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How vulnerable is South Africa to cyber attacks?

How vulnerable is South Africa to cyber attacks?

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In July, state-owned ports company Transnet fell victim to hackers. The cyber attack essentially paralysed the SOE, with the ports operator having to declare a force majeure. Container terminals and cargo control had to be switched over to manual processing, creating obvious delays. The company, according to Bloomberg, had been targeted with “a strain of…
4 Connecticut police officers in Las Vegas crash; 1 dead, 1 dealing with DUI charge: reports

4 Connecticut police officers in Las Vegas crash; 1 dead, 1 dealing with DUI...

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A Connecticut police officer was being held on $100,000 bail Saturday, accused of being an impaired driver following a Las Vegas crash that left a fellow officer dead, according to reports.New Haven police Officer Robert Ferraro, 34, a six-year member of the force, was at the wheel of a 2020 Rolls Royce with three other…
Illegal tobacco comprises half of SA’s market; tax deficiency now most likely

Illegal tobacco comprises half of SA’s market; tax deficiency now most likely

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South Africa will very likely fall short of Treasury budget estimates for duties from cigarettes and other tobacco products in the year through 2022. This is according to British American Tobacco, who says the lengthy sales ban on tobacco products forced smokers to seek products elsewhere. Currently, illicit tobacco makes up more than half of…
4th wave by Christmas unless 90%of SA above 35 gets vaccine– Prof Shabir Madhi

4th wave by Christmas unless 90%of SA above 35 gets vaccine– Prof Shabir Madhi

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The South African government has been severely criticised for its handling of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. Although South Africans between 18 and 35 can now be vaccinated, many citizens (of all ages) are still hesitant to get the jab. Professor Shabir Madhi of Wits University says that if we are to avoid a fourth wave…
There will be massive loss of services if Sasria can’t pay claims on time– Stuart Pringle

There will be massive loss of services if Sasria can’t pay claims on time–...

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The social unrest in South Africa in July caused extensive damage to 161 malls and shopping centres, as well as 11 warehouses, eight factories, and 161 liquor outlets and distributors. Clothing retailer Mr Price Group Ltd. saw 109 stores entirely cleaned out and hundreds more closed. As Bloomberg reported, while some claims would be assessed…
Sánchez homers, Yanks beat Rangers 4-3 to get in wild card

Sánchez homers, Yanks beat Rangers 4-3 to get in wild card

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Gary Sánchez rebounded from poor defensive play with a go-ahead home run, four pitchers combined for scoreless relief and the New York Yankees gained in the AL wild-card race with a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.Sánchez put the Yankees ahead in the second inning against rookie A.J. Alexy (2-1) with his…
Illinois college student stays missing out on after almost a month, cops ask public for assistance

Illinois college student stays missing out on after almost a month, cops ask public...

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Amid the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito and subsequent discovery of her body on Sunday, Illinois investigators have been searching for a 25-year-old graduate student for nearly a month.Jelani Day, 25, was last seen in Bloomington on August 24. His family in Danville and a faculty member at Illinois State University reported him missing after…

Dan Bongino raises concerns about the Russia examination’s origins following very first Durham indictment

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Dan Bongino questioned what Hillary Clinton know about the Russia "collusion hoax," and whether the conspiracy was "larger than we thought" following the first indictment Special Counsel John Durham's probe looking into the origins of the Russia investigation Saturday on "Unfiltered with Dan Bongino." DAN BONGINO: Did you see the indictment that came out on Friday?…
Cleveland mayor’s grand son fatally shot, report states

Cleveland mayor’s grand son fatally shot, report states

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s 24-year grandson was fatally shot Sunday in the city, according to the Cleveland Plains Dealer, citing law enforcement sources.The paper reported that Jackson was with other city officials at the scene of the shooting in the city’s Kinsman neighborhood. The shooting victim was identified as Frank Q. Jackson, 24. The mayor’s…
Audi TT RS coupé quattro: Practiced entertainer

Audi TT RS coupé quattro: Practiced entertainer

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Unveiled at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show, the TT concept was seen as a design masterpiece. Drawing on the Auto Union racers of the 30s, the sleek coupé had a very clean, symmetrical look that was said to be inspired by Bauhaus design philosophy. The futuristic look was well-received, but many thought – as is…

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Are Retirement Annuities dead?– Dawn Ridler

Are Retirement Annuities dead?– Dawn Ridler

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Dawn Ridler is the founder of Kerenga Wealth Ecology. The financial advisor is a regular contributor at BizNews – her straight-talking, no-nonsense attitude is a firm favourite with BizNews webinar attendees. Ridler has also penned myriad pieces on retirement in South Africa. Below, the Johannesburg-based expert discusses retirement annuities – are they dead, she asks?…
J&J might follow ImmunityBio’s South African Covid booster shot trial

J&J might follow ImmunityBio’s South African Covid booster shot trial

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(Bloomberg) – Talks are underway with Johnson & Johnson about running a booster trial in South Africa after the company’s Covid-19 vaccine was used in a mass trial of almost half a million health workers in the country. The trial would include participants from that study, known as Sisonke, and could possibly start in October,…
Procrastination’s high investing expense– With insights from The Wall Street Journal

Procrastination’s high investing expense– With insights from The Wall Street Journal

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“Your investment inertia could be costing you thousands of dollars. Here’s how to break out of it,” writes Jason Zweig of The Wall Street Journal. "Your investment inertia could be costing you thousands of dollars. Here’s how to break out of it," writes Jason Zweig of The Wall Street Journal. This article is exclusive to…
International light shines on SA designer, Sumayya Vally– however she stays dedicated to Joburg

International light shines on SA designer, Sumayya Vally– however she stays dedicated to Joburg

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London is a city renowned for its architecture, with great buildings like the Palace of Westminster and St Paul’s cathedral, the masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren. In recent years, more modern architecture – like Norman Foster’s ‘Gherkin‘ and Renzo Piano’s ‘Shard‘ sky scraper – have been changing the skyline. In the European summer, the city…
Nebraska’s Scott Frost apparently mad at authorities after Oklahoma pregame skirmish

Nebraska’s Scott Frost apparently mad at authorities after Oklahoma pregame skirmish

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(Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/bd/4d/scott-frost-091821-getty-ftr_8t4xuiro37a819cwisepclm6z.jpg?t=-39838325&w=500&quality=80 Nebraska and Oklahoma haven't played each other since 2010, but clearly no love has been lost between these former Big 12 rivals if their pregame skirmish is any indication. Roughly 20 minutes before kickoff of Saturday's game between the Cornhuskers and third-ranked Sooners, Oklahoma's team crossed midfield to jeer at a few…