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The State of Cryptocurrencies in South Africa

3 Sep 2020 4 minute read 0 comments BrynnB

Mention the word “Bitcoin” to a South African, and you’ll receive one of two replies – either a look of confusion, or a skeptical glare that reveals a distrust and wary. If you’re lucky, you’ll find someone who actually understands the technology and...

POPI Act - New Sections

3 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments bosluistepel

Like the General Data Protect Regulations (GDPR) in the EU, South Africa has its own set of regulations - Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act. This act has new sections that came into effect on 1 July 2020 and businesses need to ensure they...

Manhunt Initiated After South African Jailbreak

25 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

In a statement by the South African Department of Correctional Services, officials confirmed that 69 inmates escaped the Malmesbury Prison of the Western Cape province during a jailbreak, and while 61 have been re-captured, a manhunt has been initiat...

South African largest crypto exchange VALR raises $3.45 million in funding.

22 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments alberdioni8406

The largest crypto exchange by Volume transactions in South Africa, VALR raised $3.45 million (~57 million rands) in series A funding and it was led by 100x Ventures with participation from FNB former CEO, investor South African company 4Di capital,...

Be the Cause, not the Effect

5 May 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Jaemoney

I was chatting to a friend recently, and he is always talking about the things he is doing to improve himself. Sometimes what he mentions sounds totally weird, but many times what he mentions is totally Brilliant.   This time he mentioned this idea o...

The BDS Movement and South Africa

22 Apr 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Jaemoney

Introduction Freedom day, the 27th of April 1994 is a significant date in South African history. This is the year that South Africa become a free democratic nation. After enduring three decades of the Apartheid regime people were free to live their l...

CRYPTO-19 - New Crypto Regulations in South Africa

16 Apr 2020 3 minute read 0 comments bar93

Now that we cleared the air, we can move on to the new proposed regulations and rules thrown into the room full of formalism, positivism, paper-trailing, bureaucracy and time-consuming procedures laid down by scribes and snakes. Brief In 2019 I saw...

Letter To Nelson Mandela

12 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments troynamps

Dear Nelson Salutations to you Sir! I write to share my sympathy with you having realised how much you went through in those twenty seven years. No wonder you called it the long walk to freedom. Ever since I was growing I have heard stories of Tata M...

Cardano Taps South Africa to Boost its Economic Growth with Blockchain Tech

9 Apr 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Abhi K

The Cardano Foundation announced a partnership with the South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA), with the goal being “exploring further ways to expand its footprint in the region”, according to the official release published on April 7. SA...

A South African sojourn

8 Apr 2020 9 minute read 0 comments Stevee

1967 - the Summer of Love. We were living in Wateringbury, a quintessentially English village in Kent. We rented a Tudor cottage (16th century), from Admiral Sir Henry Moore who lived next door. We got a little black kitten and named him Henry in ho...