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Inside Facebook’s big bet on Africa

New undersea cables will massively increase bandwidth to the continent

Web threatens democracy and must be regulated – without limits on freedom of speech

The political harms caused by large scale are critical issues as well, and ought to be considered in antitrust enforcement

Cellphones the front line for gender equality

Access to cellphones is not an end in itself. Rather, it is a way to level the playing field not only through knowledge, but also through connection

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, but new walls are going up everywhere

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago but today we have more borders and walls than ever

Iraq cut the internet, and the economy suffered

Cyber security NGO NetBlocks estimated the total losses to the Iraqi economy at $951 million

A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere

In the mid-2000s, Matthew Buckland took over the M&G’s website, and gave it a new lease on life. First, though, he had to fight an ownership battle

Conscious social investment will gain consumer favour

The transparency provided by the internet means that every corporate action is judged

Bangladesh slows internet ahead of election

At the end of an election campaign marked by deadly violence, internet services were slowed across the country with 3G and 4G services suspended

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Ebrahim Patel MIA as the South African National Accreditation System battles its board

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has failed to intervene at the South African National Accreditation System since being made aware of alleged board inteference last November

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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