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The COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding, this has been a disruptive year for many South Africans. Load shedding has made an unwelcome, albeit sporadic, return. The violent protests in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng added distress to an already burdened society.


“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change,” said Charles Darwin. Successful, happy people are people who adapt to change and ride the wave.


With Black Friday around the corner, most if not all, e-commerce and retailers will have that feeling of anxiousness and dread in the weeks leading up to the day asking: “Will the site or systems stay up? Will it perform under the additional load?” and “If it goes down how fast can we recover?”


Home automation is on the rise across the globe and South Africa is swiftly following suit. It’s easy to see why, as tomorrow’s tech savvy consumers can easily control energy efficiency, ensure safety, and reduce their carbon footprint, conveniently from the palm of their hands thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).


Focusing in the office has long been difficult, especially since companies became evangelical about knocking down walls in the name of open plan collaboration and lowering costs. But now, after nearly two years at home for many people, the return can feel almost designed to undermine your productivity.


Globally, companies are indicating that they will invest even more in artificial intelligence (AI) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its acceleration of digital transformation initiatives. But while the potential of AI is clear, many local businesses still struggle to see how to effectively integrate this technology into their broader operational processes.


 Like most industries, the smartphone has disrupted the fashion world and editorial shoots that used to be seen exclusively on the pages of a glossy magazine are now too on our personalised screens.


Getting angry is human and is healthy but beware that a burst of anger does not destroy your career prospects or a treasured relationship.


One of our planet’s greatest challenges is food security; with populations increasing faster than food availability and agricultural land being overtaken by urban sprawl, the predicament is one that deserves urgent attention.


The National Professional Teachers' Association of South Africa (NAPTOSA) feels that the government should have included teachers in the first group that will receive the COVID-19 vaccine since schools are reopening and teachers will be the ones on the frontline of the pandemic along with healthcare workers.


On Monday, 28 December 2020, the President announced that there would a ban on alcohol to not only save lives but to also reduce people's reckless behaviour. The Beer Association of South Africa believes that this decision will negatively impact South Africa's economy.


South Africa is currently on the waiting list for the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, however, the question all South Africans are asking is who will receive the vaccine first.


Due to the recently discovered COVID-19 variant in the country, other countries in the world have banned all South African types of transportation from entering, in an effort to protect their citizens. Currently, the South African government is engaging with those countries to have the ban lifted.


Last night the President had a sit down with the nation and proceeded to tell all South Africans that the country would enter lockdown Level 3. Which means stricter regulations and protocols to follow in an effort to decrease the country's COVID-19 cases.


SASSA's spokesperson, Paseka Lestatsi, has updated the nation on SASSA's plans for the festive season. He drew attention to payment dates and how they intend on keeping beneficiaries safe on collection days.


Many people are wondering what IRP5 registered means and here are a few details to help makes things clearer.


Unfortunately, South Africa has breached the one million mark of COVID-19 cases. Which is why the National Coronavirus Command Council is discussing ways to stop the spread of the virus.


In an effort to slow down the spread of the virus, SARS offices will close temporarily beginning on Christmas Eve.


A new strain of the coronavirus was discovered in South Africa, which is not only scary for citizens of the country but also for other countries since people are constantly travelling all over the world.

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