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Here is the expected petrol price for June 2016

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

Here is the expected petrol price for June 2016

South Africa motorists can expect yet another petrol price hike in June if the rand continues its weaker trend. According to senior researcher at Solidarity, Paul Joubert, the average level of the exchange rate of the rand against the dollar has been slightly weaker so far in May than the average of R14.65 in April. Monday’s sharp depreciation putt the average for May at R14.87. “If these weak levels are sustained through the rest of March, it will have a significant impact on petrol and diesel prices,” said Joubert. He noted that...

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These 5 tips will keep your smartphone safe if it is stolen

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

These 5 tips will keep your smartphone safe if it is stolen

Source:My Broadband Newsletter Waspa has provided five tips to help users protect the integrity of their mobile devices. The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (Waspa) has provided five tips to help users protect the integrity of their mobile devices. “Online security is very topical with much advice dispensed regarding when not to click on fraudulent links, and how to identify impostor websites,” said Waspa. “However, what of actual mobile device security?” The tips below are aimed at keeping mobile devices...

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Telkom’s big electric vehicle charging station plans

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

Telkom’s big electric vehicle charging station plans

Source:My Broadband Newsletter As part of its programme to adopt sustainable energy sources, Telkom plans to build electric vehicle charging stations.  Telkom will install electric vehicle charging stations at its campus in Centurion, head of corporate real estate services Praven Naidoo told MyBroadband. This forms part of Telkom’s sustainability programme, which includes a 3 megawatt solar farm on the company’s Centurion campus. Naidoo said the car charging points on its campus will be available to staff, clients, and guests for free. Telkom...

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Internal Vodacom emails reveal what really happened with Please Call Me

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

Internal Vodacom emails reveal what really happened with Please Call Me

Source:My Broadband Newsletter Internal emails and memos at Vodacom reveal what happened behind the scenes with the Please Call Me, which may cost the company billions.  Nkosana Makate recently won a prolonged legal battle against Vodacom over his Please Call Me idea, which made the mobile operator billions of rand. The Constitutional Court ordered Vodacom to negotiate with Makate “in good faith” to determine “reasonable compensation” for his idea. Vodacom has been given one month to do so. Makate is asking for 15c of every rand of revenue...

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Most popular movies on BitTorrent, iTunes, Google, and DStv Box Office

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

Most popular movies on BitTorrent, iTunes, Google, and DStv Box Office

This is how TorrentFreak’s top 10 pirated movies compare to what its legally available.   TorrentFreak recently released its list of themost pirated movies of the past week. Many of the titles that make TorrentFreak’s charts aren’t widely available, and it is interesting to compare the top-10 charts from legitimate online platforms to its piracy ranking. The tables below show how iTunes and Google Play Movies’ charts in the US and South Africa compare to the top pirated movies list. A comparison of the charts of legal video services available...

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How much money the average person in South Africa gets paid

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

How much money the average person in South Africa gets paid

   New research shows that the average monthly earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural sector is R17,517. This amounts to an annual salary of R210,204. According to StasSA, the average monthly earnings showed a quarter-on-quarter increase of 0.7% in monthly earnings paid to employees, from R17,392 in August 2015 to R17,517 in November 2015. On an annual basis, average monthly earnings paid to employees increased by 6.7% from R16,424 in November 2014 to R17,517 in November 2015, the research organisation said. Data published...

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Why MultiChoice is not planning full HD broadcasts for DStv

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

Why MultiChoice is not planning full HD broadcasts for DStv

   MultiChoice said it has no immediate plans to broadcast in 1080p, also known as full HD, because of a lack of support from decoders. Online streaming services like Netflix offer video streaming in 1080p and 4K, but broadcasters typically only go up to 720p (HD). MultiChoice said not all decoders are capable of 1080p, and therefore broadcasting in 1080p would require it to duplicate content. “We also see very little demand from mainstream customers currently [for 1080p],” said MultiChoice. MultiChoice previously stated that full HD...

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Why isn’t SA getting these life-saving TB drugs?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

Why isn’t SA getting these life-saving TB drugs?

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and other treatment providers in South Africa and globally have found that the first new drugs in half a century to be developed for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are offering new hope to patients — but significant challenges remain to improve availability and affordability of these treatments. Current treatment regimens for DR-TB involve thousands of pills taken over two years, which can have devastating side effects and ultimately only work for 50% of people withmultidrug-resistant (MDR) TB and...

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Four shot in Durban cash-in-transit robbery

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

Four shot in Durban cash-in-transit robbery

  Durban – At least four people were shot and wounded in a cash-in-transit robbery at a mall in Phoenix, Durban, on Thursday morning, a security company said. “Shoppers were caught in the crossfire between armed guards and the suspects. Two boxes containing an undisclosed amount of money, a bulletproof vest, and a firearm were stolen,” Reaction Unit South Africa spokesperson Prem Balram said.They fled the scene, at the Whitehouse shopping centre, in a Nissan X-Trail ‎and a VW Polo. According to Rusa’s Facebook page, heavily-armed...

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Are you richer than the average South African?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in News & Media | 0 comments

Are you richer than the average South African?

 A new report shows the average wealth of people living in Africa, with Mauritius said to have the wealthiest individuals with US$21,700 in wealth per capita, while those in Zimbabwe are the poorest having only US$200 per person. The Africa 2016 Wealth Report, conducted by New World Wealth, revealed that there are approximately 165,000 high net worth individuals (HNWIs) living in Africa, with combined wealth holdings of US$860 billion. South Africa is some way behind the island nation on a list that is dominated by countries with smaller and...

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