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PnP changes up Smart Shopper rules

PnP changes up Smart Shopper rules

Source: IOL  Pick n Pay’s Smart Shopper will this month automatically load personalised discounts directly onto a customer’s loyalty card. Using advanced machine learning techniques, Pick n Pay gives each Smart Shopper eight personalised discounts every two weeks....

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Facebook to merge WhatsApp and Messenger

Facebook to merge WhatsApp and Messenger

By Bradley Prior for MyBroadband Facebook is looking at integrating WhatsApp into Facebook Messenger, according to a report by WABetaInfo. The report cited developer Alessandro Paluzzi, who found references within Facebook code regarding the integration of these...

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75% of SA’s top websites not POPI-compliant

75% of SA’s top websites not POPI-compliant

Source: IOL Research by digitally-led marketing agency, Rogerwilco, indicates that only 25 percent of South Africa’s most popular websites have pop-ups that explicitly ask visitors for consent to collect data about their browsing activity. With the Protection of...

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Whatsapp Stokvels are back

Whatsapp Stokvels are back

By Bombi Mavundza for Business Insider SA Despite the name change, the ‘stokvel’ still has the same modus operandi. Members deposit R200 – and hope to make huge profits. The National Stokvel Association of SA (Nasasa) has previously warned South...

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Big growth for Takealot and Mr D Food

Big growth for Takealot and Mr D Food

By Jamie McKane for MyBroadband Naspers has released its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2020, showing impressive revenue growth for Takealot and Mr D Food. “Takealot, South Africa’s number 1 etailer, extended its leadership and grew Gross Merchandise...

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E-commerce booms as SA faces Covid uncertainty

E-commerce booms as SA faces Covid uncertainty

South Africa is experiencing an unprecedented e-commerce boom, with transaction rates peaking at higher levels than Black Friday. After many weeks of crippling retail restrictions which formed part of the national COVID-19 lockdown in March and April, unlimited...

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Tech firms contribute to SA’s dire unemployment stats

Tech firms contribute to SA’s dire unemployment stats

Unemployment in South Africa rose to 30.1% in the first quarter of 2020, according to Stats SA. Since the beginning of the year, SA’s tech sector has seen a jobs bloodbath. In January, telecommunications giant Telkom communicated it was retrenching as many as 3 000...

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SA to miss tax target by over R300bn

SA to miss tax target by over R300bn

By Lameez Omarjee for Fin24 SA will miss its original tax revenue target by over R300-billion this year, said Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. During the tabling of the special adjustment budget on Wednesday, the minister explained that the country is already behind its...

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Tencent share price surges towards record high

Tencent share price surges towards record high

By Jackie Cameron for BizNews Chinese stock market darling Tencent has been a significant force behind the Naspers share price. The Tencent holding was moved to Prosus, which became Europe’s biggest listed consumer internet firm when it floated on the Amsterdam stock...

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