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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...

29 Jul 2014 10:22

Mall leases - Competition Commission to investigate

A call for the Competition Commission to address exclusivity clauses in shopping-mall leases that may be anti-competitive and restrain economic growth has been made by the South African Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Association.

By Alistair Anderson 29 Jul 2014 12:04

Rise of biometrics in retail to combat fraud

Biometric technology is increasingly becoming a part of life, but it still remains confined to specific applications where the need for identity authentication is paramount. Considering the current economic climate, one can expect to see a dramatic increase in the use of biometrics in retail.

By Marius Coetzee 30 Jul 2014 11:46

Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Will the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) impact your business?

Claire Watson interviewed Alison Treadaway, MD at customer communication management specialist, Striata, on the basics of this legislation, and how it will affect businesses and the communications industry in South Africa...

Issued by Striata SA 30 Jul 2014 10:35

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech said yesterday its employees have embarked on a strike over wages.

30 Jul 2014 11:49

2014 Rising Star Awards winners announced

South Africa's young business talent from various business sectors were acknowledged and celebrated at the 2014 Standard Bank Rising Star Awards, which took place at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg...

30 Jul 2014 08:01

Hulamin's earnings up 42% on weaker rand

Hulamin, a manufacturer of semi- fabricated and fabricated aluminium products saw normalised earnings go up by 42% in the six months to June as continued rand weakness benefited the company's significant export volumes.

By Mark Allix 30 Jul 2014 12:45

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 12:13

Showcase offers taste of Nedbank CWG Auction wines

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction will host its public tastings of exceptional wines, representing over three decades of winemaking prowess, at its showcase in Cape Town on Thursday, 21 August and Johannesburg on Wednesday, 27 August 2014.

30 Jul 2014 11:02

Online fashion shopping website launched

The digital era has brought about with it a new Zeitgeist, that of shopping online as a convenient, simple and stress free experience. No need to stand in long queues to pay or to wait so we can try on the items we simply must have.

29 Jul 2014 13:47

Cake Boss range launches at Good Food & Wine Show

The well-known Buddy Valastro, accomplished master baker, cake decorator and star of the hit TV series 'Cake Boss', will introduce his range of baking and cake decorating tools and accessories at the Boardmans stand at the Gauteng Good Food & Wine Show on 31 July 2014 at the Coca Cola Dome.

29 Jul 2014 16:22

Experiencing Africa's greenest hotel

Probably the worst thing after a missing a flight is catching one of those dreaded 6am flights from Cape Town to Jozi or Durbs. Not only does it mean you have to at least be at the airport by 5:20am (if you checked in online), but if you live as far as Fish Hoek or Brackenfell, you have to get up at like 3:30am. No one should have to do that!

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Jul 2014 10:55

World Wide Creative launches new e-commerce platforms to sell gold online

The South African Gold Coin Exchange and its retail division, The Scoin Shop, have officially launched brand new websites, both designed and built by digital marketing agency, World Wide Creative...

Issued by World Wide Creative 29 Jul 2014 10:53

Samsung to build R220m TV factory in Durban

Electronics giant Samsung is set to pump hundreds of millions into the South African economy when it builds a manufacturing plant in Durban later this year.

28 Jul 2014 13:02

Spur sells food worth R5.5bn in a year

Restaurant group Spur Corporation increased total restaurant sales by 13.5% to R5.5bn in the year to end June‚ the group said in a sales update on Monday.

28 Jul 2014 13:27

Woolies' feud with Lew appears over

The tussle between Woolworths Holdings and Australian retail billionaire Solomon Lew appears to have finally ended, with Lew last week accepting Woolworths' offer for his long-held stake in Country Road, banking about R2.1bn in the process.

By Nick Hedley 28 Jul 2014 14:41

A shift towards more sustainable choices

When it comes to seafood purchasing decisions, sustainability is still not a major influential factor and what's more, 44% of respondents don't question anything when buying seafood.

28 Jul 2014 15:15

Hulamin makes R130m on R4.6bn revenue

Aluminium manufacturer Hulamin has delivered a 42% increase in normalised earnings to R130m in the six months to June‚ boosted by the weaker rand.

28 Jul 2014 12:49

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