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ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recovery
ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recoveryArticle

Airports Council International World has published its 2021 Economics Report and Industry Key Performance Indicators which explore the fundamentals of the industry as airports plan their long term recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

12 May 2021

Meltwater now listed and trading on Euronext Growth
Meltwater now listed and trading on Euronext GrowthArticle

Meltwater, a leading global provider of media intelligence and social analytics Software-as-a-Service solutions, has been admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (ticker code: MWTR)...

Issued by Meltwater 12 May 2021

The rebirth of email as a marketing tool
The rebirth of email as a marketing toolArticle

New functionality and data analysis tools have strengthened email as a marketing and customer communication channel. Brands can now be far more strategic and personalised thanks to having a better understanding of what the end-user likes and wants.

Karyn Strybos 11 May 2021

Newspapers ABC Q1 2021: Some good showings for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q1 2021: Some good showings for newspapersArticle

The First Quarter of the 2021 the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) showed some good news for the sector, but the general trend was one of weak increases on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2021

Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazines
Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazinesArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q1 2021 shows a littering of publications resigning or being discontinued, with not much good news...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2021

LG announces first-quarter 2021 financial results
LG announces first-quarter 2021 financial resultsArticle

LG announced its first-quarter 2021 consolidated sales of ₩18.81trn ($16.90bn) and operating profit of ₩1.52trn ($1.36bn) - the highest quarterly results in the company's history...

Issued by LG 30 Apr 2021

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Agency Scope Insights: How client-agency relationships in Brazil and China compareArticle

Brazil and China show some similarities and huge differences when analysing marketers' investment in communications and clients' relationships with agencies and other partners...

Johanna McDowell 26 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Deirdre Moore, chief brand officer, Just Property
#BehindtheBrandManager: Deirdre Moore, chief brand officer, Just PropertyArticle

With a wealth of knowledge and experience behind her, Deirdre Moore leads the creative team at Just Property...

Sindy Peters 26 Apr 2021

Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate market
Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate marketArticle

Real estate investment trusts, commonly known as Reits, are facing increasing pressure amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic...

John Jack 26 Apr 2021

Does the viral Bajaj Qute 'car' really cost R150 per month?
Does the viral Bajaj Qute 'car' really cost R150 per month?Article

The Bajaj Qute vehicle currently has South Africans in stitches with many sharing memes about its size and supposed price. But is it an actual car?

21 Apr 2021

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal
Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline dealArticle

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

How can employers help employees to make ends meet?
How can employers help employees to make ends meet?Article

Although the economy seems to be coming out of the doldrums, life is still tough out there and many people have lost their livelihoods, if not their lives, as a result of Covid-19...

Bryan Habana 9 Apr 2021

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021Article

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 Apr 2021

High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB survey
High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB surveyArticle

We continue with the first quarter 2021 results of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey, which surveys a sample of commercial property brokers in the six major metros of South Africa...

John Loos 8 Apr 2021

Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administration
Tenant payment performance recovering but requires tough administrationArticle

A 'full' recovery to pre-lockdown tenant payment performance levels is yet to be achieved, however, the sector is showing signs of recovery...

30 Mar 2021

How a year of lockdown reshaped online retail
How a year of lockdown reshaped online retailArticle

Derek Cikes, commercial director at part-payment platform Payflex, outlines some of the key pandemic-led changes to the retail landscape over the past 365 days...

Issued by Payflex 26 Mar 2021

SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economy
SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economyArticle

The Reserve Bank has completely missed the mark with their decision to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%)...

Samuel Seeff 26 Mar 2021

South African Reserve Bank
Repo rate remains unchangedArticle

The South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%...

26 Mar 2021

Predictable outcome as interest rate holds steady
Predictable outcome as interest rate holds steadyArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has again announced that interest rates will remain stable, keeping the repo rate at 3.5% and the prime lending rate at 7%...

Adrian Goslett 25 Mar 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 surveyArticle

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond
Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyondArticle

FNB Commercial Property Finance recently held its Quarterly Property Market briefing and the focus was on key retail property themes...

John Loos 23 Mar 2021

An economic success story: How interest rate cuts grew the demand for property by 35%
An economic success story: How interest rate cuts grew the demand for property by 35%Article

The surprise turnaround of the residential property market is possibly the greatest economic highlight of the past year...

Carl Coetzee 18 Mar 2021

SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growth
SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growthArticle

One year after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021...

17 Mar 2021

Heartbeat of the nation: Unpacking the domestic perceptions annual findings
Heartbeat of the nation: Unpacking the domestic perceptions annual findingsArticle

Join Brand South Africa on 17 March at 2pm and see how the South African identity and behavioural profile has changed over time...

Issued by Brand South Africa 17 Mar 2021

The battle of the banks hits a high in digital Covid economy
The battle of the banks hits a high in digital Covid economyArticle

Banks responded rapidly and empathetically to their account holders' financial crisis when the country went into hard lockdown around this time last year...

15 Mar 2021

5 ways to start your SDG journey in 2021
5 ways to start your SDG journey in 2021Article

As industry and technology advance, as new markets, populations and global health risks grow and as natural resources diminish, informed consumers and investors are calling on businesses to step up...

