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SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investment

Zitulele KK Combi and Ari Jacobson have launched their patented deep-fryer technology, Kombo King, to retailers, after securing investment from the Vumela Fund...

3 days ago

SA retail sales up 2,3% in February

Stats SA reports that South Africa's retail trade sales increased by 2,3% year-on-year in February 2021...

14 Apr 2021

Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data

FNB data reveals an upsurge in customers who are spending on home delivery, video and music streaming apps for convenient access to services...

14 Apr 2021

Challenging 6 informal sector myths

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

By Kim Furman 12 Apr 2021

Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boost

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing

The persistent nature of Covid-19's disruption on the manufacturing industry highlights a need, and an opportunity, to rethink business operations to be more adaptable to market dynamics...

By Robin Fisher 9 Apr 2021

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 7 Apr 2021

LG's smartphone business unit to close down

Following a continuing loss in the market, LG has decided to withdraw from the smartphone business...

6 Apr 2021

Empowering manufacturers to act more like retailers

Not only did the pandemic cause local manufacturing output to drop by nearly 50%, manufacturers also faced a squeeze from retailers looking to provide the best possible value to customers...

By Greg Gatherer 31 Mar 2021

Accenture acquires REPL to grow retail, supply chain capabilities

Accenture has acquired REPL Group, a technology consultancy specialising in solutions for supply chain, workforce management, store operations and retail customer experiences...

30 Mar 2021

Several steps to powerful efficiency wins with hyper-automation

Those who can take this next step into technology-driven efficiency will be best placed to succeed in what is clearly a highly competitive global business environment...

By Collin Govender 30 Mar 2021

Ackermans now offers smartphone range online

Ackermans is offering its wide range of cellular and tech products, which ranges from high-end to more affordable products, online via its new online shop...

Issued by Ninety9cents 29 Mar 2021

Shoprite Group launches cellular network k'nect mobile

The Shoprite Group has launched its own mobile virtual network operator, called k'nect mobile, offering customers flat call and data rates, and 100MB free data for 3 months...

23 Mar 2021

How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19

Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

By Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

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