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Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the country. PixelCatchers via GettyImages
Our research shows gaps in South Africa's diabetes management programmeArticle

Diabetes is currently the ninth most common cause of death in the world...

Patrick Ngassa Piotie, Elizabeth M Webb & Paul Rheeder 3 days ago

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

A slight reprieve at the pump still positive for farmers
A slight reprieve at the pump still positive for farmersArticle

Fuel prices eased for the first time in 2021 on the back of a 2% decrease in international Brent crude oil prices and the rand strengthening by 3% in April relative to the previous month...

Paul Makube 5 May 2021

Kombo King turns up the heat
Kombo King turns up the heatArticle

The Vumela Fund announces an investment in innovative food technology...

Issued by Edge Growth 5 May 2021

4 e-commerce trends, and how to use them to accelerate your business
4 e-commerce trends, and how to use them to accelerate your businessArticle

2020 proved to be a year of unprecedented consumer demand when it came to e-commerce adoption and popularity...

3 May 2021

FoxP2 continues to live up to number-one Scopen ranking
FoxP2 continues to live up to number-one Scopen rankingArticle

FoxP2 continues to live up to its number-one ranking for effective creativity in the 2019/2020 Scopen report with an impressive performance in the 2020/2021 Marketing Achievement Awards...

Issued by Dentsu 26 Apr 2021

PT SportSuite and ASEM partner to activate digital fan engagement across SA's campuses and sporting communities
PT SportSuite and ASEM partner to activate digital fan engagement across SA's campuses and sporting communitiesArticle

PT SportSuite and Advent Sport Entertainment and Media (ASEM) have announced a strategic partnership that will see the implementation of a brand-new engagement platform for the FNB Varsity Cup...

Issued by Publisher’s Toolbox 23 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

Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be doneArticle

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 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

Flisp partnership answers property dreams
Flisp partnership answers property dreamsArticle

First-time home buyers in South Africa now have added support to get their foot on the first rung of the property ladder, thanks to a new partnership between LexisNexis South Africa and MDW Inc...

Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad times
Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad timesArticle

South Africa's agricultural sector was one of the only shining stars in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed...

19 Apr 2021

Design Indaba recruits Thabisa Mjo, Cole Ndelu to select emerging creatives for 2021
Design Indaba recruits Thabisa Mjo, Cole Ndelu to select emerging creatives for 2021Article

Design Indaba has recruited Thabisa Mjo and Cole Ndelu to oversee the curation of this year's cohort of young designers...

15 Apr 2021

SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investment
SA-made Kombo King set for retail rollout following Vumela investmentArticle

Zitulele KK Combi and Ari Jacobson have launched their patented deep-fryer technology, Kombo King, to retailers, after securing investment from the Vumela Fund...

15 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

#BehindtheMask: Karien Cherry, director at Giant Films
#BehindtheMask: Karien Cherry, director at Giant FilmsArticle

Karien Cherry, director at Giant Films, recently ranked number one director at the Loeries Rankings for 2020. She's the first female ever to hold this position, and this year, also the only female to be featured within the top 20 Loeries Directors rankings...

Jessica Tennant 13 Apr 2021

Cookieless world
Cookieless worldArticle

Consumers' personal data is shared between tech companies in the third-party cookie ecosystem over 500 billion times a day. That is changing...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 13 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

Agriculture input cost pressures mount as fuel price increases further
Agriculture input cost pressures mount as fuel price increases furtherArticle

The recent developments from a fuel perspective indicate that the determinants of fuel prices have all trended on the upside with Brent crude oil prices rising by 6.7% m/m in April 2021 to average US$64/ barrel...

Paul Makube 8 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

About us - Thirst Bar Services
About us - Thirst Bar ServicesArticle

Thirst Bar Services' mobile bars transform any function into something truly special - only professional mixologists staff them, and they use the best available, quality beverages and ingredients.

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 7 Apr 2021

FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020
FNB records 46% uptick in secondary property purchases in Q4 2020Article

FNB has reported a 46% increase in the total number of buyers who purchased secondary properties in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019...

7 Apr 2021

All the Marketing Achievement Awards 2021 winners
All the Marketing Achievement Awards 2021 winnersArticle

The Marketing Achievement Awards (MAAs) took place last night by way of a premium virtual event, giving everyone the opportunity to safely participate in the evening's festivities...

Issued by Marketing Achievement Awards 1 Apr 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 surveyArticle

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond
Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyondArticle

FNB Commercial Property Finance recently held its Quarterly Property Market briefing and the focus was on key retail property themes...

John Loos 23 Mar 2021

The battle of the banks hits a high in digital Covid economy
The battle of the banks hits a high in digital Covid economyArticle

Banks responded rapidly and empathetically to their account holders' financial crisis when the country went into hard lockdown around this time last year...

15 Mar 2021

Non-residential contractors pessimistic as building confidence slips in 1Q2021
Non-residential contractors pessimistic as building confidence slips in 1Q2021Article

According to the latest FNB/BER Building Confidence Index, more than 70% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions...

