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FNB warns of screen scraping scam targeting businesses

FNB warns of screen scraping scam targeting businesses

According to a recent Business Tech article, businesses are often unaware that by giving a third-party or software programmes access to their financial information, they are potentially being exposed to the risk of screen scraping. This is a data gathering technique...

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South Africa’s online retail market tops R30bn

South Africa’s online retail market tops R30bn

Source: MyBroadband Online retail in South Africa more than doubled in just two years, thanks to the explosion in demand for home deliveries brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. This was one of the findings of Online Retail in South Africa 2021 – a study conducted...

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Facebook to meet with Parliament over privacy and fake news

Facebook to meet with Parliament over privacy and fake news

Source: MyBroadband Facebook has agreed to meet with South Africa’s Parliament over concerns around disinformation before South Africa’s 2021 local elections, the Communications and Digital Technologies Committee has said. The meeting – which was requested by the...

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Stricter lockdown rules for South Africa suggested

Stricter lockdown rules for South Africa suggested

Source: MyBroadband New Covid-19 variants which have been detected in South Africa and concerns of a big third wave have prompted calls for stricter lockdown rules. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has recently confirmed that four South Africans...

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Rand breaks through R14/$ threshold

Rand breaks through R14/$ threshold

By Dhivana Rajgopaul for IOL The rand was little changed on Monday although the day’s trading saw the local currency briefly drop below the R14/$ threshold. The decision by Moody’s Investors Service to let a scheduled rating announcement come and go without taking any...

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Clicks to buy Pick n Pay pharmacies

Clicks to buy Pick n Pay pharmacies

Source: News24 On Monday, Clicks announced plans to buy the retail pharmacy business of Pick n Pay, including 25 in-store pharmacies which will be rebranded to Clicks. All staff employed in the pharmacies will transfer from Pick n Pay to Clicks. While Shoprite has...

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SA to get new driver’s licences

SA to get new driver’s licences

Source: MyBroadband South Africa is set to get new driver’s licences in the next year, Transport minister Fikile Mbalula announced as part of the Driving Licence Card Account’s (DLCA) annual performance plan. The DLCA, which falls under the Department of Transport as...

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Standard Bank launches a service to see if it is offline

Standard Bank launches a service to see if it is offline

Source: Business Insider SA Standard Bank clients were left frustrated by technical problems which impacted payments in the last two weeks of April. On Monday, the bank reported that persistent issues had finally been resolved and that it had launched a new service...

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Microsoft wants to replace Calibri

Microsoft wants to replace Calibri

By Dominick Reuter for Business Insider US Move over, Calibri, there’s a new font in town – though which one will be the choice of voters. On Wednesday, Microsoft’s Design Team put out a call asking for typographophiles to choose the new default font...

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PIC looks to sell malls and office buildings

PIC looks to sell malls and office buildings

By Khulekani Magubane for Fin24 The Public Investment Corporation, which manages civil servant pensions, plans to sell 70 properties – including shopping malls and commercial buildings. First on the chopping block are Edcon’s former training campus and two...

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