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World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save lives
World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save livesArticle

Practise effective hand hygiene to prevent infections by learning how to wash your hands properly with Bloom Financial Services and Health4Me...

Issued by Bloom Financial Services 2 days ago

Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industry
Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industryArticle

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 2 days ago

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchantsArticle

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

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RES4Africa presents new study in support of SA energy reformArticle

RES4Africa Foundation, in cooperation with CESI S.p.A., has released the Fostering RE within an Independent Network System scenario...

30 Apr 2021

EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producers
EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producersArticle

South Africa's amended plastic bag regulations and the new extended producer responsibility regulations raise concerns about double taxation in the plastic bag sector...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 29 Apr 2021

Residential property remains a sound option for investment
Residential property remains a sound option for investmentArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has prompted many people to reassess their priorities and make changes and life choices that reflect a more balanced and...

Dr Andrew Golding 28 Apr 2021

Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyond
Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyondArticle

Africa Tech Week is the golden opportunity to showcase what's hot in tech in Africa - a platform to demonstrate to the rest of the world the continent's super powers...

Issued by Topco Media 28 Apr 2021

Data centre modernisation is key to innovation for the modern enterprise
Data centre modernisation is key to innovation for the modern enterpriseArticle

Companies are increasingly considering data centre modernisation as a means to implement digital transformation...

Amith Thota 22 Apr 2021

SA fintech startup funded by major international buy-now-pay-later player
SA fintech startup funded by major international buy-now-pay-later playerArticle

Payflex has scored a significant vote of confidence from an Australian-listed multinational, Zip Co...

Issued by Payflex 22 Apr 2021

The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SA
The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SAArticle

In order to tackle South Africa's rising e-waste challenge, The Appliance Bank (TAB) has teamed up with the local chapter of the global Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme...

22 Apr 2021

New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape Town
New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape TownArticle

US retail giant Amazon will be the anchor tenant of a R4bn River Club development that has gotten the go-ahead from the City of Cape Town...

20 Apr 2021

Covid-19 takes some oomph out of restraint agreements
Covid-19 takes some oomph out of restraint agreementsArticle

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on the global economy, and in this context we'll consider the enforceability of a restraint of trade agreement during the pandemic...

Lisa-Anne King 19 Apr 2021

Big spike in ransomware attacks calls for adoption of backup-as-a-service
Big spike in ransomware attacks calls for adoption of backup-as-a-serviceArticle

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, meaning that dealing with security risks is an ongoing journey for enterprises...

Kate Mollett 14 Apr 2021

South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis B
South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis BArticle

South African healthcare workers were found to be at high risk of contracting hepatitis B, even though a vaccine can provide life-long immunity...

13 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment spaceArticle

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

Survey: Assessing South Africans' confidence around cruise holidays
Survey: Assessing South Africans' confidence around cruise holidaysArticle

Based on the results of the survey, it would seem that whether they are setting sail or staying on dry land, a significant portion of South Africans intend to keep their holidays local for the time being...

9 Apr 2021

Ossewa, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Challenging 6 informal sector mythsArticle

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

Kim Furman 7 Apr 2021

Community housing scheme rules also bound by Constitution
Community housing scheme rules also bound by ConstitutionArticle

Trustees and directors of community housing schemes cannot simply make up new rules by themselves...

7 Apr 2021

Which visa is required for European countries?
Which visa is required for European countries?Article

Although citizens of South Africa are currently granted access visa-free or with a visa on arrival to over 100 destinations around the globe, they need an approved visa to travel to the majority of countries and territories in Europe...

Issued by Online Global Applications SL 6 Apr 2021

Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding
Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of fundingArticle

The notoriously cyclical nature of mining, particularly the low commodity prices and weak equity markets of recent years, have made it difficult for junior and exploratory mining companies to secure financing...

Jason Wilkinson, Wandisile Mandlana, Adéle de Jager & Ivan Vorster 1 Apr 2021

Home Affairs extends validity of visas expired during lockdown
Home Affairs extends validity of visas expired during lockdownArticle

Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has extended the validity of visas which expired during the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19...

1 Apr 2021

Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...
Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...Article

In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised that the Expropriation Act of 1975 was unconstitutional and in conflict with section 25 of the Constitution...

Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg 31 Mar 2021

For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts. Shutterstock/ Arnold Petersen
Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five yearsArticle

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

Teaching English abroad for South Africans in 2021: Is this still possible?
Teaching English abroad for South Africans in 2021: Is this still possible?Article

As Covid-19 continues to send parts of the world into various states of lockdown, many prospective EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers eager to teach abroad seem to be asking themselves the same question: "Is teaching English abroad still possible in 2021?"...

Issued by Wits Plus 30 Mar 2021

International buy-now-and-pay-later interest-free phenomenon arrives in South Africa
International buy-now-and-pay-later interest-free phenomenon arrives in South AfricaArticle

South Africans can now shop online and pay later, interest-free over six weeks; Payflex customers can shop at over 500 well-known stores like Cotton On, Superbalist and The Pro Shop...

Issued by Payflex 30 Mar 2021

Total's Afungi project. Photo: Club of Mozambique
Brutal extremist attack puts Mozambique's LNG projects at riskArticle

Mozambique's great hope of economic recovery now lies in tatters after a brutal two-day attack by insurgents threatens the future of multibillion dollar liquified natural gas (LNG) projects in the north of the country...

29 Mar 2021

Little known ramifications of paying an admission of guilt fine
Little known ramifications of paying an admission of guilt fineArticle

The relatively simple act of paying an admission of guilt fine is often understandably perceived as a quick and easy way to extricate oneself from trouble with the law...

Jerome Levitz 26 Mar 2021

Ever Given. Photo: gCaptain
How the incident on the Suez highlights insurance risks of mega shipsArticle

Insurers have warned for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk. These fears have been realised by the large container ship currently blocking the critical Suez Canal sea route...

26 Mar 2021

Deputy president, David Mabuza
Eskom opts for passive headcount reduction. Will be be enough?Article

Eskom plans to shed more than 4,000 jobs by 2030, but given the precarious state of the power utility, is that going to be enough?

15 Mar 2021

Best digital marketing technology to embrace
Best digital marketing technology to embraceArticle

A lot of advancements that have been experienced in the business world since the start of the 21st century can be attributed to the advent of new technologies...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 11 Mar 2021

Work, study and live: Finding balance
Work, study and live: Finding balanceArticle

With the improvement in infrastructure in South Africa and data costs becoming affordable, why not study online? We expect the demand for online studies to grow in 2021...

Issued by Rosebank College 11 Mar 2021

Domestic payment scheme a potential game-changer, with the right tech embedded
Domestic payment scheme a potential game-changer, with the right tech embeddedArticle

According to Murray Gardiner of Bluecode Africa, implemented correctly, a domestic payment scheme could be a game-changer for South Africa...

11 Mar 2021

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Ignorance is bliss - but not for patent infringementArticle

Spoor & Fisher's Yogani Reddy notes that in a digital society, being ignorant can land one in deep water, especially in the context of patent infringement...

Yogani Reddy 10 Mar 2021

SA's logistics industry battles to regain momentum amidst Covid-19
SA's logistics industry battles to regain momentum amidst Covid-19Article

Overall maritime cargo for January 2021 was down 15% compared to the same time last year, and according to industry body the South African Association of Freight Forwarders, there will be no "quick fix" to the situation...

9 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Saskia Tihana Clements on starting a creative agency in the USA
#StartupStory: Saskia Tihana Clements on starting a creative agency in the USAArticle

Saskia Tihana Clements moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and has spent the last six years building her brand in the USA. She is an entrepreneur, humanitarian, producer and founder of creative agency, The Boldest...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2021

Make training a top priority, not just another B-BBEE tick box
Make training a top priority, not just another B-BBEE tick boxArticle

Training makes up 20% of the B-BBEE scorecard, and as such is a significant part of compliance. However, training is also critical to help address the skills shortage...

