Nugget (22 June 2021)

Published 22 June 2021


Bite size updates on the real important stuff related to Tech, Trends, Business and the Planet.


Have you got an odd SMS about ‘debicheck’ debit orders? Here is a little video I did on the subject. (Someone’s leg gets felt up in this video) https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3458981757503399


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What can run on electricity for up to 640km, can tow 5 tonnes, and drive through very deep water? Oh, and can accelerate in 3 seconds to 100km/h!


The Rivian R1T electric pickup truck! Coming to the market soon’ish (more ‘ish’ for SA). The car is well worth a Google. BTW, it can even come with vegan leather seats.


The SA Government Tender website has been unavailable since March 2021, despite it being a regulation that information be posted on this platform. It begs the question: ‘are the Tenders being awarded lawful or can they be challenged in court?’


Cultured meat is already for sale in some countries, like Singapore, where you can order ‘cell-cultured chicken’ via an app: www.foodpanda.com (They serve lots of other things, but no panda.. just encase the name made you concerned)


The export of minerals for cell phones and palm oil are drastically effecting the Ape population in Africa because we keep cutting down their homes to dig and build. Be an ethical shopper and check if the company you are using is a sustainable and ethical business, if not, go elsewhere. Avoid palm oil products, 3 billion people in 150 countries use products containing palm oil.


A biodegradable battery that has the potential to transform energy storage as we know it has been developed by a team of researchers, from report: ‘Empa researchers provides a versatile biodegradable battery that is both environmentally friendly and comprised of a renewable raw material’. Check out: https://www.empa.ch/web/s604/papierbatterie


MultiChoice now has an AI chatbot. Its name is Tumi which is short for ‘The Ultimate Master of Information’. Tumi is currently on www.dstv.co.za. I would like to get Tumi and Tobi (Vodacom’s chatbot) into an e-room and have a bot-off.


In June, the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Act was signed into law by Cyril Ramaphosa. I will be going through the Act with a fine-tooth comb to prepare a summary. If anyone would be interested in a presentation on the Act and how it influences business, please make contact via my website. www.jeanpierremurraykline.co.za


Not really ‘news’ but absolutely needs to be included in this post. I just completed a refresher study course. Here are some digital tools to try:


Email Marketing:

Competitor Spying:

Affiliate Marketing:

Social Media:


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About Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline

He is a Business and Environmental Technologist. An entrepreneur who runs several online businesses. He is a published Author who researches, consults and facilitates strategy sessions about the most important matters affecting our generation and the changes to technology, business and the environment. Services include:

  • Digital Architect & Scenario Planning.
  • Online Marketing
  • Keynote Talks

See more at https://www.jeanpierremurraykline.co.za/

Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline - Internet & Social Media Specialist


Published 22 June 2021

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