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Jaco van Jaarsveldt, chief decision analytics officer, Experian Africa
The importance of alternative data in a tough lending environmentArticle

The devastating economic impact of Covid-19 has created a much tougher lending environment for credit providers that now need to go far beyond traditional criteria when assessing risk and modelling future losses on credit granted...

Jaco van Jaarsveldt 9 hours ago

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African airline passenger traffic sinks by 73.7% in MarchArticle

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels but rose compared to the immediate month prior...

9 hours ago

Senior Eskom manager suspended, R12m bank account frozen
Senior Eskom manager suspended, R12m bank account frozenArticle

Eskom's senior coal procurement manager, Petrus Mazibuko, has been suspended on suspicion of corruption involving millions...

10 hours ago

Millions stolen by Bobroffs should be forfeited to State, court rules
Millions stolen by Bobroffs should be forfeited to State, court rulesArticle

The SCA has dismissed with costs the appeal by Ronald and Darren Bobroff against an order of the North Gauteng High Court granting the permanent forfeiture of more than R103 million...

3 days ago

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourismArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

3 days ago

SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses, local municipalities
SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses, local municipalitiesArticle

Technology can be a powerful tool against the fraud and corruption plunging South Africa's municipalities and businesses into financial crisis...

Ryan Mer 6 May 2021

How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystem
How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystemArticle

Authentication specialist, Entersekt believes that for the e-commerce landscape to benefit from the new EMV 3-D Secure protocol, a collaborative effort between merchants, banks and card networks is required...

5 May 2021

The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failures
The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failuresArticle

South Africa's theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town's famous Fugard Theatre has closed its doors for good. Fiona Ramsay is head of the department of theatre and performing arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. She asked Ismail Mahomed, a playwright and seasoned theatre and arts festival manager, about what forces aligned to see the theatre close - and whether this could have been prevented.

Fiona Ramsay 5 May 2021

Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economy
Logistics, supply chains sectors could play crucial role in rebuilding SA economyArticle

As much as finding new ways to do business will play a key role in South Africa's economic turnaround strategy, for the country to emerge from the years-long slump exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic it will need to further invest in its cornerstone industries...

4 May 2021

AI, freedom of expression and the press
AI, freedom of expression and the pressArticle

A free press or media has an important role to play in democracies as it is responsible for gathering and distributing the information that citizens use to decide how they are going to vote...

Hanno Brink 3 May 2021

R4.8m Covid-19 contract declared unlawful
R4.8m Covid-19 contract declared unlawfulArticle

A R4.8 million contract awarded by the OR Tambo District Municipality to Phathilizwi Training Institute to conduct a Covid-19 door-to-door campaign has been declared unlawful and invalid by the Special Tribunal...

30 Apr 2021

SA's new debit order system comes into effect 1 May
SA's new debit order system comes into effect 1 MayArticle

The South African Reserve Bank's (Sarb's) authenticated collections system, DebiCheck, comes into operation on 1 May 2021...

29 Apr 2021

Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in funding
Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in fundingArticle

Justice startups looking for an opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Apr 2021

Covid-19 spurs renewed focus on improving NPO governance standards
Covid-19 spurs renewed focus on improving NPO governance standardsArticle

While the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many non-profit organisations to the brink of survival, it has also, however, resulted in a renewed focus on good governance...

26 Apr 2021

Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowers
Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowersArticle

It is the professional duty of business leaders to protect whistle-blowers. The C-suite of any organisation ultimately has a responsibility to make sure they protect the company's bottom line...

Zaakir Mohamed 21 Apr 2021

The 10 most imitated brands for phishing attempts in 2021 so far
The 10 most imitated brands for phishing attempts in 2021 so farArticle

Check Point Research has released its Q1 Brand Phishing Report, revealing the top 10 brands that hackers imitated in attempts to lure people into giving up data...

19 Apr 2021

E-commerce website options in South Africa
E-commerce website options in South AfricaArticle

We asked professional web developer Felix Norton and e-commerce expert Warrick Kernes for some tips! Here's how to build a successful South African e-commerce site...

