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Retailer slams bank charges
Retailer slams bank charges

Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman has slammed South African bank charges, which he describes as excessive and in many cases, more than double European benchmarks.

By Ann Crotty 1 day ago

All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!
All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!

Accenture and partners - Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute - have announced winners of the Innovation Index 2017. The awards ceremony honoured businesses of all sizes for championing innovation in their own industries.

2 days ago

How do you define a worker in a gig economy?
How do you define a worker in a gig economy?

Uber drivers in the United Kingdom are just one example of how the digitisation of services, globalisation and the rise of independent contractors are changing the way we differentiate between ‘employees', ‘service providers' and ‘contractors'.

2 days ago

Gigaba worried about pension fund mismanagement
Gigaba worried about pension fund mismanagement

Finance minister, Malusi Gigaba, is concerned that pension funds are being mismanaged and not adhering to the strict rules laid down by the pension funds regulator.

2 days ago

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

The 20th AfricaCom in Cape Town in November will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, big data, fintech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more.

3 days ago

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place last night, Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner.

13 Oct 2017

Andrew Darfoor, CEO: Alexander Forbes. Photo: Businesslive
Alexander Forbes to lure independents

Alexander Forbes is betting on independent financial advisers (IFAs), a select few of whom will get access to 1-million clients who have proved hard to reach in company pension funds it administers. It hopes to sell more of its products to this client base in this way.

13 Oct 2017

Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty
Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty

Clicks Clubcard has moved into the top spot as South Africa's most used loyalty programme at 67%, just beating last year's loyalty leader, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper and therefore nudging the supermarket chain's programme into second place at 66%. Despite a sizeable jump down to 44%, the Dis-Chem Benefits Programme ranks as the third most used programme, up from fifth place last year - and together with Clicks shows that loyalty for pharmacy and beauty retail is strong.

13 Oct 2017

Yolisa Nocanda, Kwanda Mkalipi and Lerato Rabotapi - Fingertips
#EntrepreneurMonth: Student buying power at your Fingertips

The spending power of students is R2,702 per month, while the average South African spends about R2,503 a month, debunking the myth of the perpetually broke student somewhat.

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2017

Mobile payments give you wings
Mobile payments give you wings

Globally, mobile payments will reach $75bn in 2017, with the potential of reaching $503bn by 2020 as a result of advances in technology, research from Business Insider shows. Is it really possible that over the next three years mobile payment providers will be responsible for transactions to the value of half a trillion dollars?

12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

The continent's single largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms (TMT) event, AfricaCom 2017, from 7-9 November, promises opportunities to witness future tech trends, network with the industry elite, and learn from a line-up of global thought leaders providing inspiring content.

12 Oct 2017

Image: Sovereign Foods
Sovereign Foods shareholders approve Bidco offer, delisting from JSE

Sovereign Foods has announced the outcome of the special general meeting of shareholders held on 9 October 2017. The company, in August 2017, received a firm intention from Bidco (controlled by Capitalworks) to acquire Sovereign Foods by way of a R907m cash offer to Sovereign shareholders.

12 Oct 2017

Nuclear deal could impact on SA's debt
Nuclear deal could impact on SA's debt

South Africa's debt could increase considerably because of the nuclear deal, even before it happens, due to potential investor disputes around intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) for nuclear.

12 Oct 2017