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Traffic accidents and licences that expired in lockdown

Traffic accidents and licences that expired in lockdown

Source: De Bruyn Daly Driving licence test centres were closed during the lockdown and even prior to that centres were running behind in renewing driver’s licences and testing first time driver’s licence applicants. The Minister of Transport recognised these...

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Beware this uncapped data scam

Beware this uncapped data scam

By Hanno Labuschagne for MyBroadband Mobile users in South Africa should be wary of scammers claiming to offer data or airtime packages at suspiciously low prices. An online-based scam which claimed to sell unlimited prepaid data, voice calls, and messaging bundles...

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Sassa warns of fake tender e-mail scam

Sassa warns of fake tender e-mail scam

Source: Talk of the Town The SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) has warned the public not to be duped by a fake e-mail doing its rounds in which an “official” calls for people to contact its offices regarding a tender for the three-year supply of food parcels in the...

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Crimes that have decreased in Level 3

Crimes that have decreased in Level 3

Speaking in a recent eNCA interview, police minister Bheki Cele said that there had been a notable decrease in crime in several areas during lockdown Level 3. These include: Cash-in-transit heists; Bank robberies; and House robberies. However, gender-based violence is...

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8 tips to stay safe from tax scammers this tax season

8 tips to stay safe from tax scammers this tax season

Source: MyBroadband, ESET It’s time to file that tax return at SARS! Whilst many of us cannot wait for our refunds, this is also a time of the year where cybercriminals are waiting to attack. Sadly, with the tax season comes tax scams with cybercriminals seeking to...

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270m user records leaked in latest hack

270m user records leaked in latest hack

By Bradley Prior for MyBroadband HaveIBeenPwned has added a large data breach – involving popular writing website Wattpad – to its database of data breaches. In June 2020, Wattpad – a website that allows users to publish their own literary content and critique the...

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How to test your password strength

How to test your password strength

By Devon Delfino for Business Insider US Creating and maintaining secure passwords may seem like a hassle, but it’s a modern necessity if you want to keep your information safe. To help you understand what makes a secure password, and how to validate the...

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New push notification scam hits SA

New push notification scam hits SA

Source: Business Insider SA Push notifications allow websites to send alerts to your phone. These kind of notifications are popular for breaking news, with many media news sites sending alerts to subscribers. You must subscribe to receive push notifications online....

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Inquiry into Covid-19 corruption

Inquiry into Covid-19 corruption

By Samantha Riddle for Briefly  The Special Investigating Unit has confirmed that it will be heading an inquiry into allegations of fraud and corruption relating to Covid-19 relief. Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had announced the establishment...

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Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for hiking prices

Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for hiking prices

By Sifiso Zulu for EWN  The Competition Tribunal has found Dis-Chem pharmacies guilty of contravening the Competition Act by selling surgical face masks at excessive prices during the Covid-19 pandemic. The retail group has been ordered to pay an administrative...

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75% of SA’s top websites not POPI-compliant

75% of SA’s top websites not POPI-compliant

Source: IOL Research by digitally-led marketing agency, Rogerwilco, indicates that only 25 percent of South Africa’s most popular websites have pop-ups that explicitly ask visitors for consent to collect data about their browsing activity. With the Protection of...

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Whatsapp Stokvels are back

Whatsapp Stokvels are back

By Bombi Mavundza for Business Insider SA Despite the name change, the ‘stokvel’ still has the same modus operandi. Members deposit R200 – and hope to make huge profits. The National Stokvel Association of SA (Nasasa) has previously warned South...

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