Issued by xneelo 16 Apr 2021

Truecaller active users in Africa reaches 43 million, introduces new business identity solution
Truecaller active users in Africa reaches 43 million, introduces new business identity solutionArticle

The telephone search engine and caller ID service announced the launch of a new identity solution for businesses. Here's how it works...

15 Apr 2021

Hayley Barker Hoogwerf project director for audit and assurance, Saica.
The audit expectation gap explainedArticle

In its publication, Closing the Expectation Gap in Audit, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) describes the audit expectation gap as...

Hayley Barker Hoogwerf 15 Apr 2021

Greg Gatherer, account manager, Liferay Africa
5 reasons financial services must go digital firstArticle

Although the topic of digital transformation has been discussed extensively over the past year, the fact is that it is a critical one that has a significant impact on almost all industries...

Greg Gatherer 14 Apr 2021

Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowers
Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowersArticle

Companies should be actively encouraging employees to blow the whistle on corporate issues, ethics or concerning behaviour, without fear of risk or harassment, because an effective whistle-blowing programme is of immense value to the business...

13 Apr 2021

Wiehann Olivier, partner, Mazars
MTI Ponzi scheme highlights need for crypto regulationArticle

Mirror Trading International (MTI) has been unmasked as what was been termed as the world's largest cryptocurrency Ponzi scam...

Wiehann Olivier 13 Apr 2021

SIU welcomes prosecution of Umthatha State Attorney official, lawyer
SIU welcomes prosecution of Umthatha State Attorney official, lawyerArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the prosecution of the former acting Head of the Office of the State Attorney in Mthatha and an Eastern Cape-based lawyer on fraud charges amounting to R331,000.

12 Apr 2021

CAFSA launches Validate4Good to help NPOs become eligible for funding
CAFSA launches Validate4Good to help NPOs become eligible for fundingArticle

Research by the CAFSA has revealed that some NPOs, while rendering critical services, don't have the compliance resources or expertise to be deemed grant ready...

7 Apr 2021

Dr Tumi appears in court for fraud
Dr Tumi appears in court for fraudArticle

Gospel artist and medical doctor, Dr Tumi Makweya and his wife have been released on bail after being arrested for allegedly defrauding the National Lotteries Board (NLB)...

Onalenna Mhlongo 7 Apr 2021

The duty to report suspected fraud and the consequences thereof
The duty to report suspected fraud and the consequences thereofArticle

The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act places a duty on defined persons in a position of authority to report certain offences over R100,000...

Corné Lewis 6 Apr 2021

Cybersecurity is key during digital transformation in the financial services sector
Cybersecurity is key during digital transformation in the financial services sectorArticle

The financial services landscape is changing quickly as banks face increasing competition from technology-based financial services...

Sarthak Rohal 31 Mar 2021

Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectorsArticle

The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year-on-year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January...

29 Mar 2021

HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impact
HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impactArticle

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is calling on all game-changing justice startups that want to grow their social impact and business...

29 Mar 2021

Would you leave your children's inheritance in the hands of the government?
Would you leave your children's inheritance in the hands of the government?Article

Who would take on the parental mantle you leave behind and who would make sure that any inheritance you have accumulated for your children is actually received by them and managed properly to their benefit?...

Alex Simeonides, Issued by Capital Legacy 25 Mar 2021

Attorney arrested in SAPS branding case
Attorney arrested in SAPS branding caseArticle

Pretoria-based attorney, Reshay Ramsamy Naidoo, has been released on bail for his alleged role in the multi-million rand SAPS branding corruption case...

25 Mar 2021

Does cause of death impact life insurance payouts?
Does cause of death impact life insurance payouts?Article

How you die has ripple effects on many things. Not only does it impact your loved ones, but it can also affect your life insurance payout...

Issued by MiWayLife 15 Mar 2021

Professional accountants' responsibility to act in the public interest during Covid-19
Professional accountants' responsibility to act in the public interest during Covid-19Article

2020 was arguably one of the most difficult in our lifetime, with SA and the rest of the world facing challenges across all facets of life, writes Saica's Jeanne Viljoen...

Jeanne Viljoen, Issued by SAICA 15 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Proptech platform Reslocate connects students with student accommodation
#StartupStory: Proptech platform Reslocate connects students with student accommodationArticle

Lucas Tsholofelo Mohaswa saw a gap in the student accommodation market and promptly set to work on Reslocate, the latest local proptech platform to hit the market...

