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    Nigerian fraudsters use fake gift cards to ‘steal’ personal data

    Nigerian fraudsters have been distributing fake gift cards to people in the aim of ‘stealing’ their time and data, Kaspersky Lab experts have revealed this week. By creating fake websites for the free generation of gift cards, cybercriminals are able to ‘sell’ users’ data to third party partner sites to which they redirect victims, the […]

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India’s economy overtakes France to become sixth largest in the world

(RT.COM).  India has become the world’s sixth-biggest economy, pushing France to seventh place, according to recent data from the World Bank. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) surged to $2.597 trillion at the end of 2017, compared to France’s $2.582 trillion. India has doubled its GDP in the last ten years, but with 1.34 billion […]

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South Africa’s small businesses’ critical role in the 4th Industrial Revolution

South Africa’s small businesses are expected to play a critical role in the fourth industrial revolution, while access to information will revolutionise education, according to a panel discussion held in Johannesburg last week. The discussion, hosted jointly by Siemens and CNBC Africa, explored the effects industry 4.0 would have on the country. Delegates from business […]

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‘Dishonest’, ‘fraudulent’ Isabel dos Santos’ in trouble over Unitel missing funds, unpaid dividends

Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, has committed fraudulent and dishonest acts in the management of Angola’s cellphone provider Unitel, according to a landmark decision made recently by a British judge. Billionaire dos Santos, whose fortune is valued at US$3.5 billion, is a major shareholder at Unitel, which she controls through Vidatel. Maka Angola, a […]

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Internet economy to push productivity to U$318 billion by 2025

The internet economy is expected to deliver productivity gains across key sectors such as financial services, education, health, retail, agriculture and government to the value of between US$148 billion and U$318 billion by 2025, the McKinsey Global Institute has predicted, as a new report highlights the internet’s critical role in changing Africa’s socio-economic fortunes. In […]

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How to protect your small business against cyber-crime

Entrepreneurs need to be educated on how to protect their business from cyber-crime, but this means very little if their staff are not equally as careful, Jeremy Lang, Business Partner Limited regional general manager, said. “Every cyber-attack begins with a weakness in human behaviour within an organisation,” he added. South Africa-based Lang urged SMEs owners […]

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