World’s first fully automatic laminator launched by ACCO

GBC, ACCO’s global leading laminating and binding brand, is launching the world’s first automatic laminator: the GBC Foton 30. For the first time, users will be able to load a laminator with up to 30 sheets of paper, press run, and leave the machine to produce...

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South Africa’s richest people

According to the 2019 South African Wealth Report by New World Wealth, South Africa’s richest people are: Diamond magnate Nicky Oppenheimer, with a net worth of $7.3 billion Luxury goods boss Johann Rupert, with a net worth of $5.5 billion Mining and minerals...

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Ministers at war over e-tolls

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni took to Twitter on Thursday to oppose Gauteng premier David Makhura’s views that the e-toll system should be scrapped. David Makhura said in a speech that “our position has not changed. We remain determined that e-tolls are...

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UK’s June retail sales the ‘worst on record’

By Deborah Williams for Retail Insight  June 2019 UK retail sales have been the worst on record, with a 1.3% total basis decline, according to a report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). June UK retail sales saw a 2.3% increase in 2018. Covering the five weeks...

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YouTube to break sports broadcast monopoly

Source: IOL YouTube has announced that sports fans now have access to LIVE and Video On Demand (VOD) streaming. Users can stream basketball, rugby, cricket and football events including the 2019 NBA Finals, Women’s World Cup, Africa Cup of Nations, UEFA Champions and...

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Windows 10 upgrades stagnate

NetMarketShare has released new data showing that the number of Windows 10 users grew by just 0.06% in the month of June. This brings total market share to 45.79%. Windows 7’s market share dropped slightly from 35.44% to 35.38%. As Microsoft announced that support for...

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The first portable music player turns 40

By Chaim Gartenberg for The Verge The world changed on July 1st, 1979: the day that Sony released the iconic Walkman TPS-L2, the first real portable music player that would revolutionize the way we listened to music in a way that no other device really had ever done...

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Petrol price drop won’t see much celebrating

South African consumers will experience their first price drop at the pumps in six months as the price of fuel decreases by nearly a rand today. Petrol 95 will fall by 95 cents a litre and 93 octane by 96 cents, while diesel (0.05% sulphur) will decrease by 74 cents...

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Government runs out of money

Pay insecurity is on the rise amongst state-owned enterprises and municipalities as it seems the government is running out of money. A recent Business Tech article illustrates this, listing the likes of Denel, Metrorail, Prasa and the SABC as not having paid staff on...

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Watch out for these common banking crimes

SABRIC, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, on behalf of the banking industry has released its annual crime stats for 2018. “We are concerned about some of the increases, which clearly reflect that criminals will take every opportunity to get their...

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