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Letter from the chairman – January 2022

Letter from the chairman – January 2022

Welcome to 2022! Although Covid-19 is still with us – and will be for some time – South Africa seems to manage the pandemic reasonably well. The debate about vaccination and how companies are dealing with it is ongoing and we will try and keep you informed...

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Aarto declared unlawful but fines remain valid

Aarto declared unlawful but fines remain valid

Source: MyBroadband Traffic fines issued in Johannesburg and Tshwane still remain valid despite the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act being declared unlawful and unconstitutional by the Pretoria High Court last week. That is according to...

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Emirates suspends some US flights over 5G concerns

Emirates suspends some US flights over 5G concerns

Dubai’s Emirates airline announced on Tuesday that it will suspend flights to several destinations in the United States as of 19 January until further notice because of concerns over 5G mobile deployment. The move is “due to operational concerns associated...

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Walmart is the next big company with metaverse plans

Walmart is the next big company with metaverse plans

By Francis Agustin for Business Insider US Walmart will join Facebook, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Bumble, Disney, and a string of other companies with plans to claim their own corner of the metaverse. The retailer, the largest private employer in the US, quietly filed...

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Convenience: the new gold standard for brands and consumers?

Convenience: the new gold standard for brands and consumers?

A 2020 Deloitte report talks about convenience as the “new battleground”, with convenience defined by contactless shopping, on-demand fulfilment and availability of inventory. And while convenience is increasingly important, industry experts believe it has to go hand...

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Matric results must be published, says court

Matric results must be published, says court

By Zelda Venter for IOL The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga must release the 2021 matric results in the public domain. The Gauteng High Court on Tuesday morning ordered that the results must be released by the minister to be published on media public...

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No Mango buyers have adequate proof of funding

No Mango buyers have adequate proof of funding

By Carin Smith for News24 None of the potential investors who expressed an interest in Mango has provided an “acceptable form of proof of funding” and they have been given more time to comply. This is according to a letter from the airline’s business...

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Bic acquires temporary tattoo startup Inkbox for $65m

Bic acquires temporary tattoo startup Inkbox for $65m

By Stephanie Hughes for Financial Post Iconic French pen-maker Société Bic SA is buying Canadian temporary tattoo startup Inkbox for $65-million in a bid to diversify its consumer product portfolio. The deal will help Bic, which has long leaned on its classic...

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Is Amazon planning to enter SA?

Is Amazon planning to enter SA?

Amazon is shopping around for warehouse space in South Africa, leading to industry speculation that the company could be looking to enter the local e-commerce sector, according to a recent MyBroadband article. Amazon did not respond to MyBroadband’s request for...

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Altron CEO Mteto Nyati resigns

Altron CEO Mteto Nyati resigns

By Philippa Larkin for IOL JSE-listed technology company Altron yesterday said chief executive Mteto Nyati would step down from his role, effective 30 June. Altron said its Nomination Committee had started the process to identify and appoint a successor. “This...

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