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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

Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up mining
Compliance a priority as Covid-19 continues to shake up miningArticle

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 5 May 2021

Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildings
Energy performance certificates set to become mandatory for some buildingsArticle

Some non-residential buildings will soon become required by law to display an energy performance certificate...

30 Apr 2021

3 defining tech moments that have helped businesses face Covid-19
3 defining tech moments that have helped businesses face Covid-19Article

While Covid has delivered new challenges, it has also caused many companies to turn to new technology...

Angelique Montalto 29 Apr 2021

Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information Officer
Mandatory new job spec: PoPIA requires appointment of Information OfficerArticle

The digital representation of data or personal information, has brought many challenges to protecting privacy rights and thereby protecting individuals...

Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Dimakatso Khumalo 28 Apr 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workersArticle

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 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

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

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New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impactArticle

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

Justin Malherbe, senior associate attorney, Webber Wentzel
PoPI reinforces systems already in place in the healthcare industryArticle

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI), which comes into full force later this year, is not something for the healthcare industry to fear...

Justin Malherbe 8 Apr 2021

Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect
Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expectArticle

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 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

Bank of Lisbon demolition
Demolition is a critical part of the construction cycleArticle

Demolition is a highly structured and technically complex process from an engineering, logistical and health and safety perspective...

30 Mar 2021

Mozambican Competition Regulatory Authority now operational - what this means for business
Mozambican Competition Regulatory Authority now operational - what this means for businessArticle

Almost seven years after the promulgation of the competition legislation, the Competition Regulatory Authority (CRA) in Mozambique has became operational...

26 Mar 2021

Employers' responsibility and the Covid-19 vaccine situation in SA
Employers' responsibility and the Covid-19 vaccine situation in SAArticle

The prospect of early Covid-19 vaccination is particularly attractive. However, the subject of compulsory vaccinations is argumentative and there are significant legal and moral facets that must be considered...

Persuade Makore, Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 26 Mar 2021

Karpowership vessel, Kaya Bey
RMIPPPP floating power stations raise questions on carbon emissionsArticle

Questions have been raised around governments' reasoning to include three Karpowership floating power plants to provide part of the 2,000MW tendered under the RMIPPPP....

24 Mar 2021

Jacques Farmer, MD, Prisma Training Solutions
Simulation training can allay Covid-19 hurdles in the mining industryArticle

Training is mandatory in a number of employee roles in the mining industry, but leaning on the job is hazardous and costly...

Jacques Farmer i 18 Mar 2021

New campaign promotes recycling of food and beverage cartons
New campaign promotes recycling of food and beverage cartonsArticle

Fibre Circle is calling on South African food producers to help drive awareness that food and beverage cartons are recyclable...

15 Mar 2021

2021 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 24 new productions
2021 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 24 new productionsArticle

The 2021 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival will be held at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 20 to 27 March 2021, with all Covid-19 protocols in place, as regulated under Level 1 during the national lockdown.

10 Mar 2021

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MAFR take up stands at 43% among JSE-listed companiesArticle

Forty-three percent of the JSE Ltd main board listed companies have already voluntarily rotated auditors more than two years before the Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation (MAFR) comes into effect on 1 April 2023...

8 Mar 2021

Why 'eat less, move more' is not obesity's silver bullet
Why 'eat less, move more' is not obesity's silver bulletArticle

Advising people who are obese to just consume fewer calories while burning more energy is not just doomed to fail but damaging to vulnerable people...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 4 Mar 2021

There’s much that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government has yet to explain to South Africans about the Covid-19 vaccine procurement. Getty Images
What South Africans should know, but don't, about government's Covid-19 vaccine procurementArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has again highlighted the challenges facing public procurement in South Africa...

Geo Quinot 3 Mar 2021

SU building first in SA to receive Electrical Performance Certificate
SU building first in SA to receive Electrical Performance CertificateArticle

Stellenbosch University's Admin B building is the first building in the SA to receive an A rating for electrical consumption of 48kWh per m²...

1 Mar 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA moves to Covid-19 Alert Level 1Article

Due to the progressive drop in new Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country moved Level 3 to Level 1 of the Risk Adjusted Strategy with effect from 28 February 2021...

1 Mar 2021

Debunking blockchain and cryptocurrency myths
Debunking blockchain and cryptocurrency mythsArticle

One of the greater barriers to investment and adoption of cryptos and blockchain technology lies within the scepticism that surrounds it...

Sean Sanders 26 Feb 2021

Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021
Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021Article

Three topics will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in South Africa in 2021...

25 Feb 2021

The Hawthorne Effect and the future leadership attributes required
The Hawthorne Effect and the future leadership attributes requiredArticle

In the workplace, the Hawthorne Effect can explain how the more attention an employee receives from managers, coworkers, and customers, the higher the level of effort and employee productivity. Essentially, productivity increases when employees believe that they are valued...

Lucia Mabasa, Issued by Pinpoint One Human Resources 24 Feb 2021

Steps to ensure Covid-19 compliance in the workplace
Steps to ensure Covid-19 compliance in the workplaceArticle

In a bid to minimise the rate of infection, the Covid-19 regulations places a greater responsibility on workplace compliance with fines being touted for transgressors...

19 Feb 2021

Increasing disclosure for B-BBEE claims
Increasing disclosure for B-BBEE claimsArticle

A new Explanatory Notice issued by the B-BBEE Commission in January requires more supporting evidence for B-BBEE claims. Although this may seem onerous, it will strengthen the Commission's ability to make recommendations for improvement.

