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AWS outage takes out a chunk of the Internet

AWS outage takes out a chunk of the Internet

By Jay Peters for The Verge Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s Internet infrastructure service that is the backbone of many websites and apps, experienced a major outage affecting a large portion of the Internet. “Kinesis has been experiencing increased error rates...

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Robots are doing your shopping

Robots are doing your shopping

Robotic warehouses are turning small urban spaces into “micro fulfilment” spaces, says Inospace CEO Rael Levitt, who owns and manages 26 business parks in South Africa and abroad. The demand for fast order fulfilment and delivery services skyrocketed in the context of...

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How to delete yourself from the Internet

How to delete yourself from the Internet

By Dave Johnson for Business Insider US If you use the Internet in any capacity, your personal information is scattered everywhere online. You can get a sense of this by Googling your own name — you leave small traces of yourself with social media, online purchases,...

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Elon Musk is now the world’s second wealthiest person

Elon Musk is now the world’s second wealthiest person

Source: EWN Elon Musk, the charismatic chief of electric automaker Tesla, has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person, according to the Bloomberg list of billionaires. The South African-born Musk, 49, added $7.2-billion in wealth on...

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UIF could collapse if it has to extend Covid-19 benefits

UIF could collapse if it has to extend Covid-19 benefits

By S’thembile Cele for News24 Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has warned that the state-run Unemployment Insurance Fund could collapse if it is forced to again extend special benefits to workers who’ve lost income as a result of the coronavirus...

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Cheques are officially dead in South Africa

Cheques are officially dead in South Africa

Source: Supermarket & Retailer The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) and the Banking Association South Africa (BASA) have jointly agreed that that the issuing and the...

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Woolies to launch same-day delivery service

Woolies to launch same-day delivery service

By Lucinda Dordley for Cape Town Etc Lovers of Woolies’ quality and service will be delighted to hear that the retailer has decided to launch its own same-day delivery service. It made this announcement via social media on Monday, 23 November 2020. Called...

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Small businesses set to cash in quick on #PayIn30

Small businesses set to cash in quick on #PayIn30

Source: IOL A new initiative, #PayIn30, has been launched in an effort to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in South Africa are paid within 30 days. #PayIn30 is spearheaded by Business for South Africa, the SA SME Fund, and Business Leadership South...

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Shoprite, Checkers launch early Black Friday deals

Shoprite, Checkers launch early Black Friday deals

Source: Supermarket & Retailer Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets will offer early Black Friday deals and discounts of up to 50% on everyday essentials as customers are increasingly looking for value given the pressure many households are under. In response to...

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Message from the Chairman – November 2020

Message from the Chairman – November 2020

Although many people act as if we are back to normal, we cannot let our guard down and we’ll hopefully escape the second wave. shop-sa also had to adapt and we held our first successful digital AGM on 28 October 2020. Thank you to the members who registered and...

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OPI poll results

OPI poll results

Source: OPI.net The poll results displayed below are from various OPI members in Europe and North America, and as such they need to be contextualised accordingly. We at shop-sa felt that they are worth sharing as there are interesting aspects for consideration...

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Stationery sales boom as homemade Christmas cards take off

Stationery sales boom as homemade Christmas cards take off

By Stephanie Olmo for Fox10Phoenix The holidays are fast approaching, but with Covid-19 cases on the rise, many are choosing to stay home instead of attending big family gatherings. So what else can you do instead? Some are deciding to make their own Christmas cards...

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