What do people think about SA’s Covid-19 actions?

South Africans think government could have done better in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a survey conducted last week, just over 1 204 respondents described how they perceived the government's response to the pandemic and the effects of the state of...

Xerox withdraws bid to acquire HP Inc

Xerox has withdrawn from its hostile takeover bid of HP Inc as the Covid-19 pandemic takes hold around the world. According to a statement from the company: "The current global health crisis and resulting macroeconomic and market turmoil caused by Covid-19 have...

The deep challenges faced by small businesses

Findings from the pre-lockdown Covid-19 National Small Business Survey released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) shows deep economic challenges for small businesses during these unpredictable times. The survey canvassed thousands of small businesses...

Photon entanglement breakthrough for secure communications

A breakthrough in the development of quantum-enhanced optical systems could pave the way for advances in encryption, communication and measurement, scientists say. In a new paper in the journal Science Advances, a group of researchers, led by Matteo Clerici at the...

Altron to demerge and separately list Bytes UK

Looking to unlock further value for shareholders, JSE-listed technology company Altron is to demerge and separately list its UK business, Bytes UK. Bytes UK will be listed in the UK with a secondary listing on the JSE. While Altron will remain listed on the JSE, it...

Tracking and tracing the next frontier in Covid-19 fight

South Africa is stepping up the fight against Covid-19 with a new track and trace solution for the country's unique circumstances which has been developed by Telkom. President Ramaphosa on Monday announced that South Africa would be deploying 10 000 field workers to...

Driving HR cost optimisation during the pandemic

A Gartner survey among approximately 160 HR leaders showed that 49% of respondents are implementing organization-wide new hiring freezes, and 41% are focused on making better use of technology. In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, HR leaders have initialised...

Parental control software vital in protecting kids

According to Kaspersky's Family Report, more than a quarter (28%) of parents globally with a child aged between seven and 12 consider harmful (violent or sexual) content as the most important risk facing their children while they are online. Harmful content can be...

Untrained end users easy prey for phishers

Security specialist KnowBe4 has released a new Phishing by Industry Benchmarking Report to measure an organisation's phish-prone percentage (PPP), which indicates how many of their employees are likely to fall for a phishing or social engineering scam. The initial...

Coronavirus takes toll on new car sales

One of the first tangible signs of the impact Covid-19 has had on the South African economy hit hard with the release of March's new vehicle sales by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). With the country impacted by social...

Cell C caters for Covid-19 battle

Following discussions with the Competition Commission, Cell C has enhanced its data services to help citizens stay connected, informed and safe in the fight against Covid-19. "The company's voluntary offer is in line with Cell C's commitment to digital inclusion,...

Controlling coronavirus transmission using a mobile app

A team of medical researchers and bioethicists at Oxford University yesterday published results in Science that furthers our understanding of coronavirus transmission. This evidence is enabling several international partners, including the Norwegian Institute of...

SA lockdown: Rollercoaster at the tills

At the start of the national lockdown, South Africans rushed to stores to purchase goods, but this has since changed with many choosing to follow government's measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. "The volumes of ATM and point-of-sale (POS) transactions declined...

Power demand rises in China after unprecedented drop

The first nation to implement a Covid-19 lockdown, China, experienced an unprecedented power demand drop during the first two months of the year as a result of the stagnation of industrial and commercial activities. Electricity consumption declined 7,8% year on year...

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Shared risk massively opens up Africa’s solar energy opportunities

There is now a zero-risk, zero-cost way to establish renewable energy in Africa. Advanced delivery models and mature global providers have encouraged financiers to provide innovative solutions that don't even require companies to pay a deposit. By Wessel Wessels, head...

New CIO for e4

Fintech software specialist e4 has announced the appointment of Fikile Sibiya as its CIO. Sibiya will oversee the vision, leadership, development and implementation of IT initiatives for the company. "Central to my new role will be aligning core technology decisions...

Constant payroll crises a sure sign you’ve outgrown your software

Processing your company's payroll should be a breeze, but if your payroll department is living from one crisis to the next, chances are good you've either outgrown your HR and payroll software, your solution provider, or both. This is the word from Ian McAlister, GM...

Aptronics reaches top VMware partner status

Aptronics has achieved VMware Principal Partner Status. The Principal Partner status was recently announced by VMware within its newly launched VMware Partner Connect programme, offering a simplified and flexible mechanism by which partners can engage with the...

Have your security on lockdown over the lockdown

As the hard reality of the Covid-19 hits us, businesses have had no other alternative but to instruct employees to stay home and work remotely, resulting in a global shift on how the economy, daily life and human interaction unfolds over the next few weeks. By Henda...

JSE and TMS launch virtual AGMs

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has partnered with The Meeting Specialist (TMS) to launch the first virtual AGMs in South Africa to enable clients to engage with shareholders while the country is faced with tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. As an essential...

Bolt Business Delivery launches during lockdown

Essential services businesses like grocery stores and veterinary practices can look to Bolt Business Delivery, now launched by the ride-hailing service in South Africa, to help them fulfil orders within the confines of the South African government's lockdown...

139 Vodacom stores stay open during lockdown

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, has announced that South Africa's telecommunications workers will be exempt from the Covid-19 national lockdown as digital infrastructure is deemed a critical service. To that end, both fixed-line and mobile telephony...

MyCyber Training closes the security loop

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Beware opportunistic cyber-attacks during lockdown

With the nationwide lockdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic currently underway, businesses are warned that their cybersecurity risks may be at an all-time high. Many companies have implemented work-from-home (WFH) policies, which may put a company at risk of a...

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Full-Stack Developer, Cape TownNew opportunity has become available to join a well-known South African company, based in their Cape Town offices.This opportunity will see you joining the .NET web applications team that enjoys a flat structure and welcomes innovative...

Winforms Developer

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Service Desk Engineer

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an international Managed Service Provider (MSP) - we’re looking for an ambitious, energetic Service Desk Engineer to join the rapidly expanding Cape Town office.The role offers fantastic growth opportunities – work hard,...

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- SAP PM Certification - Relevant SAP Plant Maintenance Certification - 8+ Years SAP Experience - Multiple SAP PM implementations. - SAP PM System Configuration and Set-up. - Analysis and Solution implementation. - Project Execution. - Experience in Local Government...

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