The deep challenges faced by small businesses

Findings from the pre-lockdown Covid-19 National Small Business Survey released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) shows deep economic challenges for small businesses during these unpredictable times. The survey canvassed thousands of small businesses...

Photon entanglement breakthrough for secure communications

A breakthrough in the development of quantum-enhanced optical systems could pave the way for advances in encryption, communication and measurement, scientists say. In a new paper in the journal Science Advances, a group of researchers, led by Matteo Clerici at the...

NASA opens up STEM learning resources

As South Africa goes into lockdown, one big question that looms large in the minds of parents is what to do with children unable to go out to play, and cut off from school. NASA has made available a wealth of education materials to promote STEM (science, technology,...

Mental health a priority during pandemic

During the current global crisis brought about by Covid-19 - at the time of writing it was estimated that about 3-billion people around the world are in lockdown situations - it is imperative that businesses and employees prioritise their health. And that includes...

Growth companies actively collect customer experience data

Companies that have seen a positive revenue growth collect more customer experience (CX) data than nongrowth companies, according to a recent survey by Gartner. The survey found that nearly 80% of growth organisations use customer surveys to collect CX data, compared...

Questions to ask before deploying remote tech

Over the past two decades, remote access became a stable, but often neglected, technology. Now, coronavirus (COVID-19) changed the way employees need to work. Organisations now have old virtual personal network (VPN) technologies lacking the required licenses, updated...

Calling on innovators to solve food issues

South Africa may be in physical lockdown, but people's minds don't have to be, particularly when it comes to solving pressing socio-economic problems such as hunger and malnutrition. Three of the country's top innovation hubs are calling on local innovators to join...

Google searches for ‘buy stocks’ shoot up

Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that global Google searches for 'buy stocks' have spiked by at least 466% between 31 March 2019 and 27 March this year. According to the data, there was a significant spike in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. From the data,...

Covid-19 highlights need for more spectrum to lower data cost

While the Competition Commission (CompCom) demands much cheaper or even free services from mobile network operators (MNOs), government is not coming to the party by releasing spectrum. This is according to the Free Market Foundation (FMF), which says government's role...

JSE cautions on impact of new debt rating

The decision by Moody's on Friday (27 March 2020) to downgrade South Africa's long term foreign and local currency debt ratings to 'Ba1' from 'Baa3' and maintain its negative outlook, was unfortunate though not unexpected. This is according to a statement from the...

Online sales could mitigate automotive slump

To mitigate a likely slump in car sales and to ensure employee and customer safety during the coronavirus pandemic, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and car dealerships must transition to simple, end-to-end online selling and services, according to...

Covid-19 Connect helpline now in five SA languages

The National Department of Health (NDoH) has launched its Covid-19 Connect Whatsapp Helpline in four new languages. THe WhatsApp helpline is available in Sotho, Zulu, Afrikaans and Xhosa, in addition to English. This broadens the accessibility of the service, which...

Your rights in the time of Covid-19

What are your rights when it comes to immigration during the pandemic? June Luna, of June Luna Attorneys, explores the issue for LexisNexis South Africa If a foreign national is currently in South Africa on a valid visa, they are not required to leave the Republic....

Liquid Telecom ensures service continuity

Liquid Telecom South Africa says it has mitigated network outages due unexpected loss of connectivity following a recent break-in the WACS (West Africa Cable System) undersea cable. "To help ensure continuity of service, Liquid Telecom's network traffic is...

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Standard Bank extends instalment relief to personal accounts

Standard Bank has announced a second wave of relief to help its customer base navigate financial commitments as Covid-19 continues to impact the livelihood of many individuals across the country. The payment reprieve is aimed at easing the financial burden of...

FNB confirms measures to help impacted customers

During the lockdown, government has assured the country that essential banking services will remain available and this was reiterated by the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA). "As a financial services provider and corporate citizen with over 40 000 staff,...

Wesbank offers relief plans

In response to the unprecedented pandemic, WesBank has devised payment relief plans to assist customers and partners who have been impacted by Covid-19. WesBank provides a wide range of financial services products to the retail and corporate market in South Africa...

