Published 09 July 2020 by Business Report

AYO’s chief executive, Howard Plaatjes, believes the group has a constitutional responsibility to use its asset base to build robust forensic cyber-security defences, to help ensure that digital content can be source verified. Photo: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

CAPE TOWN – A war of words looks very different in the 21st century in a world dominated by agendas and ever more sophisticated technology. In fact, we have reached a point where, very easily, “words” and “images” can start wars.

Technology is also a double-edged sword. It can be used for upliftment and good, or, in the wrong hands, it can be used to spread dissension and division, such as “disinformation” – false or misleading information (misinformation) spread deliberately to deceive.

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Published 07 July 2020 by Sizwe Dlamini

The battle for quality media is a war waged on behalf of all readers and for all citizens of the world, who have a right to access credible, reliable, truthful and quality publications to assist them in making better choices in their daily lives. Photo: African News Agency (ANA) Archives

JOHANNESBURG – The Information and Communication Technology Union (ICTU) on Tuesday expressed its outrage at the unlawful conduct perpetrated against the Sekunjalo Group and called on the country’s authorities to beef up and to fast-track their investigations to uncover and bring to book anyone involved in these acts of intimidation and threats to life and limb.

This after a team of top Western Cape police detectives has been assembled to probe a complaint of intimidation by Executive Chairperson of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings and Independent Media Dr Iqbal Survé, after he received a text message in the early hours of the morning last month alerting him that someone had been sent to tamper with his vehicle.

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Published 06 July 2020 by Georgina Crouth

Loot.co.za was well-positioned to take up the challenge, said Greg le Roux, the retailer's chief executive, because it was able to acclimate rapidly. But logistic and supply issues remain concerns. Photo: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

JOHANNESBURG – If lockdown has shown the world anything, it’s how suddenly everything can shift on a government decree.

It exposed how vulnerable humans are to a virus; how a pandemic can wreak havoc on global markets, brought constraints in supply chains and logistics into stark relief, highlighted our socio-economic divides – and signalled the end of the line for many traditional brick-and-mortar stores.

Loot.co.za was well-positioned to take up the challenge, said Greg le Roux, the retailer’s chief executive, because it was able to acclimate rapidly. But logistic and supply issues remain concerns.

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