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Jacob Zuma begins 15mo prison sentence

Jacob Zuma begins 15mo prison sentence

By Sihle Mavuso for IOL Former president Jacob Zuma was defiant to the end last night, choosing to take control of the manner of his incarceration and not suffer the spectre of being arrested and taken into custody in front of a watching media and South African...

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Mweb suffers big outage

Mweb suffers big outage

A major outage on the Mweb network that runs on Vumatel’s fibre infrastructure has left many South Africans without Internet access, according to MyBroadband. Mweb told some clients that the problem lies with Vumatel Vumatel said its tests show its infrastructure is...

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How to avoid being scammed when shopping online

How to avoid being scammed when shopping online

By Jonathan Smit for IOL With the increased threat of Covid-19, South Africans are being encouraged to stay home and shop online. Over the past year, local retailers have improved the safety and convenience of their e-commerce platforms, allowing customers to avoid...

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Bitcoin mining operation heats NY lake

Bitcoin mining operation heats NY lake

By Grace Dean for Business Insider US Local residents have blamed bitcoin mining for heating up the largest of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, with one saying it’s “so warm you feel like you’re in a hot tub,” according to a report by NBC...

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POPI Act comes into effect today

POPI Act comes into effect today

Source: 702 The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA) comes into effect today, 1 July 2021. Consumers and legitimate businesses should welcome the next stage in the implementation of a law to better protect your privacy and to allow legitimate...

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SA insurance provider hit by major data breach

SA insurance provider hit by major data breach

By Brett Venter for Stuff South African insurance provider QSure was struck by a major data breach earlier this month, one that led to banking information and other sensitive data being compromised. The company hasn’t said how many records were scooped during the...

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Vodacom releases VodaPay Super App

Vodacom releases VodaPay Super App

The arrival of Vodacom’s VodaPay Super App is set to be a game changer for driving financial inclusion and economic growth in South Africa. Developed by Vodacom Financial Services in partnership with leading global digital lifestyle services platform Alipay, VodaPay...

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More South Africans buying food on credit

More South Africans buying food on credit

By Neil Roets for Mail & Guardian On 1 June, StatsSA announced that the country’s unemployment rate has continued to worsen, hitting the 32.6% mark for the first time since the study was launched in 2008. Among the youth, this figure is far worse, hovering around...

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R54bn crypto ‘hack’ shocker hits SA investors

R54bn crypto ‘hack’ shocker hits SA investors

By Terence Zimwara for Bitcoin.com According to local media, leading South African financial institution FNB is denying allegations of a banking relationship with the recently collapsed crypto investment company, Africrypt. FNB also insists it did not enable the...

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Takealot is now half the size of Game

Takealot is now half the size of Game

Source: Business Insider SA Naspers on Monday announced a 65% surge in revenues at Takealot, in full-year results up to the end of March, to $606-million. That makes for the equivalent of around R8.30-billion, or a monthly average not far below R700-million, for the...

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POPI Information Officer registration deadline extended

POPI Information Officer registration deadline extended

Source: MyBroadband There will be no deadline for registration of Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers; meaning that no responsible party will be held liable for not registering by 30 June 2021. In a statement released on Tuesday, the Information...

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Amazon on a hiring spree in South Africa

Amazon on a hiring spree in South Africa

Amazon is advertising 168 jobs in South Africa, including work-from-home positions that can be done anywhere in the country. South Africa is one of the countries where Amazon is expanding its presence. Last year Amazon Web Services (AWS) went live with the Cape Town...

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