12 Mar 2021

Another recession unlikely for now, but we still need to take our medicine to achieve sustainable growth
Another recession unlikely for now, but we still need to take our medicine to achieve sustainable growthArticle

The GDP print for the fourth quarter of 2020 has come in better than expected, seeing markets respond positively in terms of rand strength and bond yields...

Maarten Ackerman 11 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Walk In Freedom aims to create more female entrepreneurs
#StartupStory: Walk In Freedom aims to create more female entrepreneursArticle

The alarming loss of jobs during 2020 and the growing unemployment rate is what inspired Danielle Marais to open the doors of a non-profit organisation by the name of Walk In Freedom...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Mar 2021

Novare Investments scoops Fund of Hedge Funds at HedgeNews Africa Awards 2020
Novare Investments scoops Fund of Hedge Funds at HedgeNews Africa Awards 2020Article

Novare Investments won the coveted Fund of Hedge Funds (FoHF) category at the annual HedgeNews Africa Awards 2020...

9 Mar 2021

Lightstone shares 3 national house price scenarios for 2021
Lightstone shares 3 national house price scenarios for 2021Article

Residential property prices defied Covid-19 conventional wisdom in 2020, and house price inflation ended close to 3% at the end of the year, some 2.7% above Lightstone's forecast made at the beginning of 2020...

8 Mar 2021

Lightstone shares 3 house price scenarios for 2021Article

Residential property prices defied Covid-19 conventional wisdom in 2020, and house price inflation ended close to 3% at the end of the year, some 2.7% above Lightstone's forecast made at the beginning of 2020...

Issued by 8 Mar 2021

Competition between various car brands remains extraordinarily strong
Competition between various car brands remains extraordinarily strongArticle

Passenger car sales of 23,742 units in January 2021 were 18.4% lower than the 29,073 cars sold in January a year ago. But competition remains strong...

Corné Vente 5 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years aheadArticle

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

Zero-maintenance intelligent coding
Zero-maintenance intelligent codingArticle

Anser is a trusted manufacturer of product identification coding solutions and a global leader in thermal inkjet technology...

Issued by Pyrotec 2 Mar 2021

Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are key challenges for Africa
Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are key challenges for AfricaArticle

In a webinar hosted by the BroadReach Group, global and African health experts came together to share challenges and solutions around mass Covid-19 immunisation across Africa...

26 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Education to remain a priority in 2021
#BudgetSpeech2021: Education to remain a priority in 2021Article

While education continues to be a priority, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced that government will in the next three years trim expenditure in the learning and culture function...

24 Feb 2021

Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemic
Concern over rich-poor divide seen on the increase during pandemicArticle

People have become more concerned about the gap between rich and poor during the coronavirus pandemic, especially the young...

Matthew Lavietes 23 Feb 2021

Finance minister Tito Mboweni. Image: Reuters
#BudgetSpeech2021: South Africa's economic rebound expected to trim budget deficitsArticle

South Africa's consolidated fiscal deficit is expected to narrow this year because of an economic rebound, although the long-term trend of higher debt remains unchanged due to Covid-19 and pre-existing spending...

Vuyani Ndaba 20 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage
Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhageArticle

The attrition in the magazine category continues in the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4 with many sectors losing members as the sector battles with resignations, discontinuations and terminations...

Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

Newspapers ABC Q4 2020: Lacklastre quarter for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q4 2020: Lacklastre quarter for newspapersArticle

A lacklustre quarter that was once again dominated by no submissions, no issues and terminations. The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4, for the period October to December 2020, did not have much to celebrate...

Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

Business closures increased in December, according to Statistics South Africa
Business closures increased in December, according to Statistics South AfricaArticle

In its Statistics of Liquidations and Insolvencies preliminary report, Statistics South Africa reported a 7,9% increase in business liquidations in December of 2020...

Issued by IV V.O.F 4 Feb 2021

Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demand
Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demandArticle

Worldwide, 2020 was the worst year in history for air travel demand. Bookings for future travel made in January 2021 were down 70% compared to a year ago, putting further pressure on airline cash positions and potentially impacting the timing of the expected recovery...

4 Feb 2021

FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa
FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern AfricaArticle

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

4 Feb 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean
They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic OceanArticle

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

Agency Scope Insights: Digital budget in Spain increases by 7% exceeding ATL
Agency Scope Insights: Digital budget in Spain increases by 7% exceeding ATLArticle

Scopen has concluded the 22nd edition of Agency Scope in Spain, now celebrating 42 years of existence in the country. The fieldwork for this edition was carried out between March and October 2020...

Johanna McDowell 29 Jan 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused some 85,000 deaths among South Africans over 60. Image: NIAID-RML (CC BY 2.0)
Nearly 85,000 older South Africans have probably died from Covid-19Article

Since 3 May 2020, there have been nearly 85,000 excess deaths of people over the age of 60, according to the SA Medical Research Council report on weekly deaths, published on 23 January.

James Stent 26 Jan 2021

Apps expected to explode all over again in 2021. Here's why
Apps expected to explode all over again in 2021. Here's whyArticle

The promise of a vaccine has not yet dulled the relentless and destructive march of the coronavirus. But, a host of industries also cashed in during the pandemic, namely the likes of e-commerce, delivery, videoconferencing, streaming, health tech, and more...

Karam Malhotra 25 Jan 2021

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