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  • Fin24.com | Engineering body CEO commits to diversity training over ‘antagonistic‘ column

    Fin24.com | Engineering body CEO commits to diversity training over ‘antagonistic‘ column

    The CEO of the SA Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Manglin Pillay, has apologised “unreservedly” for his article  in the institution‘s official magazine which questioned the place of women in the engineering field. He said he would also undergo diversity training.  In his column Pillay had quoted a study by Leeds Beckett‘s School of Social Sciences and the University of... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | China orders Tencent to kill game just days after its debut

    Fin24.com | China orders Tencent to kill game just days after its debut

    Tencent took another hit to its gaming business, after regulators told the social media giant to remove Monster Hunter: World from its PC downloads service just days after the action title’s debut. Parts of the Capcom hit failed to meet regulatory standards and the relevant authorities received a “significant amount of complaints,” which in turn spurred the government to revoke... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | ‘Cut VAT on bread, pads, nappies‘

    Fin24.com | ‘Cut VAT on bread, pads, nappies‘

    South Africa should drop the VAT on white bread and flour, sanitary pads, school uniforms and nappies, says a panel of experts appointed by Treasury. The panel was appointed to propose ways to soften the blow of the hike in VAT this year from 14% to 15%. Its recommendations would cost the fiscus about R4 billion in tax revenue of... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | Samro under fire over Dubai investment

    Fin24.com | Samro under fire over Dubai investment

    It was a case of “Hello and Dubai” when it came to a R48 million investment to set up a music rights collecting society in the Middle East, first reported by City Press in November. And now that it is time to account for the loss, composers, songwriters and music arrangers say the SA Music Rights Organisation (Samro) is dragging... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | No media leaks to date for startup using Bitcoin to fight piracy

    Fin24.com | No media leaks to date for startup using Bitcoin to fight piracy

    A tech start-up, which fights media piracy using cryptocurrency, has been going strong for nearly five years and the founder says no one has managed to “break” the system. Speaking to Fin24 on the sidelines of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit last month, founder of Custos Media Technologies G-J van Rooyen shared how the start-up is using Bitcoin to... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | Turkey crisis in charts: Worse than Lehman, similar to 1998

    Fin24.com | Turkey crisis in charts: Worse than Lehman, similar to 1998

    Turkey is mired in one of the worst currency routs in emerging-market history, with few signs of how it will end. The lira fell as much as 17% Friday, capping the biggest slump since the country’s banking crisis in 2001, and is down nearly 30% since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was returned to office with sweeping new powers in late... Continue reading

     
  • Fin24.com | Thinking differently about privilege

    Fin24.com | Thinking differently about privilege

    It is an under appreciated fact that in any society, those members that have managed to produce a privileged socioeconomic position will do anything within their power as a group to maintain that position of ascendancy. Given all the focus that South Africa has poured into the analysis of interracial relations and bigotry, it seems we have lost our ability... Continue reading