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#OnTheBigScreen: Ander Mens,  Angel Has Fallen and Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
#OnTheBigScreen: Ander Mens, Angel Has Fallen and Apocalypse Now: Final CutArticle

Ander Mens, Angel Has Fallen, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut and The Lehman Trilogy open at SA cinemas this week...

Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

Are local firms flipping a coin on their cybersecurity?
Are local firms flipping a coin on their cybersecurity?Article

Would you gamble flipping a coin for the effectiveness of your cybersecurity plan?

Paul Stafford 21 Aug 2019

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Be careful that level playing fields don't leverage out entrepreneurship or local touristsArticle

The Tourism Amendment Bill, which was published in the Government Gazette on April 12 and put up for public comment, has been criticised as being an attack on home-sharing apps such as Airbnb, as well as the "Experiences" that are offered via the platform...

Unathi Henama 19 Aug 2019

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi during the inauguration ceremony. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA-EFE
Tshisekedi has taken over the DRC's Ebola response. How he can make a differenceArticle

The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared...

Mosoka Fallah 12 Aug 2019

A new phase of cyber warfare has begun
A new phase of cyber warfare has begunArticle

Hackers acting on behalf of nation-state powers are no longer just out to disrupt critical infrastructures - they're also actively seeking trade secrets...

Simon McCullough 7 Aug 2019

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FSA responds to advisory panel report on property rightsArticle

According to Francois Wilken, President of Free State Agriculture, FSA remains opposed to expropriation without compensation and issues surrounding it will also be discussed at the annual FSA congress, which takes place between 7 and 8 August 2019 in Bloemfontein...

1 Aug 2019

Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist fellow presenter Neville Pillay
Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist fellow presenter Neville PillayArticle

On Thursday, 25 July, Hot 91.9FM's MD, Lloyd Madurai, was informed by a listener about fellow radio presenter Neville Pillay's critical medical situation and his need of financial assistance to pay medical bills...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 31 Jul 2019

Safeguard your network from attacks
Safeguard your network from attacksArticle

Ongoing vigilance, maintenance of systems and a holistic approach to security remains vital for critical infrastructure entities

30 Jul 2019

It's time to take ransomware attacks seriously
It's time to take ransomware attacks seriouslyArticle

Utility organisations, like other businesses and institutions, depend on computers and software for many operational critical functions and can be a prime target for cybercriminal activity...

Dr. Amin Hasbini 30 Jul 2019

No environment is immune to cyber attacks
No environment is immune to cyber attacksArticle

Check Point Software Technologies released its "Cyber Attack Trends: 2019 Mid-Year Report", revealing that no environment is immune to cyber attacks...

29 Jul 2019

For cybersecurity success, double-down on developing better detectors
For cybersecurity success, double-down on developing better detectorsArticle

The basis of threat detection in security operations centres over the past decade has predominantly relied on rules, commonly defined by SIEM vendors...

Martin Potgieter 29 Jul 2019

City Power ransomware attack 'no surprise'
City Power ransomware attack 'no surprise'Article

The ransomware attack that shut down Johannesburg City Power's systems for several hours last week is not surprising,...

29 Jul 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Midsommar, Crawl and The Best of Enemies
#OnTheBigScreen: Midsommar, Crawl and The Best of EnemiesArticle

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include The Current War, Midsommar, The Best of Enemies, Crawl and Small Island...

Daniel Dercksen 25 Jul 2019

Is 2019 half empty or half full?
Is 2019 half empty or half full?Article

With 2019 having crossed the halfway point, let's take a look at 2019 at the halfway point...

24 Jul 2019

Health officer on the front-line in the DRC. Flickr
Why declaring Ebola a public health emergency isn't a silver bulletArticle

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Yap Boum 23 Jul 2019

Are aftermarket smart car devices secure?
Are aftermarket smart car devices secure?Article

Kaspersky researchers analysed aftermarket connected car devices, designed to make vehicles smarter, and has proven to be more secure than other IoT accessories...

