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FinCEN leak highlights need for proactive KYC in AML processes
FinCEN leak highlights need for proactive KYC in AML processesArticle

Financial sector due diligence and compliance with anti-money laundering regulations are back in the spotlight with the release of the FinCEN files in September 2020 - the latest in a string of leaks over the past five years that have exposed secret deals, money laundering and financial crime...

Issued by LexisNexis 3 hours ago

SA REIT repositioning strategy sees launch of institutional, research committees
SA REIT repositioning strategy sees launch of institutional, research committeesArticle

Representative association for South Africa's listed property sector SA REIT is rolling out a repositioning strategy and additional capacity following its 2020 annual general meeting when the decision was taken to grow the body's responsibilities...

4 hours ago

Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growth
Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growthArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences, but it has also revealed how society at large and business in particular can act in solidarity and collaborate to rebuild South Africa...

Issued by Trialogue 4 hours ago

Hasnaine Yavarhoussen, CEO, Groupe Filatex.
Here's to a modern Africa of continental free trade and energy accessArticle

Africa historically has been an easy target for negative generalisations in the media. Until the early 2000s, stories of conflict, war, poverty, corruption, aid and unemployment dominated the headlines. But today's Africa is not so one-dimensional, nor is it doomed...

Hasnaine Yavarhoussen 5 hours ago

Writing for SEO - Content is king; SEO is the kingdom
Writing for SEO - Content is king; SEO is the kingdomArticle

An intrepid writer entering the world of digital performance marketing undergoes a transformation. As a content writer or copywriter, you are no longer only writing for readers (aka a target audience), you are also writing for Google...

Issued by GMU Online 5 hours ago

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ACSA profits rise to R1.2bn despite pandemic, weak economyArticle

"The impact of Covid-19 and travel restrictions resulted in the company foregoing performance bonuses and reducing other operating expenses towards the end of the financial year in order to mitigate the liquidity challenges, but it also necessitated an increase of R270m in provision for doubtful debts."

6 hours ago

Pitfalls to avoid when co-purchasing property with family
Pitfalls to avoid when co-purchasing property with familyArticle

While multi-generational living arrangements has always been common among certain cultures, it is in most cases a financial decision rather than a preference, according to Shaun Dubois of Just Property...

6 hours ago

The main reason businesses fail
The main reason businesses failArticle

Canadian businessman and Shark Tank investor Kevin O'Leary said the main reason businesses fail is because the cost of acquiring a customer is higher than the lifetime value of that customer...

Issued by MyBroadband 7 hours ago

Problematic assumptions raise questions about South Africa's new land reform plan
Problematic assumptions raise questions about South Africa's new land reform planArticle

The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor...

Ben Cousins 10 hours ago

Winners of the 2020 JSE Investment Challenge Awards
Winners of the 2020 JSE Investment Challenge AwardsArticle

During the competition's very first virtual awards ceremony, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Investment Challenge announced the 2020 winners on the exchange's Facebook and YouTube channels...

23 hours ago

Pandemic delivers mixed fortunes for laboratory, analytics industry
Pandemic delivers mixed fortunes for laboratory, analytics industryArticle

The pandemic has resulted in an overall drop in revenues for global laboratory and analytics businesses, although some segments in the sector reported a spike in demand...

1 day ago

Sishen Mine. Photo: Kumba Iron Ore
Miners eye the Northern Cape's untapped potentialArticle

The largely underexplored Northern Cape province is looking very attractive to both major mining companies and juniors, delegates at the recent Joburg Indaba virtual conference heard...

1 day ago

Should I stay or should I go to arbitration proceedings?
Should I stay or should I go to arbitration proceedings?Article

Arbitration is often viewed as a better suited forum than litigation to make use of when a dispute arises. However, not all parties are swayed by this appeal, as was the case in the recent decision of Delta (Pty) Ltd v Blakey Investments (Pty) Ltd and Others...

John Bell, Rui Lopes and Brittany Dodds 1 day ago

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Spotlight on transport, as SA gears up for taxi lekgotlaArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will continue to invest in transport infrastructure systems that will carry people safely and in a manner that will contribute to economic growth...

