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While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subduedArticle

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

John Loos 2 days ago

Why VDP applications really must be 'voluntary'
Why VDP applications really must be 'voluntary'Article

Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VDP) applications have been a permanent part of our law since 2012. The essence of a VDP application is that a taxpayer is incentivised to disclose to Sars a tax default by being granted some relief from the consequences of their default...

Graeme Palmer 2 days ago

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Illicit gold thrives in DRCArticle

Ilicit gold trade continues to thrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite efforts to clean up the sector, according to Impact's latest report.

2 days ago

Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse
Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worseArticle

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

Stephanie B. Borrelle 2 days ago

Andy Jury, CEO, Mukuru
How the social impact of remittances is aiding wellbeing in developing countriesArticle

As developing nations reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus and national lockdowns, communities and households are seeing their collective resilience and wellbeing put to a rigorous test...

Andy Jury 2 days ago

Green homes - features that add investment value
Green homes - features that add investment valueArticle

Investing the money in environmentally friendly enhancements for a home is not only a way to protect the environment and save on monthly energy costs...

Adrian Goslett 3 days ago

Hola Business launches business plan training
Hola Business launches business plan trainingArticle

Hola Business is now offering online business plan training for South African entrepreneurs.

3 days ago

Can foreigners own property in South Africa?
Can foreigners own property in South Africa?Article

Foreigners may purchase and own immovable property in South Africa without any restrictions, as foreigners are generally subject to the same laws as South African nationals...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 3 days ago

Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to know
Buying property on auction? Here's what you need to knowArticle

According to Skoko Sebola, principal at Leapfrog Midrand, buying property at an auction does not necessarily guarantee that you'll get a better deal...

3 days ago

The V&A Waterfront is calling all food entrepreneurs to join kitchen incubator programme
The V&A Waterfront is calling all food entrepreneurs to join kitchen incubator programmeArticle

The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape's first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications...

3 days ago

#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppers
#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppersArticle

Locally sourced products, services and ingredients comfort consumers, meeting their new needs for hygiene and spreading feel-good stories that celebrate the best of our diverse culture, style and ideas...

Karin Du Chenne 3 days ago

New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry
New voluntary levy for winter cereal industryArticle

New voluntary levy for winter cereal industry

3 days ago

Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape's first kitchen incubator
Call for food entrepreneurs to join the Cape's first kitchen incubatorArticle

The V&A Waterfront has taken the next step in making the Western Cape's first inclusive kitchen incubator a reality by calling for applications...

3 days ago

Preliminary economic assessments. Investors beware!
Preliminary economic assessments. Investors beware!Article

Investors should not place too much significance to the detailed value projections that often accompany preliminary economic assessments (PEAs) as the basis for production decisions in mining projects...

16 Sep 2020

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AARTO road safety policies a growing concern for RFAArticle

The Road Freight Association (RFA) continues to advocate for a proper focused, resourced and proactive road traffic policing strategy...

16 Sep 2020

Capital Legacy Shakes up the home-buyers' market with HomeVantage
Capital Legacy Shakes up the home-buyers' market with HomeVantageArticle

HomeVantage, from Capital Legacy, not only provides a professional, integrated and uniquely comprehensive solution for the home-buyer but also ensures that you get the best rates, offers valuable benefits and, importantly, includes your financial advisor when purchasing one of your biggest investments. HomeVantage will be available from the 1 October 2020...

Issued by Capital Legacy 15 Sep 2020

Sell fast - there's another real estate slowdown on the way
Sell fast - there's another real estate slowdown on the wayArticle

If you're a home seller, you should absolutely not withdraw your property from the market now in the hopes of selling it at a higher price next year...

Berry Everitt 15 Sep 2020

Will Africa survive or thrive tech disruption?
Will Africa survive or thrive tech disruption?Article

The future of work in Africa comes under the spotlight at this year's AfricaCom and AfricaTech, part of the virtual Africatech Festival...

15 Sep 2020

New home for SA fashion at Mall of Africa
New home for SA fashion at Mall of AfricaArticle

Mall of Africa is the new host of SA Fashion Week and has also welcomed the opening of Koop Studio, a new retail hub that showcases the work of local fashion designers...

15 Sep 2020

Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertainty
Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertaintyArticle

Simply put, there are realities around the return to travel that we will need to attend to. And to approach the new normal, founder and managing editor of Luxury Travel Editors, Dean McCoubreyo has proposed 'The new five Ps of travel marketing for premium brands.'

14 Sep 2020

Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3
Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3Article

After deteriorating from the 50-point mark to 39 in the second quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) rebounded to 51 in the third quarter of 2020...

14 Sep 2020

What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?
What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?Article

With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing...

14 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reachingArticle

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

John Loos 14 Sep 2020

SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation states
SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation statesArticle

Many thinkers, experts and science fiction writers have put pen to paper to speculate about the dystopian life that may arise from Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming too "intelligent."...

Monde Mawasha 14 Sep 2020

POPIA: it's not as scary as you think
POPIA: it's not as scary as you thinkArticle

Right now, there's a word that's keeping many South African business executives awake at night - and it's not just Covid-19...

