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MTN Nigeria issues 100 billion naira bond - CFO
MTN Nigeria issues 100 billion naira bond - CFOArticle

MTN Nigeria has issued a 100 billion naira fixed rate bond in the first quarter of 2021, due in seven years, under a 200 billion naira bond programme to refinance existing debt...

Chijioke Ohuocha 5 May 2021

How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower
How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpowerArticle

Digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models, and food delivery ecosystems have rapidly changed consumer behaviour, and increased the demand for convenience...

Haydn Townsend 3 May 2021

Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey
Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker SurveyArticle

In this report, we discuss the first quarter 2021 results of the rental market component of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey...

John Loos 20 Apr 2021

Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought
Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthoughtArticle

Covid-19 has created enormous disruptions in the lives of African youth. Millions of young people have had their learning put on hold for the better part of a year...

Dr Edward K. Brown 13 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

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend
Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekendArticle

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

South African Reserve Bank
Repo rate remains unchangedArticle

The South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%...

26 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

How COVID affects your coverArticle

2020 has been a year like no other, forcing us to adapt our lifestyles and behaviours in ways we never thought possible. Having traded boardrooms for virtual meetings and holidays for staycations, our lives look a little different than they did 12 months ago.

Karabo Kopeka, Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021
Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021Article

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) improved from 61 points in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 64 in the first quarter of 2021. This is the highest level of the Agbiz/IDC ACI since the second quarter of 2014...

17 Mar 2021

South Africa finally on board the corporate rates reduction train
South Africa finally on board the corporate rates reduction trainArticle

For over a decade, the South African corporate tax rate has remained unchanged at 28%. This was so even in the face of a global trend which saw many countries reduce corporate tax rates...

26 Feb 2021

Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumers
Positive budget welcome news for homeowners and consumersArticle

Finance minister Tito Mboweni presented a "positive budget" under challenging circumstances, perhaps the most challenging over the last 27 years...

Samuel Seeff 24 Feb 2021

Finance minister Tito Mboweni. Image: Reuters
#BudgetSpeech2021: South Africa's economic rebound expected to trim budget deficitsArticle

South Africa's consolidated fiscal deficit is expected to narrow this year because of an economic rebound, although the long-term trend of higher debt remains unchanged due to Covid-19 and pre-existing spending...

Vuyani Ndaba 20 Feb 2021

Steve Brice, chief investment officer for wealth management. Standard Chartered Bank
Tilting towards valueArticle

Although we maintain a bullish outlook for global equities in general for 2021, we are switching our bias from a preference for the so-called quality and growth stocks to an increasingly optimistic outlook for value equities...

Steve Brice 20 Feb 2021

Dual pricing implemented for non-South African, South African residents at Kirstenbosch Garden
Dual pricing implemented for non-South African, South African residents at Kirstenbosch GardenArticle

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) has decided to implement dual pricing at the National Botanical Gardens from 1 April 2021. Sanbi considered the increased costs to the organisation and financial setbacks of 2020 due to Covid-19 during its annual entry ticket pricing review.

19 Feb 2021

What you need to do when flying during level 3 lockdown
What you need to do when flying during level 3 lockdownArticle

Level three restrictions in the middle of the December holiday season came as an unwelcome, albeit not altogether unexpected, surprise on 28 December. So, what happens to your existing travel plans under level 3?...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 9 Feb 2021

Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demand
Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demandArticle

Worldwide, 2020 was the worst year in history for air travel demand. Bookings for future travel made in January 2021 were down 70% compared to a year ago, putting further pressure on airline cash positions and potentially impacting the timing of the expected recovery...

4 Feb 2021

Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020
Global air cargo demand drops by 10.6% in 2020Article

Twenty-twenty was one of the worst years for air cargo demand since performance monitoring began in 1990...

4 Feb 2021

Dentsu South Africa strengthens its offering with exciting new future-focused media entity
Dentsu South Africa strengthens its offering with exciting new future-focused media entityArticle

Over the next 12 months, Dentsu South Africa (SA) will be rebranding Vizeum to create a future focused, highly distinctive, end-to-end media, performance agency integrated with iProspect (iP)...

Issued by Dentsu 1 Feb 2021

Move into growing areas of practice with powerful online resource
Move into growing areas of practice with powerful online resourceArticle

In April 2020 the Legal Practice Council recorded a profound and direct effect on the sustainability and viability of law practices in its assessment of the Covid-19 Lockdown on legal practitioners' practices...

Issued by LexisNexis 25 Jan 2021

Dr Justus Apffelstaedt
Covid-19: the cost to cancer patientsArticle

Cancer - like many other health issues - does not simply stop because a swiftly spreading coronavirus appeared in late 2019...

Justus Apffelstaedt 25 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

Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb governor
Repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5%Article

The repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5% per annum, South African Reserve Bank governor, Lesetja Kganyago, said during a virtual media briefing on Thursday...

22 Jan 2021

Repo rate remains unchanged, still room for a further cut
Repo rate remains unchanged, still room for a further cutArticle

While a further reduction to the interest rate would have been a bonus for aspirant first-time home buyers and existing homeowners...

Dr Andrew Golding 21 Jan 2021

South African challengers to watch in 2021
South African challengers to watch in 2021Article

Here are five brands we believe are worth watching in 2021...

Issued by eatbigfish 19 Jan 2021

Experts predict repo rate will hold
Experts predict repo rate will holdArticle

The majority of a 15-member panel expects the South Africa Reserve Bank (Sarb) to hold the repo rate this week but over a third (36%) think the bank should cut the rate...