1 day ago

CT's Golden Arrow Bus Services achieves zero energy bill
CT's Golden Arrow Bus Services achieves zero energy billArticle

As part of its ongoing sustainability and carbon footprint reduction initiatives, Cape Town's 159-year-old Golden Arrow Bus Services installed solar panels at its central engineering complex, Multimech...

1 day ago

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The promise of data and the capability deficitArticle

Paul Geary (director at One Custom) writes about some reasons why data adoption by businesses hasn't been as comprehensive as it should be; and how successful data-driven businesses and marketing efforts should be entirely underpinned by strategic intent and operational follow-through that embeds effective information systems, customer data and predictive analytics at their core...

Paul Geary 1 day ago

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Lessons from Outsurance and the Katlego Maboe debacleArticle

Social media; a frenemy to your personal and corporate brand...

Josephine Sebesho 1 day ago

Derick Muller on his sci-fi found footage film, Wesens
Derick Muller on his sci-fi found footage film, WesensArticle

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Wesens director Derick Muller about his interested in found footage film, going from script to screen and his cinematic heroes...

Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare products
Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare productsArticle

Consumer goods giant Unilever is investing in technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel-derived chemicals in its homecare products by 2030...

3 days ago

How HR is breaking down silos and boosting performance with advanced, local UC technology
How HR is breaking down silos and boosting performance with advanced, local UC technologyArticle

As the recent (and dramatic) shift to remote working illustrated, technology tools - and particularly unified communication (UC) platforms - can support and complement the role of HR leaders in new and unexpected ways...

3 days ago

Four factors to financing your business beyond relief funding
Four factors to financing your business beyond relief fundingArticle

In the last few months there have been various announcements of relief funding initiatives to assist businesses and livelihoods struggling in the wake of Covid-19...

23 Oct 2020

Trends to look out for in the steel production sector
Trends to look out for in the steel production sectorArticle

According to recent GDP reports, the downturn in the manufacturing sector - including iron, steel, non-ferrous metal products, metal products and machinery - has contributed a total of 11% to the overall 51% decline...

23 Oct 2020

BEE RoI: Align to feed your revenue pipeline
BEE RoI: Align to feed your revenue pipelineArticle

Are you part of the 'begrudging camp', the laissez-fair group or the 'how much - give me my BEE points' brigade...

Issued by BEE Analyst 23 Oct 2020

Know your property valuation types to avoid being led astray
Know your property valuation types to avoid being led astrayArticle

Today's world is characterised by the availability of information, but with this easy access comes the risk of misinformation and disinformation sending DIY knowledge-seekers astray...

Schalk van der Merwe 23 Oct 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Pizza arbitrage, sheep shagging and paperclip minimiser dystopias
#PulpNonFiction: Pizza arbitrage, sheep shagging and paperclip minimiser dystopiasArticle

This week Bronwyn Williams reviews two (very different) just-released books by South African authors John Sanei and Iraj Abedian, and Simon de la Rouviere...

Bronwyn Williams 23 Oct 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, WHO is supporting the Ghana Health Service in their efforts to continue providing essential medical services to the population at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ghana. Photo: WHO / Blink Media - Nana Kofi Acquah
5 quick wins to re-invent Africa's health systemsArticle

Since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed on the continent in February 2020, the response, led by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has been commendable. Governments moved quickly to institute public health measures to curb its spread...

Rachel Ndirangu & Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando 23 Oct 2020

SA Comedy Awards returns after 13 years
SA Comedy Awards returns after 13 yearsArticle

The South African Comedy Awards (SACA) is making a comeback after 13 years. The 2020 edition will be held on 12 December at The Soweto Theatre (Jabulani) in Johannesburg and then broadcasted online on 16 December 2020...

23 Oct 2020

Here's how community gardens can solve our food security crisis
Here's how community gardens can solve our food security crisisArticle

The fact that the World Food Programme is the recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize not only celebrates the work they do feeding hundreds of millions of hungry people globally, but draws attention to the plight of the starving...

Michael Rudolph 23 Oct 2020

Tyme Bank unveiled as Assegai Awards sponsor
Tyme Bank unveiled as Assegai Awards sponsorArticle

South Africa's leading digital bank, TymeBank, has secured the coveted headline sponsor slot for the Assegai Awards...

