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Dear reader

Samsung made headlines this week as it announced its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. South African users will be among the first in the world to have access to the devices, which are set to go on sale on 10 April. According to Samsung CEO JK Shin, the company has gone back to the drawing board to deliver products that are technologically advanced but easy to use and aesthetically pleasing.

Also in the headlines this week was the news that Internet service providers (ISPs) could find themselves held to account for the classification of all content carried on their networks, if the Film and Publication Board’s (FPB’s) Draft Online Regulation Policies are signed into law. Meanwhile, it has become apparent that consumers are confused by the new credit amnesty regulations. The Credit Ombud has seen a 50,24% rise in complaints and enquiries relating to the regulations.

And finally, the country this week rallied behind the firefighters who battled blazes in the Muizenberg, Noordhoek, Hout Bay and Westlake areas of Cape Town. Transport company Uber created a temporary vehicle option, called UberASSIST, which allowed all riders to request a car to collect donations to keep firefighters and volunteers energised.

Until next week,

The IT-Online team