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Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced this week

Oscar Pistorius is due to be sentenced this week in the High Court in Pretoria. Proceedings will start at 9:45am.

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Dlamini claims SA can survive on R753 a month

According to Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, South Africans can live off R753 a month. A little rich coming from someone who earns just over R2 million a year.

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South Africa’s economic fate is in the hands of ratings agency

South Africans will be holding their breath as the country’s credit rating is announced later today.

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South Africa’s (Potential) Credit Rating Downgrade

In June, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) will make its decision on whether to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating to junk status or not.

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Consumers saved by the National Credit Amendment Act

Are you stuck with debt older than three years? Thanks to the National Credit Amendment Act, debt that are prescribed are no longer legal to collect.

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FNB tops it as the best bank for Internet and mobile banking

A month ago FNB were in hot water with their customers due to a phishing scam, however, they still take the top spot in mobile banking.

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South Africa’s best ADSL bundle deals are affordable

With the popularity of ADSL connections in SA, bundle deals for 2Mbps and 4Mbps have become eminently more affordable.

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Check out the new 'C-Fibre' uncapped prices

Cell-C has launched an exciting new fibre-to-the-home service and plans to extend it's fibre reach dramatically.

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Why not carpool? App hopes to solve Cape Town's traffic

As 2016 has rolled in, the Mother City has cumulative traffic of unacceptable standards with commuters experiencing 1,2, sometimes even 3 hours of traffic travelling to and from work. A ride-sharing app called 'uGoMyWay' hopes to provide a solution.

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What South Africans should really pay for fuel

Did you know the cost of petrol is really just R7.37 per litre? So what happens to the rest of your money?

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Find a free Wi-Fi hotspot near you

Down to your last 100 megabytes? No need to worry, you can now locate a free Wi-Fi hotspot closeby.

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Smart ID Online Application available

For those who feared facing the Home Affairs’ queues for their Smart IDs, the digital age has once again come to the rescue and is allowing you to apply for your Smart ID online.

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WhatsApp prepares for growth by turning away certain models

By the end of the year 2016, instant messaging giant, WhatsApp will no longer offer their services to certain operating systems. Did your phone make the cut?

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Unclaimed Smart IDs could be problematic this weekend

Have you collected your ID book or smart card at the nearest Department of Home Affairs?

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Pravin delivers stringent budget

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, delivered a no-nonsense, no-frills budget speech.

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Build up to Budget 2016

With great anticipation, a nation awaits to hear from newly (re)appointed Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, who is set to deliver his budget speech in parliament later today.

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Risky business: Check out five of the most dangerous jobs in South Africa

While sitting in the office, is your biggest risk running out of coffee? Or having NO internet connection when you are on a deadline?

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Petrol price to fall significantly

South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief as the petrol price is set to fall dramatically.

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What you need to know about the Zika virus

The Zika virus has swept panic across the world particularly in the Americas. Here's what you need to know about the virus.

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Hello Peter: Cell C Dominates in Customer Service

According to HelloPeter, Cell C has the highest percentage of compliments amongst all users while MTN customers have quite the opposite reaction with the highest percentage if complaints.

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Top Stolen Cars in SA

When buying an expensive, flashy car in South Africa we often think of the constant worry about safety and the probability of a hijacking, but stats reveal these cars are not always the ones most at risk…

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Cape Town officer shot at point blank range caught on film

Shocking footage has emerged showing a Cape Town police officer being shot at point blank range on the N2 highway.

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Dear South Africans: 15 Images That Prove You Live in a Magical Country

Take a moment out of your busy schedule to breathe – take sometime to appreciate South Africa.

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The Top Spots In South Africa This Weekend

It’s that time again kids, the weekend. Here are all the events in South Africa you just can’t afford to miss.

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Back-to-school on a budget

It’s that time of year, parents are tearing their hair out at the stationery lists while kids insist on the latest back-packs and shoes before they head off to school. But how much have you saved?

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Which vehicle finance option is best for you?

Are you struggling to find a car with a vehicle finance plan that suits you?

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Prepare to save for your child's education

Last year’s debacle on increased education fees hit the country by storm, and one can’t help but be concerned about the future generation.

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Have financial resolutions in place for 2016

If your spending this festive season resembled something of a ‘wild ride’, 2016 could be your year to set financial resolutions.

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21st Century Banking and How It Will Change Your Life

Out with the old, in with the new - hello smartphones, goodbye plastic cards. Drastic changes await 21st century banking and that means the next time you enter a shop, it could be a completely different experience.

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A new car or flat? What comes first?

Are you faced with the dilemma of either buying your first car or your first apartment? This is one of the tough financial decisions numerous young people face.

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How To Be Financially Happy In 2016

The holidays are traditionally a time of excess spending and a disregard for finances. Avoid falling for this trap by managing your Christmas spending and start your 2016 financially fit.

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Building insurance: All you need to know

Becoming a homeowner is both an exciting and freeing experience. But with this independence comes responsibility.

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Stars and their cars

From Steve McQueen to Mick Jagger, we take a drive down memory lane and look at the famous stars in their equally awesome cars.

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Where's my Christmas bonus?

The end of the year has arrived and many employees' faces will be shining at the anticipation of receiving a Christmas bonus, but this is not always the case.

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Step-By-Step Guide To Taking Out A Home Loan

Deciding to buy a house is an exciting venture for anyone. Not only are you adding a huge asset to your name, it means that you will finally have a place to call your own.

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SA economy makes U-turn following Gordhan reappointment

South African President Jacob Zuma has named his second minister of finance in just four days, re-appointing former minister of finance, Pravin Gordhan.

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Facebook reveals what the world spoke about in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, Facebook takes us down the memory lane of all the major events that brought us all together.

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10 Favourite South African Vineyards That People Wine About

South Africa is blessed with some of the best vineyards in the world. Here are some of the popular wine farms that people are raving about!

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Life insurance rates: How factors can influence the costs

Many people put life insurance off and make other insurances a priority without realising the importance of insuring one's life.

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Financial Advice For The Holiday Season

Christmas time can be rough on your bank account. With all the extra expenses straining your finances, the holiday of fun and remembering blessings can become a nightmare instead. This is especially true if you’re already in debt.

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Who Is The Ombudsman?

Do you have complaints with the company you have/had dealings with? Unable to resolve these particular issues with the organisation in question? Then the Ombudsman is the person to resolve the pending conflict.

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Google Play Music Launches In South Africa

Google has become the latest tech giant to launch a streaming music service in South Africa.

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The Many Benefits Of Financial Calculators

Paying attention to your personal finances should be your number one priority in life. Developing a budget, saving, and managing your retirement fund are all crucial factors in determining your financial future.

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How To Get A Loan If You Are Blacklisted

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to obtain a loan legally when you are blacklisted. While most banks do not allow this, there are private loan companies who can assist. Being blacklisted, however, will also change the terms of the loan, as your bad credit history registers as a risk to the company. Here’s what you need to know about finding and taking out a loan:

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The Truth Behind Speeding Fines In South Africa

If you've owned a car for awhile, the chances are good that you've been caught speeding and have had to pay a fine before. After having to fork over the hundreds of Rands to pay your fine, there might have been a few things that you wondered about traffic fines in South Africa. Here are a few truths behind speeding fines in S.A:

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A Fabulous Day In Cape Town With The Entertainer

Cape Town + The Entertainer = Explosiveness! Save over R1 million while only paying R495 for the app and R495 for the book.

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5 Companies You Should Be Investing In Before 2016

2015 is drawing to a close and 2016 is just around the corner. Is making money one of your New Year's resolutions?

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The 5 Most Violent Areas In South Africa

While there are areas of South Africa with little or no crime, some areas are among the most violent in the world. Here's a rundown of those areas.

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The Cheapest Places To Live In The World

While 1st world metropolitan cities have a higher cost of living than ever before, there are places in the world that are downright affordable. The price of living in a certain place or country is determined by any factors such as a city's urban design, the availability of jobs, and the economic position of that place. Here are a few of the cheapest places on earth you could call home:

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How To Visit Your Dream Destination Without Ending Up Broke

Now is your chance - WIN your dream holiday for 2! Simply click on any of the links below and fill in your details and dream destination and you could be flying there with your loved one before you know it!

