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Fibre vs fixed LTE - why the latter might be better for you
Fibre vs fixed LTE - why the latter might be better for youArticle

LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies are becoming more widely available and can potentially cater for virtually any budget, this has started to change...

Theolin Moodley 21 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish Ink
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish InkArticle

Although not a brand manager, Leigh-Anne Acquisto, founder and MD of specialist strategic consultancy Liquorish Ink, has extensive experience working with brands and recently helped create the brand identity for a new restaurant in Johannesburg called Proud Mary...

Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2021

Damir Khabirov via
SA consumers increasingly anxious about finance and healthArticle

Deloitte's latest State of the Consumer tracker shows South Africans are currently most concerned about finances - even more so than the health impact of Covid-19...

15 Apr 2021

Plans for the NWU Medical School on track
Plans for the NWU Medical School on trackArticle

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the enormous stress and burden placed on South Africa's medical professionals have dramatically strengthened the North-West University's case for a medical school in North West...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 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

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

Can employees refuse to come to work for fear of the pandemic?
Can employees refuse to come to work for fear of the pandemic?Article

While employers are mandated to try ensure their employees health and safety in the workplace during the pandemic, what happens if a worker refuses to return...?

George Herbst 25 Feb 2021

How loyalty and rewards will drive shopper behaviour in SA's retail main market
How loyalty and rewards will drive shopper behaviour in SA's retail main marketArticle

2Engage shares a few predictions for trends in the loyalty and rewards space in South Africa's retail main market...

24 Feb 2021

Suburban migration will drive the 'hybrid' way of working in South Africa
Suburban migration will drive the 'hybrid' way of working in South AfricaArticle

Forced lockdowns translating into remote working from home has put the spotlight on how the virus is changing the way we work. Many businesses are seeing the opportunity to reduce costs on office premises during this challenging time...

Issued by GO Content Lab 19 Feb 2021

Craig Baker, CEO, MiWayLife
Life insurers predict fraud and crime surges for 2020 and 2021Article

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the life insurance industry has reported a rise in fraudulent claims during 2020, with other more sinister pandemic-related schemes likely to emerge in 2021...

26 Jan 2021

BetterBond CEO welcomes unchanged repo rate, good start to 2021
BetterBond CEO welcomes unchanged repo rate, good start to 2021Article

BetterBond CEO Carl Coetzee has welcomed the Monetary Policy Committee's recent decision to hold the repo rate steady at 3.5%...

25 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 big issues demanding legal attention this year
#BizTrends2021: 3 big issues demanding legal attention this yearArticle

Three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession, are: changes to the economy and regulation prompted by Covid-19; moves by government and the private sector to stimulate economic recovery; and a greater focus on corporate responsibility and consumer protection...

Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips 19 Jan 2021

Re/Max Q4 2020 report reveals property market recovery to pre-pandemic levels
Re/Max Q4 2020 report reveals property market recovery to pre-pandemic levelsArticle

Data from Q4 2020 reflects nearly the same levels of activity in the housing market as it had pre-pandemic...

15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 4 trends set to continue or be re-interpreted in the NGO sector
#BizTrends2021: 4 trends set to continue or be re-interpreted in the NGO sectorArticle

This year, the NGO sector has by and large demonstrated its agility in response to the Covid-19 pandemic by pivoting quickly and assertively to developing needs among beneficiaries...

Innocent Masayira 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19
#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19Article

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

Jonathan Goldberg
#BizTrends2021: The people management landscape for 2021Article

Covid-19 has forced most companies to step back and re-think their organisational design and remuneration. The shift into remote work, the need to manage output - and not hours - as well as the financial pressure placed on companies to meet salary and benefits obligations, has created the opportunity to review age-old norms...

Jonathan Goldberg 17 Dec 2020

Resilience of SA's housing market reflects ongoing aspiration for home ownership
Resilience of SA's housing market reflects ongoing aspiration for home ownershipArticle

Residential real estate, while also being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, has so far proven to be one of the more resilient sectors...

Dr Andrew Golding 15 Dec 2020

SA's wine industry welcomes latest Covid-19 regulations
SA's wine industry welcomes latest Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Wineries may continue to sell wine during licenced trading hours throughout the week.