23 Jul 2019

Strait of Hormuz
What is at stake in the Strait of Hormuz?Article

Tensions between the United States, Iran and other countries are flaring again in the Strait of Hormuz...

Rockford Weitz 23 Jul 2019

Every person should think like a hacker
Every person should think like a hackerArticle

It is the individual who plays the single most important role in keeping the company secure...

19 Jul 2019

Your Inner Game: 12 Principles for High-Impact Entrepreneurs
Your Inner Game: 12 Principles for High-Impact EntrepreneursArticle

Entrepreneurs with a strong inner game live, breathe and work according to a set of principles that define everything they do...

Matt Brown, Issued by Digital Kungfu 18 Jul 2019

New virus hits mobile devices
New virus hits mobile devicesArticle

Check Point Researchers recently discovered a new variant of mobile malware that has quietly infected around 25 million devices...

18 Jul 2019

3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape
3 unique accommodation options in the Western CapeArticle

Appealing to a range of budgets and within several hours' drive of Cape Town, you can either sleep in a stationary train or a gypsy wagon or catch your dreams in a tepee or regenerate in a pod...

Shellee-Kim Gold 18 Jul 2019

Tech-savvy youth could change the cyber security landscape
Tech-savvy youth could change the cyber security landscapeArticle

World Youth Skills Day is celebrated every year on 15 July, signifying a day where rising unemployment among the youth is highlighted...

16 Jul 2019

Take a 360 degree approach to a sound cyber security strategy
Take a 360 degree approach to a sound cyber security strategyArticle

According to Fortinet, there are over 300 new Zero Day threats and over 140,000 new malware programmes out there...

Mayleen Bywater 15 Jul 2019

The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity survey findings
The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity survey findingsArticle

The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity survey reveals that IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks coming from all directions and are struggling to keep up...

15 Jul 2019

William Shatner to appear at Comic Con Africa 2019
William Shatner to appear at Comic Con Africa 2019Article

Emmy Award winner, actor, author, producer, director, and singer William Shatner is set to make an appearance at this year's Comic Con Africa in September...

15 Jul 2019

Better risk management needed in the manufacturing industry
Better risk management needed in the manufacturing industryArticle

Manufacturing is an industry that is highly vulnerable to cyber attacks....

12 Jul 2019

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Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutinyArticle

An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development...

12 Jul 2019

Ethiopians read newspapers in Addis Ababa on June 24. Following what the government refers to as a failed attempted coup, access to the internet was cut and journalists were arrested. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor pressArticle

While internet shutdowns and anti-terror laws being turned against journalists are nothing new in Ethiopia, their use in recent weeks is in stark contrast to the Ethiopia that welcomed the international media community for World Press Freedom Day...

Muthoki Mumo 10 Jul 2019

BitCo completes extensive wireless network upgrade and introduces new wireless pricing
BitCo completes extensive wireless network upgrade and introduces new wireless pricingArticle

As wireless internet service providers scramble to outshine each other with low-cost data deals, one provider is choosing to rebuild its wireless network as well as attack high connectivity costs directly at the source...

Issued by BitCo 8 Jul 2019

Stay ahead of emerging cyber threats
Stay ahead of emerging cyber threatsArticle

Over the past couple of decades, changes in the threat landscape have driven changes in how we design, implement and manage security...

Doros Hadjizenonos 8 Jul 2019

When it comes to cyber security: focus on people, lose the siloes
When it comes to cyber security: focus on people, lose the siloesArticle

As cybercrime becomes more sophisticated by the day, businesses are struggling to secure their data and company infrastructures...

Daniel Lotter 5 Jul 2019

Burkina Faso's presidential palace is seen in Ouagadougou on March 20, 2019. The president and Constitutional Council have the power to prevent the enactment of revisions of the country's penal code that could result in jail time for reporters. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Olympia de Maismont.
Burkina Faso parliament criminalises false news, reporting on terrorismArticle

Burkina Faso's parliament adopted revisions to the country's penal code which criminalise using any means of communication to disseminate information about terrorist attacks ...