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iPhone case can hack your PIN

In a scary realisation, it appears thieves can steal your bank card PIN code by simply standing in line behind you at the till. How you ask? CNC explains;

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Blast From The Past: Terrorist Attacks Over The Past 10 Years

The recent Paris attacks re-opened a can of worms, drawing out tragic memories from the past. Here's an overview of terror attacks from the last 10 years.

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16 Days of Activism: How You Can Help

Today marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. An international awareness campaign, it has become an important event in South Africa, where women and child abuse remains a high level problem. This year it will run under the banner, “Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward.”

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Top 5 Asked Questions About The New Car License Renewal Laws

As of the 1st of November, the process for renewing a driver's license in South Africa underwent some changes. The new law requires that drivers have to provide a proof of residence when renewing their driver's license disk. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the new law

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Car Insurance Myths To Be On The Lookout For

Kid’s aren’t the only one’s who myths and fairy tales are told to, the world of car insurance is full of myths and half-truths that adults believe everyday. Below is a list of the most common car insurance myths and mistakes to avoid in car insurance:

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Where In The World Do South African Rands NOT Suck?

Let's face it - the rand is not the strongest currency in the world. And this makes travel even more daunting for South Africans. However, there are still a few countries that will take your rand a bit further.

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SA's 10 Most Expensive Suburbs

You may be saving your pennies for a couple more years to buy your dream home as we take a look at the 10 most expensive suburbs in South Africa.

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Facebook Expands Safety Check In Wake Of #ParisAttacks

After Paris attacks, Facebook will allow people to do a safety check after any human disaster.

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5 Time-Wasting Habits You Need To Cut Out In Order To Get Ahead

There’s a statistic that is often quoted which says that approximately 20% of your actions account for 80% of your success. That leaves 80% of what you’re doing as a low-value activity, or a complete waste of time. Here’s what you need to cut out if you want to make it ahead of the pack:

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This Is What R4 Billion Could Do For South Africa Aside From Buying The President A Jet

There are numerous public sectors in South Africa that could use a R4 billion cash injection. Housing, schools, and hospitals are just a few who could put the R4 billion, purportedly going to be spent on a private jet for president Zuma, to better use. Here are a view other things we be spending the R4 billion on:

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Millenials are skipping the banks, asking family instead

Banks should take note – millennials are getting their advice from friends and family and not banking institutions.

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Driving Your Car At Optimal Performance In SA

Rising fuel costs, a weakening rand and a tougher economic environment, alongside an ever-increasing interest rate and generally negative sentiment among consumers, are just some of the factors attributed to the biggest decline this year so far in new vehicle sales in South Africa.

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3 Online Scams Trending in SA

We are all aware that we need to work hard for the things we want in life, whether it be a new house, car or hospital cover for when we really need it.

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10 Most Bizarre Excuses People Use For Skipping Work - #2 Is Hilarious

From diarrhea to your kid is sick - chances are your boss has heard it all. But I’m sure you haven’t tried any of these excuses because they are absolutely hilarious!

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Here Are S.A’s Top Ranked And Most Expensive Universities

South Africa may not have the Ivy League schools of America, but we do have 10 of the 11 best universities in Africa, and are also included in the top 4% of universities in the world. Check below for the best universities in the country, ranked by the QS Global University Rankings for 2015:

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Inside the Clifton house that cost R111 million

As the Atlantic coastline continues to inflate in price, we take a look at a R111 million luxury home - not bought by a foreigner.

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The Brand New LG V10 is Now Available for Pre Order

The LG G4 was not exactly a hit with the public as the Korean company expected, but this has opened up a new can of worms for LG.

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Why you may want to hold your next business meeting on a boat?

Yes, you heard right. Arranging an important meeting on a boat may just help you seal an important deal with a big client.

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#NationalShutdown - the struggle continues…

The #FeesMustFall student movement has gained incredible momentum in the last few days, with students all over the country standing in solidarity to protest the proposed increase in university fees for 2016.

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Here Are South Africa's 5 Most Expensive Schools

South Africa has some pretty prestigious schools, but they're going to cost you! Here's our rundown of the five most expensive schools in the country.

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#FeesMustFall Protests Shutdown SA’s Universities!

South Africa’s biggest universities have been affected by student protests over the increase of education fees.

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These Are The Most Downloaded And Fastest Growing Apps In SA

Facebook’s flagship app and its subsidiaries, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the top four most-downloaded apps in South Africa, according to a report.

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10 Distinct Reasons You Should NEVER Travel To South Africa

You'll regret every second you stay in South Africa for these 10 reasons...

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Goodbye South Africa, Hello World: Get Amazingly Cheap Emirates Deals Today!

If you’ve ever wanted to travel the world, now’s the time to do it. Travelstart is one of the best travel agencies in South Africa, and they’re having a massive sale!

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Is Mediwell The "Apple A Day" Of The Modern Era?

The rising costs of living are such that even those with gainful employment sometimes find themselves unable to afford health cover.

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How To Get Your Smart ID And Passport At The Bank

Need a smart ID or a passport? Unwilling to spend long hours in the queue?

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How did VW not see this coming?

Last week was not good for Volkswagen (VW): an estimated $18bn fine, executives potentially facing criminal charges, a 20% drop in share price and a reputation in shatters.

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South Africa Crime Stats Shockingly High

The high crime rate in South Africa has been of much concern in recent years, and the latest stats are nothing short of shocking!

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How To Make Money Fast In South Africa

So you feel as though your salary is just never cutting it? Always broke before the new month even starts?

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12 Odd South African Expressions That Drive The World Crazy

Find out which expressions South Africans find normal but are completely ludicrous to the world.

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What are South Africa’s Highest Paying Jobs?

To maintain a decent standard of living and a competitive edge, here is a list of some of the highest paying jobs in South Africa.

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5 Words CEO’s Dread, “Apple Is Entering The Market”

After Nokia and Blackberry were crushed to dust by the behemoth Apple, it seems the next big thing on their list is Hollywood studios.

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5 Fascinating Things Unveiled At IFA 2015

The IFA (Consumer Electronics Unlimited) kicked-off a week-long event in Berlin, Germany over the weekend.

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South Africa's Vehicle Sales Continue To Fall

Total vehicle sales in South Africa have fallen by 8.2 percent in the past year, according to Naamsa (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa).

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S.A Road Accidents When Are You At The Most Risk: Weekdays VS Weekends

South African roads aren't exactly the safest place on earth. With one of the highest rate of road accidents in the world, and also records the most road accidents in Africa.

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See How Your Travel Experience Is Switching Up Digitally

The on-demand economy is rising and this is forcing travel to change as well. Technology and consumers are the main reason the transformation is happening so quickly.

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[Digital Marketing] The Next Digital Generation

Digital experts are starting to warn of a skills shortage in digital marketing implementation and strategy in South Africa due to the speed with which the local industry has evolved, as well as a 'poach policy' rather than a 'mentoring' mentality.

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Prepare Your Finances For When You Can't Manage Them

There is always the scary realisation that one day you may not be able to manage your finances as you currently do so.

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The Sandwich Generation

A growing trend in South Africa has seen individuals referred to as the 'Sandwich Generation,' supporting both their children and their ageing parents financially.

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Top Stolen Cars in South Africa

When buying an expensive, flashy car in South Africa we often think of the constant worry about safety and the probability of a hijacking, but stats reveal these cars are not always the ones most at risk...

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Meet Click n Compare's CEO

Ryan Marx is the CEO and co-founder of Click n Compare, we asked him what he has learnt from starting his own company and his vision for the future.

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Find Out How People Who Quit Their Jobs Afford To Travel

If you've always wanted to travel , the mental obstacles disrupting your daydream are usually ones such as "how much will it cost?" or "where will I get the money from?", or something along the lines of financial constraints.

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How Can I Lower My Car Insurance?

Want to know how your car insurance rates are calculated? Take a look as we give you the scoop on avoiding high premiums.

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South African Cheaters Revealed In Ashley Madison Hack!!!

The personal details of 175,000 South African men and women who use the very popular AshleyMadison.com - a website used by men and women to have affairs - have been exposed online.

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We Remember Reeva Steenkamp!

Reeva Steenkamp would have celebrated her 32nd birthday today. In light of Oscar Pistorius' imminent release from prison, we remember the SA beauty who charmed all the lives she touched.

