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Salaries for workers in Gauteng are between 20% and 30% higher than for their counterparts in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, according to Career Junction’s latest salary review, based on actual salary offerings on the Web site. The salary review also shows that of the average salaries for over 100 jobs across 10 sectors in South Africa, the best paid employees appear to be those in ICT, finance and engineering – with many salaries stretching to over R45 000 monthly.

Scientific findings are also making headlines this week. A recently completed study by an Israeli geologist has greatly increased the probability that an ancient tomb on the outskirts of Jerusalem is the final resting place of Jesus of Nazareth and his family. Meanwhile, NASA’s Curiosity rover has measured perchlorate, which has properties of absorbing water vapour from the atmosphere and lowering the freezing temperature of water.

And finally, the 2015 DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, presented by Nedbank, will feature near field communications (NFC) technology to improve the overall experience for the event goer. With the festival expecting more than 20 000 attendees, the technology will be particularly effective in the management and streamlining of infrastructure and event functions.

Until next week,

The IT-Online team