Ramaphosa: Government not considering a hard lockdown
With government trying to strike a delicate balance between the loss of lives and saving jobs, President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is not considering returning to a hard lockdown. [SANews]
COVID-19 is encouraging people to hoard cash
People appear to be bunkering cash amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to a study that seeks to debunk the notion that the pandemic was hastening the demise of paper money due to e-commerce or fears of infection. [Bloomberg]
Big problems with UIF COVID-19 relief fund
Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Commissioner Teboho Maruping has explained that technical issues have caused COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) relief fund applications for June 2020 to remain closed.
NCOP approves Cybercrimes Bill alongside two others
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Cybercrimes Bill, Civil Union Amendment Bill and the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill during its sitting on Wednesday. [SANews]
Facebook shared user data with developers longer than it was meant to
Facebook Inc. mistakenly shared some users’ personal data with outside developers for a longer period of time than promised, in a breach of policies the social network implemented following the Cambridge Analytica scandal of...
UK wants to reduce advertising dominance of Google and Facebook
The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority said it needed sweeping new powers to roll back the dominance of Google and Facebook Inc. in the online-advertising market. [Bloomberg]
Big win for Makate in Please Call Me battle
The North Gauteng High Court has ordered Vodacom to provide Kenneth Makate with extensive information to help his team determine how much it the network should pay him for the Please Call Me idea he claims to have generated.
Zuckerberg's control over Facebook targeted by boycott groups
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg took the unusual step on Friday of publicly broadcasting a weekly Q&A with employees.
Over a live video feed, the CEO announced a series of updates to Facebook’s policies around...
Eskom will be allowed to enforce major electricity price increases
Eskom has welcomed a decision by the High Court to set aside the National Energy Regulator (Nersa)'s decisions on the utility's regulatory clearing account (RCA) submissions.