Microsoft outage exposes vulnerabilities to global tech

Huge disruptions to banking, hospitality, broadcast and other services

Key two-pot bill signed into law

Pension Funds Amendment Act is one of the legislative pillars of the two-pot retirement system

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Inflation rate expected to slow to 5.1%

Sharp drop in the petrol price in June is likely to be the main factor behind the moderation

GNU looks to municipalities to grow ailing economy

Councils must become facilitators of inclusive economic growth, President Cyril Ramaphosa says

Air traffic navigation suspension hits flights to smaller SA airports

Suspension due to maintenance of instrument flight procedures

Nedbank wins Forrester’s EMEA Customer-Obsessed Enterprise Award

SPONSORED | Nedbank Retail and Business Banking has been internationally recognised for providing an exceptional customer experience

CrowdStrike outage ‘affected 8.5-million Microsoft devices’

Software giant says while number of affected devices was small, broader effects of the outage were felt across the globe

VBS liquidators recover R159m and are on the hunt for more

Liquidation team determined to make additional dividend payments to creditors

Mixed reaction to Cyril Ramaphosa’s opening of parliament speech

EFF leader Julius Malema and MK party’s John Hlophe claim the address was written by DA federal council chair Helen Zille

CHRIS THURMAN: Solo show explores wounds of segregation and racism

In ‘Pieces of Me’, Bo Petersen depicts the far-reaching effects of her father’s decision to ‘try for white’

Accelerate Property Fund reports fall in annual rental income

The company decided not to declare a dividend for the year, while the results were only released after two previous delays

Five Boks who need a big show against Portugal

The Springboks play Portugal in the first-ever Test between the two teams in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Capitec and eNCA offline earlier on Friday in worldwide outage

The problem was linked to the worldwide IT problem, which also affected Sky News in the UK

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