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Cyberattackers hit Olympic opening ceremony

A cyberattack caused the Internet disruptions during the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony on Friday night, Olympic officials and security experts said. Jihye Lee, a spokesman for the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, confirmed Sunday that “the technology issues...

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Mustek helps COJ in R6m ‘ghost’ computer probe

PC distributor Mustek is assisting the City of Johannesburg (COJ) in a case where the city paid R6-million for 500 desktop computers to a service provider but the PCs were never delivered to the municipality. In a statement, COJ mayor Herman Mashaba says he was...

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Hawks raid Saxonwold, ‘arrest’ a Gupta

The Hawks – also known as the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – on Wednesday morning swooped in on the Gupta family home in Saxonwold, where they reportedly arrested one of the brothers and an associate. Two other people are reportedly...

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Zuma recalled, resigns – but what will happen next?

Update: President Jacob Zuma resigned with immediate effect on Wednesday evening, one hour before his deadline was up.  There is, however, still the matter of making official the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as the president of the republic. Although the ANC has...

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Gupta bank exits SA

With the state-capture inquiry about to kick off, the Bank of Baroda announced on Monday it was shutting down its South African branches. The instruction is said to have come from the bank’s headquarters in India. The bank, which provided banking services to the Gupta...

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Jo’burg uncovers stationery ‘kickback’ scam

Charges will be laid against 31 City of Johannesburg officials implicated in an alleged kickback scandal involving a Johannesburg stationery provider, Mayor Herman Mashaba said in a statement on Wednesday. “This morning, I received shocking news that 31 city...

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British man in Bitcoin heist

Armed robbers broke into the family home of a city financier turned Bitcoin trader and forced him to transfer the digital currency at gunpoint, in what is believed to be the first heist of its kind in the UK. Four robbers in balaclavas forced their way into the home...

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Why Capitec Bank is in the hot seat

On Tuesday morning, a financial research group called Viceroy released a report looking into the business model and practices of South African lender Capitec. It is damning in the extreme, accusing Capitec of “predatory finance” and massively overstating its...

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State to go after R50bn in state capture assets

The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) is hoping to seize at least R50bn in 17 cases it is currently investigating related to state capture, acting head of operations advocate Knorx Molelle said on Tuesday. In an interview with eNCA, Molelle said his team had already...

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Zuma said to face ouster bid at ANC meeting

President Jacob Zuma will face a fresh bid to force him from office when the ANC’s top leadership meets this week for the first time since he relinquished control of the party to his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa. A proposal to order Zuma to step down before his term...

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New online banking scam this festive season

A new banking scam whereby fraudsters remotely take control of your PC over the Internet to gain access to consumer’s online banking profile is currently doing the rounds. This is according to First National Bank (FNB), which alerted consumers about the latest...

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