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Chairman’s letter – March 2021

Chairman’s letter – March 2021

The board of shop-sa is pleased to note that paid-up membership for 2021 has increased over last year. The individual certificates are in the process of being mailed to you. There is no doubt that the Certificate still lends credibility to our members. Thank you for...

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Three strategies to ease the back-to-office transition

Three strategies to ease the back-to-office transition

Source: Forbes Communications Council One of my favourite TikTok trends in recent weeks has been a series of posts where content creators list their “guidelines for return to the workplace” for employers. The tongue-in-cheek clips list some of the creature comforts...

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Home Affairs plans to go ‘paperless’ in South Africa

Home Affairs plans to go ‘paperless’ in South Africa

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that his department is working on a number of tech-focused features, with plans to take some services digital – according to a recent article in Business Tech. Answering in a recent written parliamentary Q&A,...

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Shoprite launches new mobile network

Shoprite launches new mobile network

By Jamie McKane for MyBroadband Shoprite has launched its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) called K’nect Mobile which offers flat call and data rates. The network also provides new customers with 100MB free data for three months and rewards Shoprite,...

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Trump to start own social media platform

Trump to start own social media platform

Source: CNN Former President Donald Trump is coming back to social media – but this time with his own network, a Trump spokesperson told Fox News on Sunday. Jason Miller, a long-time adviser and spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 campaign told Howard Kurtz on...

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offugo reading glasses by David Green Eyewear

offugo reading glasses by David Green Eyewear

As technology advances, we all continue to use blue-light emitting screens indiscriminately, knowing that it may be affecting our eye-health and sleep. The good news is, with offugo Blue Block readers by David Green Eyewear, you can now use your phone, computer,...

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Massmart’s African dream lies in tatters

Massmart’s African dream lies in tatters

Such a tiny enterprise without growth potential is meaningless in the world of Walmart. Watching the recent full-year results presentation by Massmart, one was left with the impression that the dream of being the pre-eminent African retailer that was articulated in...

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Acer hacked by ransomware gang demanding R7.5bn

Acer hacked by ransomware gang demanding R7.5bn

By Mayank Sharma for Tech Radar The notorious REvil ransomware gang has reportedly attacked Taiwanese PC vendor Acer, demanding a $50-million (R7.5-billion) ransom of cryptocurrency Monero to decrypt its computers. Working with a malware intelligence analyst from...

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Dangerous SAA take off under investigation

Dangerous SAA take off under investigation

By Emily Derrick for Simple Flying A South African Airways flight is under investigation after a miscalculation almost caused a serious incident during take-off. The flight, which took place on February 24th, was heading to Brussels to pick up some COVID-19...

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Cosatu backs constitutional change for land expropriation

Cosatu backs constitutional change for land expropriation

By Babalo Ndenze for EWN Parliament has continued public hearings into land expropriation without compensation. There have been submissions from organisations opposed to the move and those in support of amending the Constitution to explicitly allow it. Members of the...

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Retailers pessimistic about the future

Retailers pessimistic about the future

By Lameez Omarjee for News24 A potential third wave of Covid-19 infections, and possible renewed restrictions will likely harm the retail sector and traders are generally pessimistic about the future. The trade sector reported declining confidence across the board...

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Eskom’s power grid is in deep trouble

Eskom’s power grid is in deep trouble

By Jamie McKane for MyBroadband Eskom has provided a detailed explanation of how its low energy availability will result in an increased risk of load-shedding this year. A recent report published by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) found that...

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