Ransomware – Prepare for More, Bigger, Worse – and Closer to Home

[Daily Maverick] South Africans may just wanna cry. The Cyber Crime and Cybersecurity Bill is before Parliament, but in the interim thousands of businesses are wide open. South Africa is already one of the world’s top cybercrime hotspots, cybercrime is…

[Daily Maverick] South Africans may just wanna cry. The Cyber Crime and Cybersecurity Bill is before Parliament, but in the interim thousands of businesses are wide open. South Africa is already one of the world's top cybercrime hotspots, cybercrime is one of our fastest-growing criminal enterprises. Oh, and did we mention there's more, scarier ransomware on the way? By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

We Need to Talk About Racism

[Daily Maverick] I would like to start a conversation which I believe as South Africans, we are scared to have: that racism manifests itself both explicitly and implicitly.

[Daily Maverick] I would like to start a conversation which I believe as South Africans, we are scared to have: that racism manifests itself both explicitly and implicitly.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Stop the JCPS Cluster’s ‘Power Grab’ Aimed At Controlling the FIC

[DA] The Minister of Justice, Michael Masuta’s, call to reinstitute the counter money laundering advisory council is a blatant attempt to dilute National Treasury’s control over the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), which is one of the most importan…

[DA] The Minister of Justice, Michael Masuta's, call to reinstitute the counter money laundering advisory council is a blatant attempt to dilute National Treasury's control over the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), which is one of the most important weapons in the fight against corruption in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Nigerian Macron – Can We Make It Happen?

[Guardian] Nigeria is inspired. You can feel the countdown to a day when our own version of Emmanuel Macron becomes president. The key question is: how long should we set our collective timer? We are two years away from the 2019 election, but possibly …

[Guardian] Nigeria is inspired. You can feel the countdown to a day when our own version of Emmanuel Macron becomes president. The key question is: how long should we set our collective timer? We are two years away from the 2019 election, but possibly a world away from the set of realities that brought a 39-year-old to the highest seat of political power. Nigerians may be wondering: "It could work in theory, but would it work in practice?" Perhaps we should instead start out by thinking: "It works in practice, but do

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Sascoc’s Looming Lottery Funding Crisis – a Nightmare or a Gravy Train Running Out of Steam?

[Daily Maverick] The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) was up in arms last week following the news that there will be some changes to how lottery funding is allocated. The National Lottery Commission denied some of Sasco…

[Daily Maverick] The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) was up in arms last week following the news that there will be some changes to how lottery funding is allocated. The National Lottery Commission denied some of Sascoc's claims, but is it a case of fighting for the country's athletes or being sour after being asked to disembark the gravy train? By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Frylinck Wins Big At Dolphins Awards

[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union (KZNCU) brought down the curtain on the 2016/17 season on Friday night with their annual awards evening where stand-out Dolphins all-rounder Rob Frylinck took home two of the evening’s most coveted awards.

[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union (KZNCU) brought down the curtain on the 2016/17 season on Friday night with their annual awards evening where stand-out Dolphins all-rounder Rob Frylinck took home two of the evening's most coveted awards.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

National Consumer Tribunal Ruling On Allied Capital Is a Victory for Consumers

[DA] The DA welcomes the ruling made by the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) in which it declared Allied Capital’s predatory “pawn your car and still drive it” scheme unlawful and prohibited by the National Credit Act.

[DA] The DA welcomes the ruling made by the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) in which it declared Allied Capital's predatory "pawn your car and still drive it" scheme unlawful and prohibited by the National Credit Act.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa