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Cellphone, time-share firms scrutinised

Cellphone and timeshare firms are under the spotlight of the consumer authorities for their alleged abuse of consumer rights.

By Linda Ensor 1 Aug 2014 15:37

Kagiso PMI falls to 45.9 in July

Activity in the manufacturing sector fell for the fourth consecutive month in July as a strike by metals and engineering industry workers limited production.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 1 Aug 2014 15:23

SAA Voyager partners with Total

South African Airways (SAA) Voyager is partnering with Total South Africa to offer SAA Voyager Miles at participating Total retail service stations nationwide. Voyager members can now earn miles every time they fill up at Total. [video]

1 Aug 2014 15:02

June PPI for final manufactured goods

Producer inflation moderated in June‚ suggests some of the input-cost pressures manufacturers face have eased slightly.

1 Aug 2014 15:02

New president for SACSC

With her extensive property experience and reputation for industry leadership, Marna van der Walt has been appointed president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

1 Aug 2014 14:18

Webtickets goes cashless with NFC payment system

Integrated online ticketing service, Webtickets recently introduced NFC's 'Tap-n-Go' technology as an effective event management solution. NFC is a wireless technology that gives you the ability to tap your smartphone or a preloaded card against a credit reading device or a tag that is NFC-enabled.

1 Aug 2014 12:49

Grindrod, Brimstone deal worth R1.6bn completed

Grindrod and Brimstone Investment‚ both listed on the JSE‚ say they have completed their black economic empowerment (BEE) transaction giving a black empowerment consortium led by Brimstone an 8.4% share in Grindrod for R1.6bn.

By Mark Allix 1 Aug 2014 12:22

Dutch student death - bar becomes coffee shop

The Port Alfred campus bar where a Dutch university student died after a marathon drinking session to celebrate his birthday has been converted into a coffee shop.

1 Aug 2014 12:01

£602m profit in six months for Intu Properties

Intu Properties has tripled its profit in the six months to June‚ boosted by high valuations and some exceptional items.

1 Aug 2014 11:18

GPI to buy 10% of Spur Corp

Grand Parade Investments Limited (GPI) will acquire 10% of the issued share capital of Spur Corporation Limited (Spur), the companies announced today, 31 July 2014.

31 Jul 2014 16:23

How changing consumer tech trends affect in-store

The rapid advancement of technology has resulted in rapidly changing consumer tastes. In reaction to this, retailers are constantly adjusting their product offerings and could ultimately even discontinue certain categories.

By Mark Wood 31 Jul 2014 15:38

Benefits of online shopping

More and more South Africans are discovering the benefits of shopping online as they realise it not only saves time, but money too. Statistics published by Mastercard revealed that South Africans spent R3,3bn shopping online in 2012.

By Martin Janse van Rensburg 31 Jul 2014 14:57

Consumers fleece providers by cancelling debit orders

While criminal syndicates played a major role in fleecing unsuspecting consumers with bogus debit orders, consumers are equally guilty in conning companies who provide legitimate goods and services by reversing debit orders once they had taken delivery of the merchandise or service.

29 Jul 2014 10:22