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    RTIA's big traffic fine whoopsie

    RTIA's big traffic fine whoopsie The Road Traffic Infringement Agency has incurred a substantial debt to the South African Post Office to deliver payment demands for invalid fines, the Sunday Times reports. Citing two sources, the paper reported that the agency had to forfeit the income...
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    Scammers try to steal from South African soldiers with fraudulent life insurance polices

    Scammers try to steal from South African soldiers with fraudulent life insurance polices Rapport reports that hundreds of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been fraudulently signed up for life insurance policies over the...
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    The perks of the MP life

    The perks of the MP life In addition to getting entry-level salaries of R1.27 million per year, South African members of Parliament (MPs) enjoy many perks, including a fully furnished house in Cape Town, free electricity and water, dozens of free flights, and reimbursements for fuel and mobile...
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    Eskom CEO lists primary goals in fixing electricity crisis

    Eskom CEO lists primary goals in fixing electricity crisis Boosting Eskom's energy availability factor (EAF), building gas power and new nuclear power capacity, and accelerating the expansion of South Africa's transmission grid. These are among the key goals Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has in mind...
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    South Africa bleeding IT skills

    South Africa bleeding IT skills Emigration consultant Nicholas Avramis has said that IT professionals make up a quarter of all people who contact his agency for assistance emigrating. Avramis, a regulated Canadian immigration consultant (RCIC) at Beaver Immigration, told MyBroadband that pay...
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    Big privacy questions over Apple's AI software

    Big questions over Apple's AI software Apple, a company known for its longstanding commitment to user privacy, has received flak since unveiling its artificial intelligence (AI) strategy at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 10. This relates to the centrepiece of Apple Intelligence...
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    EU rules stopping new iPhone features — Apple

    EU rules stopping new iPhone features — Apple Apple Inc. is withholding a raft of new technologies from hundreds of millions of consumers in the European Union, citing concerns posed by the bloc’s regulatory attempts to rein in Big Tech. The company announced Friday that it would block the...
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    Nvidia's run as world's most valuable company ends after 2 days

    Nvidia's run as world's most valuable company ends after 2 days Nvidia Corp.’s run as the world’s most valuable company didn’t last long. Shares of the semiconductor giant have fallen 6.7% in the last two days, erasing over $220 billion (R3.95 trillion) in market capitalisation and dragging...
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    South Africa's solar power potential going to waste

    South Africa's solar power potential going to waste South Africa is making efforts to increase the use of solar photovoltaic energy. But it’s happening at a very slow pace. Solar photovoltaic contributes less than 5% to the country’s energy mix, despite the sunny climate, which is very...
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    Eskom wins court fight with City Power over massive outstanding electricity bill

    Eskom wins court fight with City Power over massive outstanding electricity bill The Johannesburg High Court has ordered the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) and City Power (CP) to pay R1.073 billion on an unpaid electricity account with Eskom. The decision comes after Eskom took the city and its...
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    How to avoid having your card cloned at toll gates and petrol stations

    We went the past long weekend and they now have self Tap-to-Pay for nearly every booth at all toll gates. Only exceptions were e-tag-only lanes.
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    Saving over R700 on a trip from Pretoria to the Free State in an electric car

    It was charged with AC on more than one night...After the first night, I went to work as normal and returned and plugged in again for another night. The energy and time consumed charging for the one day's work commute was deducted as it did not form part of the road trip. Not difficult to do...
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    Saving over R700 on a trip from Pretoria to the Free State in an electric car

    Cannot do that. The charging cable locks with your vehicle and only unlocks once the target charge level is reached. Also, there are 7 fast charging stations on that route, one every 82km. Detours will not be an issue unless you skip several stations...
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    Saving over R700 on a trip from Pretoria to the Free State in an electric car

    All those hours were overnight, when your petrol car would have not been in use anyway. I struggle to fathom why so many people don't understand this concept.
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    iOS 18 features revealed

    iOS 18 features revealed Apple detailed a host of new features for the upcoming update to its smartphone operating system for iPhones — iOS 18 — at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024. Among the biggest changes are support for the RCS messaging protocol and emergency satellite...
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    Saving over R700 on a trip from Pretoria to the Free State in an electric car

    0 hours, the previous article explains how we planned the trip: https://mybroadband.co.za/news/motoring/537911-800km-south-african-road-trip-in-volvos-fastest-electric-car.html During the first fast DC charging session of around an hour we had breakfast, the most important meal of the day, at...
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    Just two weeks of load-shedding for the rest of 2024 if Eskom keeps up good performance

    Just two weeks of load-shedding for the rest of 2024 if Eskom keeps up good performance Eskom's power station generating capacity recovery has been significant enough that South Africans might only experience two weeks of load-shedding in 2024, according to the Sunday newspaper Rapport. Amid...
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    SA data centres must reduce Eskom reliance — Communications department

    SA data centres must reduce Eskom reliance — Communications department South Africa's Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) wants data centre providers to reduce their dependency on the national power grid. This was revealed in its National Policy on Cloud and Data...
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    Afriforum takes Nersa to court to block municipal electricity hikes

    Afriforum takes Nersa to court to block municipal electricity hikes Afriforum has launched an urgent legal application that could stop municipalities from increasing electricity tariffs next month. The civil rights organisation has asked the Pretoria High Court to block the National Energy...
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