UWC graduation goes virtual

The University of the Western Cape will go ahead with its first graduation season for 2020 - in an unconventional manner, while South Africa is on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Graduations are life-changing milestones, especially at UWC where many students...

WHO launches Covid-19 messaging service

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a dedicated messaging services in Arabic, English, French and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus. The easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion...

Lockdown sees surge in the use of fintech apps

Coronavirus-triggered social distancing, isolation and lockdowns have driven-up the use of financial apps in Europe by 72 per cent in a week, reveals deVere Group, one of the world's largest independent financial advisory organisations. The sharp increase in the use...

Iress launches coronavirus support and resource hub

Iress has announced the launch of a new hub to provide free technology-related information and support for the financial services industry as it adjusts to new ways of working. Visitors can access a range of guidance and tools including information on how to continue...

Network optimisation delivers business growth

One of the biggest challenges decision-makers face today is ensuring their networks are optimised to meet the demands of the digital-first business environment. With so much pressure to embrace the cloud, edge computing, artificial intelligence, and others, companies...

Embrace the computing power of Azure

South African companies can start realising significant business benefits now by utilising the high-performance computing capabilities of the locally available Microsoft Azure data centres - even if they haven't migrated any data to the cloud yet. By Paul Morgan,...

JSE will operate as normal during lockdown

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) will remain fully operational throughout South Africa's 21-day lockdown. JSE group CEO, Leila Fourie says the bourse was constantly monitoring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, continuously engaging with National Treasury, the...

Front End Developer

Calling all Front End Developers on C#, opportunity awaits in Cape TownFull remote interview process and start remote while on lockdownJob & Company Description:Use your creative juices and join a cutting edge front end development team. This requires and tech...

Test Analyst Ref: TA/ZR

An opportunity exist for a Test Analyst to join a Cape Town based team.Permanent opportunity open to all South Africans matching role criteria Role responsibilities Identify, define and design New Functionality test requirements Perform...

Web Front-end Developer – Cape Town

Web Front-end Developer Cape Town(email address)Join my client in the online gaming business as a Senior Web front-end developer (NodeJS Experience needed) and share your passion for all things technical with like minded IT specialists in a new, exciting environment!...

Senior Developer

Our client is a Retail Giant looking for a Senior Angular Specialist to join their growing team. Experience Required: - 4+ Years of experience as an Angular developer - Extensive experience in at least one modern JavaScript MVC frameworks (Angular6+, JQuery, - NodeJS)...

Mobile Android Developer

Mobile Android DeveloperCape TownA fantastic new opportunity for someone who is looking to grow their skills and progress their career as a Mobile Android Developer. Our client who are a local based development house in Cape Town have won over new cool and exciting...

Senior Fullstack .NET Developer

Senior Fullstack .NET DeveloperCape TownTayla Allan(contact number)Do you seek challenging software problems that require intelligent business solutions?My Client, who is in the Digital Industry and provide new and improve solutions for businesses by using the latest...

Dynamics 365 (CRM) Lead Developer

Dynamics 365 (CRM) Lead DeveloperCape TownI am currently working with an established, yet growing Microsoft Gold Partner in Cape Town. Due to their continued growth and the acquisition of new projects they are seeking a Dynamics 365 (CRM) Lead Developer to join their...

Information Security Architect

The ideal candidate should have the following job related experience: - 10 years working experience within the IT industry. - 5 years leadership role in an IT Security environment - 5+ years experience with IT projects from a Security architecture and design...

Winforms Developer

Winforms Developer - Cape TownBased in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, this company is well-known across South Africa and has a well-established client-base which keeps their IT team busy.They thrive on team work, honesty, creativity and have a space open on their...

Technical Lead Developer

Technical Lead Developer (.NET)This international software development company is not your standard software devs house, nor are they looking for a standard developer to join their extraordinary team.This opportunity is for the passionate, the code junkie that has a...

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