Daniel Lotter 11 Sep 2020

6 reasons why you should pay a deposit when buying property
6 reasons why you should pay a deposit when buying propertyArticle

Mfundo Mabaso, head of growth at FNB Home Finance, shares six reasons why paying a deposit is important when buying property...

11 Sep 2020

SMEgo aims to streamline the funding application process for SMMEs
SMEgo aims to streamline the funding application process for SMMEsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the health of the South African SMME sector....

11 Sep 2020

Capital Legacy shakes up the life insurance market with MyCover
Capital Legacy shakes up the life insurance market with MyCoverArticle

MyCover is life cover that has been designed as an extender benefit to the core product, the Legacy Protection Plan that accompanies your will to meet your financial estate planning needs, covering the costs of executor, conveyance and testamentary trust fees as well as other upfront and monthly expenses that arise when you pass away...

Issued by Capital Legacy 10 Sep 2020

Pros and cons of working from home
Pros and cons of working from homeArticle

An unforeseen work-from-home revolution has caught many companies by surprise as most employees have now been forced to work from home...

Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 9 Sep 2020

Tax tips for landlords
Tax tips for landlordsArticle

Owning a rental property portfolio that provides an income is much like owning a business. This means that there are tax implications and dues that need to be paid to the South Africa Revenue Service...

Adrian Goslett 9 Sep 2020

Professor Gerhard Walzl. Image: Twitter
Study to evaluate new TB diagnostic tests and treatmentsArticle

A R128m grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help fund a five-year multinational research study that Stellenbosch University is undertaking to investigate new tuberculosis (TB) tests...

9 Sep 2020

The real-time customer
The real-time customerArticle

The Microsoft Global State of Multichannel Customer Service Report underscored the value of resolving customer issues at speed and the importance of equipping contact centre staff with the right knowledge...

Jan Kühn 8 Sep 2020

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Contract mining clarification muddies the waterArticle

Proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act limiting capex deductions to mining right holders are likely to have negative consequences, particularly for the junior mining sector...

Shirleen Ritchie and Brian Dennehy 8 Sep 2020

5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemic
5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemicArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has hampered companies' go-to-market strategies everywhere, but nowhere has the disruption been more severe than in emerging markets...

Stefano Niavas 8 Sep 2020

New draft Afsa International Arbitration Rules published
New draft Afsa International Arbitration Rules publishedArticle

In December 2017, South Africa's International Arbitration Act (IA Act) came into operation. The IA Act incorporated the UNCITRAL Model Law and was intended to bring South Africa's international arbitration laws in line with international standards...

Jackie Lafleur 7 Sep 2020

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt
How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debtArticle

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

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Five common mistakes marketers make in attributing conversionsArticle

Grant Lapping, managing director at Datacore takes a look at the most common attribution pitfalls and offers practical advice...

Grant Lapping 7 Sep 2020

Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversity
Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversityArticle

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, weighs in on the property investment opportunities available in the current climate of low interest rates and recession...

7 Sep 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group's financial results for the year ended 30 June 2020
City Lodge Hotel Group's financial results for the year ended 30 June 2020Article

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group celebrated its 35th anniversary in August, a testament to the continued support from guests, shareholders, management, employees and other stakeholders in helping to build a South African icon in the hospitality industry over the years...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 4 Sep 2020

A laboratory technician processes samples for testing Covid-19 at the Rwanda Biomedical Center in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP via Getty
How pooled testing can increase access to essential laboratory tests in AfricaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment...

Wolfgang Preiser & Gert van Zyl 4 Sep 2020

Location intelligence can help retailers thrive in an uncertain world
Location intelligence can help retailers thrive in an uncertain worldArticle

One thing the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us is that relying solely on insight driven by historical behaviour is no longer viable...

Gary Allemann 3 Sep 2020

Covid-19: Could the old way of carrying out funerals be dead?
Covid-19: Could the old way of carrying out funerals be dead?Article

What happens when Covid-19 changes the way we grieve...

Issued by MiWayLife 3 Sep 2020

Social compact needed to restore SA's restaurant, fast food industries
Social compact needed to restore SA's restaurant, fast food industriesArticle

The old saying used to be - "get bums in seats" but with regulations, sensitivity of customers to infection and concerns for employee safety, this is not part of the "new normal"...

Craig Schwabe 3 Sep 2020

Is traditional shopping a thing of the past?
Is traditional shopping a thing of the past?Article

As e-commerce surges and the landscape continues to shift, will brick-and-mortar shopping fall by the wayside...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 3 Sep 2020

Why more Ugandan farmers aren't adopting drought tolerant maize
Why more Ugandan farmers aren't adopting drought tolerant maizeArticle

Low productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing Uganda's maize industry. But smallholder farmers still won't adopt improved seed.

HyeJin Lee 3 Sep 2020

Comair confirms publication of a business rescue plan
Comair confirms publication of a business rescue planArticle

The turnaround plan is focused on rationalising operating costs and growing ancillary revenue...

3 Sep 2020

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