South Africans want to stay in SA

South Africans are significantly less willing to relocate to a new country physically than in 2018, according to a new study Decoding Global Talent, Onsite and Virtual by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network. The study included almost 209 000 participants in...

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...

EMEA PC market set for strong growth

According to research by IDC, shipments of traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) in EMEA will total 96,4-million in 2021, a 16% YoY growth. Once again, continuing lockdowns across the region will result in maintained demand for...

Spectrum integral to SA’s post-Covid success

South African consumers are anticipating a post-Covid future with a much lower cost to communicate thanks to mobile network operators getting access to the spectrum that powers our data-driven lives. That's according to the Internet Service Providers' Association of...

Global IT spend close to $4trn this year

The Covid-19 crisis forced companies and organisations across the globe to speed up the digitalisation of their business, as remote working and distance learning became the new normal amid the ongoing lockdown. And this surge in the use of digital solutions and...

Desktop PC sales continue decline

After years of steady decline, global PC sales finally saw big growth in 2020. Still, there were significant differences in demand for notebooks and desktop PCs. According to data presented by Finaria.it, global desktop PC sales generated $58,4-billion in revenue in...

Standard Bank customers face multiple deductions – updated

Standard Bank customers may find they have less money than they expected in their bank accounts today, as some transactions have been deducted multiple times. The bank has issued this operational alert to customers: "We are aware that recent credit and debit card...

Port delays surge during pandemic

Congestion at major global seaports spiked in the second half of 2020, with ships requiring the loading and unloading of over 6 000 containers per visit spending an average of over 83 hours in port, a rise of 20% year-on-year, according to the latest Port Performance...

New record for DDoS attacks in 2020

Not all record-breaking numbers are feats or achievements towards which we all aspire. For example, in 2006, American teenager Matt Suter was destined to become the holder of the record for the "farthest distance thrown by a tornado and survived", when he was flung,...

Major interruption to SA’s Internet service

Internet connectivity in South Africa took a turn for the worse on Wednesday evening (3 March 2021) when the Internet went down in most major cities. The cause appears to have been a fault on the Seacom network, although it’s not clear whether it’s the undersea cable...

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...

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Online digital accountant expands to US

Osidon is an online digital accountant aimed at lending a helping hand to small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs, paving the way for job creation and increased compliance. The company was started in January 2017 by Hennie Ferreira and his wife, Melissa. They...

Imvelo Ventures invests in Quench

South African venture capital firm Imvelo Ventures, founded by Capitec Bank and Empowerment Capital Investment Partners, has set aside funding to expand, build and back app-based delivery service, Quench. Imvelo Ventures identifies and funds promising South African...

RS Components enhances PPE business by acquiring Liscombe

RS Components (RS) has reached an agreement to acquire John Liscombe, a supplier of industrial safety and personal protective equipment (PPE). Together with Needlers, its recent PPE acquisition within the food manufacturing vertical, the two businesses will provide a...

Financial resources for SMMEs on WhatsApp

A newly-launched WhatsApp service, SMMEstart, provides an effective tool for small businesses to find Covid-19 financial relief and other important resources - and play their part in driving South Africa's economic recovery. Among a menu of free resources for SMMEs,...

SA startup targets global expansion

South African edtech startup MasterStart is taking its locally-developed management education solutions global under the leadership of newly appointed UK-based CEO Ben Pike. MasterStart partners with some of South Africa's leading business schools to provide online...

Obscure Technologies appointed main distributor for Proofpoint in SA

Proofpoint has appointed Obscure Technologies as its main distributor in South Africa with effect from 3 March 2021. Centurion-based Obscure Technologies is a firm of cyber security experts specialising in brokering best of breed security solutions in the local...

Focal areas for retail industry success

The challenges of remote operations and social distancing in the Covid-19 crisis has fast-tracked the need for digital transformation in retail to enhance customer service, and ultimately boost revenue. By Mandy Duncan, Aruba country manager for South Africa With up...

Malicious employees a major contributor to inside threat cost

The Cost of Insider Threats Report by IBM indicates that the overall damage by negligent or malicious employees totals $11,45-million. Whereas intentional insider criminals cause only 14% of the accidents, their damage adds up to $4,08-million - almost a third of the...

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...

Mid QA Engineer (Automation) at Datafin Recruitment

ENVIRONMENT:If you're all about scripting & security, then bring your love of all things QA automation and a desire to ensure the best experience for the customer as the next QA Engineer sought by a rapidly growing E-Commerce platform. You must possess a Degree in...

REGIONAL FINANCE MANAGER

Position: Regional Finance ManagerLocation: Johannesburg SouthSalary: R 400 000 - R 500 000 The successful candidate will report to the Companies Operations Finance Manager and will be responsible to manage the financial and administration functions of the Branches...

Industrial Designer at The Focus Group

Relevant Industrial Design qualification Experience in the Shop Fitting industry a bonus Strong understanding of furniture manufacture principles for bespoke projects across the commercial and hospitality industries Ability to take concept designs to working drawings...

Senior Data Modeller

responsible for designing, implementing and documenting datamodelling solutions which include but not limited to the use of relational, dimensional and NoSQL databases within the Department. Supporting projects and other initiatives that span across the organisation....

Software Developer at Datafin Recruitment

ENVIRONMENT:A leader in cloud-based analytics solutions seeks a self-driven & passionate Software Developer to join its Dev team where you will apply your technical expertise on a sophisticated cloud-based performance measurement product suite. Your initial focus...

Specialist Solutions Analyst (6 months contract)

Are you in the market for a New Contract opportunity? We have a 6-months contract opportunity open for a Specialist Solutions Analyst within a Financial Service industry. Responsibilities Work as part of a DevOps team, leverage specialist analysis & testing tools,...

Cloud Engineer

An exciting company responsible for manufacturing one of the leading power vehicles have a great opportunity available within their automotive space for a Cloud Engineer to join their dynamic team. Location: Midrand/Rosslyn/Home Office rotational Min years experience:...

Accountant General

Our client in the Public Sector has an EE opportunity available for an Accountant General. This position will be based in Pretoria.Requirements:An NQF level 8 (Honours/CTA) degreeA Masters (NQF level 9) in Accounting / CA(SA) / MBA qualification will be an added...

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...

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