Leading fashion and lifestyle retailer TFG shared its strategy to revolutionise the omnichannel experience and transform into Africa's leading high-tech omnichannel retailer. "We are laying the foundations to become the largest, most reliable and most profitable e-commerce destination on the continent; via a simplified, customer-centric approach, aimed at maximising group scale, minimising duplication and cost, and leveraging our incredible assets," shared newly appointed co-chief omni officer Claude Hanan. The announcement came as part of the retailer's 2021 financial year-end presentation.Issued byTFG (The Foschini Group)
Last night, 8 June, The Hospitality Counsel hosted their 3rd annual Luxe Restaurant Awards, celebrating the finest contributions to the South African restaurant industry, at AURUM restaurant within The Leonardo, Africa's tallest skyscraper.
The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. Reuters/Thomas White//File Photo
The update, which allows WhatsApp to collect personal data from users, has prompted a global backlash.
But it has received no agreement from WhatsApp, it added.
"We are obligated as the regulator to ensure the protection of personal information of all South African citizens and monitor compliance of the PoPIA by responsible parties," chairperson of the regulator, Advocate Pansy Tlakula said.
"Under the circumstances the regulator is briefing attorneys to prepare an opinion on the way forward in terms of litigation," the regulator said.
The regulator has raised concerns that citizens of the EU will receive significantly higher privacy protection than people in South Africa and Africa.
In March, a WhatsApp spokesperson said the update does not expand the company's ability to share data with Facebook, nor does it impact the privacy of users' messages with friends or family.
The regulator has also asked the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, a parliamentary oversight committee, to request Facebook South Africa and WhatsApp LLC testify in Parliament on this matter, it said.
"Given Facebook's status as one of the world's largest companies, the regulator is of the view that it should work together with other organisations in order to hold Facebook accountable," it added.
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