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BETI's April figures show rapid economic recovery, but not real growth
BETI's April figures show rapid economic recovery, but not real growthArticle

The BankservAfrica Economic Transactions Index (BETI) recorded the highest and fastest growth on record in April 2021 owing to the low base in April 2020 and the current high commodity prices...

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The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?
The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?Article

On 12 March 2021, the minister of communications and digital technologies published the proposed South African Postbank SOC LTD Amendment Bill...

1 day ago

Payments of NPO subsidies under way
Payments of NPO subsidies under wayArticle

The Gauteng Department of Social Development (DSD) says it is working to remedy delays in payment of non-profit organisations registered for subsidies...

1 day ago

Kick-start your success with credit from Capitec
Kick-start your success with credit from CapitecArticle

Making the decision to further your education and invest in yourself is exciting! Whether it's a brand-new journey or just a new chapter for you - it's the start of something great and a chance to build your personal brand. Studying can be expensive though, and while your determination to grow might be there, the funds to realise your dreams may not.

Issued by Milpark Education 2 days ago

Goodbye Grobank, hello Access Bank South Africa
Goodbye Grobank, hello Access Bank South AfricaArticle

Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 2 days ago

Allan Dickson, redPanda Software
Retailers must get to grips with SA's unique and evolving credit marketArticle

As furniture and fashion retailers continue their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, credit will play an increasingly important role, says redPanda Software's Allan Dickson...

Allan Dickson 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricksArticle

While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears...

3 days ago

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Beyond tech: Here's where the competitive edge is at for online retailersArticle

What exactly does innovation and agility entail, and how does it work to serve e-commerce-based businesses in 2021, asks Teljoy's Jonathan Hurvitz...

Jonathan Hurvitz 7 May 2021

Can SA telcos win the financial services race?
Can SA telcos win the financial services race?Article

The high levels of unhappiness among telco customers could throw a major spanner in the works of their foray into financial services...

Diana Miguel 7 May 2021

Nigeria extends naira incentive offer to boost diaspora inflow
Nigeria extends naira incentive offer to boost diaspora inflowArticle

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's central bank plans to extend a naira incentive offer to recipients of dollar remittance until further notice, it said, in a push to boost foreign currency supply...

Chijioke Ohuocha 7 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital paymentsArticle

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

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

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Samro starts to collect royalties from digital platformsArticle

The Southern Africa Music Rights Organisation has begun collecting royalties on behalf of its members from TikTok, Facebook and Netflix...

5 May 2021

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?Article

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 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

Cash to card: the next frontier for SA's micro-SME sector
Cash to card: the next frontier for SA's micro-SME sectorArticle

South Africa's informal economy, made up of thousands of small businesses in city centres and townships across the country, represents a massive opportunity for job creation and economic growth...

Mandla Khupe 3 May 2021

One year into the pandemic: SA shows small signs of recovery on most fronts
One year into the pandemic: SA shows small signs of recovery on most frontsArticle

The past year has been a traumatic one for many people. Encouragingly, however, overall distress levels are now at their lowest level since the start of the lockdown...

Issued by Ask Afrika 30 Apr 2021

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

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmersArticle

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutions
SA debt burden catalyses consumer demand for alternative payment solutionsArticle

South African consumers are under immense pressure amid record unemployment rates and rising cost of living as the cost of coronavirus pandemic to the economy becomes clearer...

Issued by Payflex 29 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

African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU dataArticle

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

28 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

Kusile Power Station
Lomas arrested in Eskom corruption caseArticle

Former Eskom contractor, Michael Lomas, was arrested by the United Kingdom authorities on 15 April in connection with R745m Kusile power station corruption case...

26 Apr 2021

Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costs
Price right, sell fast and cut your holding costsArticle

Record fuel price increases are grabbing headlines at the moment, but home sellers should be even more concerned about the increases in municipal tariffs that will be implemented in just a few months' time...

Gerhard Kotzé 23 Apr 2021

How to get paid faster by making bill payments easier for customers
How to get paid faster by making bill payments easier for customersArticle

As South Africa's payment system sunsets cheques and accelerates its move away from cash, consumers and businesses are looking for convenient and simple instruments for bill payments...

Paul Adant 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

Here's what WhatsApp's upcoming privacy policy update means for brands
Here's what WhatsApp's upcoming privacy policy update means for brandsArticle

With messages sent remaining private and encrypted at all times, what will this mean for brands that use the app to reach and engage with consumers?

Kyle Oosthuizen 20 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

Ruling provides clarity on Kenyan withholding taxes for inbound services
Ruling provides clarity on Kenyan withholding taxes for inbound servicesArticle

A recent decision by the Tax Appeals Tribunal of Kenya has provided much needed clarity on withholding tax payable by South African residents providing services to Kenyan entities...

Karen Miller and Joon Chong 16 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

Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians. Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr, CC BY-NC
Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's howArticle

Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 2021

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J&J makes demands before releasing SA vaccinesArticle

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has demanded a letter from the Department of Trade and Industry acknowledging its local investment before it will sign off the delivery of 20-million doses of the vaccine to South Africa...

15 Apr 2021

How positive debt can help SA's SMEs grow
How positive debt can help SA's SMEs growArticle

Regardless of the size of your company or how great your product may be, at some point every business will need more finance than they have immediately available...

Trevor Gosling 15 Apr 2021

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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

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Consumers spent $900bn more at online retailers globally in 2020Article

Covid-19 accelerated e-commerce around the globe and forced retailers to shift to digital...

14 Apr 2021

Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB data
Upsurge in consumer spend on digital services - FNB dataArticle

FNB data reveals an upsurge in customers who are spending on home delivery, video and music streaming apps for convenient access to services...

14 Apr 2021

Investing in property and creating wealth using community stokvels
Investing in property and creating wealth using community stokvelsArticle

My first income-generating property project was realised in 2008 when I was worried I would fall behind on my bond payments on a two-bedroom property I had bought the previous year...

Silindile Leseyane 13 Apr 2021

Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here's what to do...
Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here's what to do...Article

How should you address a genuine mistake that has been made resulting in employees receiving payments that they have not earned...?

Janeske Greeff 12 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

#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry
#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industryArticle

South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

Trustee duties in a sectional title scheme
Trustee duties in a sectional title schemeArticle

Sectional title properties have become a popular way of living for many South Africans, and along with this type of living comes a body corporate and trustee setup...

Issued by Propell 12 Apr 2021

Back to business as usual for South Africa's airlines at last
Back to business as usual for South Africa's airlines at lastArticle

South Africa's troubled airline industry is slowly getting off the ground as Covid-19 eases off again in the country and the vaccination programme continues. Kulula is the latest of South Africa's airlines to resume a semblance of normal operations...

Issued by SA Airlines 12 Apr 2021

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Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boostArticle

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

Property investment 101: practical steps to consider
Property investment 101: practical steps to considerArticle

Last year's five consecutive repo rate cuts, which dropped the prime lending rate to a record low of 7%, has resulted in an increase in buyer activity in the property market...

12 Apr 2021

Tax registration and compliance makes good business sense for SMEs
Tax registration and compliance makes good business sense for SMEsArticle

Owners of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have a lot on their plate. Between day-to-day operations, sales and marketing and other responsibilities...

12 Apr 2021

Financial fitness: Taking your credit score to the next level - top tips
Financial fitness: Taking your credit score to the next level - top tipsArticle

Your credit score impacts your entire financial future - here's what you need to consider...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 9 Apr 2021

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5 categories that could lead retail's recovery in 2021Article

Merchant Capital's collection data suggests early signs of recovery in several key categories...

8 Apr 2021

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