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Players gear up for boom in e-commerce on the continent
Players gear up for boom in e-commerce on the continent

Driven by the increased use of mobile devices and the internet, and economic growth across the continent, e-commerce is burgeoning in Africa.

30 Jan 2015 16:48

Just four bits of credit card data can identify most anyone
Just four bits of credit card data can identify most anyone

MIAMI, USA: Just four bits of information gleaned from a shopper's credit card can be used to identify almost anyone, suggesting that even anonymous big data sets can breach individual privacy, researchers said Thursday, 29 January 2015.

30 Jan 2015 16:40

MasterCard has master plan for security and online protection
MasterCard has master plan for security and online protection

Industry experts, local financial institutions and merchant representatives discussed international and South African trends in fraud detection and prevention at a fraud and processing workshop hosted by MasterCard in Johannesburg on 29 January 2015.

30 Jan 2015 16:00

AfrAsia wine auction sets sights on back-to-back records
AfrAsia wine auction sets sights on back-to-back records

With only 350 auction tickets available at R3,000 per head, the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2015 online bidding platform, through Gavel&Grand, will extend the bidding to international wine aficionados and philanthropists, creating a new high-water mark for a charitable fundraiser.

30 Jan 2015 15:11

Consumers to stick with what they know and where to go in 2015
Consumers to stick with what they know and where to go in 2015

The greater the dominance of a property asset, the more protected the property investment will be in 2015's subdued economic markets.

30 Jan 2015 11:37

Franschhoek gains international recognition on '2014 top 50 list'
Franschhoek gains international recognition on '2014 top 50 list'

The Decanter Top 50 Wines in the World includes its recommended top 50 'must-buy' wines that have achieved an outstanding score throughout the year (18.5/20 points and above) and offer excellent value for money. Both Boekenhoutskloof and Chamonix have earned a spot on the 2014 list; the only South African wines to be recognised this year.

30 Jan 2015 09:09

Homeowner environments positive under interest rate growth
Homeowner environments positive under interest rate growth

While generally anticipated by commentators in the market, the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee meeting to hold the repo rate steady at 5.75% is most welcome. Particularly at a time when as a nation we are coping with ongoing power cuts, which negatively affects businesses and individuals alike, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property Group.

30 Jan 2015 08:46

Mixing it up at the J&B Met launch
Mixing it up at the J&B Met launch

The J&B Met kicked off with a fashionable bang at the 'Mix it your way at the J&B Met launch' at Cavendish Square on 22 January 2015.

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Jan 2015 15:47

Pizzas with pizzazz as global challenge gets ready to roll
Pizzas with pizzazz as global challenge gets ready to roll

The Global Pizza Challenge, run in 16 countries around the world, promotes a passion for pizza making and introduces a completely new spectrum of innovative pizzas to the world. The next great Global Pizza Challenge is underway with the invitation to would-be pizza champions to create their masterpiece recipes and send in their entries.

29 Jan 2015 14:42

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing
Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

Know what'll happen if we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth? We'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, that's what, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015 14:00

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 120: Melissa Attree on Brands vs Publishers
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 120: Melissa Attree on Brands vs Publishers

In the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show on Thursday, 29 January, show host Warren Harding was joined in studio by Melissa Attree (@MelAttree), Director of Content Strategy (@OgilvyCT). We spoke about Melissa's recent BizTrends 2015 article Brands vs Publishers, and how smart brands are starting to work with publishers.

29 Jan 2015 13:50

'Sustainable self-expression' at Swordfern
'Sustainable self-expression' at Swordfern

Swordfern, a quirky little beauty salon run by quirky beauties, situated on the infamous Harrington Street, is already, at only a little over a year old, making a name for itself as a one-stop shop for hair and beauty treatments for those a little more alternative.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jan 2015 12:06

90 looters to appear in court
90 looters to appear in court

At least 90 of the 178 arrested looters from Soweto and Kagiso are expected to appear in court this morning...

26 Jan 2015 12:01