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#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?

The world needs more design-centric companies, run by design-minded people, to create products and processes with human wants, needs and behaviours in mind

12 hours ago

Political instability affects SA's tax base

A huge deficit, high unemployment numbers and people dependent on social grants are indicators that South Africa's economy is not well

11 hours ago

QuickBooks Online huge discounts - One week only

For this week only (27 February - 3 March 2017) QuickBooks Online will be on sale for 70% off the normal selling price – valid for 12 months of the continued subscription

Issued by QuickBooks 7 hours ago

How far are we from a cashless society in South Africa?

Globally, cash, as a means of transaction, has been on the decline for decades

By Bronwyn Williams 3 days ago

Private equity has plenty of room to grow

Of the 200 African private equity deals reported last year, around half were transacted in Southern Africa. Of those 65% were in South Africa

3 days ago

Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover

3 days ago

#Budget2017: Did he do enough?

Despite facing dual political and economic pressures, the minister had a job to do, and he seemingly did that well

By Marc Sevitz 23 Feb 2017

Budget speech announces further consultations on sugar tax, welcomed by industry

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announced in his Budget speech on 22 February 2017 that there would be further consultations on the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

23 Feb 2017

The wages of sin rise ever higher - and the net is thrown wider

If you enjoy a cigarette with your rum and coke, your wallet will face a triple threat this year

By Bianca Capazorio 23 Feb 2017

The 2017 Budget Speech from an agribusiness perspective

According to Agbiz CEO Dr John Purchase this year's budget speech, from an agribusiness perspective, comes against the backdrop of high food price inflation, a recent positive upturn in agribusiness confidence, and

23 Feb 2017

#Budget2017: Levelheaded speech despite political runctions

This year's budget speech comes amid heightened political tensions, which appear to have a direct impact on the future of Treasury, and ultimately Gordhan himself

By Tandisizwe Mahlutshana 23 Feb 2017

#BudgetSpeech2017: Striking the right balance

Gordhan understands that fiscal rectitude is necessary for the growth and transformation of South Africa's economy

By Kenneth Creamer 23 Feb 2017

#BudgetSpeech2017: New personal income tax bracket for top earners

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a new personal income tax bracket for those earning salaries of above R1.5 million

22 Feb 2017

Value added services made easy for South African retailers

A Cape Town-based fintech business, Electrum, is providing retailers and banks with the technology platform that they need to connect their systems to VAS providers

22 Feb 2017

Visa flexibility would boost SA outsource potential

South Africa's hopes of serving as a global outsource destination to drive foreign investment are achievable according to DigiOutsource, a global enterprise based in Cape Town and serving international gaming clients.

22 Feb 2017

The choice between growth and revenue

The global trend towards lower corporate tax rates puts South Africa at a crossroads, with the choice being economic growth or generating additional revenue

22 Feb 2017

Ipsos poll: Economic difficulties and a small ray of hope

Three in every ten adult South Africans believe things will take a turn for the better in the next year, while just over half believe that things will be about the same and a further two in every ten think they'll be worse off

Issued by Ipsos 22 Feb 2017

Fortune favours the cautious

First, the good news: The macro-economic backdrop to this year's budget speech is not quite as intimidating as a year ago

By Professor André Roux 21 Feb 2017

Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay

Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday

21 Feb 2017

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