Local News

SA’s most complained-about bank

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017

The banking Ombudsman has released its annual report, revealing which South African bank drew the most customer complaints in 2016. According to the ombud there were a total of...

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Green News

SA’s R1 trillion nuclear plans kick off in June

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017

South Africa’s new nuclear programme will start in June, according to a report by the City Press.

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International News

Is Amazon under-valued?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017

Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world, but its valuation leaves plenty of room for growth. The stock’s valuation multiples don’t do justice to the growth prospects of this e-commerce giant.

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Products

Paper is mightier than the microchip

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017

Screen culture is damaging creativity. Increasingly, I see young creatives reach for their laptops whenever they have a problem to solve. Hey, there are no new ideas on a screen....

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Paper is mightier than the microchip

Paper is mightier than the microchip

Apr 11, 2017

Screen culture is damaging creativity. Increasingly, I see young creatives reach for their laptops whenever they have a problem to solve. Hey, there are no new ideas on a screen. You’ll only find ideas that already exist. And you don’t want those. Do you? The computer is a big cluttered cupboard, a superfast postman and a very clever professor. It’s not a...

SA waits as motion of no confidence may be postponed

SA waits as motion of no confidence may be postponed

Apr 11, 2017

Several opposition parties have called for a new date for the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, which is due to be debated next Tuesday. The UDM wrote to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete following a directive from the Constitutional Court on Tuesday regarding the UDM’s call for MPs to be able to vote via secret ballot. The court...

The seven year ditch: climbing out of junk

The seven year ditch: climbing out of junk

Apr 11, 2017

How long will it take for South Africa to climb out of its junk status?

Sony’s digital paper: beautiful but expensive

Sony’s digital paper: beautiful but expensive

Apr 11, 2017

Despite being the only horse in the niche race, Sony continues to develop E Ink devices. The company has tried to sell higher-end professionals on edit-friendly displays since it released the 13.3-inch Digital Paper in 2014, which cost a whopping $1,100. The latest version, DPT-RP1, incrementally improves on its predecessors. But its $700 (R10 000) price tag...

Top tips for total productivity

Top tips for total productivity

Apr 11, 2017

Post-holiday gloom, the 3pm slump, stiffness from sitting down all day, annoying colleagues … whatever the cause, everybody experiences a lag in productivity in the workplace from time to time. But Richard Andrews, MD of Inspiration Office, says the responsibility of managing staff health and well-being falls on both employer and employees. “Often neither party...

Pick n Pay slashes Smart Shopper rewards

Pick n Pay slashes Smart Shopper rewards

Apr 4, 2017

Pick n Pay has overhauled its Smart Shopper loyalty programme, halving the value of the cash rewards but saying it is making the rewards more personal and easier to access.

Thanks to Zuma, we’re junk

Thanks to Zuma, we’re junk

Apr 4, 2017

Last week’s shock cabinet reshuffle has tipped SA over the edge of the investment-grade cliff, with ratings agency S&P Global Ratings downgrading SA’s foreign currency rating to sub-investment grade, or “junk” status, on Monday evening, sending markets into a tailspin.

Staples moves from office supplies to office space

Staples moves from office supplies to office space

Apr 4, 2017

Staples is trying to shore up foot traffic with a unique in-store experience by offering customers co-operative working spaces.