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The World's Most Dependable Cars of 2015

Many think the more you pay for a car equals the more reliability and longevity one will receive from it. Right? Not always.

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ANC Reshuffles It's Strategy

President Jacob Zuma is set to induct his third cabinet shuffle since his inauguration in 2009. This following last week's announcement of his nine-point plan to address challenges facing South Africa's economy.

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We're Only Just Starting To Understand The Side-Effects Of Driverless Cars

The dawn of driverless cars is almost upon us. Many people in industry seem certain that the largest revolution in personal transport since the invention of the car itself is less than a decade away.

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Mobile Internet Penetration Rises to 88 Million

Despite the slow broadband penetration in the country, Nigeria still has a steady and impressive growth rate in mobile internet penetration, according to recent statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

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Now Let Me Introduce South Africa’s Most Innovative Company…

"At Nike we never really had an accessible technology to help athletes with overall body optimization - what LifeQ has done to bring this technology to life is really exciting." - Leslie Lane, former Head of Nike Running.

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Inspirational South African Women

Women have always shaped the world around them by putting their beliefs and convictions into action. South African mothers, daughters and sisters have inspired us all throughout the years, here’s a list of South African women currently making a difference in the world around them.

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South Africa’s 7 Best Local TV Shows of All Time

Ever since 1976, the year when television was first introduced to South Africa; people were and still are united by one common factor – local television series.

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4 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids Financial Responsibility

From the moment they are introduced to this world your kids are exposed to advertising and marketing. From television to billboards advertisements, children are encouraged to purchase the latest toys, clothes and technology. And while school may teach them everything they need to know about maths and science, it is the parents responsibility to teach kids about being financially savvy and responsible.

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How To Get Your Free Version Of Windows 10

Ladies and gentleman, it seems Microsoft may have done something right this time with the release of their new operating system, Windows 10. Not only did they do us a favour by skipping number 9, but this new OS looks like it was efficiently designed.

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What Google Really Knows About You?

Haven’t you ever wondered what nitty-gritty pieces of information Google knows about your life? My curiosity recently took me on a tour through Google Dashboard, a transparency tool that allows users to see what kind of data Google has accumulated in order to form your digital profile.

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Why Being An SA Politician Is One Of The Most Lucrative Jobs In The World

Despite high levels of unemployment and crime, and overall poor performance by the ruling political party, South African politicians are among some of the highest paid in the world. In fact, one of the most lucrative job positions in the world is being a South African politician. Read below and find out what some of South Africa’s top earning politicians make.

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Affordable And Energy Efficient Computing With CloudGate Square

CloudWare, a MICROmega Group company, has launched its palm-sized CloudGate Square computer running the Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system.

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Idle Cyberthreats? Shhhh says AshleyMadison!

If you never took Cyberthreats seriously before, it's probably time you join the rest of us on this ever-evolving digital playground called the Internet.

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Ways To Tell If Your Computer Is Infected With A Virus

For as long as there have been computers, computer viruses have been around making our lives a little more difficult. Over the years computer viruses have become more sophisticated and harder to detect. Nowadays viruses come in Trojans, spyware, worms, adware and many other forms of ‘malware’. Each virus affects your computer differently, this guide will help you to tell if your computer has been infected with a virus, and which virus has infected your computer.

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7 Ways That Satellites Have Improved Our Lives

In honour of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, we’ve decided to take a look at how another important piece of space technology has improved our lives. Satellites have changed the ways in which we exchange information, predict natural occurrences and how we communicate with one another. Check out the list below for a more indepth look at how satellites have improved our lives.

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A Mandela Day Inspired Adventure

Ubuntu, dignity, freedom for self and others, authentic leadership and selfless service to humanity. These are the core values of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and also the inspiration for an executive climb to conquer Africa’s highest point - Uhuru Peak on Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s an undertaking that aims to embrace the everlasting legacy of Madiba by keeping disadvantaged girls in school.

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Which SD Card Should You Buy?

When it comes to taking photos there are many factors to consider, what camera to buy, what lenses to buy and of course which bag looks the coolest. However, there is one thing that many photographers don’t consider.

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More Bang For Your Travel Bucks

So you’re leaving on a jet plane and don’t know when you’ll be back again? Preparing for a vacation or business trip can be a real pain in the keister. Have I packed accordingly? Am I forgetting anything important? Did I print the ticket information off? Who’s driving us to the airport? Believe me, the last thing you want to be fretting over is your travel money.

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6 Ways To Save On Monthly Insurance Payments

In today’s unpredictable world, having reliable and sufficient insurance can help save you money in the long run. Monthly insurance payments can become costly, if you have higher premiums, and more than one policy. Here are a few tips to help you save on all your monthly insurance costs:

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How You Can Spend Your 67 Minutes In Honour Of Mandela

Mandela Day is held on the 18th of July, and is celebrated around the world as individuals are encouraged to spend 67 minutes of the day doing something to help or benefit their fellow man. The 67 minutes are in honour of the 67 years that Nelson Mandela spent fighting for equality in South Africa. Not sure how you can spend your 67 minutes? Here are a few suggestions.

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Who is South Africa's Best ISP?

Users struggle regularly when looking for a decent internet service provider, with each of them offering the best service at the most affordable rates. Which of them live up to their promises, if any? Read below to get the full picture on South African internet service providers.

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The Best Broadband Suburbs In South Africa

Broadband internet has taken South Africa by storm, with options like wireless or fibre optical connections being made available all over the country. However, some suburbs have faster and better broadband connection than others.

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Which South African Mobile Provider Has The Worst Service Delivery?

Anyone that owns a cellphone and makes use of one of South Africa’s major network providers have their own accounts of poor customer service, bad signal reception or being overcharged. Below is a blow-by-blow account of the worst service delivery by South African mobile providers.

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8 Of The Best Free Photo Apps

Today is international camera day, and to honour the occasion we’ve put together a list of 8 of the best free photo apps for your phone. Check out the list below and spice up your phone photography with these free social, editing and camera applications.

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Money Tips From Some Of The Richest People In The World

Want to make a million but not sure on how to get started? Check out these tips from some of the world’s wealthiest businesspeople, celebrities and self-made millionaires.

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The $1.3 Million Date And Other Online Scams

For as long as the internet has been around, criminals have been using it to take advantage of innocent individuals and businesses. Although the methods have changed and become more sophisticated, the goal remains the same: scamming people out of their money. Below is a list of the 5 biggest internet scams in history, and how much the criminals managed to make off with.

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South Africa's Best Internet Service Provider Goes To...

Cell C, Telkom, MTN or Vodacom? Find out whose the best internet service provider in South Africa.

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Top 5 Picnic Spots Around The World.

International picnic day is tomorrow, 18 June 2015. Grab some snacks, your picnic basket and blanket and find the nearest place to chill out. We have highlighted a few great spots for you to visit.

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10 Of The Best Gifts To Get Your Dad This Fathers Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, sons and daughters around the world will be rushing to find that perfect gift to spoil dad for the day. Ditch the boring socks and dull shirts, and get your dad something special with a little help from this handy guide.

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Mobile Use In South Africa Is On The Rise

Since the first mobile phones were introduced in South Africa, roughly twenty years ago, their usage and popularity has continued to grow. Nowadays, South Africa is ranked as one of the world leaders in smartphone use, mobile data usage and mobile internet access.

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6 Ways To Recognise A Money Scam

Fraudsters are always coming up with new and devious ideas to scam innocent people out of their money. The only way to safeguard yourself against these schemes is to stay one step ahead of the criminals, below are six useful tips to help you from becoming the victim of a money scam.

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Why Cape Town? A Guide For Expats And Tourists

Cape Town has been one of the world’s top tourist destinations for some time, including being named the ‘Number One Place To Visit’ by the New York Times in 2014. Now, the city is becoming popular for expats, from both locally and abroad, who now call the city ‘home’. Here is a handy guide to help all of those new to the Mother City.

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7 Driving Habits That Drive Us All Crazy

The car - your armour; The passengers - your army ; And your driving skills - your assault. It's quite easy to imagine driving to work or anywhere for that matter, as preparation to go fight in a very dirty, dangerous battle. Especially when there are motorists, with irritating habits, who cause unnecessary traffic, and potentially risk lives, on road.

