New talent strategies needed for post-Covid realities

South African companies realise that the post Covid-19 period requires new thinking on talent and skills retention, embracing technology, incorporating sustainability in business models, and investing more in employee well-being, benefits and engagement. These are...

Meteor explodes in dramatic fireball over the UK

A fireball that thousands of people witnessed exploding across the sky in the UK was likely a meteor entering the atmosphere, and spreading debris on to the Earth’s surface as it broke up. On Sunday evening (28 February), the meteor fireball, moving at incredible...

Comet makes a pit stop near Jupiter’s asteroids

After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way. The object has settled near a family of captured ancient asteroids, called Trojans, that are...

MEA shows strong growth for home, commercial PCs

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, recorded strong growth in the final quarter of 2020. The newly updated Worldwide Quarterly PCD Tracker from International Data...

Major interruption to SA’s Internet service

Internet connectivity in South Africa took a turn for the worse this evening when the Internet went down in most major cities. The cause appears to be a fault on the Seacom network, although it’s not clear whether it’s the undersea cable or interior network that went...

South Africans prioritise financial planning in uncertain times

More often than not, it takes a tragedy or sudden uncertainty for us to realise we may not be adequately prepared to cope financially. This is one of the conclusions from the latest Momentum UNISA Household Financial Wellness Insights Report, which highlights how...

$513m of cryptocurrency stolen in 2020

The value of cryptocurrency hacks and thefts between 2019 and 2020 increased by 38,38% from $370,7-million to $513-million, according to data researched by Trading Platforms UK. Over the last five years, the value was highest in 2018 at $950-million, an increase of...

Gootloader secretly infects users

Criminal operators have turned the infection method for "Gootkit" financial malware into a complex delivery platform for a wide range of malware, including ransomware. Sophos researchers have named the delivery platform, "Gootloader". Gootloader attackers reach their...

Liquid Telecom says subsea network unaffected by cable outages

Liquid Telecom has issued a statement saying it ensured continuity of service to its customers during the recent outages of the SEA-ME-WE 5 and EIG submarine cables. The group operates an intelligent subsea cable system that automatically reroutes network traffic...

Proudly SA summit goes virtual

Proudly South African will be hosting its ninth annual - and first-ever virtual - Buy Local Summit & Expo from 8 to 10 March 2021. A vastly different format from previous Buy Local Summits, this event will focus on conversations that educate, inform, and entertain...

UK leads in PC shipments to schools

The rapid response of local authorities, schools and central government during Covid-19 school closures has made the country by far the leading shipper of mobile PCs to schools in Europe, according to Context. Context's weekly data monitors the IT channel, in...

M&A deal-making aids Africa’s economic recovery

Africa should be considered a promising component of merger and acquisition (M&A) strategies, in spite of the relatively small M&A market size and the impact of Covid-19 on economies, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Africa's M&A...

Meteor explodes in dramatic fireball over the UK

A fireball that thousands of people witnessed exploding across the sky in the UK was likely a meteor entering the atmosphere, and spreading debris on to the Earth’s surface as it broke up. On Sunday evening (28 February), the meteor fireball, moving at incredible...

Attacks on Covid-19 response industries double

Cyberattacks evolved in 2020 as threat actors sought to profit from the unprecedented socioeconomic, business and political challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2020, IBM Security X-Force observed attackers pivoting their attacks to businesses for which...

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Cisco’s Webex now offers realtime translation

Cisco has announced the availability (in preview beginning this month) of its realtime translation feature while also expanding the language library from more than 10 to more than 100 languages, ranging from Armenian to Zulu. Users can create their own personalised...

Why do organisations struggle with transformation?

Transformation - probably one of the most contentious topics in modern organisations. By Johan Kruger, head of context at Consulta What comes to mind when you think of transformation? To simply use the word "change" seems a bit light weighted as transformation...

CISOs must step up as cybersecurity takes centre stage

Cybersecurity is no longer a phantom menace but a mainstream business issue. As the pandemic accelerates digital transformation everywhere, James Hennah, director: security for BT Asia, Middle East and Africa, says it's the CISO who will be expected to step forward to...

