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E-mail records and the law in South Africa

Although there is no law that requires e-mail providers to store the contents of e-mails in South Africa, Cybersmart CEO Laurie Fialkov explains that …

Porn on TV: the naked truth

When TopTV announced it was planning a fresh bid to screen adult content, a number of the self-appointed guardians of South Africa’s moral fibre …

Don’t mess with BlackBerry

BlackBerry has lodged a successful Advertising Standards Authority of SA (ASA) complaint against Liqui-Fruit’s limited edition Blackberry juice …

SABC soapie calls for reality check

As the farce called the South African Broadcasting Corporation plumbed new depths this week, a story related by Ivor Wilkins and Hans Strydom in …

How to Stop Robocalls Once and For All

You've just sat down to a nice home-cooked meal with your family when the phone rings. <i>Could be Grandma,</i> you think. <i>She still actually uses the phone</i> …

Human tissue in my beef stew!

Scientists have found traces of human tissue in meat meant for public consumption, but this poses "no threat" to the consumers who eat it. It has …

Fat passengers should pay more for their plane ticket: economist

An academic’s inflammatory suggestion that overweight passengers be forced to pay a surcharge for their plane ticket is grabbing headlines around the …

Sabotage not suspected in Seacom cut: CEO

Mark Simpson<p>It is extremely unlikely, although not impossible, that saboteurs were responsible for the cut in Seacom and other undersea cables north …

Middle East

Videos

Tempo Training to Build Size & Strength

Research shows that the positive portion of a rep (the lifting of the weight) should be done as fast as possible to engage the greatest number of …

The Big Biceps Workout

<b>Exercises</b> 10<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>When it comes to arm training, one muscle in particular always seems to hog the spotlight. The biceps brachii is the large …

Go Unilateral for a Balanced Back

You probably never gave it much thought, but how you train back is unlike the way you train other muscle groups in your body. Why? Most notably, …

Muscle

Review: Google Keep vs. Evernote

Which is the better note-taking app? Inc. contributing editor John Brandon checks them out.<p>Fans of Evernote and its note-taking app, take note: Google has its own productivity app it would like you to try. After announcing it will shutter the Google Reader app this June and close Google Notebook in …

Just Say No to Micromanaging

Micromanagement could have a huge long- and short-term negative impact on your ability to be effective as a manager.<p>Micromanagement. It may seem like a little thing that's isolated to a few managers, or staff in your company, but the effects of micromanagement could have a huge long- and short-term …

An Antidote for Accounting Blues

Put down that old, shrink-wrapped software.<p>New cloud-based services are hoping to change bookkeeping habits by luring businesses with interfaces that are elegant and intuitive.<p><b>Xero</b>, an online program with apps for iPhones, iPads, and Android phones, features a dashboard that lets you see bank …

Small Business

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Standing up for yourself at work

PHILADELPHIA – We spend a big chunk of our lives at work and our jobs can be a source of pride, satisfaction, and enjoyment. However, far too often, …

Work Stress

Nedbank’s Mike Brown total remuneration tops R28m

PRETORIA – For the 2012 financial year CEO Mike Brown’s total remuneration came to R28.747m – 10% higher than the previous year. In the bank’s 2012 …

European Union

Negotiate your way to the top

It has been said that some people just have a knack for negotiations. Not only do they know and use the tools and techniques of top negotiators, but …

Body Language

Traffic slows as road blocks increase

Traffic volumes on the roads are still low because commuters have arrived at their destinations, said the Road Traffic Management Corporation on …