What is the GDPR and how will it affect South Africans?

19 Jun

If you run a business that collects and processes information of individuals, it’s time to pay attention. The EU has already implemented the GDPR regulation and it affects you! Before you can understand how it affects you (and protects you for that matter), you might want to know what it is. GDPR GDPR stands for […]

Is South Africa going to war against hackers with enough manpower backup?

12 Jun

Online criminals still seem to be winning the war even though South Africa has implemented a number of legislative changes to combat it. Authorities have noted the increase in cyber-attacks on companies and regular citizens, but not much progress seems to have been made in setting up strategies to combat future attacks. While hackers will […]

SAPS warns of online scams

5 Jun

Recently the Newcastle SAPS thought it necessary to issue a public warning about online scams after noting an increase in the number of incidents where individuals were paying for cars online and never receiving the vehicles. While you might think this is a “no-brainer”, there are some who clearly don’t think the same way. You […]

Digital technology spurs on online business, the age of convenience

29 May

New digital technology can go two ways, either it can take off like a virus thanks to good propagation, development and planning, or it can become redundant due to over-estimation or sloppy development. Good digital technology is realised for what it is and it will, and does – change the way we do things and […]

Digital tech crime in the spotlight: Interesting tricks used by card fraud criminals

22 May

At the end of 2017 the statistics on card fraud were made available to the public and how interesting they were. A quick review of the stats provided by SABRIC (South African Banking Risk Information Centre) shows that over the course of 2017, credit card fraud increased by 1% while debit card fraud actually decreased […]

Latest Facebook data breach affects 96 000 plus South Africans

15 May

The widely publicised Cambridge Analytica data breach has shaken the world. Many South Africans would have preferred to believe that they weren’t affected, but sadly this was not the case! In fact, the SA department of Justice’s Information Regulator sent a letter to Facebook requesting details and Facebook in turn responded that 96 134 South […]

Are you up to date with the Big Tech Predictions for 2018?

8 May

According to leading digital service providers in South Africa, 2018 is set to see 4 key technologies continue to advance in virtual leaps and bounds. Tech predictions set to lead the way this year are:

Classroom reality – could it be virtual reality?

1 May

If you have ever read a book and wished you could literally immerse yourself into the story, then you have had a taste of what virtual reality can do for the average person. Imagine being able to have a truly personal experience when reading a book, or a studying a subject.

How the Khwela app is set to assist the taxi industry

24 Apr

Many have high hopes that the new Khwela app will make using local taxis easier. Traffic is no joke for many people.

Is automation really putting SA jobs at risk? 

17 Apr

In South Africa, more than 5 million people are jobless. With that in mind, how do you really think and feel about automation becoming so prominent on a world-wide scale? While our country might not be ready for a robotic revolution, it can still benefit from it and such a revolution quite simply cannot be […]