Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. The Shop the World! report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential...
By Sumesh Rahavendra 31 Oct 2014 11:57
Skills shortages continue to bedevil the logistics and supply chain industry, with practitioners reporting shortages of up to 64% in positions that require a bachelor's degree.
By Mario Landman 23 Oct 2014 16:46
The across-the-board, rapid professionalisation of the supply chain and logistics industry has resulted in already highly-skilled professionals being forced to further upskill at an accelerated pace.
By Mario Landman 14 Aug 2014 11:09
Is the Johannesburg Stock Exchange efficient at quickly transforming news into share price adjustments? Possibly, but it was surprising that Comair's share price rose on a day when the news broke that FlySafair had received its licence from the Air Services Licencing Council (ASLC).
By Rob Baker 22 Apr 2014 11:57
The Festive season is almost upon us and while it a time to be happy and relax with friends and family, it is sadly also the one time of the year when many South African motorists are injured or killed in car accidents, many of which could have been avoided.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 14 Nov 2013 13:21
Whilst government has a clear role in delivering essential services to the needy, you won't find many of the millions of suffering South Africans at airports or on flights. Quite the opposite in fact, as once you've become a "jetsetter" you've arrived at a space unavailable to the poor. So, why are government involved in the airline industry?
By Rob Baker 9 Oct 2013 10:56
The most telling bit of information released about SA Express last week, was on page 165 of the Annual Report of the Department of Public Enterprises: "No impairment for the current year for South African Express (SAX) has been provided as the current year net asset value is not available." Impairments are changes in the value of an asset, which are obviously impossible to specify if one does not know what the value of the asset was at the start and end of the period.
By Rob Baker 30 Sep 2013 09:19
Next year Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, an extravaganza of epic proportions, in which football players and fans the world over converge to watch and celebrate the beautiful game. In 2010, here in South Africa, we saw more than 310, 000 tourists converge on the country and the eyes of over 3.2 billion people put our country under the microscope.
By Kerry Evans 12 Sep 2013 07:33
Anyone with half a brain and no mathematical training can follow this simple reasoning: it is cheaper to do a job properly the first time without taking shortcuts than to do it badly, using inferior methods and materials in the hope that it will save money. It should be obvious to everyone that this is never the case. Sadly it isn't.
By Paddy Hartdegen 4 Jul 2013 11:23
The Minister of Labour has announced an increase in the minimum remuneration payable to employees engaged in either the taxi or the hospitality sectors. The salary increase is effective from 1 July 2013, and follows hot on the heels of the increase in the general Earnings Threshold communicated by the minister recently.
By Johan Botes 4 Jul 2013 07:24
Not so long ago, reaching our smaller destinations by air was not as easy as it is now... Now we have Airlink, which has the mission to link the smaller towns, the regional centres and hubs throughout South and southern Africa, in the process making getting around a pleasure that doesn't eat into your holiday time.
By Rod Baker 28 Jun 2013 05:01
In the preceding week I was looking forward to my flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg over the weekend. However my excitement was short lived; on Friday afternoon I was one among the thousand of people who heard via e.tv news that 1time Airline had filed for liquidation.
By Nthabeleng Meso 6 Nov 2012 08:49
Right now, the South African Airways scenario represents a classic case history of just how hard one has to work to destroy or at least significantly damage a brand. Because, in spite of all sorts of negative elements that should see consumers cold shouldering the brand and flying on other airlines, this simply hasn't happened.
By Chris Moerdyk 24 Oct 2012 05:52
South Africa's road accident deaths are among the highest in the world, with only undeveloped countries such as Eritrea, Angola, Ethiopia, The Gambia and war-torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan registering higher figures.
By Wayne Duvenage 18 Jan 2012 10:44
Does reputation matter? If you can ask SA National Taxi Council (Santaco), after its media conference, where it announced its intention to expand to the airline transport, I guees Santaco would say "yes". In today's news-driven and fast changing business environment, building and maintaining a strong corporate reputation is vital.
By Thabani Khumalo 12 Oct 2011 11:27
The International Air Transport Association has forecast that the global aviation industry will make profits of almost US$7-billion this year but warns that the recovery in air travel is weak as tourism levels are down in the wake of the global economic uncertainty.
By Paddy Hartdegen 23 Sep 2011 14:23