Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

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Simon Colman, executive head: digital distribution at SHA.
What SMEs should know before paying a cyber ransom

Increasingly, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are becoming the target of cyberattacks, yet most are still completely unprotected...

18 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Innovative displays can protect FMCG brands from retail fallout
Innovative displays can protect FMCG brands from retail fallout

If shopping is one of the world's greatest leisure activities, why are we seeing so much frustration in the aisles? It is because shopping to put food on the table and stock up on razor blades is functional...

By Vincent L. Lanz 11 Oct 2018

Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show
Networking and trade opportunities abound at second Global Trade Show

Business opportunities exhibition Global Trade Show of Networking and Matchmaking South Africa 2018 (GTS2018) is back for a second year...

5 Jul 2018

The Body Shop joins growing list of Pargo pickup points
The Body Shop joins growing list of Pargo pickup points

SA smart logistics company, Pargo, has entered into a partnership with The Body Shop that will enable consumers to use the cosmetics store as parcel drop-off and pickup points...

5 Jun 2018

Amazon buys video doorbell startup Ring
Amazon buys video doorbell startup Ring

Amazon confirmed on Tuesday that it bought video doorbell startup Ring, in a move that could help the internet giant's delivery arm reach into people's homes...

1 Mar 2018

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail
#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

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MTN introduces biometric system to reduce consumer fraud

MTN has introduced a fingerprint biometric solution in order to strengthen its security and reduce consumer fraud and identity theft...

16 Nov 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa
The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis...

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises
Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years...

21 Jun 2017

For next-gen digital retail, think security first
For next-gen digital retail, think security first

South African retailers have long lagged their counterparts in the U.S. and Europe in terms of embracing new digital channels to improve business operations and marketing...

By Morag Saunders 13 Jun 2017

Private security industry continues to grow despite looming new regulations
Private security industry continues to grow despite looming new regulations

The private security industry in South Africa is among the largest in the world. It is now a R45bn-a-year industry, and it is growing at a staggering rate...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Jun 2017

The future of payment authentication
The future of payment authentication

In a recent paper, delivered at the Seamless Pay Conference in Cape Town, entitled ‘The Future of Authentication', Steven Jackets, examined some of the issues...

28 Mar 2017

Top safety tips to prevent shoplifting
Top safety tips to prevent shoplifting

Despite the prevalence of security cameras and high-tech alarm systems, shoplifting continues to be a concern for retailers across the country...

By Morné Stoltz 8 Feb 2017

Protecting against cyber threats
Protecting against cyber threats

The benefits of online shopping far outweigh conventional shopping methods. However, there are very real security threats associated with online shopping...

22 Dec 2016

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Rookie cops to beef up security at PE malls

More than 140 police rookies have been deployed to shopping malls in Port Elizabeth in an attempt to strengthen security during the festive season...

By Gareth Wilson 20 Dec 2016

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Counterfeit toys more than just criminal, dangerous

Counterfeit toys are no only the product of criminal enterprises but also pose a danger to the children who receive them...

19 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

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Card, cybercrime threats to look out for this festive season

Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays but when people are more spendthrift, criminals are more alert. This is particularly true for cybercriminals, cashing in on the holiday spirit...

By Hein Kern 7 Dec 2016

'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat
'Dronejacking' may be the next big cyber threat

A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of "dronejackings" by cybercriminals, security experts warned...

30 Nov 2016

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Finding solutions to the growing chargeback challenge

Increasing sophistication in card fraud is reason for concern. Not only for banks, but most especially for online merchants, who are at risk of losing their ability to trade should they be implicated in repeat fraud attempts and excessive customer disputes...

By Kyle Rozendo 25 Nov 2016

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Five tips for safe online shopping

With Friday, 25 November being Black Friday, it is predicted that many will flock online for great deals but, with so many people online, many cybercriminals will be waiting...

24 Nov 2016

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Retail security trends for 2017 - 'servification' and DNA protection

Monica Hallin, CEO of Vindico Group, predicts the three strongest trends in retail security for 2017...

By Monica Hallin 22 Nov 2016

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Malls gear up for Black Friday

The countdown to Black Friday has begun. And retailers across the country are preparing for an influx of shoppers on the busiest shopping day of the year...

By Monica Laganparsad 21 Nov 2016

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Mobile payment security for a globetrotting generation

Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...

By Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016

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Why point-of-sale breaches remain a lucrative endeavour for cybercriminals

Most of the customers in the queue for Wendy's, in Nebraska, only intended to grab a burger or a coffee. Luckily for the customers - they did manage to get their food and drinks. But unluckily, by the time they left the café, cybercriminals had also accessed the point-of-sale (POS) system and stolen thousands of card records...

8 Nov 2016

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Is it wise for brands to insult black township consumers who are worth R100bn?

The township economy is worth R100bn, while the stokvel industry is estimated to be worth around R70bn. This is according to the Gauteng MEC for economic development, agriculture and rural development, Lebogang Maile...

By Bandile Ndzishe 12 Oct 2016

Malls tighten security after terror warnings
Malls tighten security after terror warnings

The Department of State Security had downplayed warnings of an increased likelihood of Islamic terrorist attacks in South Africa issued by the US, UK and Australian governments...

By Philani Nombembe and Graeme Hosken 7 Jun 2016

Tips to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud this festive season
Tips to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud this festive season

With millions of South Africans preparing to log on to do their shopping this festive season, gangs of cyber criminals are lying in wait to spoil the party by infiltrating networks and stealing money and identities. But you need not become one of the victims if you employ a pre-emptive practical strategy to mitigate the risks...

7 Dec 2015

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