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Samsung, LG and Other Companies Face #ShutdownSA Fires and Looting

Uncontrolled and unparalleled unrest has struck South Africa. Widespread rioting and looting stemming from exploding frustrations about inequality and poverty, as well as the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma, has led to enormous damages to both public and...

2,500 Troops Deployed to Aid Law Enforcement Deal with #ShutdownSA Looters

A maximum of 2,500 South African National Defense Force (SANDF) soldiers will be used in "Operation PROSPER," a deployment in response to widespread looting in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The deployment was announced by Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South African Defense...

Facebook Increases Transparency for Political Ads in South Africa and Zambia

Starting June 29 2021, Facebook will launch enforcement on ads about elections or politics in Zambia and South Africa. As a result, anyone running ads about political figures, political parties, the election or “Get out the vote” campaigns must go...

South Africa’s COVID-19 Variant Renamed to Avoid Discrimination

The several mutated variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, otherwise known as COVID-19, will now be known according to letters of the Greek alphabet in order to avoid "stigmatization and discrimination", according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This new system...

MultiChoice to Provide Free Online Learning and Entertainment

As South Africans continue to adjust to new ways of living and working, MultiChoice South Africa has expanded its content selection, value and reach. The multimedia producer is opening up a world of online learning, series and movies to...

Petrol Price Slumps to 21-Year Low

Overnight, Oil has plunged to a 21-year low - in fact, the commodity's latest round of selling comes as uncertainty mounts around storage for excess oil, reports Business Insider. Demand for crude has plummeted since the coronavirus outbreak has...

Acer Provides E-Learning Tools amid COVID-19 Emergency

Acer for Education, a global division that brings innovative technologies to the schools of tomorrow, announced that it is ready to support local schools, teachers, and students with the resources they need to continue impactful learning during the Coronavirus...

Cape Town Start-Up Invents New Radical Way to Make Townships Safer

A Cape Town start-up has come up with a new and innovative way to make townships safe by building affordable smart alarm that sends notifications to communities on an app, reports Business Insider. Jonga, in isiXhosa, means "to watch" and...

Huawei P40s Are Launching in South Africa but With A Difference

Huawei’s next-generation P-series smartphones will launch in South Africa this year, including the much anticipated P40 devices. In an interview with My Broadband, Likun Zhao, Huawei South Africa CBG VP, and Huawei South Africa CTO Akhram Mohamed confirmed the new...

6 things you should know about South Africa’s first smartphones

Proudly South African smartphone manufacturer, Mara Phones officially launched the first smartphone manufacturing facility in the country on Thursday, 17 October 2019. The plant - located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - was possible thanks to a R1.5-billion investment by Mara...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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