Will Walmart call it quits in SA?

According to a recent Business Day article, Massmart – who owns brands such as Game and Makro – is in trouble. The company recorded a R550-million loss to June 2019, and investors have been told earnings will likely be less than 50% of what they were in...

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Eskom forced to go into debt to pay interest

By Jan Cronje for Fin24 Cash-strapped power utility Eskom is needing to borrow money in order to pay interest on debt, its chairperson and interim CEO Jabu Mabuza told MPs. Eskom leadership, together with Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan, were briefing a...

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How to recognise the lies customers tell

Source: Sales Guru A white lie here, a fib there … Just how honest is your prospect being with you? We uncovered the top 5 lies favoured by your prospect. They’re naughty, but here’s how to play the lying game the professional way. Lie 5: We don’t have the budget...

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SA govt has been conducting mass surveillance on citizens

By Arnold Zafra for Reclaim The Net Affidavits and other documents of former State Security Agency Director-General Arthur Fraser reveal that the South African government has been conducting mass surveillance on all communications in the country. This was filed in...

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Cape Town named Africa’s leading digital city

By Lorine Towett for Wee Tracker It is no doubt that Cape Town has continued to cement itself as Africa’s tech hub. The city boasts being home to a majority of South African startup firms with new companies opening shops almost on a monthly basis. The South African...

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Looting, violence spread in South Africa’s major cities

Source: A News Image credit: AP South African police on Monday arrested dozens of people following looting in Johannesburg and protests in the transport industry linked to a wave of anti-foreigner sentiment. At least 41 people were arrested after hundreds of people...

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Online shopping most popular with South African women

According to IPG Mediabrands’ specialist digital agency Reprise, South Africa’s e-commerce industry, while still in its infancy, is showing strong growth thanks to high mobile penetration, secure payment options and changing spending habits. Natasha Courtney, social...

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Hacker discovers DSTV user credentials online

By Roger Bambino for Tech JaJa Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor heads the Cyber Security Service Team at Internet Solutions. He recently bumped into some MultiChoice credentials on the open Internet as he was giving a live demo at a conference. Dr Gameli is also the...

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Driving from JHB to PTA could cost you R1 000 

If the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act, which was signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week, goes into effect, a trip from Johannesburg to Pretoria will cost consumers without e-tags R1 000. A R250 fine would be levied...

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Edgars launches new concept store

On 22 August, Edgars opened a brand new store in Fourways Mall, displaying the brand’s new positioning and business direction into a physical open-floor space. Ever since Edgars re-launched the brand last year, the retail giant has used inspiration from South African...

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Any economic growth could trigger fresh round of power cuts

By Charlotte Mathews for MiningMx  The under-performance of Eskom’s fleet of coal-fired power stations is currently being concealed by falling demand. Even a 0.1% uptick in GDP growth would result in a resumption of load-shedding, Nelisiwe Magubane, chairperson of...

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