FNB accidentally gives clients free money

On Tuesday it emerged that FNB accidentally gave a number of its clients free money. The extra funds ranged from a few hundred rand to over R3 000. FNB said that this was due to an error which is being rectified. Recipients of the extra funds will be required to pay...

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Google pledges $1bn to ease housing crisis it created

By Sean Hollister for The Verge In 2014, The Verge reported how Google had effectively created its own island in Silicon Valley, something akin to a company town, exacerbating a housing and traffic crisis that now characterizes much of the San Francisco Bay Area — the...

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Google doodling game trains AI

Can a neural network learn to recognise doodling? Help teach it by adding your drawings to the world’s largest doodling data set, shared publicly to help with machine learning research. Play the game here:...

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Was the eNATIS system stolen?

By Tebogo Monama for IOL  A David versus Goliath battle looms after an emerging Pretoria company accused the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) of stealing their idea for the online booking system. From last year, motorists in Gauteng have been able to make...

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New research reveals a love for print

Source: Two Sides The results of a new survey commissioned by Two Sides reveal a telling insight into the public’s perceptions and attitudes towards print and paper. Carried out by independent research company Toluna, 6 000 consumers from across Europe (Austria,...

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Day Zero looms for the SABC

SABC, the embattled state-owned broadcaster, is facing a serious financial crisis. At the end of May it was forced to choose between paying salaries and paying municipal bills – and it now owes the City of Johannesburg more than R13.5-million. According to...

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Petrol price to drop by as much as 90c

Source: AA Retreating oil prices have painted a rosier picture for South African fuel users than has been the case for much of 2019. This is according to the unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. At this stage of the month, we are...

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SA waits on tenterhooks for SONA

South Africa is waiting with bated breath as Cyril Ramaphosa will present the first State of the National Address (SoNA) of the 6th Parliament on 20 June 2019 at 19:00. The theme for this year’s event is: “Let’s grow South Africa together as we celebrate 25...

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Japanese women fight against wearing high-heels in the office

By Melissa Locker for Fast Company High heels are a pain in the neck—and the foot and the back and the legs for the people who have to wear them. Sure they can look good and feel empowering, but wearing the sky-high footwear should be a choice, not a requirement. And...

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Turns out there is an ‘I’ in team

The notion of teamwork is not new, and for most of the twentieth century teams functioned like an assembly line, focusing on areas of expertise and the division of tasks. “But this siloed work style ended up slowing things down, causing errors and overlooked...

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Message from the Association – June

I came across an interesting article in a recent edition of Office Products International. In it the writer, David Holes, made the following statement: “Conventional wisdom has it that the traditional OP sector is a contracting market. But poke beneath the surface and...

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GIPF sells Bidvest Namibia stake

By Lazarus Amukeshe for The Namibian The Government Institutions Pension Fund and a cluster of other Bidvest Namibia shareholders have decided to sell their stake in the company to the original owners, who are on a quest for absolute control. The original owner, the...

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