Local News

Hike or no hike?

Posted by on 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.

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Green News

World War Water

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

A plan to stave off a war over water in SA has been put in place.

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International News

Women’s anti-Trump march causes stationery sales spike

Posted by on 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.

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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

SA economy shrinks more than expected

SA economy shrinks more than expected

Mar 7, 2017

The country’s gross domestic product contracted 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

Bidvest’s acquisitions war chest worth $1bn

Bidvest’s acquisitions war chest worth $1bn

Mar 7, 2017

Bidvest group, buoyed by a war chest of $1 billion (R12,9-billion), is on the hunt for local and international acquisitions as the company seeks organic and acquisitive growth.

Cybercrime will cost businesses R78trn

Cybercrime will cost businesses R78trn

Mar 7, 2017

The cybercrimes industry is expected cost business up to $6-trillion (R78-trillion) by 2021. The statistic was mentioned by Paolo Passeri, Cisco’s consulting systems engineer for cloud security, at the Cisco Connect South Africa conference currently being held in Sun City. Passeri told Fin24 in an interview that the multiple factors will contribute to the rise...

Mondi under European Commission investigation

Mondi under European Commission investigation

Mar 7, 2017

Packaging and paper group Mondi has confirmed that the European Commission is conducting an inspection at its Vienna office.

Government contemplates social media regulation

Government contemplates social media regulation

Mar 7, 2017

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the Democratic Alliance has lashed out at State Security Minister David Mahlobo, who at the weekend said the regulation of social media in SA was being discussed at government level.

shop-sa/My Office goes digital

shop-sa/My Office goes digital

Mar 1, 2017

My Office magazine is moving into the digital age, leaving print media behind in favour of an online platform.

Pensions at risk as Independent’s assets stripped

Pensions at risk as Independent’s assets stripped

Mar 1, 2017

Growing in the shadows of the once formidable Independent Media is an opaque company, seemingly controlled by Iqbal Survé, that claims it is defying the generally accepted narrative of a struggling media industry.

Budget 2017: all you need to know

Budget 2017: all you need to know

Feb 28, 2017

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered the national budget in Parliament on 22 February 2017.