Change is the only constant, so start chinking

Change, innovation and “kreativity” lead to chinking: the nature of the universe and of life itself. If you are not changing, innovating or creating, you are dying. If you or your company is not undergoing massive amounts of change you are coasting, going...

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How WhatsApp is killing calls in SA

A recent article by MyBroadband explored how the popularity of VoIP services like WhatsApp has impacted voice income for South African major mobile networks: Vodacom, MTN, Telkom and Cell C. Vodacom has experienced a “slight decrease in the consumption of...

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ACSA to spend R1.2bn digitising SA airports

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has set aside R1.2 billion to digitise the country’s airports, according to a recent article in ITWeb. The announcement was made as the company released its financial results to 31 March. Highlights include: Profit fell by 58%,...

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Why WeWork doesn’t work

Source: The Economist With its stylish shared workspaces and chic occupants, lubricated by fruit-infused water and nitro coffee on tap, WeWork, a firm that rents out temporary offices, had seemed to be riding the wave of a new trend in managing desk-jockey life. But...

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SAPS launches free app to fight crime

Published by Kirsten Jacobs for Cape Town Etc An app for citizens to use in the fight against crime has been launched by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Called My SAPS, the app was developed by Vodacom and will be available on both Apple and Android devices....

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Sappi slips out of JSE top 40

Sappi, the world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp, has fallen out of the JSE’s top 40 index due to the listing of Prosus, the new Internet subsidiary of market heavyweight Naspers. Naspers said on Monday 96.3% of its N ordinary shareholders chose to...

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Are SA retailers staring into the abyss?

According to a recent article in Business Day, South Africa’s once blue-chip retail giants are reeling in tandem with the economy as the glory days of retail fade. The latest megamall is Fourways Mall. It cost R9-billion to revamp, has 450 stores and is the size...

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Saudi oil attacks cause price wobble

Source: CNN Investigators from Saudi Arabia and the United States of America have determined “with very high probability” that the weekend attack on the Saudi oil industry was launched from an Iranian base in Iran close to the border with Iraq. What...

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Sign Africa print expo a success

The Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, held last week at Gallagher Convention Centre, attracted 6 850 visitors in total, with 5 923 unique visitors and 927 revisits. Roland was the event’s Platinum sponsor. Visitors could take part in a range of educational...

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New paternity leave law looms

By Qama Qukula for Cape Talk Last year, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a landmark law that provides new fathers with 10 days consecutive paid leave after the birth of their child. But many questions remain about the amendments, what they mean, and when they come...

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A good time had by all at annual PNA event

The annual PNA tradeshow and gala dinner was held from 11 – 12 September at The Saint George Hotel in Pretoria. Chairman of shop-sa, Hans Servas, and Wendy Dancer, Marketing Manager for My Office News, were in attendance. The theme for the evening was...

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Message from the Chairman: September

Having focussed on networking in last month’s message, I am pleased to confirm that shop-sa will be holding the 2019 AGM on the 17 October, at Killarney Country Club. Based on feed-back from members, we have once again opted for a breakfast session. Apart form...

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