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What POPI compliance means for your business

What POPI compliance means for your business

By Wendy Tembedza for Webber Wentzel ​​​All businesses with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with POPIA, which comes into effect on 1 July 2021. Here’s a practical guide to the most important aspects. With the commencement date of the Protection of...

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Traffic cops to get body cams, drones for Easter

Traffic cops to get body cams, drones for Easter

By Se-Anne Rall for IOL Traffic officers will now be issued with body cameras to support them in gathering evidence and improving conviction rates for violations of traffic laws. This is according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, who announced that the Road...

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New app aims to hold SAPS accountable

New app aims to hold SAPS accountable

Source: Corruption Watch Corruption Watch (CW), in response to the many whistle-blower complaints it has received on police corruption, and inspired by its engagements with communities experiencing police violence and abuse, has launched an interactive open data tool...

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SANRAL’s desperate e-toll claims are dishonest – AA

SANRAL’s desperate e-toll claims are dishonest – AA

By Hanno Labuschagne for MyBroadband The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has lambasted renewed claims from SANRAL that the non-payment of e-tolls would result in motorists being unable to renew their vehicle licence discs. “The South African National Roads...

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Armed robbers attack courier van outside MTN head office

Armed robbers attack courier van outside MTN head office

Source: News24 A group of heavily armed robbers attacked a DSV courier van outside MTN’s head office in Johannesburg. The incident happened on Friday when the vehicle arrived at the security boom outside the entrance to the office complex, Mthokozisi Ndlovu,...

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SAPS overcharged by millions for hand sanitiser

SAPS overcharged by millions for hand sanitiser

By Theto Mahlakoana for EWN The Competition Commission said that two companies partnered to overcharge the police by over R14-million when supplying it with 10 000 units of 25-litre hand sanitisers. In its opening remarks at the competition tribunal hearing underway...

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Spy pixels in e-mails have become endemic

Spy pixels in e-mails have become endemic

By Leo Kelion for BBC The use of “invisible” tracking tech in e-mails is now “endemic”, according to a messaging service that analysed its traffic at the BBC’s request. Hey’s review indicated that two-thirds of emails sent to its...

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Former Cell C executives arrested for R130m tender scam

Former Cell C executives arrested for R130m tender scam

Source: Jacaranda FM The Hawks in Gauteng have arrested a second person in connection with a Cell C tender scam worth an estimated R130-million. Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mulamu says 39-year-old Adriraan Pillay was arrested in Germiston on Friday. “It...

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Nedbank denies complicity in corruption as shares fall

Nedbank denies complicity in corruption as shares fall

Source: CNBC Africa South Africa’s Nedbank denied any wrongdoing on Monday after three local news sites reported on its links to a scandal that led to large losses at public entities, sending the bank’s shares down almost 9%. Investigative outlet amaBhungane, the...

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4m African web addresses have been stolen

4m African web addresses have been stolen

Source: Business Insider SA More than four million IP addresses have been misappropriated in what has been called Africa’s greatest internet heist. The extent of the theft, which first drew red flags back in 2016, has now been fully uncovered, revealing a trail of...

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Cyber experts question SARS’s new browser security

Cyber experts question SARS’s new browser security

By Simnikiwe Mzekandaba for ITWeb Some cyber security experts say the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS’s) decision to introduce a Web browser that supports defunct Adobe Flash Player has “severe” cyber security implications. Citizens have also taken to social...

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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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