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July 23, 2018

12 MAJOR CHANGES AHEAD FOR PRIVATE HEALTHCARE IN SA

As part of the inquiry, the Commission included a number of ‘recommendations’ aimed at addressing the competition concerns identified, but also at introducing changes that will promote competition to the benefit of consumers and the long-term sustainability of the market.

Interested stakeholders have now been requested to provide submissions in respect of the proposed recommendations, focusing on the stakeholder’s view of the recommendations, the proposed manner of implementation, the proposed entity responsible for implementing the recommendation, and the proposed timelines.

12 of the biggest proposed changes below:

Funder recommendations

Overall, the [...]

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July 23, 2018

SADC MINISTERS ATTEND WATER AND ENERGY SUMMIT

Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti on Wednesday welcomed the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers to a water and energy summit taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

In his welcome address, Nkwinti said: “It has become critically clear that our region requires industrial development underpinned by solid infrastructure. The recent drought has exposed this weakness in the region. Water and energy continue to play a significant role in regional economic growth, and access to [the] same [services] has a direct impact on the quality of the lives of our people. Energy and water are fundamental enablers to economic development, [...]

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July 23, 2018

MOBILE USERS : AFRICA VS ASIA

Asia and Africa are seen as the two fastest growing mobile markets, but it has been highlighted that neither of them have historically been big app users. Most of the traffic seen on mobile devices in both regions is still spent on web pages, unlike for example in the US where more than 80 percent of mobile traffic is accounted for by apps. This may be quite surprising to some as Asia is home to the two largest mobile markets worldwide in China and India.

Phone ownership is continuing to increase though in Africa, in particular in some countries such as Nigeria and South Africa, which is now on a par with the USA, however mobile penetration rates across Central Africa remains [...]

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July 23, 2018

HOW TO GUARD OUR ONLINE IDENTITIES

The connectivity aspect of our era made room for the seamless and near-instant use of sensitive and customer-specific data, which previously took days to utilize in manual systems. Despite the thrill of the advancement, the presence of sensitive data transfers managed to create new forms of criminal activities, such as identity theft and database breaches.

The Internet facilitated the speedy transfer of a variety of documents and sensitive data, from federal forms to financial transactions. Issues such as identity theft quickly became increasingly prevalent with the arrival of online databases, allowing hackers to breach I.D. management services. The core issue lies in the [...]

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