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5 INCREDIBLE 2025 Tech Predictions

Technology is moving forward at an alarming rate, with common tech items, such as smartphones, being improved upon year-to-year. But, predicting the direction that technology is headed, however, is not always so simple, as many different factors come into play. Here are five predictions, according to Click n Compare, on some of the technology we could be using by 2025.

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Rural South Africa To Get Free Wi-Fi

Rural Eastern Cape is about to get high-speed internet service through a dedicated wi-fi connection.

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Bizarre Car Insurance Claims

We all know that accidents happen; that’s why everyone has Car Insurance. Sometimes, the completely unexpected happens. Here are 6 of the most bizarre claims on Car Insurance. That is, 6 hilariously good reasons why having insurance coverage for your car is a good idea.

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Mind-Blowing Facts About The Internet

Nothing has revolutionised the word of computers and communications like the invention of the internet. A large percentage of the world’s entire population uses the internet every single day, without realising the sheer magnitude of its networking structure, or the amount of data that gets processed every second. To put it into perspective, here are some mind blowing facts about the internet today.

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Me&you: South Africa’s new mobile network operator

The teaser campaign, with the #BeUnordinary hashtag, led many to believe that the European mobile network, Orange would be setting up shop in the country. Instead, it has emerged that this campaign formed part of the pre-launch of me&you mobile, a new virtual mobile network operator that will be making its debut on 4 May this year, through Durban-based company, Ignition Group

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The Most Pointless Websites on the Internet

Sometimes useless sights have the most entertainment value. We’ve found some of the most useless, yet oddly entertaining and satisfying pages out there.

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xeNOphobia: The Implications

For the past week, the whole world has watched in horror as the Xenophobic attacks surged through the townships of Durban and Johannesburg, and the rest of the country waited, in fear, wondering if the madness would spread.

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Mobile Apps That Are Useful To South Africans

With thousands and thousands of mobile apps available for download, we take a look at a few of them that are most useful to South Africans.

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Zim Launches Own Social Media Network

Zimbabwe now has its own social media network, Wangu, that operates along the same lines as popular social networks like Twitter, Myspace and Facebook.

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Lia Travel Assistant App Revolutionises Business Travel in South Africa

A mobile app has been developed, named Lia, which acts as your personal travel assistant. This tool simplifies the process of business travel, eliminating the frustration that comes with making travel arrangements.

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Lia Travel Assistant App Revolutionises Business Travel in South Africa

A mobile app has been developed, named Lia, which acts as your personal travel assistant. This tool simplifies the process of business travel, eliminating the frustration that comes with making travel arrangements.

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Uproar Over Cell Phone Contract Price Hikes

There was much opposition when major cell phone provider, Vodacom, announced last week that there would be an increase in the price of all cell phone contracts, both new and existing. This quickly turned to outrage that the hike not only applied to new contracts, but also existing contracts, even if the customers were not set to renew it. Many have been questioning whether implementing the increase on existing contracts is legal and, it would seem Vodacom is fully within their rights.

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The Eben Jansen Debacle

On Thursday, 9 April 2015, the SABC Newsroom hosted an interview between Presenter, Eben Jansen, and EFF Spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. What was meant to be an informative session soon turned into chaos.

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Netflix's New T&C'S Could Be The End For South African VPN Viewers

Anybody who accesses video on demand service Netflix in South Africa has to make use of some kind of work-around in order to catch up on their favourite hows.

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Madiba Map App Now Available for Cellphones

The 'Madiba-inspired tourist attractions' map, developed last year by South African Tourism in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, has been developed into a cellphone app to give visitors all the information they need at their fingertips.

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Trevor Noah to Sink the Daily Show?

Trevor Noah's recent appointment as the new host of the Daily Show has caused much controversy across America. The outrage caused by some of his old tweets has grabbed headlines, with many declaring him and inadequate host. While this may be untrue, there are other factors to suggest that he won't retain the same success of the show the way Jon Stewart was able to.

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Experimental Aluminium Battery Charges in 60 seconds

With a reported global smartphone audience of 1.75 billion people, it is widely known that the battery life of smartphones is generally poor. While lithium-ion batteries take hours to charge, the prototype aluminium battery would be able to charge your smartphone in 60 seconds!

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The Age of Wearable Tech

Smartphones have been dominating the market in recent years, but they will soon have to make some space for the newest tech fad that’s got the world excited; smart accessories.

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LG G4 Smartphone to be Unveiled 28 April 2015

South Korean tech giant, LG has sent out invitations to the international press for an event that will take place on 28 April 2015. The invite, which reads “See the great, Feel the great”, is an indication that the highly anticipated LG G4 smartphone will be unveiled after months of speculation regarding the launch and release of the device. The event will be held in London, New York, Paris, Seoul, Singapore and Instanbul.

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Typing Too Energetic For You? Lazyboard is a Zero-Effort Keyboard For Your Phone

Ever since those early Nokia phones back in the late 90s, predictive text entry has been swimming tide – sorry, saving time – for typists working on small screens and keyboards. You’d think that with tablets, tablets and large screen phones we’d be happy. But apparently not.

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Upping the Ante on Social Media

We are so proud of our "boytjie" Trevor Noah for taking over from Jon Stewart as the late-night television host on Comedy Central. 'The Daily Show' is one of the most prestigious television host spots in the US and Noah will become the first African ever as well as the youngest ever.

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BREAKING NEWS: Paying More For Petrol to Help Expand Nkandla

If you thought you’d heard all there was to know about Nkandla, think again. A recent information leak reveals the real reason behind the recent increase in the price of petrol. Turns out, the government is going to extreme lengths to pay for his home stead.

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Earth Hour

What was once a small event in Sydney, Australia, the movement has since sparked support in over 7000 cities all over the world, who now participate in the well-recognised, Earth Hour.

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Clarkson Slips a Gear

The BBC has fired Jeremy Clarkson from top-rated petrol-head show, Top Gear, reports The Daily Beast ...

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HiHelen Website Lauds the Good

HiHelen is a website for South Africans who believe in giving credit where it is due by sharing their experiences of outstanding service. The platform is developed to highlight excellence and positive feedback about businesses and organisations that go all out to provide fantastic customer care.

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Zest T1 – Africa’s First Smartphone Still A Major Success

Africa’s first smartphone, the Zest T1 was launched in South Africa on 18 June 2014 and still remains one of the cheapest smartphones available in the country. It can be described in three words: power, beauty and affordability.

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When Your Home is Smarter Than You

Now that smart homes have become a reality, cool new gadgets pop up every other day, further integrating the Internet of things into our daily lives. Almost everything in your home can now be controlled digitally and remotely with a wireless connection; if you have the right gadgets.

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Government chooses Telkom to roll out broadband in rural areas

During the State of the Nation Address in Parliament last month, President Jacob Zuma announced government’s decision to award Telkom as the “lead agency” to roll out broadband in South Africa’s rural areas. The JSE-listed telecommunications utility, Telkom welcomed the announcement, after both the utility and state-owned Broadband Infraco had been lobbying to run the project.

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Samsung Launches Online Repair Booking Service

Samsung Electronics South Africa has launched a new online Cyber Service Centre, enabling customers to pre-book the repair of their mobile devices at a service centre and time that is convenient to them.

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The New Apple Watch Hailed As The Most Advanced Time Piece

The newly launched Apple Watch is Apple Inc.’s first new gadget in five years. It is also the first product that has been launched since the death of the company co-founder and ex-CEO, Steve Jobs.

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DSTV vs Netflix

DSTV has held uncontested monopoly over South Africa’s paid TV market for many years. Alternative services have materialised in recent years, but none with the features to rival DSTV. Enter, Netflix, an online streaming service that has been tipped to finally give DSTV some much needed competition.

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Improved Lobola Calculator App Launches

Building on the success of its initial Lobola Calculator app, released in October 2014, Friday 13 March will see the release of the improved version by developers, Digital Peppa. The first version of the app attracted over 74,000 downloads within the first four months, generating interest from across the globe.

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The Difference Between Building and Home Insurance

When it comes to your home, having insurance coverage should be high priority. When you own a house, there are two types of insurance that you should consider purchasing: Home (or Contents) Insurance, and Building Insurance.

