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2021 Budget in a nutshell

2021 Budget in a nutshell

Source: SA Commercial Prop News Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Wednesday delivered the toughest budget since the dawn of democracy. His speech comes in the wake of shocking unemployment figures that were shared by Stats SA on Tuesday. The unemployment rate in the...

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Uber South Africa faces class action lawsuit

Uber South Africa faces class action lawsuit

By Khulekani Magubane for Fin24 Two law firms have announced that they will initiate an opt-out class action lawsuit on behalf of South African Uber drivers. This comes after the UK Supreme Court ruled last week that Uber drivers should legally be classified as...

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Google Maps gets full-fledged dark mode on Android

Source: IOL Google Maps is now getting a full-fledged dark mode on Android – a feature has been in testing since September 2020. “These days, we are all experiencing a bit of screen fatigue. With the dark themes in Google Maps soon expanding to all Android...

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Spy pixels in e-mails have become endemic

Spy pixels in e-mails have become endemic

By Leo Kelion for BBC The use of “invisible” tracking tech in e-mails is now “endemic”, according to a messaging service that analysed its traffic at the BBC’s request. Hey’s review indicated that two-thirds of emails sent to its...

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How the tech sector can uplift South Africa

How the tech sector can uplift South Africa

By Riaz Moola, founder and CEO of HyperionDev South Africa finds itself at a difficult moment. Unemployment has hit a record high of more than 30% according to the most recent government Quarterly Labour Force Survey. During 2020 alone, some 20million jobs were shed –...

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First Tesla Model X arrives in South Africa next week

First Tesla Model X arrives in South Africa next week

Sustainable technology group Rubicon is bringing a Tesla Model X Performance Edition all-electric SUV into South Africa next week, according to an article by MyBroadband. The aim is to raise the profile of renewable energy in South Africa The vehicle will be used for...

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Former Cell C executives arrested for R130m tender scam

Former Cell C executives arrested for R130m tender scam

Source: Jacaranda FM The Hawks in Gauteng have arrested a second person in connection with a Cell C tender scam worth an estimated R130-million. Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mulamu says 39-year-old Adriraan Pillay was arrested in Germiston on Friday. “It...

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Computer glitch deregisters ‘underperforming’ students

Computer glitch deregisters ‘underperforming’ students

By Malibongwe Dayimani for News24 More than 120 students at Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape could not finish their studies in 2020 after the institution wrongfully deregistered them due to a computer glitch. The mess happened when the multi-campus...

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High Court suspends public surveillance act for 36 months

High Court suspends public surveillance act for 36 months

Source: IOL The Constitutional Court of South Africa this week ruled the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA) as unconstitutional, at a hearing in Pretoria. RICA is an act that permits state...

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OneDayOnly expands as e-commerce booms

OneDayOnly expands as e-commerce booms

Local e-commerce platform OneDayOnly has expanded its warehouses and increased the number of employees, OneDayOnly spokesperson Matthew Leighton told ITWeb. The e-commerce site has witnessed 67% year-on-year growth, with staff members up by 30% in 2020 due to the...

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