Why GDPR probably doesn’t apply to the Liberty data breach

Liberty Group (“Liberty”) released a communication on 18 June 2018, advising that “it has been subjected to illegal and unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure”. The data that was the subject of the breach seemed to be “largely emails and possibly attachments.” GDPR background About 3 weeks before that, on…

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How Facebook celebrated the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birthday

Facebook celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day, what would also have been the former South African President's 100th birthday, on 18 July 2018, by supporting various initiatives by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. This also included supporting the Nelson Mandela Foundation by Facebook live streaming the Mandela lecture by former USA president,…

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A big moment for Afrika

Astronomy in Africa will take a giant leap forward with the unveiling of the 64-dish MeerKAT array in South Africa on July 13. The MeerKAT will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere until the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is completed. Why is this such…

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New low cost investment app launched in South Africa

A new low cost investment app and platform has been launched in South Africa. Named Franc, it is inspired by the stokvel model - South Africa's popular way for a group of people to save and invest. Franc, which is founded by Dr. Thomas Brennan who is the ex-head of…

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Joshua Miltz explains how BitFund works

Investing in cryptocurrencies is not for the faint-hearted. This is especially true when you look at how well the top 20 or so cryptocurrencies performed in 2017 compared to how they are performing so far in 2018. Having said that, a newly launched diversified cryptocurrencies investment platform in South Africa,…

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New cryptocurrencies investment platform launched in South Africa

BitFund, a new diversified cryptocurrencies investment platform, has been launched in South Africa. It offers potential investors the opportunity to in index portfolios of more than 20 of the largest cryptocurrencies. BitFund was founded by Joshua Miltz, Jonathon Ferrer, Bradley Goldman, and Dean Joffe. “In South Africa, the only safe…

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