Bic opens East African facility

BIC has officially inaugurated its East Africa facility in Kasarani, Nairobi. This new venture comes as BIC transferred its manufacturing in Kenya and distribution in the East African region from HACO Industries Kenya Ltd earlier this year. After four decades of...

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Costs headache for Massmart

Source: BusinessLive Big-box retailer Massmart is in a difficult position: its costs are growing faster than its revenue. It has made efforts to cut costs, but for a low-margin, high-volume retailer to grow, it needs some economic activity. The problem for it and the...

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Five myths about the future of work

Source: Investec About 50% of all jobs that exist today could already be automated with existing technology. This sobering statistic from global management consulting firm McKinsey raises a number of questions about job security against the backdrop of the Fourth...

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Uber could face class action lawsuit over safety complaints

By Sarah Evans for News24  Uber faces a class action suit by customers who say they suffered emotional trauma and physical injuries while using its service. Eleven people represented by Ulrich Roux Attorneys will approach the High Court in an effort to pursue a...

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Massive licence backlog due to technical difficulties

By Ishani Chetty for Cape Town Etc Ongoing problems with the application and issuing of learner’s and driver’s licences are being experienced across the country, with the Western Cape and Gauteng being affected the most. City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for...

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Buying groceries online just got easier

By Catherine Black for TimesLive These days, managing your life via your smartphone is nothing new – whether it’s organising travel, booking accommodation, banking, reading the news or tracking your fitness. But when it comes to something as mundane as grocery...

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YouTube Premium launches in SA

By Regardt van der Berg for NAG If you are a YouTube fan you’ll be glad to hear that YouTube Premium has finally launched in South Africa. Formerly known as YouTube Red, this Premium service offers you an ad-free YouTube experience with a few Original titles thrown in...

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R5.7bn bailout for e-tolls

By Tom Head for The South African Gauteng motorists, we’ve got some bad news: e-tolls have been given the kiss of life by the government, who have promised to cover Sanral’s debts. When the people talk, politicians should listen. However, it would seem...

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Car licensing fees set to increase

Source: MyBroadband South Africa’s national licensing transaction fees will increase from R72 to R82, the Department of Transport has announced. In the Government Gazette published on 8 March, transport minister Blade Nzimande announced the 14% increase in the...

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Comair backtracks, grounds crash-prone plane

By Dineo Faku for IOL In an about-turn, JSE-listed aviation and travel company Comair late yesterday bowed to public pressure to ground its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Earlier in the day, the company said it would continue flying the aircraft and that its engineers...

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How Edcon is shrinking its footprint

By Glenda Williamns for Fin Week Edcon’s current restructuring process includes significant space rationalisation. JSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) Attacq, owner of Mall of Africa, announced that Edcon exposure, (25 499sqm at 31 December 2018, down from...

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Does fashion stationery distract students?

Source: Study International Move aside standard-shaped erasers and scentless highlighters and welcome to the stationery of today’s generation. With its extra glitz and glamour, school apparatus that stands out like this is referred to as fashion stationery. Taking the...

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