15 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

Moshe Capital Fund Managers seeks investment opportunities of up to R350m
Moshe Capital Fund Managers seeks investment opportunities of up to R350mArticle

Private equity company Moshe Capital Fund Managers is actively seeking to invest R350 million into diverse companies with a solid presence in their sectors...

10 Mar 2021

Strong GDP growth for agriculture in the 4th quarter of 2020
Strong GDP growth for agriculture in the 4th quarter of 2020Article

The strong fourth-quarter agriculture outcome was underpinned by increased production of animal products which account for over 50% of the country's agriculture gross producer value...

Paul Makube 9 Mar 2021

Time for the next 'new normal'?
Time for the next 'new normal'?Article

It's difficult to imagine this while we huddle at home under lockdowns but when the dust settles the new normal will look very much like the old normal...

Issued by VWV 9 Mar 2021

A Valiant digital transformation
A Valiant digital transformationArticle

2021 may have started off rocking for some, but for Valiant this year is just getting started with a new extended set of digital services: Valiant Connect, Valiant Performance and Valiant Production...

Issued by JNPR 24 Feb 2021

Inoxico enables sustainable business growth
Inoxico enables sustainable business growthArticle

The Vumela Fund is excited to announce an equity investment into Inoxico, enabling the company to continue establishing itself as a commercial credit risk tech provider...

Issued by Edge Growth 23 Feb 2021

Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced
Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announcedArticle

Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

15 Feb 2021

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Valentine's spend predictions in a year of uncertaintyArticle

Valentine's spend could fall flat this year, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic forces consumers to tighten their purse strings...

15 Feb 2021

Innovate Durban - Innovation Publication launch
Innovate Durban - Innovation Publication launchArticle

On 11 February 2021, Innovate Durban hosted the virtual launch of the second edition of the Innovation Publication...

Issued by Innovate Durban 12 Feb 2021

Unpacking the growing trend of women investing in property
Unpacking the growing trend of women investing in propertyArticle

In a recent Instagram Live session on The Thando Channel, the topic of women's growing participation in the property market was addressed...

5 Feb 2021

Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?
Retail hangover or B12 injection recovery in 2021?Article

"As much as the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities, it has also revealed unseen opportunities. By and large it tested business continuity, planning, digital ecosystems and their stretch capabilities...

Michael Smollan 28 Jan 2021

#StartupStory: Scaffold aims to promote queer creators and culture in South Africa
#StartupStory: Scaffold aims to promote queer creators and culture in South AfricaArticle

With over ten years of experience in the media industry producing successful television shows, directing award-winning theatre productions and creating editorial content, Gary Hartley has created Scaffold, a platform for queer creators and culture...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 Jan 2021

Dominique Collett, senior investment executive, Rand Merchant Investments and head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2021: 10 predictions around fintechArticle

This time last year, none of us had any idea of the whole new world that was on its way. One that would include global lockdowns, Zoombombing, covidiots, closed borders and quarantining...

Dominique Collett 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

Retail sales slump continues, dropping 4% in November
Retail sales slump continues, dropping 4% in NovemberArticle

South Africa's retail trade sales decreased by 4% year-on-year in November 2020, falling for the eighth consecutive month...

22 Jan 2021

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Steady interest rates outcome still positive for agriculture in tough timesArticle

Although the inflation outlook remains subdued below the mid-point of the 3% to 6% range, the Sarb's forecast model points to a potential 50 basis hike for 2021...

Paul Makube 22 Jan 2021

Geoff Nölting, FNB economist
Mining production plummeted in NovemberArticle

Renewed lockdown regulations in key trading partner countries resulted in domestic mining production taking a nosedive in November as it dropped by an astounding 11.6% y/y...

Geoff Nölting 20 Jan 2021

Welcome to Marcus Moshapalo who joins Grey Group as creative director
Welcome to Marcus Moshapalo who joins Grey Group as creative directorArticle

Grey Group has appointed Marcus Moshapalo as its new creative director. He will lead the creative charge in the WPP #LIQUID team on Hunter's Cider and Viceroy...

Issued by Grey Africa 19 Jan 2021

Re-engaging and reimagining the SA sponsorship industry
Re-engaging and reimagining the SA sponsorship industryArticle

The statement "we are not having fun together right now" really describes the current reality in the leisure activities, sport, entertainment and live events space...

Judith Mugeni 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch
#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watchArticle

The franchise industry has proven itself to be resilient, innovative and collaborative, which is why it still survives. But it will need all these qualities, and more, to weather and adapt to what will continue to be a testing time...

Morne Cronje 5 Jan 2021

Issuing, acceptance, collection of cheques to cease from 31 December
Issuing, acceptance, collection of cheques to cease from 31 DecemberArticle

Following a joint announcement by the SARB, FSCA, PASA and BASA, the issuing and acceptance or collection of cheques will cease from 31 December 2020...

29 Dec 2020

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