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New payment tool provides access to non-credit card online shoppers

What sets PayU Wallet apart from other offerings in the market is the ability for users to load cash into their Wallet Balance via card, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or cash deposit at a bank or ATM. This opens up online shopping to non-credit card shoppers, solving the perennial problem of access...

30 Nov 2015 09:35

Gold Brands Investments to list on JSE

Gold Brands Investments, owner of South African fast food franchise Chesa Nyama, has announced its intention to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange AltX, which will make it the only fast food retail company on the AltX...

30 Nov 2015 15:20

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

WASHINGTON - Many Americans bought online as they did in physical stores during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping splurge, the National Retail Federation said on Sunday, highlighting a growing trend away from the traditional Black Friday consumer assault...

30 Nov 2015 09:45

CEO of Raphael Afaedor on the state of Nigeria's e-commerce

The last time I spoke to Raphael Afaedor in person, he was still the co-founder of Jumia, his face and that of Tunde Kehinde's had just been on Forbes and they were the focus of the foreign press including CNN. I was able to drag him aside in the hall where Jumia was celebrating its first year anniversary and when I asked him what was next for e-commerce in Nigeria...

By Paul Adepoju 30 Nov 2015 08:30

Distell named Distiller of the Year for 2015

Distell has been judged the International Wine & Spirit Competition's (IWSC) Distiller of the Year for 2015. This is the second time the Stellenbosch-based company has triumphed against famous-name whisky, whiskey and cognac producers across Europe, North America and Asia...

30 Nov 2015 15:00

Trampling to-do lists with Task Monkey

It's a South African app, e-commerce task agency and 100% safe platform to earn extra cash. Here's why Task Monkey is the perfect solution for time-strapped South Africans looking to get things done...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Nov 2015 12:00

New Balance 3D-printed midsoles in the making

[Newswatch] New Balance announced this week that it will be launching the first high performance running shoe with a 3D-printed midsole...

27 Nov 2015 09:30

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 158: The Bookmarks 2016 and Premier Hotels & Resorts

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Fred Roed and Alan Campbell...

27 Nov 2015 10:02

R1.385m allocation to rhino conservation by MyPlanet Rhino Fund

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund recently allocated R1.385m in funding towards rhino conservation causes across the country that vary from rhino protection and monitoring to saving and raising rhino orphans...

27 Nov 2015 11:30

Woolworths ups savings with WRewards

Woolworths has made changes to its loyalty programme, WRewards - a tiered, card-based loyalty programme that rewards its customers instantly with savings on over 1,000 products in store...

27 Nov 2015 11:10

New business website shares local bests

OfLocal is a consumer-generated information website that provides users with useful insight on venue and location-specific information...

27 Nov 2015 09:15

Always On during Black Friday

South Africans are excepted to visit retail stores and online shopping sites this weekend to grab the best shopping deals on Black Friday...

27 Nov 2015 13:44

Distell and Terlato Wine Group is merging spirits

Distell Group has established a joint venture with US-based Terlato Wine Group to maximise distributions and sales of its top brands...

27 Nov 2015 08:31

Toys R Us launches gaming and electronics site

In response to the growing popularity of gaming and technology in the South African market, Toys R Us has launched R-Zone, a gaming and consumer electronics site designed by Durban-based digital agency Broken Pony Club...

27 Nov 2015 08:15

Nigerian e-commerce store brings Black Friday and Wonderbag to Ghana

With the recent launch and success of Wonderbag slow cooker into the Ghana and Nigeria markets in 2015, Nigerian e-commerce store Jumia approached the brand to be part of this year's sale extravaganza...

27 Nov 2015 08:38

Gains and headwinds make for a year of mixed fortunes at Nampak

Nampak's financial year ended-September was one of "mixed fortunes" for the company...

By Mark Allix 27 Nov 2015 14:30

Six tips for the online Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

As SA consumers increase their use of online shopping and become part of the frenzied international Black Friday and Cyber Monday online sales, taking advantage of the amazing deals and getting them back home to SA in a cost-effective and reliable way will make the difference between scoring a great deal or having your bargain dreams dashed...

27 Nov 2015 11:50

Oct PPI for final manufactured goods 4.2% y/y vs Sept 3.6% y/y

Producer inflation is sharply higher year on year in October at 4.2% after a 3.6% year-on-year increase in September...

27 Nov 2015 09:45

Understand your infrastructure's usage and load characteristics for online success

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here and it is instrumental to keep your e-commerce platform in perfect health. Key areas to keep an eye on are usage and load characteristics - they are gauges for interpreting how much work an online platform performs, and how well it performs under stress...

By Sven Hammar 27 Nov 2015 10:55

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