article by MyBroadband. In April 2021, Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke revealed that the...

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Transnet cyberattack impacts delivery of goods

Transnet cyberattack impacts delivery of goods

Source: eNCA Concerns are mounting over the effects of the sabotage of Transnet’s security systems. A cyber attack has forced the entity to declare a force majeure, affecting the transport of goods including perishables. But a recovery plan is in place. The recent...

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Capitec to add 300 jobs

Capitec to add 300 jobs

By Londiwe Buthelezi for News24 As many people and some businesses are likely questioning the wisdom of ploughing more money into South Africa after the recent unrest, Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie says he sees ample opportunities. A perfectly running economy like...

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Payments startup Yoco raises $83m

Payments startup Yoco raises $83m

By Tage Kene-Okafor for Tech Crunch Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute heavily to the economic success of many countries, particularly those in the developing world. They are the backbone of most economies: globally, SMEs represent about 90% of existing...

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Why South Africans should care about Naspers, Tencent

Why South Africans should care about Naspers, Tencent

By Wesley Diphoko for IOL The Chinese government is flexing its muscle against consumer technology companies and South Africans are affected. It started with just Ant Financial, Jack Ma’s company, and now almost all Chinese consumer technology companies are under the...

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