Showing posts with category "technology"

Regulator approves locally-developed Covid-19 test for South Africa

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has approved an innovative, locally developed Covid-19 antigen detection kit.

December 9, 2021
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Reminder: These WhatsApp messages and Facebook posts can land you in jail

By proclamation in the government gazette, president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced 1 December 2021 as the date on which certain sections of the Cybercrimes Act came into operation. This means that the Act is now enforceable, says legal firm Webber Wentzel.

December 6, 2021
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South Africa’s new cybercrime laws have been partially introduced – here’s what comes next

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Cybercrimes Bill into law, with parts of the bill taking effect from 1 December 2021.

December 2, 2021
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Home Affairs is testing a new booking system – here’s how it works

The Department of Home Affairs will pilot a new appointment system in 2022 in a bid to cut down on excessive queueing and corruption.

December 1, 2021
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Amazon faces Black Friday protest march in South Africa

An action group has announced plans to hold a protest march against the construction of Amazon’s new South African headquarters on Black Friday (26 November).

December 1, 2021
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SARS is looking at a new taxpayer ID system in South Africa – what you should know

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has published a Request for Information (RFI) for a new ‘biometric solution’ to help identify and authenticate taxpayers.

November 29, 2021
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Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront to get new desalination plant for water needs

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is set to get a new desalination plant to ensure a fresh water supply at the tourism hotspot during any future crisis affecting South Africa’s second-largest city.

November 25, 2021
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African Rainbow Capital targets fintech ecosystem with R1.5 billion transaction

ARC Financial Services, a subsidiary of billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital, has entered into agreements to acquire Crossfin Technology Holdings, as part of a consortium led by the Ethos Mid-Market Fund I, in a transaction valued at R1.5 billion.

November 24, 2021
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E-visa system for South Africa to be expanded – what you should know

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department has completed phase 1 of South Africa’s e-visa system, and is already planning to expand the system to offer more features going forward.

November 23, 2021
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Update on South Africa’s Covid-19 certificate and travelling overseas

The Department of Health plans to roll out further ‘upgrades’ to South Africa’s Covid-19 certificate, but there are limitations on how the certificate can currently be used abroad.

November 22, 2021
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The skills you need for the most in-demand tech jobs in South Africa

The Covid-19 global health crisis catapulted one group of professionals into great demand – the IT workers who could digitize processes for big and small companies, says recruitment specialist Michael Page. Remote working was the need of the hour even for those businesses that were not used to a work-from-home culture.

November 19, 2021
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This South African company fitted its cars with a gas system – here’s how much they saved on petrol

Cape Town-based fibre network operator Octotel is piloting Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) hybrid vehicles to evaluate the benefits of LPG as an alternative fuel for their large vehicle fleet.

November 19, 2021
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