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...

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...

Lower earnings and debt a real problem for South Africans

Covid-19 and a struggling economy has placed huge financial strain on middle class South Africans, with many dropping into lower income brackets over the last year. Citing credit statistics, wage data and unemployment figures from the period between 1 October 2020 to...

Deloitte SA pledges C4IR support

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Deloitte SA, agree to draw on complementary skills, technical expertise and capabilities to support the World Economic Forum Affiliate Centre for the Fourth...

Analysis of stolen data highlights Trojan danger

A new study has analysed statistical data gathered from 3,25-million Windows-based computers worldwide infected with a malicious Trojan. The recently discovered database hosts 1,2Tb of stolen information, including billions of personal records like passwords, cookies,...

LGBT+ workplace discrimination still high

Despite a year of intense global focus on social justice issues, nearly half of lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans recently surveyed by the IBMInstitute for Business Value (IBV) stated they believed that their employer discriminates against people of their sexual...

El Salvador won’t be alone in adopting bitcoin

On Wednesday, El Salvador became the first country to adopt bitcoin as official legal tender - but it won't be the last. This is the word from Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, speaking as the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador on early...

European IoT spend set to hit $200bn

Spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will reach $202-billion in 2021 in Europe and will continue to experience double-digit growth through 2025, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. Despite the...

IT failure affects WesBank services

WesBank has confirmed that it is experiencing technical issues that are affecting the availability of some of its services. According to a statement from Ghana Msibi, CEO of WesBank Motor, the issues are as a result of hardware failures. "Our IT teams are giving this...

Digitalisation helps manage new retail challenges

Changes in demand, emerging consumption occasions, and changing shopping methods have been identified by GlobalData as three key aspects to which consumer companies and food service outlets have had to adapt due to Covid-19. The company's latest report, "Future of...

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The vital role of managed services for secure networks

The exciting evolution of connectivity will undoubtedly touch every aspect of society and change it for the better. By Mohamed Elsokkary, head of managed services for Gulf countries at Ericsson With the deployment of 5G and the demand for reliable, secure, and robust...

SA’s unemployment stats in context

All countries have their own laws, regulations and policies and this to a very large extent determines the environment within which jobs can be created. By Johann van Tonder, economist at Momentum Investments Should such an environment not be "job creation friendly",...

Dimension Data receives 2021 SAP Pinnacle Award

NTT has received the 2021 SAP Pinnacle Award in the Global Outsourcing Service Partner of the Year category, which recognises its outstanding contributions as an SAP partner. Representing NTT in the Middle East and Africa territory is Dimension Data, who has been...

EOH sells off Sybrin

EOH has entered into a share purchase agreement for the sale of Sybrin to a consortium group comprising of One Thousand & One Voices Management (Mauritius) (1K1V) and Crossfin Technology Holdings (CFTH) and their black economic empowerment partners led by Isaac...

Inject new talent into the factory of the future

There has been a heightened interest in attracting millennials to manufacturing. Besides the need to attract young, digitally-savvy talent to the industry, baby boomers are starting to retire in masses. By Terence Moolman, chief human resources officer at Syspro A...

Westcon-Comstor partners with Check Point on security consolidation

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa is partnering with security vendor Check Point to help customers consolidate the security landscape and reduce the number of products required to ensure a zero trust approach to securing the business. "Security remains the number one...

Precisely bolsters data governance with Infogix buyout

Master Data Management partner, Precisely, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire data integrity and governance software provider Infogix. Precisely helps companies achieve a foundation of trusted data on which to build their digital futures. The company's...

Naspers invests in mobility technology company

Naspers announced a R42-million ($3-million) investment in Cape Town-founded, WhereIsMyTransport through its early-stage tech investment vehicle. The investment is part of a R201-million ($14,5-million) funding round led by Naspers Foundry, Cathay AfricInvest...

Nedbank CIB acquires stake in healthtech firm

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) has invested in a minority equity interest in LifeQ Global (LifeQ), a healthtech company and provider of biometrics and health information derived from wearable devices. The data collected by LifeQ is used by health...

Digify Africa aims to grow SA through digital skills

Digify Africa and Facebook will host the Youth Digital Skills Forum on 11 June 2021 from 10am to 12pm. Digify Africa has been delivering digital skills to youth since 2011. With the support of Facebook, programmes like Digify Pro, and Boost with Facebook have...

IT Manager (JHB) at Datafin Recruitment

ENVIRONMENT:A National Communications company seeks the technical expertise of a proactive & solutions-driven IT Manager to handle complex problems and multiple projects at its Joburg division. Your core role will be the oversight and management of the Regional IT...

Front End Developer

A well-established company in the Banking sector is looking for a Front-End Developer to join their team based in Johannesburg. The role is a 6 Month contract paying R400 to R500 per hour Job and Person Specification Minimum 5 years Front End Development...

HR Clerk

Overview of key activities: Enter data into the HR system and ensure that accurate records are maintained. HR Generalist - Provide all IR / HR administrative support. Investigate and initiate minor misconduct and incapacity related matters. Apply relevant Labour...

Power Platform – Team Lead

As a Power Platform Team Lead you will be responsible for: managing a team of Power Platform resources across South Africahost and/or support the Company's Account Managers in pre-sales activitiesability to form customer relationships and communicate clearly to...

VueJS Front-end Developer

A Technology Partner in the Vereeniging area is recruiting for a Front-end Developer with 2+ years experience to assist with the development of their custom software product. They have a young and vibrant team, and looking for a good fit to their...

Legal Administrative officer – Legal Services 18 months contract

Assist with provision of effective legal advisory services- Conduct research on relevant legislation applicable, to specific issues, current norms and legislation applicable- Conduct research of relevant case Legislative support- Conduct research on the subject matter...

Production Manager at The Freddy Hirsch Group

Our family business has been trading in spice since 1956, which means a lot of spice has passed through our experienced hands. As we continue to keep our No. 1 spot in the spice industry, we know that the core values of service excellence, quality products and...

Talent Acquisition Specialist

My Client a Financial Services Business in CapeTown has an exciting new vacancy for a Talent Acquisition Specialist (Technology) . Minimum Experience3-5 years' end to end Talent Acquisition experience in IT and Data vacancies at various levels with proven experience...

Enrolled Nurse (6 Months FTC) PHRU

An Enrolled Nurse (6 Months Fixed Term Contract) vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium's Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) in Soweto, Johannesburg - Gauteng.BackgroundThe Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) was established in 1996. The Perinatal...

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