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Uber’s latest safety feature for South Africa is a selfie

Uber’s latest safety feature for South Africa is a selfie

Taxi app Uber has introduced a new real-time ID check safety feature to South Africa.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 22 March, 2017
Charges laid against Facebook user who ‘uses guns to rob and kill Indians and whites’

Charges laid against Facebook user who ‘uses guns to rob and kill Indians and whites’

Criminal charges have been laid by civic activist Yusuf Abramjee against Facebook user Obatala Mcambi, who boasted online that he uses his guns to rob and kill Indians and white people.

Internet - By News24Wire | 12 March, 2017
Gumtree responds to R2,000 for a ‘nice-smelling’ domestic worker advert

Gumtree responds to R2,000 for a ‘nice-smelling’ domestic worker advert

Gumtree has issued a response to an advert published on the classifieds site, requesting the services of pleasant-smelling domestic worker for less than the minimum wage.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 10 March, 2017
‘Uber is killing us’ – metered taxi driver

‘Uber is killing us’ – metered taxi driver

“Uber is killing us,” metered taxi driver Abner Mashikinoya said shortly after drivers went on strike, causing a traffic nightmare in Ekurhuleni on Friday morning.

Internet - By News24Wire | 10 March, 2017
Not updating your employment details on social media can land you in court

Not updating your employment details on social media can land you in court

A man who appeared in the Gauteng High Court on Thursday (9 March) has been ordered to update his online employment profiles to show he no longer works for his former employer.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 10 March, 2017
South Africa’s 3 new proposed ‘censorship’ laws you need to know about

South Africa’s 3 new proposed ‘censorship’ laws you need to know about

Security minister David Mahlobo is considering regulating social media in South Africa adding to a host of other proposed laws that government wants to introduce that will ultimately stifle what you can say online or in private messages.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 9 March, 2017
Social media in South Africa could be regulated

Social media in South Africa could be regulated

The regulation of social media, in light of issues including the spread of fake news and scams, is being considered, says Minister of State Security David Mahlobo.

Internet - By News24Wire | 5 March, 2017
Uber partners with private security companies to improve driver safety

Uber partners with private security companies to improve driver safety

Uber South Africa says it has partnered with multiple security response services in an effort to further ensure the safety and security of its drivers.

Internet, Mobile - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2017
Local is not always lekker when it comes to online shopping in South Africa

Local is not always lekker when it comes to online shopping in South Africa

A new report by PayPal and Ipsos finds that South African online spend is forecast to grow to more than R53 billion by 2018.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 20 February, 2017
Don’t blame us for South Africa’s racist content: Facebook

Don’t blame us for South Africa’s racist content: Facebook

Social media platforms should not be used as a scapegoat for the rise in hate speech online because they only mirror what society already feels, a Facebook representative said on Wednesday.

Internet - By News24Wire | 16 February, 2017
UberEATS reaches new areas in Joburg and Cape Town

UberEATS reaches new areas in Joburg and Cape Town

UberEats – an on-demand meal delivery service powered by Uber, is set to expand in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Internet - By Staff Writer | 9 February, 2017
Cyber criminals caught in SA convicted by US court

Cyber criminals caught in SA convicted by US court

Three Nigerian nationals extradited from South Africa have been convicted of wide-ranging internet fraud schemes in a United States court, unravelling a large network of international internet scammers.

Internet - By News24Wire | 8 February, 2017
Uber launches UberEats in Cape Town

Uber launches UberEats in Cape Town

UberEats – an on-demand meal delivery service powered by Uber – has launched in Cape Town, following its launch in Johannesburg in September last year.

Internet, Mobile - By Staff Writer | 26 January, 2017
Alleged ANC ‘War Room’ leader denies involvement in ‘secret R50 million smear campaign’

Alleged ANC ‘War Room’ leader denies involvement in ‘secret R50 million smear campaign’

Activist and entrepreneur Shaka Sisulu has dismissed the accusation that he was at the centre of an alleged R50 million covert elections smear campaign on behalf of the ANC as a “falsehood”.

Internet - By News24Wire | 25 January, 2017
Naspers objects to new auditing framework

Naspers objects to new auditing framework

Africa’s largest internet and media group Naspers added its voice to objections to a proposed new framework of how companies appoint auditors, challenging the way the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (Irba) wants to introduce the new measures.

Internet - By News24Wire | 20 January, 2017
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