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City Power hit by virus

Johannesburg residents using pre-paid electricity have been left in the dark after a computer virus hit City Power, rendering users unable to purchase electricity. The utility’s spokesperson, Isaac Mangena, was cited on News24 as saying “the virus had attacked...

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Is Telkom dying?

According to a recent MyBroadband article, Telkom is rapidly losing ADSL and fixed-line subscribers across South Africa. The company once had aspirations to be the leading fixed-broadband provider in the country, but current figures show this is not the case:...

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The costs of data breaches are on the rise

By Warwick Ashford for Computer Weekly The cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years to £3.2m on average globally, with a 10.56% increase in the UK in the past year alone to £2.99m on average, a study reveals. In the UK, the average size of a data...

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Company culture trumps technology

There is no arguing the fact that technology has made our lives easier. It has also resulted in organisations being able to deliver more innovative solutions in the workplace to provide for a more compelling environment. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at...

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Mediatech Africa 2019 a success

Mediatech Africa 2019 – the biennial media and entertainment technology trade show – ran from 17 to 19 July this year. Described as a high-energy, engaging show, there was something for everyone at the 10th edition of the expo. Six show show verticals...

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19-station expansion planned for Gautrain

The Gautrain Management Agency has provided an an update on Gautrain 2, the next phase of the Gautrain project. Gautrain CEO Jack van der Merwe says the planned network for Gautrain 2 is from Mamelodi in the east of Pretoria to Jabulani in the west of Soweto, from...

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Robots could take 20-million manufacturing jobs by 2030

By Anneken Tappe for CNN Business Machines are expected to displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs across the world over the next decade, according to a report released Wednesday by Oxford Economics, a global forecasting and quantitative analysis firm. That means...

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Jobs bloodbath as Deutsche Bank plans to retrench 18 000

By Jewel Stolarchuk for The Independent  18 000 jobs in Deutsche Bank are set to be cut as the German national lender embarks on mass retrenchment exercise. Whole teams at the bank’s Asia-Pacific offices have reportedly been let go, as the lender seeks to transform...

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Malware replaces real Android apps with fake ones

By James Pero for DailyMail.com Malware that replaces victims’ legitimate apps with a malicious doppelgänger has infected 25-million devices across India, the UK and the US, say security researchers. The virus, named ‘Agent Smith’ after a fictional...

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Google Translate camera now recognises Afrikaans and Zulu

By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher for Forbes Heading to a place where you don’t know the language? One of the handiest apps in any traveler’s toolbox is Google Translate, whose instant camera makes translating the world as easy as pointing your smartphone camera...

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