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Real estate, home loan industry performs better than expected
Real estate, home loan industry performs better than expectedArticle

Currently under Level 3 lockdown, every sector of the South African economy has felt the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Shaun Rademeyer 4 hours ago

Level 3: Opening of real estate industry brings relief for estate agents
Level 3: Opening of real estate industry brings relief for estate agentsArticle

Estate agents will be relieved to go back to work in June under Alert Level 3 in terms of the new regulations published on 28 May...

Lavashnee Mandry 4 hours ago

Commercial property: a long recovery, but opportunities for some
Commercial property: a long recovery, but opportunities for someArticle

Having worked in the commercial property sector for many years, let me state a truth universally acknowledged, but often overlooked...

Rick de Sousa 3 days ago

Pitch sessions held for infrastructure projects development
Pitch sessions held for infrastructure projects developmentArticle

The inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa (SIDSSA) to unveil an infrastructure pipeline for six priority sectors will take place on 23 June 2020...

28 May 2020

Media coverage shows schools and parts of the economy planning to reopen
Media coverage shows schools and parts of the economy planning to reopenArticle

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation on Sunday, 24 May 2020, news points to schools and parts of the South African economy gearing up to open doors on 1 June 2020...

28 May 2020

Source: Alternative Information andDevelopment Centre
Is Covid-19 SA's economic wakeup call?Article

The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic came at a time when the South African economy was already under severe strain, posing not just a health risk to the people, but threatening livelihoods as well...

26 May 2020

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods
6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goodsArticle

6DOT50 is stepping in with a new way to pay for essential goods, as Covid-19 takes its toll on the South African economy...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19
Small businesses are critical to SA's economy post Covid-19Article

Over the last four decades, the world has evolved into a multi-facet and revolutionary change. The challenges and complexities facing organisations cannot be separated from broader international developments.

Deon Mbaile 25 May 2020

#StartupStory: Being distinct in advertising now demands being not just brave, but fierce
#StartupStory: Being distinct in advertising now demands being not just brave, but fierceArticle

Fierce is a new model of creative and technical delivery targeting international clients seeking creative and technical expertise from a cost-effective market...

Jessica Tennant 22 May 2020

A mural by famed Cape Town artist Faith47. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis/Getty Images.
Cape Town's creative firms are business innovators - but they're vulnerableArticle

Rhodes University research findings show that there is an agile group of mostly small, highly innovative, firms that combine cultural and digital skills to meet market demand...

Jen Snowball 22 May 2020

3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdown
3 factors impacting online shopping in SA, and how to address them during lockdownArticle

SA might never be able to 'go back to normal', especially in terms of retail which currently contributes 15% of South Africa's GDP...

Semona Pillay 22 May 2020

Judges announced for 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards
Judges announced for 2020 Santam Women of the Future AwardsArticle

The judges for the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards have been announced...

21 May 2020

EOH develops Sikhona - a crisis management app
EOH develops Sikhona - a crisis management appArticle

EOH supports corporate South Africa with the release of Sikhona, a corporate crisis-management app...

20 May 2020

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A new dawn for influencer marketing in SA is upon usArticle

Covid-19 has brought many changes to various industries including marketing. Zubeida Goolam, co-founder and creative partner at Brandtruth//DGLT unpacks the new dawn of influencer marketing...

Zubeida Goolam 20 May 2020

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Renewable energy a key component of SA's economic recoveryArticle

It is expected that the energy demand will start ramping up as the country eases the lockdown and additional energy capacity will be required...

19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Manage risk appropriately, stay positive, look for solutions
#LockdownLessons: Manage risk appropriately, stay positive, look for solutionsArticle

Adele Naidoo, head of human resources at JoJo, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 15 May 2020

IAB SA and Kantar's #InsightsinAction: Tips to reposition your brand for recovery
IAB SA and Kantar's #InsightsinAction: Tips to reposition your brand for recoveryArticle

As we await the further opening of the South African economy under lockdown, Kantar's wave three barometer on consumer attitudes and behaviour as well as AI-powered chatbot insights make it clear that agencies, brands and publishers need to work together as we ride the corona-coaster towards recovery...

Issued by Kantar 14 May 2020

Winter clothing directives preceded by detailed consultations - NCRF
Winter clothing directives preceded by detailed consultations - NCRFArticle

The announcement regarding the finalisation of the clothing, footwear and bedding that may be sold during Stage 4 of lockdown, was preceded by detailed submissions made by various retailers...

