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  • Cell C begins migrating customers off its network

    South Africa’s customer-first mobile operator Cell C has started the process of migrating customers to its roaming partners’ cellphone tower infrastructure as it prepares to switch...

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    South Africa’s customer-first mobile operator Cell C has started the process of migrating customers to its roaming partners’ cellphone tower infrastructure as it prepares to switch off its own radio access network. The mobile operator is sending customers an SMS asking them to turn on Data Roaming manually on their devices to ensure their mobile data...
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  • YouTube to fight COVID-19 fake news with new videos

    YouTube will partner with health organizations to create more accurate medical videos for its platform, trying to counter a scourge of online misinformation about the...

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    YouTube will partner with health organizations to create more accurate medical videos for its platform, trying to counter a scourge of online misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. The world’s largest online video service has assembled a health partnerships team, led by Garth Graham, a former CVS Health Corp. executive, to build the relationships. The American...
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  • Banks must keep hand sanitisers at ATMs: Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

    Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, says financial institutions must provide sanitisers at ATMs. “The one new regulation is the one about the...

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    Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, says financial institutions must provide sanitisers at ATMs. “The one new regulation is the one about the banks. It came to our attention that people, especially during the festive season, queue at ATMs but there is no sanitisation. The regulation now is that every bank or financial...
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  • Government plan to force everyone with a smartphone to pay a TV licence

    Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has doubled down on the government’s plan to charge people with computers, smartphones, and tablets TV licence fees. This was part...

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    Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has doubled down on the government’s plan to charge people with computers, smartphones, and tablets TV licence fees. This was part of a response from Ndabeni-Abrahams to a question from the DA deputy chief whip in the National Assembly, Michael Waters. Waters asked the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies: What...
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  • This is how South Africans are beating the hackers

    IBM and BCX this month co-hosted a virtual cybersecurity conference on challenges emerging as a result of Covid-19 and the resulting rapid adoption of work...

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    IBM and BCX this month co-hosted a virtual cybersecurity conference on challenges emerging as a result of Covid-19 and the resulting rapid adoption of work from home policies by many organisations. It also revealed how some South African enterprises are improving the odds. Most businesses are struggling to cope with the security challenges from a...
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  • COVID-19: Durban Hilton closes temporarily

    The Hilton hotel in Durban has become the latest tourist casualty of COVID-19 and the lockdown. The international hotel group is shutting down over 1,000...

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    The Hilton hotel in Durban has become the latest tourist casualty of COVID-19 and the lockdown. The international hotel group is shutting down over 1,000 hotels worldwide, with the Cape Town establishment already being closed. eNCA’s Mawande Kheswa has more details in the story above.Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global hotel group...
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  • This is Why South African banks limit your transaction history

    Viewing historical transactions should be straightforward, although this is often not the case. For older transactions, it is particularly difficult to find records through online...

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    Viewing historical transactions should be straightforward, although this is often not the case. For older transactions, it is particularly difficult to find records through online and app-based banking platforms. Transactions older than certain cut-off dates may even require the customer to visit the branch to inspect them. Banking apps and online banking do offer an...
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  • Load-shedding is here to stay in 2021

    Load-shedding has already begun in 2021, albeit over non-peak times. As the year progresses, however, it is inevitable that load-shedding will return in full. Unfortunately,...

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    Load-shedding has already begun in 2021, albeit over non-peak times. As the year progresses, however, it is inevitable that load-shedding will return in full. Unfortunately, the load-shedding situation is set to get worse before it gets better, meaning South Africa is in for a year full of power cuts. According to research conducted by Dr...
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  • Dis-Chem offering to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

    Dis-Chem will be offering drive-through vaccine shots when they become available in South Africa. The company currently offers COVID-19 testing at nine drive-through sites across...

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    Dis-Chem will be offering drive-through vaccine shots when they become available in South Africa. The company currently offers COVID-19 testing at nine drive-through sites across Gauteng, the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. Dis-Chem says it is currently engaging with government about the distribution procedure. The health chain says it is confident it will be able...
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  • Samsung unveils the world’s first QLED Chromebook

    Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Chromebook 2 – the first Chromebook in the world to feature a QLED display. “Boasting the first-ever QLED display...

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    Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Chromebook 2 – the first Chromebook in the world to feature a QLED display. “Boasting the first-ever QLED display on a Chromebook, reliable hardware, and seamless integration into the Galaxy and Google ecosystems, Galaxy Chromebook 2 represents yet another high-performance option for users who love the flexibility of Chrome...
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