LinkedIn breach exposes user data

In another high-profile data breach this week, security company Acronis reports that over 500-million LinkedIn users’ personal info is being sold on the dark web. This follows the personal data of over 500-million Facebook users being posted online in a low-level...

Energy efficiency vital for vaccine rollout

As South Africa is preparing for a broad roll-out of the country’s vaccine programme, energy efficiency is one of the factors to consider, according to the South African National Energy Development Institute, (SANEDI). Energy is crucial to operate cold chains...

AI, automation touted as the solution for SA

South Africa’s only option for addressing poverty and poor economic growth is to embrace 4IR technologies such as automation and artificial iIntelligence (AI), to make the country more competitive. This is according to Professor Tshilidzi Marwala,...

Working from home hasn’t made the office redundant

After more than a year in which millions of office workers around the globe were forced to work from home for months and did so (mostly) successfully, businesses are faced with the question of whether 2021 heralds the end of the physical office. Downscaling or even...

SA shows a strong appetite for remote work

One of the major legacies of the pandemic is an expectation by workers that they will be allowed to work remotely more often. This is according to a new study Decoding Global Ways of Working by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, including local partner...

African private sector recovery lags global trend

Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reports released by IHS Markit in the first week of April shows that, while African private sector activity continued to improve during the first quarter of 2021, growth lagged global trends. PwC’s calculations show that PMIs for...