15 Dec 2020

Fedhasa announces changes to national executive structure
Fedhasa announces changes to national executive structureArticle

Fedhasa has announced that it will be ceasing operations at its national office as a result of the impact of Covid, however, as a federated structure, the regional entities will remain fully functional as they have been throughout Covid and ready to continue lobbying on behalf of the hospitality industry...

11 Dec 2020

Could rising consumer debt in SA stimulate the growth of the rental goods economy?
Could rising consumer debt in SA stimulate the growth of the rental goods economy?Article

For thousands of consumers this means transitioning from living their best lives, often funded by credit, to survival mode. In a reality where income is under severe pressure but expenses keep occurring, it begs the question: 'Where to next?'...

Issued by Irvine Partners 11 Dec 2020

Prevention is better than a cure!
Prevention is better than a cure!Article

The world is currently experiencing one of the worst health pandemics since the Spanish Flu in 1918. Not only has this had an impact on the health infrastructure of many countries, but it has resulted in economic turbulence in many markets with the looming potential of a global economic downturn if recovery efforts are not speedily implemented...

Issued by Bullion PR & Communication 25 Nov 2020

6 tips to creating a happy workforce who deliver exceptional customer service
6 tips to creating a happy workforce who deliver exceptional customer serviceArticle

The last few weeks of any year are always characterised by exhausted teams who are looking forward to a holiday. This year we've been under more personal, professional and financial pressure than ever before, and teams across the country are taking strain. The challenge is that if businesses don't focus on employees now more than ever, their staff won't deliver a great customer experience...

Ian Fuhr 12 Nov 2020

From East to West: What the new Covid-19 consumer behaviour across Kenya and Nigeria means for brands on the continent
From East to West: What the new Covid-19 consumer behaviour across Kenya and Nigeria means for brands on the continentArticle

Kantar's Covid-19 tribes, an offshoot from wave six of the global Barometer study into how the pandemic affected consumer behaviour, attitudes and expectations across 60+ markets including Kenya and Nigeria, reveals what marketers need to consider to better reach consumers in these sub-Saharan markets...

Issued by Kantar 28 Oct 2020

Four factors to financing your business beyond relief funding
Four factors to financing your business beyond relief fundingArticle

In the last few months there have been various announcements of relief funding initiatives to assist businesses and livelihoods struggling in the wake of Covid-19...

23 Oct 2020

Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdown
Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdownArticle

As previously expected, the Covid-19 lockdown, and resultant deep recession, has been taking its toll on the commercial property market, dragging capital growth deeper into negative territory in the first half of the year...

John Loos 16 Oct 2020

How small businesses are utilising P2P lending to scale faster
How small businesses are utilising P2P lending to scale fasterArticle

It can be hard for small businesses and startups to get ahead, with fluctuating project cycles, seasonal slumps and late payments causing cash flow strain...

Sadie Williamson 16 Oct 2020

Mica Townsend, business development manager at 10X Investments
DA proposal risks worsening pensions crisisArticle

The Democratic Alliance's (DA's) proposal to allow retirement savers to use their savings as loan guarantees would likely do more harm than good, especially at the lower end of the income scale...

15 Oct 2020

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how
Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's howArticle

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong...

Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

The psychological impact of lockdown
The psychological impact of lockdownArticle

Maintaining good mental health has emerged as a major challenge for South Africans this year, in large part due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic...

12 Oct 2020

Uptick in mutli-generational home sharing
Uptick in mutli-generational home sharingArticle

One of the many new trends emerging within the real estate sector as a result of the national lockdown, is an increase in multi-generational living as many are no longer able to afford the costs of living alone...

7 Oct 2020

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 18 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

Motor dealers see fairly stagnant market
Motor dealers see fairly stagnant marketArticle

There was an expectation in the minds of most new vehicle dealers in South Africa that there would be an improvement in the sales rate...

