South Africa

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Analysis of the historic privacy and surveillance judgement in South Africa

The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act (“RICA”), which the South African state had used to spy on journalists and possibly their lawyers and to conduct mass surveillance of its citizens, was suspended by the High Court of South Africa.

Garmin hacked and customer credit card details stolen

Garmin notified its South African customers that their data personal data was compromised as a result of an alleged hacking incident. Apparently around 6,700 customers' personal data and credit card details were stolen as a result.

Using WhatsApp to encourage reading

FunDza has announced their partnership with Turn.io to make their reading content available through WhatsApp. Anyone will be able to access South African stories, plays, blogs, poems and more via WhatsApp.

Massive penalties for data breaches

South Africa's Information Regulator must, as a matter of urgency, enforce stricter security measures to prevent data breaches. Companies are in for a rough ride and the consequences for data breaches are severe.

Aisha Pandor on building South Africa's SweepSouth

The on-demand economy has in some quarters been punted as a possible solution to South Africa's unemployment problem. We had a chat with Aisha Pandor, CEO and Co-founder of South Africa's SweepSouth, on her journey building an on-demand startup in South Africa.

Innovative technology a boost for entrepreneurship in Africa

Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.

MTN has closed its stores in Nigeria

MTN has confirmed the temporary closure of its stores and service centres in Nigeria as a result of anti-South Africa attacks. It has also confirmed closing some stores in Johannesburg due to xenophobic attacks.