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What is going on at Vodacom?

What is going on at Vodacom?

One of South Africa’s biggest telcos has suffered two major resignations in just four days. Vodacom CFO Till Streichert has resigned shortly after the company announced that its CTO Andries Delport would be leaving. Vodacom confirmed Streichert’s resignation...

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You should be using spaces in your passwords

You should be using spaces in your passwords

By Aaron Holmes for Business Insider US The most effective way to protect yourself against hackers is to build good password habits, experts say. Cybersecurity experts shared straightforward tips with Business Insider that can make it exponentially harder for hackers...

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Twitter to remove inactive accounts

Twitter to remove inactive accounts

By Chris Welch for The Verge Twitter is sending out emails to owners of inactive accounts with a warning: sign in by December 11th, or your account will be history and its username will be up for grabs again. Any account that hasn’t signed in for more than six months...

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SA ranks high in global survey on cyberbullying

SA ranks high in global survey on cyberbullying

South Africa showed the highest prevalence of cyberbullying in a recent report by Ipsos Global, based on research in 28 countries. The report showed that more than 80% of South Africans said they were aware of cyberbullying and almost three-quarters of South Africans...

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Microsoft services down worldwide

Microsoft services down worldwide

Source: News Hub Microsoft Office 365 users have taken to Twitter to complain that the company’s services are down. Users in the US, Australia and New Zealand have been badly hit, according to outage tracker website Downdetector. Microsoft 365 said in a Twitter...

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Tech billionaires are just getting richer

Tech billionaires are just getting richer

By Yusuf Khan for Business Insider US Tech billionaires are leading the ultra-wealthy in growing their fortunes, according to a UBS report titled “The Billionaire Effect” released on Friday. The Swiss bank found tech tycoons’ wealth grew 3.4% or $1.3...

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SA cloud market to grow to R23.6bn by 2023

SA cloud market to grow to R23.6bn by 2023

Source: MyBroadband BMIT has published its SA Cloud Computing Overview and Market Sizing 2019 report, which shows that the growing adoption of cloud computing in South Africa has democratised IT resources and made technology available that traditionally would have...

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Telkom bleeds fixed-line users, but eyes acquisition

Telkom bleeds fixed-line users, but eyes acquisition

Telkom’s recently released results show that fixed-line broadband subscribers – which include ADSL, VDSL, and fibre-to-the-home customers – declined from 974 181 in September 2018 to 781 255 in September 2019. This means Telkom lost 192 926 fixed broadband subscribers...

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Soweto residents should pay a R150 flat rate for electricity

Soweto residents should pay a R150 flat rate for electricity

By Lameez Omarjee for Fin24 A flat rate for electricity could help foster a culture of payment among Soweto residents, a local councillor told Fin24. Soweto ANC councillor Mpho Sesedinyane believes a proposal for a R150 monthly flat rate for electricity could be a...

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Bank Zero goes live with debit card

Bank Zero goes live with debit card

Bank Zero has now fully completed its core value proposition by going live with its debit card. Following this card go-live, rigorous health-checks such as simulated card attacks, card fraud detection and retailer readiness are currently underway. Thereafter the final...

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City of Joburg website still down after cyberattack

City of Joburg website still down after cyberattack

On 25 October, the City of Johannesburg tweeted that it had been the victim of a network breach, where it was forced to shut down various systems including its website, e-services, and billing systems. Business Day reported that a ransom note, sent by Shadow Kill...

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