South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods
South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods

The Consulta 2016 National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) reflects that South Africans are fond of fast food but unhappy with municipalities and wireless providers.

3 days ago

From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa
From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa

Over the past three decades, the South African agriculture financing landscape has undergone some significant shifts, the two most apparent of which have been the massive growth in the overall need for farm funding and a change in focus by some of the country's most prominent finance providers.

By Zhann Meyer 3 days ago

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy.

By Linda Ensor 22 Jun 2017

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town.

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 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, according to new data from Juniper Research. The data found that a number of factors, such as the USA's shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

21 Jun 2017

Brooks Mparutsa, executive director of Hollard's international business.
Hollard partners with Cigna

Insurer Hollard planned "significant acquisitions" on the continent in the next few years and was partnering with global health insurer Cigna to offer health insurance to companies operating in Africa, said Brooks Mparutsa, executive director of Hollard's international business.

20 Jun 2017

Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector's remedial action
Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector's remedial action

The Reserve Bank has been advised to bring urgent review proceedings to court to have the remedial action announced by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane set aside.

20 Jun 2017

Photo: Mediclinic
New law crimps hospital cash-back plans

The demarcation regulations clearly distinguish between medical insurance products and medical aid schemes. For the consumer, this means that while limited gap cover and hospital cash-back plans will still be allowed, primary healthcare insurance policies will no longer be available. All existing policies will need to align with the regulations from 1 January 2018.

By Roland Buys 20 Jun 2017

Government allowed to recover R1.125bn from Absa
Government allowed to recover R1.125bn from Absa

Government is allowed to recover R1.125 billion in misappropriated public funds from Absa Bank and its predecessor Bankorp.

20 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to raise cash quickly

Have a cash deficit you need to fill? Bill collectors are infamous for their lack of patience, so it's best to have a game plan in place when you find yourself short before payday.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

A screenshot of the Outsurance Father’s Day ad.
Outsurance responds to its ‘racist' Father's Day ad, blames junior employee

NEWSWATCH: Outsurance's Father's Day advert was ill-conceived by a 'young' staff member and branded as 'racist' for featuring predominantly white fathers, “with numerous Twitter users lambasting the insurer and threatening to cancel their policies” (see Twitter feed below), arguing that the campaign wasn't representative of South Africa's demographics, reports Kyle Venktess from Fin24.

19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments. Flexpay provides a secure system that manages the purchase process.

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

Accelerate takes development hit
Accelerate takes development hit

Accelerate Property Fund's share price plunged 7.69% to R6 on Wednesday, 14 June, after the group said its income growth was expected to be flat for two years, owing to costs related to its multibillion-rand Fourways shopping centre expansion.

By Alistair Anderson 19 Jun 2017