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Apple Watch May Move the Needle on Wearable Tech

Apple launched its first new product category since 2010, with its smartwatch...Prior to the launch Apple's chief executive Tim Cook revealed little about the sophisticated wrist wear, other than that he "can't live without it."

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Pay As You Go VS Contract

My cell phone bill was my nemesis. Every month my conversations resulted in large chunks of cash being deducted from my bank account. In July last year, a particularly hefty bill of R2300 had me choking on my morning coffee. So I logged off facebook, abandoned twitter, switched off the radio and went on a cell phone offensive. I called my service provider to find out what activity caused this void in my bank account.

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Google To Offer Its Own Wireless Network

Google has confirmed that it will enter the wireless carrier business in a small-scale effort. The announcement was made at the Mobile World Congress event that was held in Barcelona.

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The Most Ridiculous Lawsuits

The reasons why you may need legal insurance are endless. You never know what might happen. We've found some of the most unexpected and ridiculous lawsuits to ever be filed.

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The Six Appeal

After being overtaken on the smartphone market by arch rival, Apple, Samsung has made a comeback. Recently revealed at the Mobile World Conference, the new Galaxy S6 Edge has been hailed the most advanced smartphone in the world.

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The Best Smartphones of 2015

In recent years, smartphones have become showcases for some of the most advanced and innovative technology. Check out the best phones currently available, and when the highly anticipated new models are set to be released.

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Major SA Banks to Accept Smart Card ID Applications

The Department of Home Affairs has announced a project which will make smart card IDs more accessible to citizens. This involves a partnership with major banks in South Africa, who will be facilitating the application and collection of smart IDs.

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E-Waste: What a Disgrace!

In today’s society, we upgrade our cellphones, laptops and other gadgets on a fairly regular basis. But what becomes of our old devices when we replace them?

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South Africans Consider Generators To Cope With Load Shedding

South Africans have begun putting measures in place to deal with sporadic load shedding that is to come. With the likelihood of power cuts until 2018, it’s better to be prepared and have viable options at hand, should you not wish to stay in the dark.

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Fibre-to-the-Home is Well Underway

Telkom has launched its fibre-to-the-home plan, and many South African suburbs already have access to the new internet technology. The light technology has been rolled out as an alternative to the old copper cables, making the whole system more efficient.

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Tech of the Future, Today

For decades, people have always imagined the crazy kinds of gadgets that we’d be using in the future. We've found some of the technological advancements that prove that the future is now.

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Parliament's Signal Jammer Sabotages Media Freedom at SONA 2015

Shortly before President Jacob Zuma could deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) speech last week, journalists discovered that they could not file their stories as there was no cellphone reception within the National Assembly.

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Panic Button App Comes to South Africa

IT company, Ever After, launches the first panic button app in South Africa that is directly connected to police response services. February marks the beginning of the app trial in Tshwane, demonstrating how mobile technology can assist in crime fighting.

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The World’s First Ubuntu Smartphone To Go On Sale

The Ubuntu Linux edition of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 smartphone will be available across Europe from BQ.com in coming weeks through a series of online ‘flash sales’.

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The Globalisation of the African Continent

Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles almost year on year.

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The Internet of Things and Our Digital Lives

The internet is no longer a space that we visit on a computer to communicate with each other, but it is also a platform for devices to communicate electronically with the world around them.

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The Most Convenient Android Apps

One of the best parts of technology is the development of new smartphone apps. We looked through the Android PlayStore and found the most convenient apps for everyday life.

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Figures of the Apple Revolution

Apple recently announced their iPhone sales figures for last quarter, and the record-breaking numbers put them well on the way to world domination. The iPhone has sold more than any other phone is history, and Apple still has more to come. Other companies will be struggling to hold onto their market shares in future as Apple popularity continues to grow.

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Should Eskom Still Hold Monopoly Over South Africa’s Electricity Supply?

With South Africa’s current electricity crisis, the country’s economy is constantly at risk as it is forced to rely on one power supplier, Eskom. Holding monopoly over power plants and transmission, Eskom is the sole generator and purchaser of electricity in South Africa. The utility has failed to meet electricity demands, with various problems plaguing its ability to do so.

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Next to Get Hacked: Your Car

Modern vehicles are built with a range of computerised systems that control and monitor security, fuel, engine management and more. Unfortunately, these systems are vulnerable to compromise.

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Five Data Trends That Won’t Change in 2015

As everyone begins making their New Year’s resolutions for 2015, Qlik®, (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in data discovery highlights what’s in store for business intelligence in 2015.

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Volunteers Can Lend Their Eyes to the Blind Via Video Chat App

Be My Eyes enables sighted volunteers around the world to provide assistance to blind people via an in-app live video connection.

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Click n Compare: the Place to Buy Broadband & Lots More

Click n Compare, a South African-based comparison Website has been a player in the online industry for just over a year now. Having previously worked to build Zando.co.za (South Africa’s leading online fashion store) from the ground to where it is today, in just a couple of years,the founders decided to create a company, based on the lead-generation model, within the South African tech market.

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Global Implications of the Charlie Hebdo Fiasco

The aftermath of the religion-motivated shootings of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists saw a show of global unity, as millions of people became Charlie in a display of solidarity and support of the right to free speech.

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Availability of Low-Cost Smartphones Will Increase in 2015 - A4AI

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has predicted that availability of low-cost smartphones will increase in 2015. The alliance in its list of predictions for the expansion of global broadband access in 2015 said it also expects National broadband plans across emerging markets will become more comprehensive and focus on lowering costs.

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40 of the Most Ridiculous Car Insurance Claims

We’ve all been in the position where we have felt we had to lie to our insurance provider in order to gain coverage for a car accident that actually was our fault. I guess the more desperate you are, at the time, the more extreme your claim story ends up being. Here are 40 of the most ridiculous car insurance claims ever recorded (and some were even approved/found to be true!). No matter how desperate your situation, try to stay away from these…

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Introducing the Latest Version of the Google Translate App

It’s an app you won’t believe until you see it for yourself. And, by all means, please go and visit the iStore/Google Play Store and download the latest version of the Google Translate App; you won’t be sorry you did.

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Ebola Survivors Share Life-Saving Tips Via Mobile App

#ISurvivedEbola, a West African multimedia campaign, has launched an interactive mobile app that allows Ebola survivors to connect with one another, share public health advice, and update the world on the challenges they still face during their post-recovery lives.

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Paul’s Predictions for the Next 10, 20, 30 Years

Paul Cook is one of the founders of Silvertree Capital and an avid blogger too! Over the New Year, he thought to make some predictions for the long term. Whether or not we’ll be looking back laughing at them in 2025, 2035 and 2045 or be shocked at their accuracy, we’ll have to wait and see! In the meantime, however, let your imaginations take the lead…

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10 Brainteasers That Will Leave You Puzzled

With January being International Brain Teaser month – Didn’t know that existed? Well now you know! – We decided to have some fun and put together a list of 10 brainteasers that are bound to leave you puzzled (excuse the pun)!

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Will Satire Lose Its Religious Punch Following Charlie Hebdo Attack?

The Mail & Guardian reports that 11 are dead and many more seriously injured due to a shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

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Want a New Life? 5 Places Pay You to Relocate

Would you like to live in Anchorage? Alaska pays residents who live in Alaska and "have the intent to remain an Alaska resident indefinitely."

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Road Accident Statistics From the Festive Period

In a world where death is inevitable, we remain determined to prevent it occurring unnaturally as best as we can. Yet, 1.3 million people still die, every year, on roads throughout the world. That’s approximately 3200 people per day, of which 47 deaths occur in South Africa.

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Get Ready for the 24/7 South African Social Media Role

Very few jobs actually involve 24/7 input - even hard news is usually covered in shorter shifts, with smaller companies choosing not to man their newsfeeds in slower times. But this can't continue to be the case for those who work in social media...

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2015: A Whole New World

Heard of eccentric tech gadgets set to make their debut in 2015? Not sure if it’s too good to be true? Well here’s your guide to ALL (ground-breaking) technology trends anticipated to take place in the coming year. Get ready to enter into a whole new world…

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What South Africans Searched for in 2014

Former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa tops the list of trending overall searches on Google by South Africans in 2014.