Legal implications of employee monitoring at home

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated (and for some, cemented) the work from home (WFH) trend, which, before the pandemic, was limited only to a handful of forward-thinking companies. By Keketso Kgomosotho, candidate attorney, overseen by Johan Botes, partner and head...

Cyber attacks are technology’s natural disasters

The SolarWinds attack was stunning in its scope and scale. If it were an earthquake, it would be 9.9 on the Richter scale. By François Locoh-Donou, president and CEO of F5 As digital transformation accelerates in 2021 and beyond - and applications accelerate as...

One Wireless introduces macro WiFi solutions in Botswana

Aiming to provide fast, affordable, and reliable wireless internet access to Botswana, startup telecommunications company One Wireless plans to deploy macro WiFi solutions to "WiFi-blanket" several cities in the country including Gaborone, Maun, Palapye, Kasane and...

What to watch out for when transacting online

South Africa's online retail industry - though small in comparison to developed international markets - has seen rapid growth over the last 12 months. The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown saw online retail sales soar by approximately 40%. According to...

How 5G could impact automotive IoT and its security

The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the world by storm, from smart toasters to pet feeders, it seems that each of our everyday appliances is getting upgraded with an embedded computer and an Internet connection. By Nicolò Boatto, security tester at Aon The advent...

What you need to know about the Critical Skills list

The publishing of the much-awaited draft of the Critical Skills list has been welcomed with open arms by industries across South Africa, it has however also been met with disdain by many ordinary South Africans. The disdain stems from the growing unemployment rate,...

Java Software Engineer

We are looking to connect with ambitious Java Engineers for a reputable company in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Keep reading, this might be the opportunity you have been looking for. Requirements: BSc. (Computer Science) or similar3-5+ years' experience in a...

Intermediate Support Engineer

Intermediate Support Engineer required for an IT based company specializing in providing complete IT solutions.MUST HAVE:MatricInternational MCSE or MCSA certificateUnderstadning of Windows Event LogsExperience with Server Maintenance and Health checks on Windows...

Logistics Manager

Are you a Logistics Manager looking for a new opportunity? We have a position open in Durban for a reputable packaging company. Minimum requirements: BCom in Supply Management or equivalentMinimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role within a FMCG manufacturing...

Deputy Director-General – Budget Office

Our client in the Public Sector has an EE opportunity available for a Chief Audit Executive. This position will be based in Pretoria.Requirements:An appropriate post graduate degree (NQF level 8) in Economics / Public Finance / Public Policy/ Business Administration /...

New-to-Industry Financial Adviser (No Experience Required) at Momentum

Role Purpose The Momentum Financial Planning (MFP) cluster is responsible for face-to-face financial planning within the South African context and within the legislative and regulatory environment. Through establishing long-term relationships, the Momentum Financial...

Change Manager – Lean Digital Transformation

Our Client is looking to recruit a Lean Digital Transformation Manager who will be responsible for the transformation agenda to deliver business impact for clients by improving business processes, solving problems, and leading change within the organization using...

Managing Director

Our client, a market leader in the food processing industry, seeks to employ a vibrant, progressive and operationally sound Managing Director, who is qualified and skilled in fully managing the day to day operations of a fast paced food/perishables processing plant....

Chief Audit Executive

Our client in the Public Sector has an EE opportunity available for a Chief Audit Executive. This position will be based in Pretoria.Requirements:An NQF level 7 degree in Auditing or Financial Management as recognised by SAQACertification as a Certified Internal...

New-to-Industry Financial Adviser at Momentum

Role Purpose The Momentum Financial Planning (MFP) cluster is responsible for face-to-face financial planning within the South African context and within the legislative and regulatory environment. Through establishing long-term relationships, the Momentum Financial...

Electrician / Millwright

Packaging Manufacturer is seeking a qualified Millwright to join the team in Port Elizabeth.Responsibilities:Attending to equipment breakdownsCarrying out planned maintenanceCarrying out electrical improvements on siteEnsuring that all electrical installations are...

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