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Container stow collapses - a South African perspective
Container stow collapses - a South African perspectiveArticle

According to a World Shipping Council (WSC) survey undertaken in 2020, an estimated average of 1,382 containers were lost at sea annually during the period 2008 to 2019, from approximately 6,000 container vessels...

Michael Asherson and Michael Tatham 1 day ago

5 ways SMEs and startups can optimise their advertising budget
5 ways SMEs and startups can optimise their advertising budgetArticle

If it is true that 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years, and the three common causes are known: lack of cash flow, budget overspends, and failure to work from an effective game plan...

Jon Berkowitz & Elan Band 1 day ago

Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levels
Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levelsArticle

African airlines' cargo demand in March increased by 24.6% compared to the same month in 2019...

3 days ago

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

3 days ago

SA's trade surplus grows to R52.77bn in March
SA's trade surplus grows to R52.77bn in MarchArticle

South Africa recorded its largest trade surplus on record in March, data showed on Friday, with sales of commodities and minerals rising sharply as global demand driven by the economic recovery from the coronavirus continued...

Mfuneko Toyana 3 May 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

#BehindtheBrandManager: Penny Biram of Norton Rose Fulbright SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Penny Biram of Norton Rose Fulbright SAArticle

For our #BehindtheBrandManager series, Penny Biram, head of Marketing at Norton Rose Fulbright SA, reiterates the importance of compliance checks, and chats about the differences managing consumer and legal brands...

Shan Radcliffe 29 Apr 2021

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3 ways to reinvent retail customer engagement in a post-Covid worldArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to shopping online, retailers have had to re-imagine how they do business in a new digital world...

Robbie Kearns 28 Apr 2021

SA's maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditors
SA's maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditorsArticle

According to Lana Stockton, partner in the shipping, aviation and logistics practice of law firm, Bowmans, the country's progressive maritime enforcement legislation presents a final opportunity to seek real enforcement of international arbitration awards...

21 Apr 2021

Durban Port aims to reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa
Durban Port aims to reclaim its place as the best-performing port in AfricaArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa says through both operational improvements and structural reforms, the Durban Port will reclaim its place as the best-performing port in Africa...

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

Kwik Delivery releases Prestashop plugin enhancing Africa's e-commerce framework
Kwik Delivery releases Prestashop plugin enhancing Africa's e-commerce frameworkArticle

The plugin allows buyers to get real-time shipping rates between merchants' addresses and the buyers' delivery addresses...

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

Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030
Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030Article

Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

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

Operation Phakisa - accelerating the implementation of solutions critical to development
Operation Phakisa - accelerating the implementation of solutions critical to developmentArticle

With almost 4000kms of coastline, South Africa is uniquely placed to harness the potential of marine economy. As a focus from driving economic growth, the government's Operation Phakisa Programme looks to build focus sectors while securing valuable marine resources...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 12 Apr 2021

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery storeArticle

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive month
Global food prices rise for 10th consecutive monthArticle

Vegetable oils drive FAO's Food Price Index higher in March while cereal quotations dip...

8 Apr 2021

How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focus
How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focusArticle

Before you're able to take the plunge into international markets, you'll need to work with the government to ensure your product is ready and your paperwork is compliant...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

Vans launches e-commerce offering in SA
Vans launches e-commerce offering in SAArticle

Vans, the action sports footwear and apparel brand, has launch an online store in South Africa, available to local shoppers at www.vans.co.za.

31 Mar 2021

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage
Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockageArticle

Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors...

Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

Ever Given. Photo: gCaptain
How the incident on the Suez highlights insurance risks of mega shipsArticle

Insurers have warned for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk. These fears have been realised by the large container ship currently blocking the critical Suez Canal sea route...

26 Mar 2021

The do's and don'ts of starting a business
The do's and don'ts of starting a businessArticle

While ironing out the big picture strategy, it can be easy to neglect the day-to-day things that have the power to make or break the brand at large...

Issued by Monetary Library 24 Mar 2021

Desperate job seekers turn to hacking forums for work opportunities
Desperate job seekers turn to hacking forums for work opportunitiesArticle

With unemployment rates rising worldwide due to the pandemic, more and more people are turning to the darknet for work...

23 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environment
#StartupStory: Yakha, an online marketplace for the local built environmentArticle

Fresh to the local startup scene is Yakha, a new digital marketplace for the African built environment which aims to simplify...

Sindy Peters 17 Mar 2021

The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shipping
The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shippingArticle

Davey Jose, thematic analyst, disruptive technologies for HSBC Global Research Insights, explores how batteries, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia and digitalisation can all help decarbonisation...