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10 Mind-Blowing Facts about Mobile Usage

No one was especially surprised when CNN announced in January that, for the first time, smartphones and tablets had overtaken PCs for internet access – least of all millennial, a whopping 76% of whom own smartphones compared to about 50% for the entire population. That same report indicated that about 50% of responders won’t come back to any website that doesn’t work on their mobile phones.

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Top 3 Broadband Picks, According to Our Graphic Designer

These days, everyone needs access to the Internet. These are the best deals you can rely on this festive season.

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How to Understand the Google-Apple Smartphone War

When thinking about smartphones — the most important digital devices today — it’s customary to think of the business as a simple market-share contest. The conventional wisdom is that, of the two players who count, Google, via its Android platform, has soundly trounced Apple, via its iOS platform. So, game over.

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Want To Perk Up Your Love Life? Put Away That Smartphone

Are you reading this after a long day's work, lounging in bed with the love of your life? If so, I promise I won't feel bad if you stash the phone to take some time to talk in real life. But if you're still reading, you're probably not alone — 70 percent of women in a recent survey said smartphones were interfering in their romantic relationship.

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A New Era of Desktop Computing

I recently had the privilege of coming across a CloudGate awaiting a review. Despite my lack of knowledge of the product, I jumped at the opportunity! Anything to try out a new piece of technological innovation right? Needless to say, after doing some background research on what was heading my way, I was quickly brought up to speed.

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A Day in the Life of a Modern Twenty-Something

Did you know that adults are exposed to technological devices for, on average, 60% of their week. Can you even remember the last time you went a day without your mobile phone? And mistakenly leaving it at home doesn’t count! In this article, a day in the life of a modern twenty-something year old has been diarised. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t. Either way, this is it. This is modern-day life. Learn to enjoy it!

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Survey Shows Many of You Have No Idea How Much You’re Paying For Your Smartphone

Gadget trade-in website Gazelle has shared some new survey data with us that suggests many us are completely clueless when it comes to how much we’re really paying for our smartphones.

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To Your Spine, Texting Is Like Hanging a 60-Pound Bowling Ball From Your Head

Looking down at your phone to read text messages puts a stress on your neck equivalent to tying a 60-pound bowling ball around your head, says Kenneth Hansraj, a New York back surgeon. The good doctor found this number by looking at computer models of how gravity affects the human spine, using equations that assumed the average weight of the human head to be twelve pounds.

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W Cape Broadband Details Emerge

The Western Cape government has updated timelines for the deployment of its broadband initiative. But it says it’s still on track to become one of the most connected provinces in South Africa.

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LET’S HAVE A CHAT ABOUT THIS WHATSAPP BLUE TICK AND SOCIAL EXPECTATION

After WhatsApp recently forced their blue tick read message report on us, I think it’s time we had a talk about cellphones and expectation. We need to take things back a few steps, because we’re currently in a very unhealthy space when it comes to social pressure to be available, and what is now considered polite phone etiquette.

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Prynt Turns Your Phone into a Picture-Printing Polaroid Camera

As smartphones continue to up the ante when it comes to how well they take pictures and the technology used in doing so, more and more people turn to their phone as the main photo shooting apparatus of the house. Companies like Prynt realize that, and have developed a smartphone case that essentially turns your smartphone into a picture-printing on-the-go Polaroid camera.

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How Mankind Landed a Robot on a Comet

Rosetta made an epic journey through space and overcame incredible challenges along the way.

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The Changing Face of Travel

Traveler‘s 30-year history coincides, roughly, with the rise of travel as a widespread phenomenon. As we celebrate the magazine’s anniversary, I asked a dozen movers and shakers in the Nat Geo Travel family to share the biggest changes they’ve seen in the past three decades - and their hopes for the future.

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It's Always 9:41 on the iPhone 6

In ads for the latest version of Apple's phone, it's always the same time. Here's why.

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How Much Data Vodacom Customers Use

The average volume of data consumed per smartphone on Vodacom’s network in South Africa has jumped by 55,4% in the past year.

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Who Needs Paris? North Korea is Now a Tourist Hub

Despite the fact it’s considered one of the most politically isolated places on the planet, North Korea is becoming something of a tourist hub. The country recently opened a ski resort and welcomed international runners to a marathon, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

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Insights Into the Average South African Mobile Phone User

Mobile is definitely the way forward for market research, but you need an accurate profile of the respondents, and don't dare ignore consumers' fears of online and mobile security...

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Amazon Stuns Rivals With Back Chat Speaker

Internet retail titan Amazon on Thursday introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists. The cloud-based brains referred to as "Alexa" are built into Echo speakers and seen as a challenge to "Siri" virtual assistants in Apple's mobile devices.

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Riaan Cruywagen Steps into Digital to Launch Online News Platform

A mini, animtronic puppet of South African icon, Riaan Cruywagen, created quite a buzz in an ad campaign, conceptualised by full-service digital agency NATIVE VML, for a new Afrikaans digital news platform, Netwerk 24.com.

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Firefox OS phones coming to MTN

MTN South Africa and two other big African operators, Airtel and Tigo, intend launching phones running Mozilla’s open-source, Linux-based Firefox OS platform, it has emerged.

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The Empty Shop finally comes to South Africa!

Sandton City has a heart of gold and while the centre is proud of being Africa's ultimate shopping destination, Sandton City always seeks ways to help those for whom just buying a loaf of bread every day is often a struggle.

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Increased Mobile Internet Penetration Rates Boost Demand for Public Wi-Fi

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of Public Wi-Fi in sub-Saharan Africa, finds that high mobile internet penetration rates in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya offer huge opportunities for Wi-Fi vendors.

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Airlines Can't Use Fast-Boarding Algorithms Because Humans Can't Follow Directions

"The first person in line should be in the back row, window seat (on either side of the plane). The next person would be in a window seat, two rows up. The line should proceed this way, skipping a row between each window-seated passenger all the way to the front of the plane."

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Ebola Facts That Will Shock You

Despite the countless news reports on the Ebola outbreak taking place, primarily in West Africa, there are many who remain unaware of the true extent of this epidemic. This article is designed to educate you on the shocking facts that surround the Ebola outbreak. By reading this, may you become informed and choose to take action.

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MTN prepaid users get 4G access

The mobile operator has finally made its 4G/LTE network available to prepaid customers.

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Free Wi-Fi trumps sleep for SA travellers

Two-thirds of South African travellers want mandatory free Wi-Fi at the country’s airports, a new survey shows.

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BMW SA bets big on electric cars

BMW, which will launch two electric cars in South Africa early next year, is working with other car makers to create a network of public recharging points in the country’s urban centres.

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Standard Bank unveils new mobile app

Standard Bank has updated its banking app for smartphones, having originally launched its mobile app in June 2012.

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Tshwane connects millions with free Wi-Fi

The City of Tshwane is racing ahead with its public Wi-Fi service with the launch of the second phase of the project which will see an increase to over 200 internet hotspots.

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Mr Price launches MVNO

Mr Price’s MRP Mobile is only the second mobile virtual network operator to be launched in South Africa.

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SA first with new Instagram app, Bolt

Bolt, which competes with Snapchat, has debuted in three countries, and South Africa is one of them.

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Pretoria schools get free Wi-Fi

Project Isizwe has deployed its infrastructure to 213 schools around Pretoria.

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Orange to ramp up SA presence

France’s Orange intends launching its own branded stores and an Internet service provider business by the end of year as it moves more aggressively into the South African market.

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Mobile operators slash calls rates – again

Cell C and MTN have taken a knife to prepaid call rates once again, chopping prices to as little as 29c/minute.

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Gauteng’s big broadband plans revealed

The Gauteng provincial government has begun connecting core sites to fibre.

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Ashas to ashes as Microsoft signals shift

Microsoft is discontinuing Nokia’s Asha and S40 feature phones in a move that could have a big impact on Nokia’s market share in South Africa.

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Alcatel turns heads

When Alcatel unveiled the One Touch Idol Alpha, it didn’t aim for the stars with regard to features and specs, but produced a rather decent smartphone that would compete very effectively on price.

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Standard Bank in digital wallet venture

Standard Bank has launched MasterCard’s MasterPass digital wallet in South Africa, allowing customers and retailers to pay for goods and services online.

