Eskom declares ‘no pay, no fix’ policy

By Jenni Evans for News24 Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba is seeking an urgent meeting with the Eskom board over the power utility’s declaration that it will no longer do repairs in places illegally connected to the power grid. This follows a meeting between...

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Malware replaces real Android apps with fake ones

By James Pero for Malware that replaces victims’ legitimate apps with a malicious doppelgänger has infected 25-million devices across India, the UK and the US, say security researchers. The virus, named ‘Agent Smith’ after a fictional...

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Watch out for these common banking crimes

SABRIC, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, on behalf of the banking industry has released its annual crime stats for 2018. “We are concerned about some of the increases, which clearly reflect that criminals will take every opportunity to get their...

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Billions in airtime stolen from South Africans – report

MyBroadband has released an explosive report detailing how billions of rands worth of airtime has been stolen from mobile subscribers in South Africa, by rogue wireless application service providers (WASPs) who bill cellular subscribers’ accounts without their...

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Soweto residents add another billion to Eskom debt

Source: eNCA In February, the Soweto debt was sitting at R17-billion in unpaid electricity bills. Eskom spokesperson, Dikatso Mothae said the power utility “continues with initiatives to improve revenue recovery from residential customers”. These include removing...

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Was the eNATIS system stolen?

By Tebogo Monama for IOL  A David versus Goliath battle looms after an emerging Pretoria company accused the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) of stealing their idea for the online booking system. From last year, motorists in Gauteng have been able to make...

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WhatsApp vows to sue users for ‘abuse’

By Jasper Hamill for The Metro  WhatsApp has promised to take legal action against people or companies who break its rules – even if the ‘abuse’ took place on another platform. The messaging app has strict guidelines governing its own users’ behaviour and anyone who...

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Public Protector guns for Gordhan

On Friday 24 May, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane issued a report which found that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan had acted improperly when he approved the early pension payout for former SARS senior official Ivan Pillay. The early pension payout was...

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WhatsApp is hacked

Source: BBC WhatsApp has confirmed that a security flaw in the app let attackers install spy software on their targets’ smartphones. That has left many of its 1.5-billion users wondering how safe the “simple and secure” messaging app really is. On...

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