4 Jul 2019

Euan Ashley and his collaborators were able to compare tissue from healthy hearts with that of failing hearts, and have discovered how genes network as the heart fails. Photo:
Steve Fisch
Gene networks reveal transition from healthy to failing heartArticle

Scientists investigating heart failure have been limited to studying diseased heart tissue in the lab - understandably, as people don't tend to pluck out a healthy heart for the sake of research...

Hanae Armitage 3 Jul 2019

Stop navel gazing at encryption
Stop navel gazing at encryptionArticle

We are so enthralled by our own brilliance in cryptography that we forget that most data at rest - tucked away inside databases - is unencrypted...

Lori MacVittie 2 Jul 2019

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Africa hotel growth expected to remain positive despite economic uncertaintyArticle

Opportunities aplenty for business tourism in Africa according to PwC's ninth edition of the Hotels Outlook: 2019-2023, which includes information about hotel accommodation in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania...

27 Jun 2019

Essential cloud security concepts
Essential cloud security conceptsArticle

Possibly the most important attribute of the cloud is that critical business applications can be deployed, managed, and distributed faster and easier than by any other method...

Doros Hadjizenonos 20 Jun 2019

Choreographer Christopher L Huggins chats new ballet Amaranth
Choreographer Christopher L Huggins chats new ballet AmaranthArticle

Dance fans are in for a treat when Cape Town City Ballet's Amaranth opens on Saturday, 22 June 2019. We talk to choreographer Christopher L Huggins about his work included in the triple bill...

Debbie Hathway 20 Jun 2019

Doctors and nurses were held at gunpoint to stop giving patients treatment. (Paul Botes)
Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safetyArticle

Three Mpumalanga hospitals are running on skeleton staff and have shut down all outpatient services as workers embark on a stay away to protest a recent spate of attacks on doctors and nurses and unsafe working conditions.

Nelisiwe Msomi 19 Jun 2019

Mining automation, IIoT, raise cyber risk
Mining automation, IIoT, raise cyber riskArticle

Next-generation automation is a double-edged sword for the mining sector, increasing the risk of cyber attacks...

18 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019 Entertainment winners include VMLY&R and Net#work BBDO!
#CannesLions2019: Entertainment winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Entertainment Lions, Entertainment for Music Lions and Entertainment for Sport Lions announced during the Entertainment award track ceremony and SA bringing home two Bronze Lions...

18 Jun 2019

C Derek Campbell, CEO of Energy & Natural Resource Security, Inc.
Protecting Africa's energy assetsArticle

Oil and gas infrastructure is quickly becoming a principal target for terrorists, rogue organisations, hostile state and non-state actors, and criminal enterprises...

Emmanuel Okogba 18 Jun 2019

Calls to arm teachers slated
Calls to arm teachers slatedArticle

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has vehemently rejected calls for teachers to be armed with weapons on school premises, describing the appeal as "irresponsible, reckless and dangerous"...

14 Jun 2019

AI in cybersecurity - friend or foe?
AI in cybersecurity - friend or foe?Article

It's no news that advances in AI and machine learning have enormous transformative potential for cybersecurity defences...

Simon McCullough 13 Jun 2019

Researchers set sights on cataloguing the genetic diversity of insects pestering SA olives
Researchers set sights on cataloguing the genetic diversity of insects pestering SA olivesArticle

A genetic catalogue of the insect pests found on wild and cultivated olive tree species in South Africa is being compiled by a small team of geneticists in the Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University and their South African and overseas collaborators...

Engela Duvenage 12 Jun 2019

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More work lies ahead to make Africa's new free trade area succeedArticle

After being ratified by the required minimum 22 nations, all the member states of the AU are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent...

By Frank Mattheis and Ueli Staeger 7 Jun 2019

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