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Orange eyes SA entry

Orange eyes SA entry

By Harry Baldock for Total Telecom Orange already has a significant footprint in Africa and the Middle East, operating in 18 countries in those regions, but they could their sights set on a nice round 20 with the possible addition of Nigeria and South Africa to their...

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Digital commerce is no longer just a priority

Digital commerce is no longer just a priority

By Vukani Mngxati, CEO for Accenture in Africa COVID-19 is a global pandemic, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. It is creating a universal imperative for governments and organisations to take immediate action to protect their people. Self-quarantine. Social...

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Postbank forced to replace 12m bank cards

Postbank forced to replace 12m bank cards

Source: MyBroadband Postbank needs to replace 12-million bank cards at a cost of R1-billion after its “master key” was compromised, the Sunday Times reported. Citing several internal Postbank reports, the Times found that the bank’s master key was stored in plaintext...

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Discovery warns of 90% profit plunge

Discovery warns of 90% profit plunge

Source: EWN South African insurer Discovery said on Monday its full-year profits could fall by up to 90%, hit by a 3.3-billion rand ($191-million) provision to cover the potential impact on claims and policy lapses due to the coronavirus. It also said it would not pay...

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Jobs bloodbath at SABC

Jobs bloodbath at SABC

According to Sunday World, The SABC has revived plans to retrench workers – despite the uproar that flared up when the public broadcaster initially wanted to cut hundreds of jobs as part of a turnaround process. It will reduce the cash-strapped organisation’s...

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Insurers under pressure from Covid-19

Insurers under pressure from Covid-19

By Londiwe Buthelezi for Fin24 It’s a grudge purchase, often the first expense to fall away when households’ budgets are strained. But South African insurers have shown different degrees of vulnerability to the challenges posed by Covid-19. Those heavily...

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Mondi donates PPE to protect healthcare workers

Mondi donates PPE to protect healthcare workers

Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper group, has donated 100 000 FFP3/ N95 medical grade masks to protect frontline healthcare workers in KwaZulu Natal from Covid-19. These higher grade medical masks, which are much sought after, have been donated with the...

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FNB suffers massive technical glitch

FNB suffers massive technical glitch

FNB announced on Monday via its Twitter page that some of the functionality on its digital platforms was unavailable. “We are aware that some of our functionality is temporarily unavailable. Our IT teams are working to restore the affected functionality,”...

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From bricks to clicks: how Covid-19 is changing shopping

From bricks to clicks: how Covid-19 is changing shopping

Source: Takealot/News24 As the defining event of this year (if not the decade), the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world to “adapt to a new normal”. While some industries are hidebound, experts expect the retail sector to change permanently as more...

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Salary cuts and retrenchments at South African tech companies

Salary cuts and retrenchments at South African tech companies

Source: MyBroadband While the impact of COVID-19 on IT and telecoms companies is not as severe as many other industries, these industries are still faced with big challenges because of the downturn in the economy. ICT companies which have a lot of exposure to the...

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Netflix, Amazon Prime Video coming to DStv Explora

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video coming to DStv Explora

Source: The South African The MultiChoice Group recently signed agreements to offer Netflix and Amazon streaming services through its next-generation Explora personal video recorder (PVR) decoder. According to TechCentral, MultiChoice published a presentation on its...

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Selling Edcon will be in everyone’s best interests

Selling Edcon will be in everyone’s best interests

By Londiwe Buthelezi for Fin24 The business rescue practitioners for Edcon say the only way to save the company and the livelihoods of its thousands of employees is through “accelerated sales” of the clothing retailer’s divisions to interested...

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