SA’s consumer debt surges to R1,9trn

The rate people defaulted on their loans for the first time increased in the first quarter of the year, according to Experian South Africa's Consumer Default Index (CDI). The index deteriorated from 4.02 in December last year to a reading of 4.33 in March 2021, as...

Covid and its massive impact on workforce wellbeing

Covid-19 has negatively impacted the health of 55% of the global workforce. This is among the findings of the 2021 Gartner Workforce Resilience Employee Survey, which polled more than 20 000 workers to measure the change in workforce health across multiple employee...

Despite challenges, African CEOs are optimistic about the future

Kathy Gibson reports – African CEOs are more optimistic than they were last year, although there are still many challenges that need to be overcome. This is the main takeaway of the Africa’s findings of PwC’s 24th annual Global CEO survey, according to Dion Shango,...

Lawmakers seize bitcoin paid to ransomware gang

Much of the bitcoin payment to a cybercriminal gang responsible for the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, which crippled US fuel supplies last month, has been recovered. The US Department of Justice reached into a bitcoin wallet to seize 63,7 bitcoins currently...

BNPL consumer spending on track to triple by 2025

Since the start of the pandemic, the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market has experienced exponential growth. According to the research data analysed and published by Definanzas.com, the top BNPL apps in the market have seen the number of their monthly active users (MAUs)...

Digital banking set to hit $2,5trn in transactions

Even before the pandemic, the global digital banking market had been growing rapidly, with millions of people choosing an app or web-based bank over a traditional high-street financial institution. However, Covid-19 had accelerated the shift to digital banking like...

Fintech marketers invest $3bn on user acquisition in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic directly impacted how consumers interact with financial institutions and how the institutions themselves operate. According to a new AppsFlyer report, The State of Finance App Marketing, fintech apps are in high demand, experiencing a 132% leap...

Pandemic-driven gaming uptake set to continue

There has been a sharp increase in mobile gameplay since the Covid-19 pandemic began. In a global consumer survey that assessed how mobile gaming activity is likely to be affected after the pandemic subsides, 63% of respondents reported an increase in gameplay time,...

Top supply chain technology themes for 2021

With the growing need for digitally interconnected supply chain networks, Gartner has identified the top eight supply chain technology themes in 2021. Analysts selected the themes for their transformational potential and their ability to foster operational resiliency...

Malicious apps are disguised as bestselling game

Recognised as the world's top-selling game of all time, Minecraft attracts the attention of enthusiastic players around the world but also draws the interest of fraudsters. Earlier, Kaspersky researchers discovered more than 20 applications advertised on app stores...

All the latest malware stats

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software has published its latest Global Threat Index for May 2021. CPR reports that Trickbot, which first entered the list in April 2019, has now taken the top spot, while the established Dridex...

Cellular network stability under fire

Network operators are fighting hard to maintain network stability in the face of the multiple threats posed by high levels of load-shedding, battery theft and the continuous vandalism of network infrastructure. This is according to Ernest Paul, MTN SA GM: network...

Covid and its massive impact on workforce wellbeing

Covid-19 has negatively impacted the health of 55% of the global workforce. This is among the findings of the 2021 Gartner Workforce Resilience Employee Survey, which polled more than 20 000 workers to measure the change in workforce health across multiple employee...

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TransUnion’s SA virtual global capability services Canadian market

Barely two months after opening its virtual doors, TransUnion's South Africa Global Capability Centre (GCC) has started providing support to the company's Canadian business and customers. The GCC's head, Avesh Singh, says the go-live was a 'major milestone' in the...

Fintech invests into FundingHub to boost SME funding

Finch Technologies, a Cape-based fintech focused on creating better fintech ecosystems, has made a further significant investment to become the majority shareholder in South African marketingplace FundingHub, following a previous investment in 2019. "We made a second...

IFS completes the acquisition of Axios Systems

IFS has concluded the acquisition of Axios Systems. The transaction, which was initially announced in March 2021, combines two pioneers of the service management space: IFS, with its leadership in Field Service Management and Axios Systems, with its strength in IT...

Changes to the Datatec board

Datatec has announced that Maya Makanjee, independent non-executive director, will become chairman of the board in succession to Stephen Davidson on 1 March 2022. Makanjee joined the Datatec board on 1 November 2018. She has considerable experience as an executive and...

Networks Unlimited achieves B-BBEE Level 1 rating

Networks Unlimited has been certified as a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 1 contributor. This rating comes a year after the company was previously recognised as a Level 2 contributor. CEO Anton Jacobsz comments, "As a company that is committed...

Scalable storage appliances underpin digital transformation

The journey to digital transformation has become more vital than ever before, with the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the pace of change. Businesses of all types have undergone massive shifts over the past year, as they move squarely into a new, data-driven, era. But...

Fujitsu wins VMware 2021 Global Partner Social Impact Award

Fujitsu has been named VMware's Global Social Impact Partner of the Year for 2021 as part of the VMware Partner Achievement Awards program. This award celebrates partners for positively impacting the world through the use of VMware technologies. Fujitsu was recognized...

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Are you energetic, friendly, bubbly, love working with people and customers? Then this position is just right for you! We are looking for an experienced Assistant Restaurant Manager for a new Coffee Shop opening soon in the Midrand area RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible...

Manager: Internal Audit Retail Bank at Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement To manage the Internal Audit function for the Retail Bank business unit to ensure it adds value to the organisation (group of companies) and its stakeholders by providing objective and relevant assurance and consulting and by contributing to the...

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SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER PR ENG TO JOIN THE OWNERS ON SITE TEAM FOR A MAJOR PLATINUM MINING EXPANSION PROJECT. SHOULD HAVE A CIVIL ENGINEERING BACKGROUND IN EPCM OPERATIONS WITHIN THE PROJECT OR MINING ENVIRONMENT. TO UNDERTAKE CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECT DESIGN RELATING...

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