Aug 30, 2021

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.

Aug 24, 2021

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.

Aug 19, 2021

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.

Aug 17, 2021

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.

Jul 26, 2021

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.

Jul 21, 2021

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.

Jul 21, 2021

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.

Jul 19, 2021

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.

Jul 19, 2021

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.

Jul 16, 2021

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.

Jul 16, 2021

Sisonke: big and small business need each other now more than ever

The future of all South Africans can only be built on that ethos of democratic resilience and fortitude that repeatedly ushered us away from the precipice of ruin, says Godfrey Motsa, CEO at MTN South Africa.

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