18 Jan 2021

What you need to do when flying during Level 3 lockdown
What you need to do when flying during Level 3 lockdownArticle

Level 3 restrictions in the middle of the December holiday season came as an unwelcome, albeit not altogether unexpected, surprise on 28 December. So, what happens to your existing travel plans under level three...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021
#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021Article

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November
Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in NovemberArticle

According to Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director-general and CEO, this is because governments responded to new outbreaks with even more severe travel restrictions and quarantine measures...

11 Jan 2021

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

Crypto comes of age in 2020
Crypto comes of age in 2020Article

Despite volatile prices during 2020, cryptocurrency has withstood the Covid-19 stress test and emerged with new support from previous naysayers...

Marius Reitz 15 Dec 2020

GAP Innovation Competition winners announced
GAP Innovation Competition winners announcedArticle

The winners of The Innovation Hub's annual competition, the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP), have been announced...

10 Dec 2020

Google South Africa reveals trending searches for 2020
Google South Africa reveals trending searches for 2020Article

Google has revealed the results of its 2020 Year in Search, sharing what the world and South Africans searched for, asked about, looked for, ate and dreamt of exploring in 2020...

9 Dec 2020

Mr Yum adds QR code mobile table-ordering for SA restaurants
Mr Yum adds QR code mobile table-ordering for SA restaurantsArticle

Mobile menus are revolutionising the way diners order & pay at SA restaurants thanks to Mr Yum.

7 Dec 2020

Agribusiness confidence rises to its highest level in 6 years
Agribusiness confidence rises to its highest level in 6 yearsArticle

Following a notable recovery to 51 points in quarter three of 2020, the Agbiz/IDC #Agribusiness Confidence Index rose to 61 points in quarter four, which is its highest level since quarter three of 2014...

1 Dec 2020

Sabinet Judgments - a well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments
Sabinet Judgments - a well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgmentsArticle

Sabinet, one of the most respected thinkers at the intersection of law and technology, is proud to announce a new service - Sabinet Judgments...

Issued by Sabinet 23 Nov 2020

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni
SA moves further into junk statusArticle

Two out of the three global ratings agencies blamed the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of lockdown on South Africa's economy for further downgrading the country's investment status...

23 Nov 2020

Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market
Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property marketArticle

What we are experiencing at present is a continued strong uptake in demand for residential property acquisitions around the country - particularly in the price band up to R3m...

Dr Andrew Golding 20 Nov 2020

Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb governor
Repo rate remains unchanged at 3.5%Article

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has kept the repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum...

20 Nov 2020

Low rates positive for agriculture heading into the new crop season
Low rates positive for agriculture heading into the new crop seasonArticle

The South African Reserve Bank has once again left the repo rate unchanged at a record low of 3.5% in its November 2020 meeting...

Paul Makube 20 Nov 2020

Unemployment hits 30.8%
Unemployment hits 30.8%Article

Unemployment in South Africa has soared to 30.8% in the last three months, the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the third quarter of 2020 revealed...

13 Nov 2020

Luyanda Hlatashwayo, reclaimer with the African Reclaimers Organisation, and Luc-Olivier Marquet, EVP Unilever South Africa.
Unilever SA forms local partnerships to support inclusive circular economyArticle

Unilever is focused on direct investment and partnerships in waste collection, building capacity by buying recycled plastics and supporting well-designed extended producer responsibility schemes...

6 Nov 2020

Ford releases a limited edition Ranger Thunder
Ford releases a limited edition Ranger ThunderArticle

This limited-edition Ford asserts a very pronounced, aggressive stance and entices the driver to take on the long and winding road. Here's all you need to know about the Ranger Thunder...

Naresh Maharaj 27 Oct 2020

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The promise of data and the capability deficitArticle

Paul Geary (director at One Custom) writes about some reasons why data adoption by businesses hasn't been as comprehensive as it should be; and how successful data-driven businesses and marketing efforts should be entirely underpinned by strategic intent and operational follow-through that embeds effective information systems, customer data and predictive analytics at their core...

Paul Geary 26 Oct 2020

What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?
What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?Article

Well the answer is, of course, that nobody knows, because nobody knows how a global epidemic plays out. But assuming that we don't end up in some apocalyptic scenario where old buttons are our only meaningful currency and we end up living on a diet of artisanal pool algae, there will be restaurants. And we will go to them. But what will the industry look like?..

John Davenport, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 8 Oct 2020

Global food prices up 21% in September
Global food prices up 21% in SeptemberArticle

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1% from August and 5.0% higher than its value in September 2019...

8 Oct 2020

African airlines see 1% demand increase for cargo
African airlines see 1% demand increase for cargoArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in August showing that improvement remains slow amid insufficient capacity...

29 Sep 2020

In September, Sanlam announced that it had awarded its newly appointed CEO Paul Hanratty a package potentially worth between R161 million and R500 million. Photo: Sanlam Building, Sandton by Paul Saad (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Asset managers need to check excessive executive payArticle

On 17 September 2020, Sanlam announced that it had awarded newly-appointed CEO Paul Hanratty a share-based remuneration package potentially worth between R161m and R500m.

Emma Schuster & Melody Kozah 28 Sep 2020

SA Reserve Bank
Repo rate remains unchangedArticle

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has kept the repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum...

18 Sep 2020

Low rates continue to spur confidence in agriculture
Low rates continue to spur confidence in agricultureArticle

The Sarb considered risks to both growth and inflation as balanced, and signalled no intention to make further cuts for the remainder of 2020. However, in the second half of 2021 we may see the first round of hikes...

Paul Makube 18 Sep 2020

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