Issued by DMASA 23 Oct 2020

Impact assessment adds meaning to social interventions
Impact assessment adds meaning to social interventionsArticle

As consumers become more socially conscious, businesses around the world have increasingly taken up the call to address social issues...

Bridgit Evans 22 Oct 2020

Pros and cons of buying property as a company, through a trust, or privately
Pros and cons of buying property as a company, through a trust, or privatelyArticle

Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, elaborates on each kind of ownership type and their pros and cons...

22 Oct 2020

How TFG is weaving digital into the fabric of its business
How TFG is weaving digital into the fabric of its businessArticle

TFG is realising the positive impact of a clearly defined digital strategy and R500m investment into its digital transformation...

22 Oct 2020

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2
De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2Article

Business should support the just energy transition as it could be the pivot to drive new industrial activity in South Africa, André de Ruyter . Eskom CEO, told The Directors' Event webinar.

Nicci Botha 22 Oct 2020

Tanya van Lill, CEO, Savca
Why a simple Reg 28 amendment could fuel the SA economyArticle

Covid-19 and the ensuing national lockdown has had a dramatic effect on all spheres of South African society, but small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - especially those in the service sector - have been particularly hard hit...

22 Oct 2020

The most powerful B2B tech platform in South Africa
The most powerful B2B tech platform in South AfricaArticle

MyBroadband is South Africa's most powerful business-to-business (B2B) tech platform, with an exceptional reach into the IT business market...

Issued by MyBroadband 22 Oct 2020

Darrel Orsmond, financial services industry head, SAP Africa
Four ways banks can win the customer affinity battleArticle

The confluence of economic pressures, the impact of the pandemic and the changing consumer habits brought by the experience economy trend is forcing banks to reimagine how they deliver products and services to customers...

Darrel Orsmond 21 Oct 2020

Digital payments holds the power to Africa's development
Digital payments holds the power to Africa's developmentArticle

The statistics that hover uncertainly around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. However, a young population, a growing consumption market, and the rapid movement towards mobile inclusion and connectivity are shifting the conversation...

Murray Gardiner 21 Oct 2020

Tips to managing the biggest workplace experiment in history
Tips to managing the biggest workplace experiment in historyArticle

Around the world, there has always been a sense of stability when it came to the workplace, but with the arrival and dangers associated with the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, business, as usual, was no longer an option...

Devashnie Singh 21 Oct 2020

BEE ROI: Spending money for the sake of BEE points only?
BEE ROI: Spending money for the sake of BEE points only?Article

Are you part of the "begrudging camp", the laissez-fair group, or the "how much - give me my BEE points" brigade?..

Issued by BEE Analyst 21 Oct 2020

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Tackling Black Friday in 2020Article

The 2020 version of Black Friday is less than six weeks away. Set for the 27 November this year's edition could be quite arguably one of the more important retail days of the past few years. Given the context of the year so far and the devastating impact the pandemic has had across the retail landscape...

Graham Du Plessis 21 Oct 2020

Secha Capital Fund II aims to create impact through investment
Secha Capital Fund II aims to create impact through investmentArticle

Many South African SMEs are unable to recruit young, top achieving talent, but Secha Capital Fund II plans to change that...

21 Oct 2020

New report highlights role of nature-based solutions in post-Covid-19 recovery
New report highlights role of nature-based solutions in post-Covid-19 recoveryArticle

In cities, where the majority of South Africans live and which have been severely impacted upon by Covid, there are many nature-based solutions...

21 Oct 2020

Andre de Ruyter, CEO, Eskom
De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 1Article

Ten months into the job, Eskom's newish boss, André de Ruyter, jokes that he is a veteran compared to the longevity of CEOs past. And nobody envies him the task of putting a debt-ridden, plundered and neglected business back together again...

Nicci Botha 21 Oct 2020

Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa
Data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in AfricaArticle

While many farmers still rely on traditional techniques to coax a living from the land, there are opportunities to use cutting-edge technology to drive Africa towards a food-secure future...

Amrote Abdella 21 Oct 2020

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