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SOUTH AFRICA

Private security industry continues to grow despite looming new regulations
Private security industry continues to grow despite looming new regulations

The private security industry in South Africa is among the largest in the world. It is now a R45bn-a-year industry, and it is growing at a staggering rate...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Top safety tips to prevent shoplifting
Top safety tips to prevent shoplifting

Despite the prevalence of security cameras and high-tech alarm systems, shoplifting continues to be a concern for retailers across the country...

By Morné Stoltz 8 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

(c) Worawee Meepian -
Card, cybercrime threats to look out for this festive season

Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays but when people are more spendthrift, criminals are more alert. This is particularly true for cybercriminals, cashing in on the holiday spirit...

By Hein Kern 7 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

(c) Chakrapong Worathat -
Retail security trends for 2017 - 'servification' and DNA protection

Monica Hallin, CEO of Vindico Group, predicts the three strongest trends in retail security for 2017...

By Monica Hallin 22 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Retail safety in a world of malls
Retail safety in a world of malls

South Africa has an ever-increasing number of shopping malls. While they offer consumers convenience and retailers good volumes of foot traffic, safety risks are a significant concern that need to be carefully managed and can be mitigated by using the right tools...

By Grant Dunnington 17 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Six steps to protect your online store from credit card fraud
Six steps to protect your online store from credit card fraud

Card fraud is rampant in South Africa, and growing at an alarming rate. This year, losses due to credit card fraud have increased by 23% to R453.9 million...

By Donovan Marais 15 Jan 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Aki Kalliatakis
When a store stick-up doesn't mean a price rise

Daylight robbery at shopping centres has become a big worry ... and I'm not talking about the mark-up of products and services due to the new season and high inflation.

By Aki Kalliatakis 15 Sep 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Managing online retail risks
Managing online retail risks

Retailers moving into the online space for the first time face risks that do not exist in the bricks-and-mortar world and they need to ensure they are well protected.

By Brendon Williamson 4 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Security rules for online retailers increase
Security rules for online retailers increase

Security rules for online credit card payments are being tightened, with global associations fulfilling their first priority of protecting their own customers, the credit card holders, from any financial loss if their card data is stolen or hacked.

By Peter Harvey 22 Jan 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivRetail
Grey goods remain a serious threat

Grey products are a serious threat to the sustainability of the stationery, home and office products industry and are often a convenient cover up for resellers dealing in counterfeit and stolen goods. Each year, counterfeiting and grey products cost official distributors and independent resellers millions of Rands in lost revenue, sub-standard returned products and legal proceedings.

By ActivRetail 23 Feb 2009

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