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Internet economy to push productivity to U$318 billion by 2025

The internet economy is expected to deliver productivity gains across key sectors such as financial services, education, health, retail, agriculture and government to the value of between US$148 billion and U$318 billion by 2025, the McKinsey Global Institute has predicted, as a new report highlights the internet’s critical role in changing Africa’s socio-economic fortunes. In […]

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How to protect your small business against cyber-crime

Entrepreneurs need to be educated on how to protect their business from cyber-crime, but this means very little if their staff are not equally as careful, Jeremy Lang, Business Partner Limited regional general manager, said. “Every cyber-attack begins with a weakness in human behaviour within an organisation,” he added. South Africa-based Lang urged SMEs owners […]

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Greenpeace, Earthlife activists shutdown South Africa’s ministry offices over nuclear energy plans

Life at the South African ministry of environment headquarters came to a standstill on Thursday this week after activists from Greenpeace and Earthlife Africa blocked its main entrance with nuclear barrels, reports said. The environmentalists were demanding that the ministry withdraw the environmental authorisation that has been issued for a proposed nuclear power station at […]

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4 DR Congo journalists detained, beaten up and tortured by intelligence services

Four journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are currently being detained and tortured by agents of ANR, the country’s ‘deadly’ intelligence services, in the city of Kabinda, Province of Lomami, south east of the capital Kinshasa, Actualites.cd reported on Saturday, citing Journalist en Danger (JED), a local media freedom NGO. Johnny Kasongo, Jean […]

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HIV/Aids disability claims decrease in South Africa: Old Mutual

HIV/Aids disability claims have significantly decreased in the South African workplace, insurance giant Old Mutual South Africa said on Friday, as the world celebrated World Aids Day. Approximately 12.6% (7.06 million people) of the South African population is HIV positive, according to Statistics South Africa’s recent figures. The disability claims decrease demonstrates an improvement in […]

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Bitcoin’s market cap reaches US$166 billion

Market cap for Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, has reached over US$166 billion, soaring to new heights and still holding the lion share of the crypto-currency space, figures released this week by the Johannesburg-based Liquid Crypto-Money show. “As crypto-currencies become more popular, more people are starting to buy into them. Another interesting aspect is […]

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