Hawks nab suspected social media instigators of unrest
Two suspects alleged to have been behind the July looting and unrest will appear in court today, for incitement to commit violence on social media.
LG Electronics SA ‘here to stay’ despite looted factory
The South Korean electronics giant confirms its commitment to SA, following the wave of violence and looting that impacted its Durban-based factory.
RebuildSA, EOH partner to combine technology, real-time support to help rebuild South Africa
EOH partners with RebuildSA to deliver a communications platform from which to instantly engage the growing volunteer base nationally.
Coping amid unrest
Keep checking in and keep reaching out with messages of support, comfort and positivity, says Leoni van Tonder, chief human resources officer at Ovations.
Online #RiseUpSA Campaign helps looted SMMEs
Local technology firm One Linkage establishes an online portal to help SMMEs affected by the recent riots to rebuild and restart their businesses.
Insurers won’t pay for looted, damaged ICT infrastructure
Local insurance companies will not directly pay out for ICT infrastructure destroyed during the unrest; however, they are liaising with state-owned insurer SASRIA.
Relief efforts hampered by lack of optimal data use
Much of the necessary data exists to track and analyse developing situations and co-ordinate relief for communities affected by unrest. But when the data exists in silos, it cannot be used effectively, says iOCO.
SA youth more likely to support looting, AI study finds
While most South Africans are against violence and looting, it’s troubling to see how desperate the unemployed youth have become, says CompariSure.
Post-looting clean-up movements intensify on social media
Clean-up and rebuilding campaigns gain momentum on social media, as more patriotic South Africans and brands offer their services free of charge.
Telkom picks up the pieces after unrest in SA
The telco urges customer patience as it rehabilitates vandalised infrastructure in the aftermath of the riots that engulfed KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
Bitcoin, crypto-currency emerge as welcome solutions for investors
On 13 July, the major banks’ shares dropped an average of 5% as a result of the country’s current unrest.