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Competition Commission flooded with complaints

Competition Commission flooded with complaints

Source: IOL South Africa’s Competition Commission told the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry that since the national disaster was declared in March, it had received a total of 1 354 complaints and tip offs from the public regarding inflated prices. The...

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Owner of Game, Makro seeks rental assistance

Owner of Game, Makro seeks rental assistance

By Sibongile Khumalo for Fin24 Strained by operating under lockdown conditions since the end of March, the Wal-Mart owned Massmart is now seeking rental relief to manage its cash position. The company’s stores such as Makro, Game and Builders Warehouse have only...

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Remote management: the challenges of a scattered workforce

Remote management: the challenges of a scattered workforce

Looking at the world of work today, it has been cut in half. On one side is the office, the traffic and the regular flow of people into places and roles. On the other is the remote workforce, with staff doing their best to complete their roles using digital tools and...

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When reality hits: Covid-19’s impact on retail

When reality hits: Covid-19’s impact on retail

By Norbert Herzog for GfK The coronavirus’ impact on retail has become a hard reality. The following hits came from outside of China: Samsung had to close a mobile device factory in South Korea due to an outbreak, and in Vietnam, the Ministry of Trade warns...

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Ramaphosa’s long-awaited speech disappoints

Ramaphosa’s long-awaited speech disappoints

Source: News24 After seven weeks of lockdown living, South Africans expected President Cyril Ramaphosa to provide more clarity when he addressed the nation for the first time in 20 days on Wednesday. The purpose of the lockdown was to “flatten the curve”,...

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Eskom restricts power supply to parts of Gauteng

Eskom restricts power supply to parts of Gauteng

By Sibongile Khumalo for Fin24  Eskom says it has taken the unprecedented decision to restrict electricity supply to parts of residential areas around Johannesburg, where unusual surges in consumption have been recorded. There has been a trend of surges during peak...

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Langa teens run R9 delivery service

Langa teens run R9 delivery service

By Kirsten Jacobs for Cape Town Etc Amid the nationwide lockdown, a group of entrepreneurial teenage boys from Langa are doing good for their community by offering a R9 delivery service for essential items and takeaways. The service, called Cloudy Deliveries, is...

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These local companies have gone into business rescue

These local companies have gone into business rescue

In an EWN article last week, South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Edward Kieswetter said that the number of businesses that would undergo business rescue this year would rise due to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 lockdown. “Forty-two percent...

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R350 Covid-19 grant channels do not work

R350 Covid-19 grant channels do not work

By Phillip de Wet for Business Insider SA None of the channels set up to accept applications for the special Covid-19 unemployment grant of R350 work reliably – and some do not work at all. The R350 grants, formally know as Social Relief of Distress (SRD) payments,...

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The best-selling items in retail stores right now

The best-selling items in retail stores right now

By Dhivana Rajgopaul for  IOL The Shoprite Group has announced that the sale of personal care products have soared at Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets. According to the company, as hair and beauty salons remain closed under level 4 of the national lockdown this...

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