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SA app extends home alarms to iOS

A South African developer has built an application for Paradox alarm systems, used extensively in South Africa, to extend their functionality to smartphones.

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Google's smartphone technology will help NASA robots navigate the international space station

Google smartphones will take NASA astronaut robots from 2006 tech to the future of space travel, according to Reuters.

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Does Pretoria need its own airport?

Cape Town - There is no doubt taking over a new ministerial portfolio cannot be easy and that newly appointed minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has his work cut out for him.

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Interest rates becoming less of a concern for South African car buyers – Standard Bank Research

Although 66% of South Africans still rely on vehicle finance to buy cars, they have become less sensitive to finance rates over the last two years. In contrast, the number of those fortunate enough to be able to pay cash for their new set of wheels has increased by 5%.

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MTN SA launches Visa payments card

MTN has launched a Visa card for Mobile Money users in South Africa, allowing them to pay for goods and services and withdraw money from ATMs.

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Is the new SAA social feature slightly stalkerish?

South African Airways' Social Check-In feature allows you to seat yourself according to your shared Facebook details. As forward-thinking as this may be, it can also come off as quite creepy.

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Fixed Internet to trump mobile in SA

Although South Africa is seen as a mobile-first country, fixed-line and Wi-Fi connections will carry nearly two-thirds of Internet protocol traffic by 2018, new research claims.

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Telkom unveils FTTH plans, lists suburbs

Telkom will roll out fibre to the home at speeds of 100Mbit/s to a range of suburbs in four South African cities, its CEO, Sipho Maseko, announced on Friday.

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New travel rules for kids are impractical but necessary

Parents of children travelling overseas will need to bring their children's unabridged birth certificate with them as of 1 October 2014 in an attempt from the government to curb child trafficking.

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Afrihost to launch own smartphone

The company will offer early adopters 12GB of “free” bandwidth if they buy the dual-Sim device.

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Acsa launches Airports app

The airports company has launched a smartphone application to provide services to travellers.

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Free minibus taxi Wi-Fi: details revealed

Minibus taxi commuters will get 50MB/month of free Wi-Fi data as taxi council Santaco announces it intends rolling out hotspots to more than 90% of taxis within three years.

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Candle without the flame

Shack fires are a big problem in South Africa and devastate the lives of thousands of people each year. A new local invention aims to replace the candle with a solar powered LED light.

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Vumatel eyes billions for SA home fibre

Vumatel, the fibre-to-the-home start-up that has won a contract to build a home broadband network in Parkhurst, could spend as much as R3bn in the next few years rolling out home fibre to as many as 200 000 homes in 100 suburbs across South Africa.

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Remote jamming robbery on camera

Insurance broker Aon South Africa on Tuesday released various advisories about the rise in incidents of car remote jamming and the point that criminals are not holding back on when and where their victims are targeted.

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Minibus taxis to get free Wi-Fi

Taxi organisation Santaco will unveil plans this Thursday to fit minibus taxis across the country with Wi-Fi equipment that will allow commuters to access the Internet free of charge.

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Say goodbye to shattered smartphone screens, thanks to a new miracle film

Researchers at The University of Akron in Ohio have created an amazing transparent film of electrodes on a polymer surface that will add durability and flexibility to protect your smartphone screen.

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Vehicle cloning, auctions and the insurance industry

Allegations of money laundering and organised crime arise from vehicle cloning, vehicle salvage auctions and the increased number of vehicle write-offs by insurance companies.

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And the worst traffic in SA is…

Satnav specialist TomTom has released its fourth annual global traffic index for 2013. The report analyses traffic in major cities in SA such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

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MTN Buys Controlling Stake in Afrihost

The mobile operator has agreed to buy a controlling 50% stake for an undisclosed sum.

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Standard Bank Warns of Increasing Bad Debts

Standard Bank Group , Africa's largest lender, said on Thursday that bad debts have ticked higher in the first four months of this year, the latest sign South African borrowers remain under pressure from a weak economy.

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SA’s Coolest Tech Brands Revealed

Vodacom, Samsung, Apple and WhatsApp are among the brands that South African youngsters believe are the coolest in the technology space.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 Reviewed

The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone offers many features and, on paper, looks like one of the top smartphones. But does it live up to the hype?

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Bidvest Business Now Accepts Bitcoin

Invirohub, a South African smart meter developer owned by Bidvest, has incorporated Bitcoin payments into its locally developed smart metering system, allowing consumers to buy electricity using the crypto currency.

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Fibre Broadband Will Boost SA Home Values

Property developers and estate agents in South Africa do not understand the benefits of fibre. It is going to take a huge effort to get them to realise that home fibre translates into real money.

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New Driving App Set to Rev Up Driving Standards in South Africa

Discovery Insure have launched an app aimed at creating a nation of better drivers with driving diagnostics. A global first, Discovery combined mobile technology and behavioural economics to improve road safety and make better drivers.

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Cyber Crime Syndicate Arrested in Pretoria

An international cyber crime syndicate was exposed this week, with 12 people arrested on South African soil, officials said on Wednesday.

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Measles Virus Put Woman's Cancer into Remission

A highly concentrated dose of measles virus has put a woman's incurable cancer into remission, according to researchers.

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Insurance Crime Bureau Warms on Theft of Vehicles from Auto Body Repair Shops

High value vehicles are currently being targeted by criminals at dealerships and especially Auto Body Repair Companies. Don’t let it happen to you – read on to find out more…

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Banking on Good Customer Service?

Even though mobile applications are becoming increasingly powerful customer touch points, many banks are failing to leverage them in order to engage with consumers. Peter Flanagan, Genesys Regional Director: Southern & Eastern Africa looks at how banks can maintain and strengthen the customer relationship in the mobile channel.

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Former SAA CEO to Launch New Airline

Cape Town – Joining a string of startup airline hopefuls, yet another aviation company has applied for an Air Services Licence, hoping to offer a wider variety of regional options to the South African market.

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SA Tourism 'Did Something Right' - CEO

Cape Town – The South African tourism industry must have done something right, because it continues to grow, Thulani Nzima, CEO of SA Tourism (SAT), told Fin24.

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Apple iPhone 6 Coming in August?

Apple Inc will unveil the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in August, one month earlier than industry watchers were generally expecting, Taiwanese media reported on Friday.

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WiFi For Everyone! NYC Is Turning 7,000 Old Pay Phones Into WiFi HotSpots

New York City is planning to put its rotting pay phones to good use by turning them into a massive WiFi network to supply Internet access.

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36hrs: The Social Travel Itinerary Platform for Jet-Setters The World Over

36hrs seems like a mash-up between Pinterest, Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor. Launched in beta April this year, the startup has created a platform that collects, categorises and shares interesting spots in different cities across the globe.

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Now Vodacom Chops Call Rates to 79c

The country’s largest mobile operator has quietly cut prepaid call rates to 79c/minute – but only on a promotional basis until mid-July for now.

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Apple's iPhone 'Lock-out' Patent Could End Texting While Driving

A new automatic system to preventing phone use while driving could ‘change the culture’ of texting addiction, say experts.

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Emirates to Reduce SA-Dubai Flights

Emirates will be cutting down on its South African flights Dubai between 1 May and 20 July due to runway rehabilitation at Dubai International Airport.

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How New Car Prices Have Surged

CMH CEO pins the surge in new car prices on the weakening rand.

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Finally, Fibre To The Home

Mobile operators look set to deliver on what Telkom should’ve/would’ve/could’ve for years.

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Half a Billion Users For WhatsApp

WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.

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VW’s Golf R 400 Roars Into Beijing

There’s a new flagship Golf around and it’s making waves at the 2014 China auto show in the form of the Golf R 400 concept.

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Trophy Home Sales Go Through the Roof on Stock Shortages

Trophy homes are back in vogue with estate agents reporting a strong increase in property sales in wealthy suburbs where price tags typically exceed R10m.

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Vodacom Readying Fibre-To-The-Home

Vodacom says it is actively rolling out fibre in business parks, while the group is also preparing to do the same in gated communities.

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MTN Reveals Fibre-To-The-Home Plans

MTN has lifted the lid on plans to build fibre-to-the-home broadband in South Africa, possibly signalling the start of a race among operators to offer gated communities and upmarket suburbs next-generation broadband speeds.