Daniel Orelowitz 8 Mar 2021

Visa Everywhere Initiative 2021 open for entry
Visa Everywhere Initiative 2021 open for entryArticle

Entry is officially open for Visa's 2021 edition of the Everywhere Initiative - a competition for fintech companies from all over the world...

3 Mar 2021

Changes to Regulation 28, a step in the right direction
Changes to Regulation 28, a step in the right directionArticle

The proposed amendment to Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, which will allow investment in infrastructure within the various asset categories, is a step in the right direction...

3 Mar 2021

Lize de la Harpe, legal advisor, Glacier by Sanlam
Withdrawing retirement funds on emigration: The impact of the Taxation Laws Amendment ActArticle

As currently worded, the definitions of pension preservation fund, provident preservation fund and retirement annuity fund in section 1 of the Income Tax Act, 1962, make provision for a payment of lump sum benefits...

Lize de la Harpe 3 Mar 2021

Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical use
Morocco set to legalise cannabis production for medical useArticle

Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said on Thursday, 25 February...

26 Feb 2021

Know your rights before renewing your corporate lease agreement
Know your rights before renewing your corporate lease agreementArticle

As the new year gets under way, many companies will be renewing their lease agreements for the next 12 months. This is the ideal time for tenants to reconsider...

Jamie Louw 23 Feb 2021

Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents
Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residentsArticle

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers...

15 Feb 2021

UIF to discuss Ters benefits extension at Nedlac
UIF to discuss Ters benefits extension at NedlacArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) says the granular details of the extension to the Covid-19 Ters benefits, as announced in the State of the Nation Address last night, is to be discussed and finalised among the social partners at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac)...

12 Feb 2021

Sean Sanders, founder and CEO, Revix
Are cryptocurrencies the top-performing asset class of the decade or the world's greatest bubble?Article

In the early 1990s, when the internet was still in its infancy, there was some hesitation in adopting this new and unfamiliar technology with limited use in our personal and work lives...

Sean Sanders 11 Feb 2021

Patricia Williams, tax partner: Bowmans, and member of the South African Tax Administration Act committee
#Budget2021: Easy wins and pitfallsArticle

In the 2020 budget tax proposals, it was stated that "substantial tax increases are unlikely to be effective... New tax increases at this time could harm the economy's ability to recover"...

Patricia Williams 10 Feb 2021

Celebrated SA singer Sibongile Khumalo dies
Celebrated SA singer Sibongile Khumalo diesArticle

South African musical icon and national treasure Sigbongile Khumalo died yesterday, 28 January, at age 63, after a 'lengthy period of illness'...

29 Jan 2021

Airtime vouchers - VAT now or later?
Airtime vouchers - VAT now or later?Article

The correct VAT treatment of vouchers for digital services has been a grey area for many years. Towards the end of 2020, mobile network provider MTN applied for a declaratory order to obtain clarity in this regard...

Aneria Bouwer and Sduduzo Mhlongo 27 Jan 2021

Make your new year resolutions stick
Make your new year resolutions stickArticle

We know that most people make New Year's resolutions, which are often the same as the previous year's, e.g. eating healthy or saving money. These often become a challenge to see through, as the year progresses...

Issued by Rosebank College 27 Jan 2021

Prepare your business for the new lifestyles of the future
Prepare your business for the new lifestyles of the futureArticle

Modern societies are at a turning point where powerful lifestyle shifts are reshaping the ways in which we move, consume, work, learn, socialise and protect ourselves...

Willie Schoeman 25 Jan 2021

Over 1,700 health workers in the UK’s NHS said they were South African. Illustration: Lisa Nelson
UK accused of poaching health workers from poorer countriesArticle

Two doctors have written a scathing letter in the South African Medical Journal, criticising the United Kingdom for hiring a disproportionate number of health workers from foreign countries...

Rufaro Samanga 21 Jan 2021

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