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Chaos reigns at Eskom virtual meeting

Chaos reigns at Eskom virtual meeting

By Antony Sguazzin for Bloomberg With South Africa’s biggest state utility in crisis, one of parliament’s most important financial oversight committees called an urgent online meeting with the company. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. non-executive board members failed to log...

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Naspers to invest R1.4bn in SA tech start-ups

Naspers to invest R1.4bn in SA tech start-ups

Source: BizNews Naspers Limited, the multinational Internet group which is known for its principal operations in Internet communication, entertainment, gaming and e-commerce, held its 106th annual general meeting last week. Naspers Limited, the multinational Internet...

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Experian data breach occurred months ago

Experian data breach occurred months ago

By Phillip de Wet for Business Insider SA South Africa’s largest ever data breach has now been contained, says credit bureau Experian, which handed over the personal details of some 24 million people to an individual it now calls a fraudster. But it is still not...

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Google suffers global outage

Google suffers global outage

By Jagmeet Singh for Gadgets 360 Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and other Google services are currently down. The issue seems to have impacted users globally. Several users on social media are reporting problems sending emails through Gmail and uploading files on...

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Experian breach exposes 24m South Africans

Experian breach exposes 24m South Africans

By Sizwe Dlamini for IOL Consumer, business and credit information services agency Experian has experienced a breach of data which has exposed personal information of as many as 24-million South Africans and 793 749 business entities to a suspected fraudster. Experian...

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Here’s how you can block SMS spam

Here’s how you can block SMS spam

By Philip de Wet for Business Insider SA There’s a new do-not-contact database for South Africans who want to prevent SMS spam. For about 50 cents and five seconds of your time you can now block some – and possibly quite a lot – of SMS spam in South Africa. The...

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What it is like to apply for one of Amazon’s SA jobs

What it is like to apply for one of Amazon’s SA jobs

By Jan Vermeulen for MyBroadband Amazon announced in June that it was hiring 3 000 new customer service agents in South Africa. The company was looking for skills ranging from basic computer literacy to technical experts. These new employees are required to work from...

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Eskom begins Stage 2 loadshedding 

Eskom begins Stage 2 loadshedding 

By Mia Lindeque for Eyewitness News Eskom says its implementing stage two loadshedding at 8 am. The utility says it’s battling with several breakdowns of generation units at its plants, which have taken 2 0000 megawatts off the grid. The blackouts are expected...

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Local airports shut down plane guidance system

Local airports shut down plane guidance system

By Hanno Labuschagne for MyBroadband The South African Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that two Instrument Landing Systems (ILSs) at OR Tambo have been switched off, and the same systems at a number of other airports have also been downgraded or switched off....

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Is a Covid passport the solution to post pandemic travel?

Is a Covid passport the solution to post pandemic travel?

Source: IOL With the pandemic putting a halt on travel and making travellers uneasy to explore the world once more, experts believe that a new health passport app may be the solution to win them over. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, global...

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Competition Commission investigates DStv, Netflix bundling

Competition Commission investigates DStv, Netflix bundling

By Thinus Ferreira for News24 South Africa’s Competition Commission has started an investigation into MultiChoice that has announced plans to add global streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video alongside its own Showmax service. In its latest...

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Cell C defaults on loans of R3.16bn

Cell C defaults on loans of R3.16bn

By Dineo Faku for IOL Blue Label yesterday notified its shareholders that troubled Cell C had defaulted on its loans. The JSE-listed telecoms group, which holds 45% of Cell C, said the country’s third-largest mobile telecoms provider had failed to make payments of...

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