Sindy Peters 11 Mar 2021

Diversity matters because diversity wins
Diversity matters because diversity winsArticle

Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakes
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakesArticle

There are many reasons a hire could be inappropriate for your organisation. The two main reasons, though, are bad performance and lack of alignment...

Allon Raiz 11 Mar 2021

E-commerce boom inspiring business transformation
E-commerce boom inspiring business transformationArticle

The rise of e-commerce in the country over the past year may have been driven by the pandemic, but it was long overdue...

10 Mar 2021

Mancosa to issue forgery-proof blockchain certificates
Mancosa to issue forgery-proof blockchain certificatesArticle

Higher education institution, Mancosa is introducing a blockchain-based diploma certification service as a way to tackle the scourge of fake qualifications...

10 Mar 2021

Blockchain solves waste and fraud in digital advertising
Blockchain solves waste and fraud in digital advertisingArticle

We doubt the effectiveness of our marketing. We doubt where we spend our budgets. We doubt the reports we get back. We doubt the numbers...

Nikao Yang 9 Mar 2021

NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favour
NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favourArticle

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says the National Prosecuting Authority is prioritising the Steinhoff matter and that it is dealing with it without fear, prejudice or favour...

5 Mar 2021

DotModus partners with Imply
DotModus partners with ImplyArticle

We are excited to announce that we have joined Imply's global partner network. Together we aim to help our customers use self-service analytics...

Issued by DotModus 4 Mar 2021

Digital health passport launches in South Africa
Digital health passport launches in South AfricaArticle

The user-friendly mobile app will provide support in helping to restart tourism, business, sports, events and job creation on a national level...

3 Mar 2021

Hidden threats behind top TV series and films
Hidden threats behind top TV series and filmsArticle

The first big TV event of the 2021 awards season finally started this past Sunday with the 78th annual Golden Globes. However, TV shows and films are not only sources of entertainment but also an attractive lure for cybercriminals...

3 Mar 2021

Nazrien Kader, group head of tax, Old Mutual
#BudgetSpeech2021: Moment for contemplation, followed by a leap of faithArticle

Names of places in South Africa are fascinating. My favourite is a place in the Northern Cape called Stilstaan-en-Afspring. I have never been there but I have often wondered how it got its name...

Nazrien Kader 23 Feb 2021

Customers embrace 'intelligent friction' in fight against online fraud
Customers embrace 'intelligent friction' in fight against online fraudArticle

Entersekt CEO Schalk Nolte looks at how involving the customer through 'intelligent friction' can stymie the efforts of fraudsters...

Issued by Entersekt 22 Feb 2021

MediaHeads 360 - Thriving into 2021
MediaHeads 360 - Thriving into 2021Article

Level one BEE media specialist agency, MediaHeads 360, continues to activate, captivate and amplify two years after its relaunch...

Issued by MediaHeads 360 17 Feb 2021

Steinhoff's former auditor Deloitte to pay $85m to settle certain claims
Steinhoff's former auditor Deloitte to pay $85m to settle certain claimsArticle

Steinhoff said former auditor Deloitte has agreed to pay $85mn to certain claimants as part of the retailer's proposed $1bn global lawsuit settlement...

16 Feb 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#SONA2021: Ramaphosa outlines 4 key prioritiesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2021 State of the Nation Address (Sona) laid out the top four priorities for the future of the country...

12 Feb 2021

Africa's newest credible international arbitration centre: South Africa
Africa's newest credible international arbitration centre: South AfricaArticle

Few businesses in Africa appear to be taking advantage of the fact that, for arbitrations that involve African parties, there is no longer a good reason not to consider running those cases from arbitration centres on the African continent...

11 Feb 2021

Getting the best out of your marketing agency contracts
Getting the best out of your marketing agency contractsArticle

Agency-advertiser agreements may at first sight seem one of the least interesting parts of marketing. But in the ever-complex media and marketing industry, it is essential to understand the complexities of fees, ad-fraud and rebates...

Stewart Morrison 11 Feb 2021

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