Dave Jose 12 Mar 2021

How the agri sector can reap the rewards of renewable energy solutions
How the agri sector can reap the rewards of renewable energy solutionsArticle

The lack of certainty around constant power supply has had and continues to have a massive impact on the agricultural sector...

11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalin
#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalinVideo

In the fourth and final episode of our E-commerce Focus geared towards the launch of E-commerce Day on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, we chat to Anita Erasmus and Jaco Roux, who are the business manager and technical director (respectively) of uAfrica, an e-commerce tool provider assisting companies with streamlining order fulfilment and shipping processes. They share what their company focus is, how Covid-19 has affected the business, as well as the impact of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement on e-commerce and the need for sustainable development within the industry.

10 Mar 2021

Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices
Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize pricesArticle

A study of the impact of a major bridge over the Zambezi River in Mozambique provides insights into the magnitude of the economic impact new infrastructure investments can have...

Sam Jones 9 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Saskia Tihana Clements on starting a creative agency in the USA
#StartupStory: Saskia Tihana Clements on starting a creative agency in the USAArticle

Saskia Tihana Clements moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and has spent the last six years building her brand in the USA. She is an entrepreneur, humanitarian, producer and founder of creative agency, The Boldest...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Mar 2021

How to keep your cargo in perfect condition
How to keep your cargo in perfect conditionArticle

With timeframes from order to delivery now measured in days or hours, customers have become accustomed to the "magic" of a fast turnaround with a sense of engagement as they track the progress of the shipment...

Simon Nicholson 9 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalin
#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalinArticle

WATCH: uAfrica's Anita Erasmus and Jaco Roux unpack how Covid-19 has affected the business, the impact of the AfCFTA on e-commerce and the need for sustainable development within the industry...

8 Mar 2021

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccines - how the aviation industry prepared for its biggest logistical challenge yetArticle

The demand for Covid-19 vaccines has seen airlines tap into years of experience to transport pharmaceutical shipments, using cutting-edge technology to distribute vaccines safely

4 Mar 2021

Fusion juries named for The One Show 2021, ADC 100th Annual Awards
Fusion juries named for The One Show 2021, ADC 100th Annual AwardsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced the first group of creative leaders who will serve on juries for the inaugural One Show 2021 Fusion Pencil and ADC 100th Annual Awards Fusion Cube awards...

26 Feb 2021

Effective ways to improve business efficiency
Effective ways to improve business efficiencyArticle

Read on five proven ways to improve your business efficiency...

Issued by Monetary Library 17 Feb 2021

EXCLUSIVE: UK P&I London appoints Conversation Lab
EXCLUSIVE: UK P&I London appoints Conversation LabArticle

Conversation Lab has been appointed by global marine insurance club UK P&I, increasing its penetration into the UK market...

15 Feb 2021

Noise pollution is harming sea life, needs to be prioritised, scientists say
Noise pollution is harming sea life, needs to be prioritised, scientists sayArticle

Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals' ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn...

Sharon Bernstein 5 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos reshaped retail as CEO of Amazon. AP Photo/John Locher
How Bezos and Amazon changed the worldArticle

Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO
Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEOArticle

Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

3 Feb 2021

3 key trends for fitness and sports in 2021
3 key trends for fitness and sports in 2021Article

Gumtree has highlighted three key trends that will impact the fitness and sports sectors in 2021...

26 Jan 2021

Tech reinvents retail in 2021
Tech reinvents retail in 2021Article

Derek Cikes, commercial director at part-payment platform Payflex, spotlights the top eight online retail trends expected to shape the online retail sector in 2021...

Issued by Payflex 26 Jan 2021

Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping container
Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping containerArticle

The prototype is a fully-functioning, mini production line that houses everything needed to produce a batch, from the point where raw materials go in at one end to where finished products come out at the other...

21 Jan 2021

South Africans selected to judge ADC 100th Annual Awards
South Africans selected to judge ADC 100th Annual AwardsArticle

Six top creatives from South Africa will serve on the jury for the historic ADC 100th Annual Awards, a global competition celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising...

20 Jan 2021

Microsoft was the most imitated brand for phishing attempts in Q4 2020
Microsoft was the most imitated brand for phishing attempts in Q4 2020Article

Forty-three percent of all brand phishing attempts related to the technology giant - up from 19% in Q3, as threat actors continued to try to capitalise on people working remotely during the second wave...

15 Jan 2021

2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce
2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - SalesforceArticle

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

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