Anthony Thunstrom 14 May 2020

Shoprite Group to halt enforcement of exclusive lease contracts
Shoprite Group to halt enforcement of exclusive lease contractsArticle

The Shoprite Group will immediately cease the enforcement of exclusive lease agreements against other supermarkets in non-urban areas...

13 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector
#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sectorArticle

Seabelo (Herbert) Theledi, founder and MD of Nthwese Developments, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 May 2020

Covid-19 impact on trade and labour in the fresh fruit, vegetable industry
Covid-19 impact on trade and labour in the fresh fruit, vegetable industryArticle

As countries explore re-opening in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, it is important to our industry's recovery to look at how challenges across the supply chain may affect the agriculture industry.

12 May 2020

New report: Cape Town's tourism sector could see more than 90,000 jobs lost
New report: Cape Town's tourism sector could see more than 90,000 jobs lostArticle

Cape Town Tourism has released a new report showcasing how the local tourism industry is suffering under Covid-19 regulations. The report includes insight into how prepared businesses are financially to ride out this storm, as well as...

12 May 2020

Covid-19 is likely to reshape the world - here's how accountants can help
Covid-19 is likely to reshape the world - here's how accountants can helpArticle

As an accountant, you have an invaluable role to play in helping your clients survive the Covid-19 outbreak and its economic effects...

Pieter Bensch 12 May 2020

Good news: Pre-lockdown home buyers/sellers allowed to move
Good news: Pre-lockdown home buyers/sellers allowed to moveArticle

It was announced on Thursday, 7 May, that moving homes is now allowed until 7 June 2020, within certain restrictions and regulations...

Adrian Goslett 8 May 2020

Mzansi 'nillionaires': (brand) love in the time of Covid-19
Mzansi 'nillionaires': (brand) love in the time of Covid-19Article

There's no denying that the global Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head, even more so for those who were already struggling with tight wallets. Here's how their lives have been affected and how marketers and retailers can better connect with 'nillionaires' post-Covid-19 to better meet their needs with streamlined communications, product and purpose...

Issued by Kantar 8 May 2020

Karamo via
Economic impact of Covid-19 on the meat industryArticle

The meat industry has been forced to come up with creative solutions throughout different value chains to combat the effects of this global pandemic...

Claudi Nortjé 8 May 2020

Workers from Kinross Gold Mine, South Africa. Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images
Health and safety in the spotlight as South Africa's miners go back to workArticle

South Africa was put under strict social and economic lockdown on 26 March. By the end of April the government announced that it was easing some of the restrictions. This included allowing certain key sectors to begin operations once again. One of them was mining...

Nancy Coulson & Nicola Christofides 7 May 2020

Comair enters business rescue
Comair enters business rescueArticle

"While we had started making good progress to fix the financial situation six months ago, the crisis has meant we have not been able to implement it as we intended."

6 May 2020

Patel meets with clothing and textile industry
Patel meets with clothing and textile industryArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has met with representatives of the clothing, textile, footwear and leather sector...

6 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic
#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemicArticle

Air France KLM general manager South Africa, Wouter Vermeulen shares the struggles the airline has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and some valuable lessons for other businesses navigating the crisis...

Wouter Vermeulen 5 May 2020

The 2020 Santam Women of the Future search is on
The 2020 Santam Women of the Future search is onArticle

Santam, Fairlady and True Love magazines have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in South Africa...

30 Apr 2020

S&P sinks South Africa further into the junk
S&P sinks South Africa further into the junkArticle

Standard & Poor's has lowered South Africa's further into junk status with a "BB-" credit rating because of the "significant adverse implications" of Covid-19 on the country's already-weakened economy...

30 Apr 2020

GRMI recommendations implementation period extended by 3 months
GRMI recommendations implementation period extended by 3 monthsArticle

The period for lease engagement and agreement-reaching thereof, in respect of all the Grocery Retail Market Inquiry recommendations, has been extended by three months...

29 Apr 2020

A tale of two crises
A tale of two crisesArticle

Though the Covid-19 crisis must supersede the student housing crisis in terms of public attention it does not mean the pre-existing crisis is dealt with. A post-pandemic recession will only exacerbate the situation and students are more at risk than ever...

Issued by Digs Connect 29 Apr 2020

Levelling the business playing field in a post-pandemic world
Levelling the business playing field in a post-pandemic worldArticle

In a South African perspective, there has been but a single life-changing socio-economic crisis in the past century that has had the kind of legacy which the Coronavirus is believed will have...

