Six property scams to avoid

A recent article by Business Tech highlights the leading property scams to avoid. Engel & Völkers singled out the most predominant property scams you may encounter while searching to buy or rent property: 1. Intercepted emails This involves scammers, hacking into...

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Understanding your customers will improve returns

In today’s retail and shopping centre landscape, it is becoming increasingly difficult to compete for consumers’ attention, says Steven Burnstone, CEO and head of analytics for Eighty20 Consulting Standing out and being attractive to consumers is not impossible-all it...

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Five everyday things tech will make obsolete

By Billlie Scwab Dunn for Daily Mail Australia We live in an ever-changing world and now a futurist claims that everyday things we know and love will soon become extinct. Michael McQueen, from Sydney, believes that time is running out for credit cards, iTunes, car...

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Employees must put employer’s interests first

By Ivan Israelstam, chief executive of Labour Law Management Consulting  South African labour legislation gives employees a plethora of rights against the employer. So much so that many employers wonder whether the resultant burden on them makes it worth continuing to...

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Capitec moves into insurance market as Viceroy keeps watch

By Hanna Ziady for Business Live Capitec, the lender that indelibly disrupted SA’s banking sector, entered the insurance market with the launch of Capitec Insure on Monday. It will dip its toes in the water with a funeral plan underwritten by Sanlam-owned Centriq Life...

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SA’s hardest workers are in mining and retail

Source: Business Day Nearly 12% of the South African workforce spent more than 60 hours a week on the job. This is despite SA’s labour laws prohibiting more than 45 hours a week. Mining and retail are the two sectors in which you are likely to work the hardest in SA‚...

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Why you need to change your Twitter password

By Eric Limer for Popular Mechanics  Twitter is suggesting all users change their passwords as a precaution after a reported glitch caused some passwords to be stored in plain text. If you’ve ever used your Twitter password for another service, you’d be...

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Nearly 60 000 South Africans affected by Facebook breach

Source: EWN  Nearly 60 000 South African users have allegedly been impacted by the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach. The breach which affects more than 87-million Facebook users came after some 270,000-people allowed use of their data by a researcher. In 2013,...

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The dark side of blue light

By Sam Upton for Two Sides There’s a question that’s been asked since the early beginnings of digital communication over 30 years ago. That question has been the focus of many debates, discussions, articles and research papers, as well as arguments between billions of...

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Taking back your digital identity

We’re bringing information and devices online at an unprecedented rate, raising one of the fundamental questions of our time: how do we represent ourselves in this digital world that we are creating? And more importantly, how do we secure our identity in a digital...

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Banking complaints rise by 35%

By Robert Laing for Business Day  The number of complaints from banking customers grew by an “unprecedented” 35% to 7 056 formal cases opened by the industry’s ombudsman in 2017, from the prior year. Cases involving internet banking fraud overtook ATM...

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SA’s natural catastrophes have driven premiums up

Property-related and business interruption losses as a result of fire and weather catastrophes have increased dramatically in South Africa, with 2017 having the highest underwriting losses on record. Insurers incurred material underwriting losses driven by major...

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