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Mustek building torched

Mustek building torched

Source: MyBroadband Looters attacked Mustek’s offices in the North of Durban on Monday, stealing everything of value and leaving the facility wrecked. On Tuesday evening a video posted online showed that the building had been set ablaze. Mustek managing director Hein...

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Looting victims look to Sasria for payouts

Looting victims look to Sasria for payouts

The victims of looting and civil unrest in parts of South Africa will be looking to Sasria (the SA Special Risks Insurance Association) – the state-owned entity that provides cover for loss or damage to insured property as a direct result of civil unrest,...

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Clicks, Makro close their doors over looting

Clicks, Makro close their doors over looting

By Nokukhanya N Mntambo for Jacaranda FM Some major retail outlets across the country have rushed to close their doors out of fear of being hit by looters. Several Makro stores in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have been gutted by fire after their shelves were emptied. The...

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Jacob Zuma begins 15mo prison sentence

Jacob Zuma begins 15mo prison sentence

By Sihle Mavuso for IOL Former president Jacob Zuma was defiant to the end last night, choosing to take control of the manner of his incarceration and not suffer the spectre of being arrested and taken into custody in front of a watching media and South African...

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How to avoid being scammed when shopping online

How to avoid being scammed when shopping online

By Jonathan Smit for IOL With the increased threat of Covid-19, South Africans are being encouraged to stay home and shop online. Over the past year, local retailers have improved the safety and convenience of their e-commerce platforms, allowing customers to avoid...

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Stationery store supervisor sentenced to prison for fraud

Stationery store supervisor sentenced to prison for fraud

Source: IOL A senior supervisor of a stationery store in the Eastern Cape has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for fraud. In a statement released on Wednesday, provincial spokesperson for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks), Captain...

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POPI Act comes into effect today

POPI Act comes into effect today

Source: 702 The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA) comes into effect today, 1 July 2021. Consumers and legitimate businesses should welcome the next stage in the implementation of a law to better protect your privacy and to allow legitimate...

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SA insurance provider hit by major data breach

SA insurance provider hit by major data breach

By Brett Venter for Stuff South African insurance provider QSure was struck by a major data breach earlier this month, one that led to banking information and other sensitive data being compromised. The company hasn’t said how many records were scooped during the...

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Don’t breach Alert Level 4 regulations – Cele

Don’t breach Alert Level 4 regulations – Cele

Source: Devdiscourse Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned that transgressors of Adjusted Alert Level 4 regulations will leave law enforcement with no option but to effect arrests. Cele made the declaration while addressing reporters during a National Coronavirus...

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R54bn crypto ‘hack’ shocker hits SA investors

R54bn crypto ‘hack’ shocker hits SA investors

By Terence Zimwara for Bitcoin.com According to local media, leading South African financial institution FNB is denying allegations of a banking relationship with the recently collapsed crypto investment company, Africrypt. FNB also insists it did not enable the...

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Irregular municipal expenditure sits at R26bn

Irregular municipal expenditure sits at R26bn

By Babalo Ndenze for EWN The Auditor-General said on Tuesday irregular expenditure at municipal level continued to be a problem and was sitting at R26-billion incurred by 246 municipalities. Tsakani Maluleke briefed a joint meeting of Parliament and said that figure...

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New traffic fine rules kick in on 1 July

New traffic fine rules kick in on 1 July

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act will be implemented in five phases, each lasting around three months, starting on 1 July 2021. This is of huge concern for South African motorists and businesses that rely on road transport. From...

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