SA retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2018

By Lauren Hartzenberg for BizCommunity Retailers and shoppers are gearing up for the biggest sale day on the retail calendar, Black Friday, taking place on 23 November this year. The event marks the beginning of the festive shopping season. It also allows consumers to...

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Government adopts land expropriation report

By Gaye Davis & Babalo Ndenze for EWN South Africa’s taken the first step towards legislating for the expropriation of land without compensation, but there is a long road ahead before it becomes law. Parliament’s constitutional review committee has adopted its...

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Paper cut: the ancient stencil art of Sanjhi

By Soma Das for Hindustan Times  The stencil art of Sanjhi has its roots in Indian folk culture and is associated with Vaishnav temple traditions. As an eight-year-old, paper artist Jaishree Pankaj Shah would watch intently as her grandfather made hand-cut paper...

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Office Depot transforms stores into co-working spaces

By Suman Bhattacharyya for Digiday  As a growing number of people go to Amazon to buy office supplies, Office Depot is trying to find another use for its nearly 1 400 physical stores. One it’s testing: Transforming them into co-working spaces. The company is testing...

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Standard Bank to retrench 526 IT workers

By Kabelo Khumalo for IOL  South Africa’s jobs bloodbath is raging with Standard Bank today announcing that the restructuring of its IT division will see more than 500 workers sacrificed. Standard Bank spokesperson Ross Linstrom says of the impacted permanent...

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WhatsApp will start showing you ads soon

Source: The Citizen WhatsApp vice president Chris Daniels confirmed at an event in New Delhi, India earlier this week that the popular messaging app will start showing users ads in the app’s status feature come 2019. The WhatsApp status feature was launched early last...

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Discovery launches new ‘tech-led’ bank

Source: Fin24 Discovery has launched its much anticipated bank, hailed as the first in rewarding good financial behaviour. Speaking at the launch of Discovery Bank at the firm’s headquarters in Johannesburg, CEO Adrian Gore said, “The purpose of the bank...

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SAPO CEO sets deadline to clear backlog

A backlog of millions of items still waiting to be delivered at the Johannesburg nerve centre of the Post Office is being cleared as fast as possible. That’s according to SAPO CEO Mark Barnes, who has stated that the provider is looking to clear the backlog by...

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Malusi Gigaba resigns

By Tshidi Madia for News24 Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba resigned from his post following mounting pressure for President Cyril Ramaphosa to give him the boot. He decided to step down of his own accord, following a meeting with some of his comrades in the ANC on...

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A guide to buying on Black Friday

Source: News24 Research shows that the Black Friday phenomenon has grown faster in South Africa than any other country in the world. Black Friday, a retail promotion that takes place on the last Friday of November after the American Thanksgiving holiday, originated in...

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Hiring illegal immigrants dangerous for employers

By Ivan Israelstam, chief executive of Labour Law Management Consulting Xenophobia deters many South African employers from employing immigrants. However, many other employers are not at averse to employing aliens whether they are in the country legally or illegally....

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