Manzini Zungu, Issued by Pacinamix 28 Apr 2020

Coronation Fund Managers supports the Solidarity Fund
Coronation Fund Managers supports the Solidarity FundArticle

In response to the president's call for contributions, 90 employees and the senior leadership from Coronation Fund Managers are pledging a portion of their salaries for a period of three months to the Solidarity Fund...

Issued by Coronation 24 Apr 2020

Can South Africa's coastal infrastructure survive corrosion?
Can South Africa's coastal infrastructure survive corrosion?Article

Consulting engineers and designers seem to need intensive education on the important role that zinc hot dip galvanised steel can play in ensuring a long life (+30 years) for exposed structural steel and other steel fixtures...

Simon Norton, Issued by Irvine Partners 24 Apr 2020

Gradual lifting of lockdown - impact on agriculture
Gradual lifting of lockdown - impact on agricultureArticle

The phased or risk-adjusted approach to lift the current national lockdown is welcome news for the agricultural sector, especially those industries mostly affected by the Covid-19 lockdown...

Dawie Maree 24 Apr 2020

Mobility is essential in getting the economy back to work
Mobility is essential in getting the economy back to workArticle

The National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) empathises with the South African government and the enormous balancing act it must perform as it weighs up saving lives...

24 Apr 2020

R2m food voucher system rolled out to at-risk communities
R2m food voucher system rolled out to at-risk communitiesArticle

Flash has partnered with the DG Murray Trust to launch a R2m electronic food voucher system to approximately 7,000 at-risk households in five food insecure communities...

24 Apr 2020

Leveraging essential services for essential needs
Leveraging essential services for essential needsArticle

From the way local social media has exploded with home remedies, private deliveries of all sorts and what could be best described as illicit trading, it is also obvious to see what is not generally considered to be an essential service...

Candy Dempers, Issued by MediaHeads 360 23 Apr 2020

SMEs forced into survival mode
SMEs forced into survival modeArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting South African small and medium enterprises under enormous pressure...

20 Apr 2020

11-point plan to rebuild economy, property sector post Covid-19
11-point plan to rebuild economy, property sector post Covid-19Article

Many emerging landlords, small business owners, contractors and commission-based earners who operate in the property sector are facing an uncertain and bleak future...

Vuyiswa Mutshekwane 17 Apr 2020

A day in the lockdown life of Nahana Communications Group CEO Brett Morris
A day in the lockdown life of Nahana Communications Group CEO Brett MorrisArticle

CEO of Nahana Communications Group, Brett Morris' account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2020

National Treasury and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni support budget cuts, labour market deregulation, and tax cuts. Getty Images
South Africa is bent on austerity: there's a strong case that it should change tackArticle

As government, economists, activists, business leaders and the public debate the size and scope of government support to the Covid-19 hit economy, it is worth asking a simple question: what is the impact of government spending?

Gilad Isaacs 15 Apr 2020

Clive Eggers
Finding investment opportunities among the many Covid-19 risksArticle

With many countries around the world in Covid-19 lock down, the global economy is facing an unprecedented situation of balancing health against financial livelihoods...

14 Apr 2020

Source:  (ZAR/USD Currency Pair)
Moody's downgrade a death blow amid coronavirus pandemicArticle

After multiple warnings, Moody's has finally downgraded the South African economy to Ba1 status. This is extremely negative for the country, and prospects moving forward...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Apr 2020

Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services & more
Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services & moreArticle

Businesses are facing uncertainty worldwide as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their rights and obligations have come into question, with competition authorities worldwide moving swiftly to provide clarity and guidance...

Cara du Plessis & Tenisha Burslem-Rotheroe 3 Apr 2020

CEO Niël Pretorius
DRDGold looking at sustainable options during lockdownArticle

Following the shutdown of operations on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in terms of South Africa's national lockdown, DRDGold has considered various options to recommence limited operations to sustain infrastructure and soften the impact of the stoppage without exposing employees to increased risk.

3 Apr 2020

Shawn Phillips
Uncertainty is the enemy - SA downgraded to junk statusArticle

A lot has been said in the media over the last few weeks regarding the possibility of whether South Africa would be downgraded to junk status by Moody's and thereby be forced to exit the FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI)...

Shawn Phillips 3 Apr 2020

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