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7 Incredible Health Tech Innovations Changing the Way South Africans Live

The importance of health technologies is becoming more prevalent as everyone, from athletes to housewives, have realised the need to track calories and steps using an app or a wristband.

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Anti-theft Tool on Smartphones Planned

A trade group for wireless providers says the country’s biggest smartphone makers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the devices

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SA Finally Gets New Domestic Airline

Safair has announced that the Air Services Licensing Council (ASLC) has granted FlySafair a domestic air service licence for the operation of domestic scheduled flights.

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LG’s Curved G Flex Reviewed

The LG G Flex holds the title of the world’s first curved smartphone, but is this unique feature worth the price you’ll pay and does it live up to the excellent LG G2?

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Cape Town Signs Up Broadband Partners

The city has concluded the first agreements with private-sector service providers keen to use its fibre-optic network.

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Questions Over What’s Next for Autopage

In the wake of news that Reunert intends closing down Nashua Mobile, rival Altron has said it can't comment on the future of Altech Autopage Cellular until next month.

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Guidelines, Timeline for Private Healthcare Market Inquiry Launched: Tamara Paremoer - Competition Commission

"What we are doing is evaluating the market broadly in an inquisitorial manner and trying to understand whether … that market prevents or distorts or restricts competition," Tamara Paremoer from the Competition Commission

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Cellphone Banking Fraud at Record High

Complaints rise against Capitec, Standard Bank in relation to fraud with cellphone banking.

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Why Facebook is Getting Into Banking

Facebook is aiming to capitalise on what is deemed as the most expensive 'corridor', which runs from SA to Zambia through electronic banking.

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Google Acquires Drone Maker to Spread Internet

Google plans to extend Internet connectivity across unreachable areas through the use of drones created by a company they have just acquired.

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Axis Camera Station Version 4.0 Enables More Efficient Video Surveillance

Local network video surveillance company, Axis Communications has announced an upgrade to its Axis Camera Station solution with Version 4.0 bringing complete video monitoring and recording capabilities.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s

A study finds that Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperforms all of them

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Has Smartphone Evolution Stalled?

The release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has not been a game changer, what does the future of the smartphone world look like?

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Capitec Displaces FNB as Top Online Bank

A new survey shows consumers are most satisfied with Capitec’s online banking facilities, displacing FNB, while Absa languishes in last place for the third year in a row.

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SA’s ‘very scary’ online fraud numbers

Online fraud is escalating at alarming levels in South Africa, according to a new research survey.

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Making South Africa’s Roads Safer This Easter

Road accidents increase over festive holidays, CarTrack provides useful road safety tips to follow when driving over the Easter Weekend.

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Warning Over Fake Wonga Loan Scam

An email scam is using the name of short-term loan company Wonga Finance SA to trick people out of their money, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

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Banking Cyber Crime on the Rise

A group of top U.S. regulators on Wednesday warned about the threat of rising cyber-attacks on bank websites and cash machines, urging the industry to put proper measures in place to guard against fraud.

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Banking CEO Salaries Climb Even Higher

Chief executives in charge of South Africa's largest consumer banks command some of the largest salaries in the country.

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Windows Goes Free for Phone and Tablet Makers

Microsoft will give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets as it seeks to counter the massive success of Google’s free Android platform.

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Court Ruling Costs Vodacom R500 Million

Vodacom is set to lose around R500 million in revenue over the next six months after the new call termination regulations kicked in on Tuesday.

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Double-whammy Investment for Sandton

Development in Sandton means higher residential property value but also higher rates and taxes.

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ANC Welcomes Icasa Ruling and Credit Amnesty

Government’s steps to ease the burden of high communication costs and access to credit for many South Africans is bold and decisive, the ANC said on Tuesday.

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Mild Slowing in House Price Growth Seen Later in 2014: John Loos - FNB Home Loans

MoneyWeb radio host, Hilton Tarrant, interviews John Loos, FNB's Home Loan Property Sector Strategist, who suggests you might do well to wait a few months before buying a home.

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MTN, Vodacom Call Termination Case: Court Rules

The South Gauteng High Court has ruled that new call termination regulations issued by Icasa are “unlawful and invalid”.

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Leaked iPhone 6 Photos Appear To Show New Design In All Its Thin, Rounded Glory

Amazing renderings of leaked sketches give a fairly accurate depiction of the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 release.

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We May Have To Increase Prices: Cell C

Cell C says that it may have to increase prices in the event that there is no certainty around the effective date of the 2014 call termination rate regulations.

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Harties Cableway a Success After Upgrade

A cableway at Hartbeespoort Dam has attracted more than 30 000 visitors in the first year after its revamp, the North West province said on Friday.

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Japan Bids Farewell to 747 'Jumbo'

Japanese plane buffs will say a fond farewell to the "jumbo jet" on Monday as the Boeing 747 makes its final scheduled flight in the country.

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Land Bank Sues ANC Heavyweights

The state-owned Land Bank has brought a claim against several ANC heavyweights, high-ranking government officials and property mogul Roux Shabangu, The Sunday Independent reports.

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Apple and Samsung to Renew Patent Battle

Apple and Samsung will return to federal court in the heart of Silicon Valley on Monday for a new round in their seemingly perpetual patent war.

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Luggage Tampering - When Will It End?

Be careful of what you put in your luggage while travelling in and out of airports, because your valued possessions could be the next hottest thing sold off web classifieds site, Craigslist.

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Three SA Airports Among World's Best

Three South African airports have made it into Skytrax’s top 10 list of Domestic airports around the world.

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SAA Airbus Cabin Design Is Afro-Chic

South African Airways' total redesign of the Airbus cabin uses colours and textures to create a new conversation between airline and passenger.

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Icasa Makes Fresh Changes to MTR Regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has published fresh amendments to its call termination regulations.

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Vodacom Neotel Deal Valued at $460 Million

Wall Street Journal puts the deal between Vodacom and Neotel at close on R5 billion, reporting that a commercial announcement is anticipated in the next two months.

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Your Rights When Debt Collectors Hound You

Know your rights when debt collectors are knocking on your door and how to protect yourself against the matter getting out of hand.

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Beijing Residents Get Cover Against Smog

Beijing residents have now opted for health cover against rising levels of smog, stating they worry about health risks caused by air pollution.

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Santam and UNICEF Spotlight Childrens' Rights Through Art

Santam has partnered with UNICEF to highlight the plight of children's rights through the creative medium of art with the Santam Child Art Project.

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Know Your Credit Status This Consumer Rights Month

The National Credit Regulator (NCR), and the Credit Ombud have joined forces to urge all consumers to know their credit status as part of World Consumer Rights Month.

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Short-Term Insurance Industry Cautions Motorists

Short-term Insurance Industry cautions motorists against the dangers of current rain and flooding across Gauteng and further north.

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Wholesale and Retail Business Split Forces Telkom to Play Nice

A new ruling by the Competition Tribunal will force Telkom to split their retail and wholesale business.

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MWEB Customers Join the Wi-Fi Global Revolution

MWEB brings their customers the free benefits of an exclusive partnership with Wi-Fi revolutionist, Fon.

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Demand for Affordable Housing Increase

FNB says there has been an increased demand for affordable housing (income of R3500 to R25 000 per month) in South Africa.

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British Airways Launches New Credit Card

British Airways has launched a new BA credit card aimed at its Executive Club members looking to capitalise on what the airline says is the best Avios earn rate offered in South Africa currently.

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Survey Says,"Welcome To Suburbia"

This year sees an influx of black South Africans into the homeowners market, according to FNB survey.

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Streamline Your Pockets, Smartphone Technology as the Key to Your Home

Control the security of your home anywhere in the world, simply through the Goji Lock app.

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Slowdown in Unsecured Credit Balances

The downward trend in the growth in household credit balances has largely been driven by a slowdown in growth of unsecured credit balances.

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HTC One Mini Proves Dynamite Comes in Small Packages

The new HTC One Mini has entered the market with a bang, this powerful pocket-sized smartphone contends against the HTC One.

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The Invasion of Normandy, Nokia’s New User Interface Leaked

Nokia's new user interface design for the low-end Android device, Normandy, has been leaked on @evleaks.

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