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SA to get new driver’s licences

SA to get new driver’s licences

Source: MyBroadband South Africa is set to get new driver’s licences in the next year, Transport minister Fikile Mbalula announced as part of the Driving Licence Card Account’s (DLCA) annual performance plan. The DLCA, which falls under the Department of Transport as...

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Standard Bank launches a service to see if it is offline

Standard Bank launches a service to see if it is offline

Source: Business Insider SA Standard Bank clients were left frustrated by technical problems which impacted payments in the last two weeks of April. On Monday, the bank reported that persistent issues had finally been resolved and that it had launched a new service...

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Microsoft wants to replace Calibri

Microsoft wants to replace Calibri

By Dominick Reuter for Business Insider US Move over, Calibri, there’s a new font in town – though which one will be the choice of voters. On Wednesday, Microsoft’s Design Team put out a call asking for typographophiles to choose the new default font...

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SA’s new debit order system begins on 1 May

SA’s new debit order system begins on 1 May

Source: IOL In an effort to modernise the payment system, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has announced that it will implement AC/DebiCheck payment system from 1 May. SARB said the aim of the project was to address the increasing levels of abuse in the debit...

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Netflix launches ‘Play Something’ shuffle feature

Netflix launches ‘Play Something’ shuffle feature

By Sarah Perez for TechCrunch Netflix is officially launching a feature that will make it easier to find something to watch when you’re stuck browsing and unable to make a decision. The service is introducing a tool called “Play Something” to users worldwide — the...

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Google adds Covid-19-related information to travel searches

Google adds Covid-19-related information to travel searches

By Kim Lyons for The Verge Google has unveiled new tools to help people planning their first post-vaccination vacations, as COVID-19 restrictions and requirements still vary widely among domestic and international travel destinations. A Google search for flights,...

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E-commerce and fintech boom will benefit SA consumers

E-commerce and fintech boom will benefit SA consumers

The acceleration of e-commerce as the global Covid-19 pandemic revolutionises buying trends is giving rise to exciting new developments in the financial technology industry. According to research by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),...

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Beware of this banking scam

Beware of this banking scam

The Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) says it continues to receive complaints on a daily basis from consumers who were deceived into providing confidential banking information to fraudsters. The OBS recorded more than 640 new fraud complaints A bank customer will...

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Oracle cuts Eskom off

Oracle cuts Eskom off

Source: MyBroadband Oracle has cut off essential technical services to Eskom following a payment dispute, but the impact on the power producer’s operations has been minimal. The payment dispute arose after Eskom allegedly added modules and users to their Oracle...

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Cell C posts R5.5-billion loss

Cell C posts R5.5-billion loss

By Sibongile Khumalo for News24 Cell C says its latest set of results showed that its turnaround strategy was having a “positive impact in stabilising the business”, although some key performance industry were still down. CEO Douglas Stevenson says...

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Amazon to build new headquarters in Cape Town

Amazon to build new headquarters in Cape Town

By Dan Meyer for The South African The City of Cape Town has given the go-ahead for the construction of a R4-billion mixed-use development to be occupied primarily by global retail giant Amazon, with some 19 000 jobs promised to those responsible for carrying out the...

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Telkom, Openserve caught piggybacking infrastructure

Telkom, Openserve caught piggybacking infrastructure

Source: MyBroadband Telkom and Openserve are accused of unlawfully using network infrastructure of another provider to offer fibre broadband services. The unlawful use of network infrastructure was discovered during the recent R30-million upgrade of the fibre optic...

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