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South African SMEs Looked Online & Abroad for Customers During COVID, New Research Shows

Research released Tuesday, conducted by World Wide Worx on behalf of PayPal and FNB, shows that South African SMEs went online in response to the pandemic, extended the number of payment methods they offer and started looking to international...

Eskom Strike: Unions Have Finally Accepted the 7% Wage Increase

The Eskom strike officially ended on Tuesday after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) accepted the 7% wage increase which was proposed by the utility after engaging in heated...

Why Energy Efficiency is Key to Sustainable Data Centres in Africa

Access to affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable sources of electricity is a pressing issue for the growing number of Data Centre operators across Africa. These facilities need to ensure high availability of power to mitigate downtime, but many African countries...

Gauteng Treasury Sees R6-Million Disappear in Microsoft Payment Blunder

The Department of Treasury in the South African province of Gauteng has reportedly lost more than R6-million ($417,719.67) after it mistakenly paid for services in US dollars instead of South African rand. An erroneous payment of $20-million, instead of R20-million,...

Top 5 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Readers this week gravitated to a mixed bag of stories, headlined by a review of the Huawei Y7p and followed...

SA Express Airline Provisionally Liquidated, Nearly 700 Jobs could be Lost

State-owned regional airline SA Express has been placed in provisional liquidation after its business rescue practitioners filed an urgent court application, reports Fin24. This comes after practitioners lodged the application in the Pretoria High Court on 25 March. Last month, the...

South Africa’s Top 10 Google Searches During Lockdown

With two weeks remaining, the nationwide lockdown is expecting to begin winding down as the government announced that the lockdown will be gradually eased. Still, South Africans continue to follow lockdown regulations, seek news and entertainment online and the country's...

Experts say More than 1-Million Jobs on the Line Thanks to COVID-19 Lockdown

According to experts more than one million South Africans can expect to become jobless over the next few months as a result of the deep recession that is expected to slash economic growth by between five and six percent. Dawie...

5 Things Businesses should look out for Post Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has made its presence felt in South African retail and consumer-focused businesses, especially in tourism and hospitality, but the full impact on earnings, cash flow, and employment will last far longer than a three-week lockdown. With...

The Surprising Way Flu Vaccines Can Help Fight COVID-19

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the flu vaccine will begin to be rationed, this is according to Business Insider. The flu vaccine is designed to combat multiple strains of the ever-mutating common influenza virus and is...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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