Dis-Chem warns customers of data breech

LOCAL Pharmacy retail and healthcare group Dis-Chem has alerted its customers that one of its service providers has suffered a data compromise. The hackers were able to gain access to the names, email addresses and cellphone numbers of over 3.68 million affected customers. Dis-Chem says there is a possibility personal[…]

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UK’s charity regulator urged to investigate Policy Exchange over ‘anti-Muslim agenda’

INTERNATIONAL The UK’s charities regulator is being urged to investigate the Policy Exchange think tank for alleged racism and Islamophobia, over a report in which it accused Muslim critics of the government’s Prevent strategy of “enabling terrorism”. In a letter to the Charity Commission, the authors of a critical review of the UK government’s controversial[…]

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Action must be taken against SOEs that owe SIU money: Breytenbach

LOCAL Democratic Alliance  MP, Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, says action must be taken against government departments and state-owned entities which owe the Special Investigating Unit large sums of money. Briefing the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Wednesday, the head of the SIU revealed that over half-a-billion rand in[…]

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Eskom urges public to use electricity sparingly

LOCAL Eskom has reiterated a call for the public to use electricity sparingly during peak hours by switching off non-essential items. It follows Wednesday’s implementation of Stage 2 rolling blackouts, which ended at 10pm. Eskom has apologised to the public for the recent power cuts – saying management is working on[…]

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Accused parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe back in court

LOCAL Alleged parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe is expected to appear at the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court today following the January torching of the national Parliament. The state alleges that he broke into parliament with intent to commit terrorism and theft. He’s also facing charges of arson and other additional charges of[…]

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Israeli forces raze Jerusalem homes, leaving 40 Palestinians destitute

INTERNATIONAL More than 40 Palestinians were made homeless on Tuesday after Israeli forces razed their homes in occupied East Jerusalem. Early in the morning, Israeli forces and bulldozers arrived at the Silwan town and removed residents of a three-storey building owned by the Rajabi family ahead of its demolition. Residents had little time to move their belongings, an[…]

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West Bank: Israeli troops kill Palestinian Al Jazeera journalist during Jenin raid

INTERNATIONAL Israeli forces shot and killed a senior Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent during an army raid on Wednesday in Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, the Qatar-based news channel and Palestinian Health Ministry said. Wearing a press vest, Palestinian Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was shot in the head during her coverage of the incursion and was transferred to[…]

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