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Hawks arrest Experian breach suspect

Hawks arrest Experian breach suspect

Source: ITWeb The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit has arrested a 36-year old suspect in Gauteng for his alleged involvement in last year’s Experian data breach. Last August, credit bureau Experian suffered a data breach that exposed the personal...

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DStv may soon launch flexible plan

DStv may soon launch flexible plan

DStv, the Multichoice-owned pay-TV subscription service, is reportedly working on a premium offering that’ll unbundle some of its sports and movie channels, giving their viewers the choice of what they want in their packages. This is according to a recent article by...

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Cell C cutting off Virgin Mobile

Cell C cutting off Virgin Mobile

Source: MyBroadband Cell C has informed MyBroadband that it will be cutting off network services to mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile starting from Wednesday evening. “Please be advised that Cell C will be terminating the provision of network...

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Beware this online store selling “recovered loot”

Beware this online store selling “recovered loot”

A new fake online shop is scamming South Africans out of money by claiming to sell stolen goods recovered from the looters who ransacked stores in July’s unrest. This is according to a recent report by MyBroadband. Bulksales.store was brought to the attention of...

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Viceroy slapped with R50m penalty over Capitec report

Viceroy slapped with R50m penalty over Capitec report

Source: eNCA The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has imposed a R50-million fine on Viceroy Research and its partners for making false, misleading, and deceptive statements about Capitec in 2018. Viceroy had written a report called “Capitec — A wolf in...

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Pick n Pay clothing debuts on online fashion outlet Zando

Pick n Pay clothing debuts on online fashion outlet Zando

Source: IOL Retailer Pick n Pay Clothing has launched a partnership with online fashion retailer, Zando. According to Pick n Pay, from Tuesday, Pick n Pay fashion ranges will be available for purchase on Zando, extending accessibility beyond its physical stores across...

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Amazon to launch own-branded TVs

Amazon to launch own-branded TVs

By Jay Peters for The Verge Amazon is set to release Amazon-branded TVs as soon as October in the US, according to Insider. The TVs will have Alexa, screen sizes “in the range of 55 to 75 inches,” and will be designed and manufactured by third parties such as TCL,...

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Home Affairs to launch new online booking system

Home Affairs to launch new online booking system

By Myles Illidge for MyBroadband The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced a new appointment system to combat corruption and long queues at its offices. The new appointment system will be linked to the national population register, allowing individuals to use...

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Windows 11 launches on 5 October

Windows 11 launches on 5 October

Source: CNN Microsoft is rolling out its newest operating system, Windows 11, earlier than expected for some PC users. Starting October 5, the company will begin a “phased and measured” approach to the free upgrades, in which newer devices will be given...

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Impaq launches new online school

Impaq launches new online school

South Africa’s biggest and most trusted homeschooling provider, Impaq, is launching a new online school at a time when demand for distance education continues to grow rapidly. For 20 years, Impaq (which forms part of the Optimi Group) has been a leader in structured...

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Icasa to take back Covid-19 emergency spectrum

Icasa to take back Covid-19 emergency spectrum

Source: Tech Financials South Africa’s operators to give back temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments. ICASA, the country’s communications watchdog, said today that it has resolved that the temporary radio frequency spectrum assigned to licensees will now have...

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SAA takes off again on 23 September

SAA takes off again on 23 September

Source: EWN South Africa Airways (SAA) announced on Twitter that they would be back in action from 23 September 2021. “The wait is finally over. In just under a month, the striking and familiar livery of SAA will once again be visible in the skies as the airline...

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