Local News

.africa is here

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017

The .africa generic top level domain is an essential domain name extension for any business trading in Africa.

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Green News

Pollution ink

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017

Anirudh Sharma is a Singaporean who has pulled ink from thin air. Polluted air, to be exact. For those who haven’t heard of Air-Ink, it’s this nifty invention by Anirudh Sharma...

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International News

Britain leaves the EU

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has signed the Article 50 letter of notification that she will send to the European Union on Wednesday to formally get Brexit underway.

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Products

Staples exits Australasia

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

Staples has announced that it plans to sell its Australian and New Zealand business to Platinum Equity for an undisclosed amount.

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Recent Posts

Hike or no hike?

Hike or no hike?

Mar 21, 2017

South Africa’s central bank can’t yet call the end of its interest rate-increase cycle, even as the risks to inflation have eased since the Monetary Policy Committee’s January meeting, Governor Lesetja Kganyago says.

Women’s anti-Trump march causes stationery sales spike

Women’s anti-Trump march causes stationery sales spike

Mar 21, 2017

A huge spike in office supply sales occured in the United States during the week before the anti-Trump Women’s March held earlier this year.

Retail isn’t dying: it’s evolving

Retail isn’t dying: it’s evolving

Mar 21, 2017

The death of retail as we now know it is greatly exaggerated. 

Economy is shutting out qualified people

Economy is shutting out qualified people

Mar 21, 2017

South Africans are obtaining qualifications at a faster rate than the country’s economy is growing, according to South African Qualifications Authority data. The proportion of South Africans getting qualifications has risen consistently by 4% year on year, but growth stagnated to 0.3% in 2016. This means that there is a surplus of qualified people who cannot be...

Hackers hindered by pen and paper

Hackers hindered by pen and paper

Mar 21, 2017

In an age of superfast computers and interconnected everything, the only sure way to protect the integrity of sensitive data, such as election results, is to return to paper and pen.

Hot-desking is out, flexible working is in

Hot-desking is out, flexible working is in

Mar 21, 2017

The world over, savvy businesses are rapidly moving beyond shared desks to flexible workspaces, which is having a profound effect on job satisfaction and staff turnover.

Brick-and-mortar retailers: here’s what consumers want

Brick-and-mortar retailers: here’s what consumers want

Mar 15, 2017

As brick-and-mortar retailers seek to turn their physical stores into an asset instead of a liability to compete against online retailers, they will need to make sure they are heeding the demands of today’s increasingly mobile phone dependent consumers.

We can save the grants payment crisis, Post Office says

We can save the grants payment crisis, Post Office says

Mar 15, 2017

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has officially joined the scramble to replace Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) as the country’s social grants distributor amid an ongoing crisis over the payment of beneficiaries – yet it still has trouble delivering post.