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SA moves to Level 1

SA moves to Level 1

Source: BBC President Cyril Ramaphosa last night announced that, following consultations with health experts and officials from across South Africa, the country would lower its current alert Level 2 to Level 1 from midnight on 20 September. This means that, as of...

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Edcon saves over 5 000 jobs

Edcon saves over 5 000 jobs

Edcon has announced that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability (Pty) Ltd has been implemented, with all approvals from regulatory authorities and all conditions precedent either fulfilled or waived. The sale includes the transfer of...

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TymeBank enrolls 110-120k new customers each month

TymeBank enrolls 110-120k new customers each month

By Samuel Mungadze for ITWeb African Rainbow Capital (ARC) injected R750-million in TymeBank in the last financial year ended June, a tough period for the relatively new digital bank, which saw it experience a drop in footfall to its kiosks under national lockdown....

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Online grocery shopping sees a surge 

Online grocery shopping sees a surge 

By Ross Jenvey, founder and general partner at Kingson Capital  There can be no question that Covid-19 has changed the way the world operates. Some trends are temporary, and some are more permanent, with the common question nowadays being: what will the new normal...

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Questions around MultiChoice’s executive exodus

Questions around MultiChoice’s executive exodus

Source: MyBroadband Four high-profile MultiChoice executives have resigned or have left the company in recent weeks, raising questions as to what is behind these departures. This week, MultiChoice announced that the CEO of its South African operations, Mark Rayner,...

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Transaction Capital buys 49.9% stake in WeBuyCars

Transaction Capital buys 49.9% stake in WeBuyCars

By Philippa Larkin for IOL Taxi financer Transaction Capital has announced that it has concluded a subscription deal to buy a 49.9% stake in automotive retailer WeBuyCars, for R1.84billion. The group said that WeBuyCars would continue to operate as an independent...

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Breached data from Experian now on the Internet

Breached data from Experian now on the Internet

Source: Business Insider  Information apparently drawn from a massive leak of its data is “on the Internet”, credit bureau Experian admitted on Tuesday night. To date the company has insisted it had contained the breach, after handing over data on millions...

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OKI to stop selling printers in the Americas

OKI to stop selling printers in the Americas

OKI Data Americas has announced that effective 31 March, 2021, they will no longer distribute printer hardware under the OKI brand to the North, Central and South American markets. This includes all LED-based single and multifunction, as well as dot-matrix (SIDM),...

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Discovery fires employees over private WhatsApps

Discovery fires employees over private WhatsApps

By Phumi Ramalepe for Business Insider SA Discovery Health has dismissed 10 employees for being part of a private WhatsApp group that apparently aimed to get its Cape Town offices closed. The 10 young call centre employees apparently asked to be allowed to work from...

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South Africa has a massive mobile fraud problem

South Africa has a massive mobile fraud problem

Source: Evina Extensive data collection and analysis has lead to the Paris-based anti-fraud firm Evina determining that one out of every three mobile subscription attempts in South Africa is fraudulent. South African cellular users are very often subscribed to mobile...

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Evidence of mass airtime theft from Vodacom subscribers

Evidence of mass airtime theft from Vodacom subscribers

Source: MyBroadband New evidence has revealed widespread airtime theft and fraudulent WASP subscriptions on Vodacom’s network, showing that the company failed to act decisively against the criminals. The latest evidence follows an industry investigation which revealed...

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Large-scale spam outbreak causes email delay

Large-scale spam outbreak causes email delay

Source: MyBroadband Xneelo has informed users that it is experiencing a large-scale spam outbreak that is resulting in e-mail being delayed. Many Xneelo subscribers have been experiencing delays when sending emails to external recipients. Some users have also received...

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