MyBroadbrand warns of personal data leaks

14 October 2019, 2:42 PM
Technology publication 'My Broadband' claims that the personal information of South Africans who applied for home loans through major banks in the last ten years, was exposed through a security flaw.
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Cape Town’s water consumption decreases 28 March 2018, 6:25 AM

Water consumption by residents of the city of Cape Town has this week dropped by 43-million-litres compared to the previous week.

Numsa, Transform SA concerned with govt IPPs roll out 27 March 2018, 8:21 PM

The North Gauteng High Court has reserved judgment on an urgent application by Lobby group Transform SA and Numsa to stop Energy Minister Jeff Radebe from signing 27 renewable energy projects for Eskom.

TB remains number one killer in SA 27 March 2018, 3:25 PM

Tuberculosis remains the number one killer disease in South Africa, followed by diabetes.

Malaria cases expected to rise during Easter, NICD warns 27 March 2018, 2:32 PM

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Tuesday warned that the number of malaria cases was expected to rise as a result of travel during the Easter holidays.

300 million hepatitis B sufferers but only one in 20 treated: Study 27 March 2018, 8:35 AM

Some 300 million people worldwide are living with the deadly hepatitis B virus (HBV), but only one in 20 received adequate treatment, researchers reported Tuesday.

Electricity in low income homes does not prevent fires: Study 27 March 2018, 5:52 AM

A new study at the University of Stellenbosch has found that access to electricity in low-income homes and informal dwellings does not prevent fires. The study, done by a member of the university’s Research Alliance for Disaster and Risk Reduction, has found that people still opt for non-electricity energy sources such as candles and paraffin […]

New Safety in Health Simulation Centre opened in Cape Town 26 March 2018, 7:43 PM

A new Safety in Health Simulation Centre has been opened at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

SAQA launches digital certificate of evaluation to benefit foreign qualification holders 26 March 2018, 4:08 PM

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on Monday launched a digital certificate of evaluation as a pilot to benefit holders of qualifications obtained in other countries.

DBE to meet NGO over alleged HIV tests on learners 26 March 2018, 11:27 AM

The Department of Basic Education will on Monday meet with (NGO) Khethimpilo which has been accused of conducting HIV tests on primary school learners in Port Elizabeth.

Facebook: call, text history logging requires users’ permission 26 March 2018, 8:19 AM

You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging people’s call and SMS (text) history without their permission. This is not the case, Facebook.

SA pushes to combat HIV among girls #blessed by sugar daddies 26 March 2018, 7:04 AM

Before 20-year-old Lebogang Motsumi even had sex with her first “blesser” – or sugar daddy – a successful, married, company boss more than twice her age, he handed her a wad of cash. He was soon making regular deposits into her bank account, paying her rent and taking her out in exchange for sex, which […]

Avian flu confirmed in Gaansbaai, dept suspends research 25 March 2018, 10:31 AM

The Department of Environmental Affairs says it has identified an outbreak of Avian Flu among the Swift Tern bird species at Gaansbaai, in the Western Cape.

High default rate on TB treatment a concern 24 March 2018, 7:12 PM

The high default rate of patients on the Tuberculosis (TB) treatment programmes is a matter of great concern, City of Johannesburg mayoral committee member for health and social development Mpho Phalatse said on Saturday.

Outbreak of Avian Flu identified in Western Cape 24 March 2018, 6:25 PM

The Environmental Affairs Department says it has identified an outbreak of Avian Flu among the Swift Tern bird species at Gaansbaai, in the Western Cape.

Sydney goes dark as global Earth Hour climate campaign kicks off 24 March 2018, 3:40 PM

The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge went dark for an hour Saturday to kick off a global campaign raising awareness about the impacts of climate change.

New TB vaccine is safely fighting the disease: Researchers 24 March 2018, 2:55 PM

Researchers have released preliminary results from a clinical drug trial for a new Tuberculosis vaccine, which shows signs of safely fighting the disease.

North West university hailed for weather innovation 24 March 2018, 12:09 PM

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed innovation by the Climatology Research Unit of the North West University, on revamping an old weather radar built around the 1970's into 1980's.

TB practitioners call for strengthening of healthcare system 24 March 2018, 11:57 AM

Leading TB practitioners in KwaZulu-Natal have called for the strengthening of the local healthcare system to respond to the overwhelming number of TB cases.

Parliament raises concerns on H5N8 avian flu outbreak 24 March 2018, 11:05 AM

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture says it is concerned about the spread of the H5N8 avian flu to African penguins along the coast of the Western Cape, especially at Boulders Beach as the African Penguins are an endangered species.

Technology helps level playing field for visually impaired people 24 March 2018, 9:32 AM

Braille Technology has now been incorporated at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and the National Identity Booklet by the Lesedi Community Services together with the Department of Arts and Culture.

Outcry over NGO’s HIV testing at PE school 24 March 2018, 7:30 AM

Parents of children at one of the primary schools in Port Elizabeth are fuming after a non-governmental organisation tested their children for HIV without their consent.

Mom, children killed by lightning in KZN 24 March 2018, 7:16 AM

Residents of the eNgonyameni area in Ingwavuma in far northern KwaZulu-Natal have been recounting harrowing stories of how a severe thunderstorm left a trail of destruction.

South Africans urged to prioritise TB screening 24 March 2018, 7:10 AM

South Africans have been urged to go to their nearest health facilities to get screened for tuberculosis. This comes as the country joins other countries in observing World TB Day on Saturday.

North West University to revamp old weather radars 23 March 2018, 5:35 PM

Minister for Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, has welcomed innovation by the Climatology Research Unit of the North West University on revamping old weather radar built around the 1970's into 1980's.

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Water shutdown for Kimberly 23 March 2018, 12:33 PM

As the country marks national water week Kimberley in the Northern Cape is experiencing a three-day water shutdown.

Rains and flooding cause road closures in Gauteng, Free State… 23 March 2018, 11:35 AM

Several roads in the eastern Free State have been closed due to flooding.

TB should be ended by 2030: Health Department 23 March 2018, 7:18 AM

According to research by the department TB is ranked as the number one killer illness globally, with 1.5 million people who die every year from the disease.

South African Weather Service issues flood warning 22 March 2018, 5:50 PM

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued another flood alert in Gauteng and other inland provinces.

South Africa one of driest countries in the world: WWF 22 March 2018, 4:06 PM

The World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has identified South Africa as one of the 30 driest countries in the world.

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Flood warning issued in KwaZulu-Natal 22 March 2018, 11:42 AM

The South African Weather Service has warned of possible floods in KwaZulu-Natal, where there's been heavy rain since early Thursday morning.