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The Foschini Group eyes Australian expansion

By Sue Mitchell for Australian Financial Review  South African retailer Woolworths may be ruing the day it outlaid $2.1 billion for David Jones, but its biggest competitor The Foschini Group (TFG) is eyeing further expansion in Australia after buying menswear retailer...

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WhatsApp rolls out trial fingerprint lock

By Babu Mohan for Android Central The latest WhatsApp beta for Android adds support for fingerprint locking. WhatsApp had rolled out the authentication feature to iOS beta users roughly six months back. Even with the Fingerprint lock feature enabled, you can still...

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FNB users can no longer save their passwords in a browser

First National Bank (FNB) has announced that users will no longer be able to save their online banking passwords in their browsers. Going forward, whenever a user wants to log into their account they will have to do so manually. This forces users to keep their banking...

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Facebook adds local languages for fact-checking

Source: Punch Facebook says it will fight fake news on its platform by using African languages such as Swahili, Senegal, Afrikaans, Zulu, Setswana, Sotho, Northern Sotho, Southern Ndebele, Yoruba and Igbo languages. Kojo Boakye, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy,...

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MTN loses nearly 2-million subscribers

Source: eNCA MTN lost almost two-million subscribers in South Africa in the six months to June and service revenue growth slowed by 3.3 percent in a stubbornly weak economy. MTN, Africa’s telecoms giant, said it had 1.9 million less local subscribers compared to...

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The cost of the NHI

The much-maligned National Health Insurance (NHI) bill has been tabled for Parliament’s consideration. Plans to prevent its rollout are already well underway, as medical professionals and opposition political parties vehemently oppose the proposals. NHI in brief...

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What office workers get up to each week

By Zoya Gervis for New York Post A study examining the intricacies of workplace communication found the average office worker has 17 meetings, gatherings with colleagues and conferences with clients each week. How was your evening? Did you see “Big Little Lies”?...

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Lender to poorest of the poor has no bad debt

SEF (Small Enterprise Foundation) is a South African lender most people have never heard of – yet it has no bad debt. Lending to the poorest of the poor, it has created close to 200 000 jobs. Many major banks have tried to break into this market, with varying...

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FILA posts positive results

Stationery, school and art supplies manufacturer FILA has reported improvements in key European and North American operations. The Italian group reported is back on a growth trajectory following the steep declines seen in the first quarter. Key figures in the report...

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