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3.6m Dis-Chem customer records accessed in data hack

3.6m Dis-Chem customer records accessed in data hack

By Penelope Mashego by Fin24 Pharmacy retailer Dis-Chem has launched an investigation into a data hack at one of its third-party service providers that resulted in an “unauthorised person” accessing the personal details of customers. In a notice on...

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SA could be loadshed for 81% of the year

SA could be loadshed for 81% of the year

Source: MyBroadband Eskom has revealed that, in the worst-case scenario, South Africa will be load-shed for 295 days — or 81% of the year — between April 2022 and 2023. What’s worse is that, in the scenario, Eskom would have to burn more than R35.9 billion worth of...

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Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Trump

Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Trump

By Glenn Chapman for IOL Elon Musk on said Tuesday that as owner of Twitter he would lift the ban on Donald Trump, contending that kicking the former US president off the platform “alienated a large part of the country”. Musk’s endorsement of a Trump...

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Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years

Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years

Source: BBC Apple has announced it is discontinuing its music player, the iPod Touch, bringing to an end a device widely praised for revolutionising how people listen to music. When the first iPod was launched in 2001, it could store 1 000 tracks. Today there are more...

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OR Tambo in fuel crisis

OR Tambo in fuel crisis

By Carin Smith for News24 Following flood damage to railways in KwaZulu-Natal, transporting jet fuel from Durban to the OR Tambo International Airport by rail will likely only be 100% restored by the end of October this year, Airports Company SA (ACSA) said on Monday....

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SA set for worst year of loadshedding

SA set for worst year of loadshedding

By Paul Burkhardt for Bloomberg South Africa is headed for a record year of power cuts if the rate of station breakdowns fails to improve, particularly at coal-fuelled plants. State-owned Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said it will again ration electricity on Tuesday after...

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It costs R4 500 to feed a household in SA

It costs R4 500 to feed a household in SA

By Vernon Pillay for IOL The April 2022 Household Affordability Index, which tracks food price data from 44 supermarkets and 30 butcheries, in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Springbok, shows that in April 2022 the average cost of the Household...

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Shoprite tackles waste with AI

Shoprite tackles waste with AI

Source: Shoprite South Africa wastes up to 10.3 million tons of food each year – and this is a problem the Shoprite Group is tackling from multiple angles. Food waste is not just a front to the hungry in a country where 2.5 million people experience hunger weekly. It...

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Zoom launches South African offices

Zoom launches South African offices

By Myles Illidge for MyBroadband Zoom Video Communications is increasing its presence in South Africa by launching offices in the country and focussing on distribution channels in the Sub-Saharan region. The video conferencing company has also signed a deal with First...

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Zapper introduces tap-on-phone merchant payments

Zapper introduces tap-on-phone merchant payments

By Luis Monzon for IT News Africa Zapper, a South African independent mobile payments, insights, loyalty, and rewards platform, has announced that merchants using the platform will now be able to accept tap-on-phone payments. The new functionality gives them access to...

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Online marketing hacks to attract customers

Online marketing hacks to attract customers

By Megs Hollis for BizCommunity Are you looking for creative ways to market your small business? Here are 12 fun, creative and (most importantly) free ideas that you can implement in your business today: 1. Google My Business Your Google My Business listing is the...

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