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Edcon forced to start retrenchment consultations

Edcon forced to start retrenchment consultations

By Londiwe Buthelezi for News24 Troubled clothing retailer Edcon says the reason it sent retrenchment notices to all its staff is because it has not received any binding offers from people interested in buying the company or any of its divisions. The retail...

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Online stores suffer major delivery delays

Online stores suffer major delivery delays

Online retailers in South Africa are struggling to deal with the onslaught of orders during the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Takealot is suffering delays of between two weeks and a month. One MyBroadband user sent the publication a screenshot of an order that...

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Orange eyes SA entry

Orange eyes SA entry

By Harry Baldock for Total Telecom Orange already has a significant footprint in Africa and the Middle East, operating in 18 countries in those regions, but they could their sights set on a nice round 20 with the possible addition of Nigeria and South Africa to their...

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Digital commerce is no longer just a priority

Digital commerce is no longer just a priority

By Vukani Mngxati, CEO for Accenture in Africa COVID-19 is a global pandemic, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. It is creating a universal imperative for governments and organisations to take immediate action to protect their people. Self-quarantine. Social...

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FNB suffers massive technical glitch

FNB suffers massive technical glitch

FNB announced on Monday via its Twitter page that some of the functionality on its digital platforms was unavailable. “We are aware that some of our functionality is temporarily unavailable. Our IT teams are working to restore the affected functionality,”...

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From bricks to clicks: how Covid-19 is changing shopping

From bricks to clicks: how Covid-19 is changing shopping

Source: Takealot/News24 As the defining event of this year (if not the decade), the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the world to “adapt to a new normal”. While some industries are hidebound, experts expect the retail sector to change permanently as more...

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Salary cuts and retrenchments at South African tech companies

Salary cuts and retrenchments at South African tech companies

Source: MyBroadband While the impact of COVID-19 on IT and telecoms companies is not as severe as many other industries, these industries are still faced with big challenges because of the downturn in the economy. ICT companies which have a lot of exposure to the...

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Netflix, Amazon Prime Video coming to DStv Explora

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video coming to DStv Explora

Source: The South African The MultiChoice Group recently signed agreements to offer Netflix and Amazon streaming services through its next-generation Explora personal video recorder (PVR) decoder. According to TechCentral, MultiChoice published a presentation on its...

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Unisa online exams postponed due to overloaded servers

Unisa online exams postponed due to overloaded servers

By Luis Monzon for IT News Africa The University of South Africa (Unisa) has been forced to postpone several exams after technical issues interrupted last week’s set of online exams. Affected modules whose exams have been postponed include those studied by criminology...

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Ransomware attackers threaten to leak Telkom client database

Ransomware attackers threaten to leak Telkom client database

According to a recent MyBroadband article,  Telkom has fallen victim to the group behind the Sodinokibi ransomware, also known as REvil. The group has claimed responsibility for the attack and has threatened to leak the Telkom client database on its the Dark Web blog....

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Smartphone penetration in SA surpasses 90%

Smartphone penetration in SA surpasses 90%

According to the 2020 State of the ICT Sector report, the influx of mid- to low-cost smartphone brands in South Africa has resulted in smartphone penetration jumping to 91,2% in 2019. This figure represents a 9.5% increase from 2018 to 2019 Just four years ago, that...

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