E-commerce adoption up but security concerns linger

December 21, 2017 5:29 am18 comments
ecommerce computer card

JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH African consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable making online purchases but safety and security remain a major factor in the adoption of digital payments and e-commerce. This is according to a new report released today by Visa, which indicated a growing number of shoppers are going online to buy […]

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Cyber-attacks, politics impact on Southern Africa firms

December 19, 2017 8:51 am22 comments
Cyril Ramaphosa

HARARE – POLITICAL uncertainty through government transitions and large scale cyber-attacks have emerged the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in the coming year. This is according to specialist global risk consultancy, Control Risks, which pointed out political instability in such countries as South Africa, where new leadership were elected […]

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Christmas unleashes cyber crooks on online consumers

December 14, 2017 9:31 am17 comments
Mark Thomas, Security Strategist for global information technology group, Dimension Data

JOHANNESBURG – CONSUMERS eager to spend on their festive season gift online could be at risk of losing up to R68 228 (over US$12 400) per incident as fraudsters across the world are on the prowl to fill up their own Christmas ‘stockings.’ This is according to a security strategist in […]

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