2 Sep 2020

What is shaping culture? Sustainable fashion
What is shaping culture? Sustainable fashionArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 31 Aug 2020

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Slow new household formation likely to dampen residential rental marketArticle

The pace of new household formation is likely to slow during and shortly after the current recessionary period, constrained by a lack of new employment creation and widespread household financial pressure...

John Loos 21 Aug 2020

Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?
Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?Article

The near-universal lockdown of global economies earlier this year as governments attempted to contain the coronavirus is unprecedented...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Aug 2020

Forecasting post-Covid financial behaviours based on lessons from the 2008 financial markets crash
Forecasting post-Covid financial behaviours based on lessons from the 2008 financial markets crashArticle

In August, Covid-19 infections in South Africa surpassed the half-a-million mark, leaving the economy devastated. The economic impact of the lockdown will linger even once the health threat associated with the virus has passed...

Dr Amelia Richards & Sithokozile Dubazane, Issued by Ask Afrika 13 Aug 2020

Evictions set to rise as tenants feel the pinch
Evictions set to rise as tenants feel the pinchArticle

The increasing financial pressure of the national lockdown means that hot button topics such as evictions and affordability can no longer be ignored...

Grant Smee 6 Aug 2020

IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remains
IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remainsArticle

Recovery is expected to be delayed by at least one year, with global passenger traffic not returning to 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024...

29 Jul 2020

Pieter Bensch, executive vice president, Africa & Middle East, Sage
Finance is becoming data-driven and strategic - Here's what CFOs need to knowArticle

South African chief financial officers and senior finance professionals recognise that the world is changing, with a perfect storm of technological and social forces altering the rules of business in this digital era...

Pieter Bensch 15 Jul 2020

Reinstated liquor ban puts pressure on agricultural commodities
Reinstated liquor ban puts pressure on agricultural commoditiesArticle

The ban directly affects producers in terms of financing profiles, crop rotation systems and the control of ecosystems...

15 Jul 2020

How do SMEs recover post lockdown?
How do SMEs recover post lockdown?Article

How do SMEs survive - and even grow - in an environment that cannot predict when the pandemic will loosen its grip and an economy that is expected to contract by 7.2% this year?

Bridget du Toit 7 Jul 2020

Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic
Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Financial leaders are at a tipping point. The choices they are making today will become the bedrock of the industry for years to come...

Olga Arara-Kimani 6 Jul 2020

Consider flexible solutions to meet fluctuating staff requirements as lockdown eases
Consider flexible solutions to meet fluctuating staff requirements as lockdown easesArticle

Since the initial shutdown and panic buying of goods, especially essential ones, we are now seeing the easing of restrictions and a wider variety of goods being offered once more. The entire distribution chain has had to adapt to these fluctuations in order to ensure a steady supply of goods to customers...

Kim Coetzee 29 Jun 2020

The next normal: what to expect
The next normal: what to expectArticle

Marketers are taking note of consumer behaviour and predicting what the next normal could look like, says Kelly Moses, DAN SSA Regional Communications Manager...

Issued by Dentsu 22 Jun 2020

Real Heroes Connect: A technology game-changer that will touch thousands of lives
Real Heroes Connect: A technology game-changer that will touch thousands of livesArticle

Real Heroes Connect, an edutainment platform targeting employees and which seeks to inform and educate to prevent the spread of Covid-19, has leveraged groundbreaking technology to provide a pioneering solution...

Issued by Mobitainment 22 Jun 2020

CapeWine 2021 postponed
CapeWine 2021 postponedArticle

Exports are still slower than expected due to the port in Cape Town struggling to cope with the demand. This has had a huge impact on Wines of South Africa's income, which is directly linked to exports, and also on the financial situation of many producers...

18 Jun 2020

SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdowns
SA property prospects as we look beyond Covid-19 lockdownsArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has changed the world a lot, perhaps less through introducing new trends and more through speeding up old trends...

John Loos 18 Jun 2020

Life insurance - demonstrating value in a post-pandemic economy
Life insurance - demonstrating value in a post-pandemic economyArticle

Covid-19 and 10 years of declining growth put the South African economy into freefall. Insurers are heading into an environment where consumers will be under tremendous financial pressure and questioning the value proposition of all their financial planning solutions...

9 Jun 2020

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