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Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications

Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now...

3 hours ago

BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Last night, Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

3 days ago

Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA...

2 days ago

Living in La La Land

Is South Africa still an investors' dream or are we living in La La Land?

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Too little, too late? The sticky issue of radical economic transformation

Radical economic transformation. The nebulous term being liberally bandied about by politicians with little clarity on what it actually means.,,

3 days ago

What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it

Whilst ADDaBIT was formed on the principle of a bit for now and a bit for later, it has grown to serve more purposes than to drive crowd saving - and its fans have found applications that the founder, Michael Griffin, never considered...

Issued by ADDaBIT 2 days ago

Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave

New technology, the demographic shift, unstructured data, digital labour, cyber security and digital identity are the disruptors that customers and banks face today...

20 Apr 2017

TransUnion releases Vehicle Price Index report

TransUnion released Q1 of the Vehicle Price Index 2017 today. The VPI report examines the link between the year-on-year increase in vehicle pricing for new and used vehicles.

3 days ago

Tapping into financial data gives a business' story meaning

Business giants like Raymond Ackerman and Christo Wiese may have been able to rely on gut feel, but business leaders today need to fine tune this with financial data...

19 Apr 2017

How to survive rising interest rates

Experts agree that South Africans will be facing higher interest rates soon. In order to keep or purchase a home, we will all have to reassess our spending habits...

Issued by Private Property 19 Apr 2017

Co-working properties get the green light from alternative funders

The rise of the shared economy is not only shifting how we work, but where we work...

By Gary Palmer 19 Apr 2017

Junk status. What it means for SA businesses. And how BI is key to overcoming the challenges.

With South Africa's sovereign credit rating now at junk status or sub-investment grade, life for ordinary South Africans and South African businesses just got a whole lot worse...

By June Daniels, Issued by Praesignis 19 Apr 2017

The Talent Boom opens a new fintech and financial services recruitment division at their SA HQ

Due to heavy expansion in South Africa and globally, The Talent Boom, global creative, digital and tech headhunting firm is excited to announce the opening of a new division dedicated to servicing fintech and financial services...

Issued by The Talent Boom 19 Apr 2017

The most in-demand payment methods in 2017

Today, innovative payment methods mean that there's more to choose from than simply a credit card reader for customers to swipe their cards. We've listed some of the best options to offer...

Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

How Theresa May's election gambit could strengthen her Brexit hand

UK prime minister, Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election for June 8, 2017 caught just about everybody off guard...

By David Zahn 19 Apr 2017

FNB awarded Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa by Banker Africa Awards

At the recent annual Banker Africa - Southern Africa Awards 2017, FNB was selected as the Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa...

18 Apr 2017

SARB's new loop structure allows foreign investment for startups

Local unlisted research and development companies can establish companies offshore in order to obtain foreign investment without prior approval...

18 Apr 2017

MTN accountant arrested for allegedly stealing more than R20m

An MTN financial accountant has been bust for allegedly stealing R24m from the company, the Gauteng Hawks said...

By Naledi Shange 13 Apr 2017

MSCI 2016 index shows industrial sector drives SA property returns

MSCI has released the IPD South Africa Annual Property Index for 2016...

13 Apr 2017

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International

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

India's Flipkart raises US$1.4bn from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent

MUMBAI, India: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced on Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon.

11 Apr 2017

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