Candice Meyer 16 Feb 2021

How customer communication will evolve in 2021
How customer communication will evolve in 2021Article

By now, it's clear that 2020 was a year of managing the unexpected and looking for the silver lining. This is especially true when it comes to customer communication. After years of digital-led evolution, even the biggest laggards were forced to revolutionise their customer communications...

Brent Haumann 11 Feb 2021

Is it ethical to quarantine people in hotel rooms?
Is it ethical to quarantine people in hotel rooms?Article

From February 15, people travelling to the UK from a country on the UK's travel-ban list will be required to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days...

11 Feb 2021

Songbird - A terrifying odyssey into Covid-23, a hypothetical look into our future
Songbird - A terrifying odyssey into Covid-23, a hypothetical look into our futureArticle

Songbird, the first feature film to be made during Covid-19 in Los Angeles, and about the pandemic itself, is a terrifying, hypothetical look into our future, depicting increasing isolation, militarised enforcement, fear and loss. It also champions values like love, courage, bravery and compassion. Its ultimate message is one of human redemption and hope.

Daniel Dercksen 11 Feb 2021

Programmatic advertising in Africa - a friend or foe?
Programmatic advertising in Africa - a friend or foe?Article

There is a great potential for programmatic advertising in Africa, especially since the continent is seeing a growth in smartphone penetration...

Musa Kalenga & Samuel Segun 11 Feb 2021

Greater infrastructure spend needed to help construction sector gain stability
Greater infrastructure spend needed to help construction sector gain stabilityArticle

According to the results from a Construction Industry Development Board survey among more than 825 contractors in all nine provinces...

10 Feb 2021

Lizle Louw, partner, Webber Wentzel
Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?Article

Once South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout gets off the ground, mining companies will be important centres for distribution, but they will have to be circumspect in imposing vaccines on their employees...

Lizle Louw 9 Feb 2021

The onus of OHS for temporary employees is on... who?
The onus of OHS for temporary employees is on... who?Article

According to all Acts that pertain to employment, Temporary Employment Service providers are regarded as the employer of any TES worker placed within a given organisation. However, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the TES provider is not regarded as the employer...

Natashia Barnabas 8 Feb 2021

TCM introduces the work-from-home MPS Connector
TCM introduces the work-from-home MPS ConnectorArticle

Technology Corporate Management (TCM) has launched an industry-leading solution, which will enable seamless managed print services (MPS) integration...

Issued by TCM 5 Feb 2021

Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyond
Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyondArticle

With 2021 in full swing and the economy slowly adjusting to new realities, many businesses need to relook their offerings to suit the changing needs of their consumers and communities.

Frans Hiemstra 2 Feb 2021

Afri.Can Microfactories launches contactless access control terminal
Afri.Can Microfactories launches contactless access control terminalArticle

Afri.Can Microfactories recently launched the first Afri.Can Good to Go prototype. Companies and institutions need rapid, dignified access to their buildings and premises, while having peace of mind that risks are reduced...

Issued by AFRI.CAN™ 2 Feb 2021

Ster-Kinekor enters business rescue while cinemas remain open
Ster-Kinekor enters business rescue while cinemas remain openArticle

The board of directors of Ster-Kinekor Theatres Proprietary Limited announced that the company has commenced voluntary business rescue proceedings as with effect from 27 January 2021 in terms of the Companies Act. Business Rescue aims to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company.

1 Feb 2021

Urban Brew Studios, a leading facilities provider, adapting to business in the time of Covid-19
Urban Brew Studios, a leading facilities provider, adapting to business in the time of Covid-19Article

Urban Brew Studios is a content creator, providing innovative global entertainment solutions and television services...

Issued by Urban Brew Studios 27 Jan 2021

Labour dept tackles long queues to mitigate Covid-19
Labour dept tackles long queues to mitigate Covid-19Article

The Department of Employment and Labour is relaxing some of its processes in order to avoid long queues at its centres in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic...

26 Jan 2021

5 ways data can shape your corporate travel programme in 2021
5 ways data can shape your corporate travel programme in 2021Article

In a 2021 - hopefully post-Covid - world, we can expect data to become 'the old answer to new questions in travel...

25 Jan 2021

Matric results to be released on time
Matric results to be released on timeArticle

The Department of Basic Educations says several provinces have completed the marking of Grade 12 exam papers ahead of schedule, and that results will be released on time...

21 Jan 2021

Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker's hand was severed
Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker's hand was severedArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has taken action against Queenstown food company Truda Foods where a worker's hand was severed by a machine last week...

Joseph Chirume 20 Jan 2021

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)
Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)Article

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the legalities of mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policies. Here, we consider whether compulsory testing of employees for the coronavirus is allowed...

Jason Whyte 19 Jan 2021

Jacques Farmer, managing director, Prisma
Community development in the mining industry requires buy in and training to be effectiveArticle

The updated Mining Charter has highlighted a number of BBBEE legislative changes intended to facilitate support of surrounding communities by mining companies through skills upliftment, training and employment opportunities...

Jacques Farmer 19 Jan 2021

South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize (centre). The government has been criticised for not having an actionable plan on vaccines. Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here's howArticle

South Africa has an estimated population approaching 60 million. To achieve herd immunity against Covid19, the government recently set the ambitious goal of vaccinating 67% of the population...

Shabir A Madhi 18 Jan 2021

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