Record spending expected for school and university supplies

Source: National Retail Federation As students gear up to go back to school and college, families plan to spend more than ever on supplies ranging from pencils and backpacks to computers and dorm refrigerators, according to the annual survey released today by the...

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Message from the Chairman: July

How time flies! Another financial year has passed and, in spite of challenges such as membership, participation and so on, shop-sa continues to strive to provide relevant news, locally and internationally. The industry-specific, monthly shop-sa newsletter, launched in...

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City Power hit by virus

Johannesburg residents using pre-paid electricity have been left in the dark after a computer virus hit City Power, rendering users unable to purchase electricity. The utility’s spokesperson, Isaac Mangena, was cited on News24 as saying “the virus had attacked...

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Is Telkom dying?

According to a recent MyBroadband article, Telkom is rapidly losing ADSL and fixed-line subscribers across South Africa. The company once had aspirations to be the leading fixed-broadband provider in the country, but current figures show this is not the case:...

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The costs of data breaches are on the rise

By Warwick Ashford for Computer Weekly The cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years to £3.2m on average globally, with a 10.56% increase in the UK in the past year alone to £2.99m on average, a study reveals. In the UK, the average size of a data...

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Company culture trumps technology

There is no arguing the fact that technology has made our lives easier. It has also resulted in organisations being able to deliver more innovative solutions in the workplace to provide for a more compelling environment. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HR Business Unit at...

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Mediatech Africa 2019 a success

Mediatech Africa 2019 – the biennial media and entertainment technology trade show – ran from 17 to 19 July this year. Described as a high-energy, engaging show, there was something for everyone at the 10th edition of the expo. Six show show verticals...

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Shoprite fights crime to keep customers and staff safe

The Shoprite Group is fighting crime by investing heavily in sophisticated security and other measures to make its shopping space secure, reduce the number of criminal incidents and increase the number of arrests. This is in the wake of the retail industry...

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90% of surveyed retirees are working to supplement income

For many South Africans, retirement is not the life of leisure and financial freedom that it’s made out to be. In fact, the majority rely heavily on income from a salary because their pension income is insufficient to support them. This is the startling result from...

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SOE bailouts loom in South Africa

By Gaye Davis for EWN Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said cash injections for state-owned entities like the South African Airways, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Denel wouldn’t be handed over all at once but in chunks, as certain conditions...

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Science explains the booming popularity of co-working

The rapid rise of co-working the world over may just seem fashionable at the moment but there are strong scientific reasons behind its rise in its popularity. “It’s not just a fad, it’s a robust global movement,” says Linda Trim, director at FutureSpace. “There...

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Pritt turns 50

Source and image: Henkel For half a century, the Pritt glue stick has been a staple item in the everyday life of children all around the world – supporting them in developing their crafting skills or helping them finish school projects. Now it’s time to celebrate...

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