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Eskom hoping for tariff hike it might not get

Eskom hoping for tariff hike it might not get

Energy regulator Nersa is soon to decide if Eskom should be granted an exemption from a long list of regulatory reporting requirements when it submits a new tariff application next month. The reporting

Behind the extraordinary rise of Cape Town’s GetSmarter

Behind the extraordinary rise of Cape Town’s GetSmarter

The world of higher and professional education is changing rapidly. Digitally-enabled learning, in all its forms, is here to stay. In the past five years, massive open online courses have allowed universities to share

Why software updates make us WannaCry

Why software updates make us WannaCry

The global ransomware attack called “WannaCry” could have been avoided, or at least made much less serious, if people (and companies) kept their computer software up to date. The attack’s spread demonstrates

Zuma in a fix over nuclear

Zuma in a fix over nuclear

Nuclear energy in South Africa is a hotly contested issue — so much so that a court recently ruled against the government’s plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power stations. The ruling appeared to have delivered

Ransomware: what you need to know

Ransomware: what you need to know

What would it mean if you lost all your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would you pay to get them back? There’s a burgeoning form of cybercrime that hinges on

ANC’s rhetoric a serious risk to SA

ANC’s rhetoric a serious risk to SA

The ANC is adopting a dangerous political approach used in failing states like Algeria, Zimbabwe and Venezuela. Its aim is to deflect attention from its policy failures and from numerous scandals surrounding President

Why we choose terrible passwords

Why we choose terrible passwords

The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, but don’t buy a cake or send cards. Computer chip maker Intel created the event as an annual reminder that, for most of us, our password habits are nothing to

Mbeki’s cynical attempt to recast history

Mbeki’s cynical attempt to recast history

As South Africa’s political climate goes from fractious to feverish, with protests mounting against the embattled president, Jacob Zuma, a former national leader and titan of the ANC has waded into the fray. Thabo Mbeki, who led

How small business should tackle cybersecurity

How small business should tackle cybersecurity

Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what often gets lost in the noise is how often small and medium-sized organisations

SA should copy Brazil and impeach Zuma

SA should copy Brazil and impeach Zuma

The news that South Africa’s sovereign rating has been downgraded caught many by surprise. But it was long coming. The main reason for the rating agency’s decision is clearly concerns about political leadership

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