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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:21

Durban Blaze Highlights Fire Risks for Commercial Operators

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Can your business rise from the ashes? As a devastating fire wreaked havoc over the weekend, residents and businesses in the Rossburgh area in Durban watched as a warehouse went up in a billowing ball of black smoke in what some are describing as one of South Africa’s biggest fires.    …
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:19

First time in SA: A Guide to Getting Funded

Written by Dagmar
A new information guide has just been launched for South African entrepreneurs who wish to secure funding for their business. The package, which includes a step-by-step guide and directory of financiers, will empower entrepreneurs to steer their funding process with confidence. The ‘Get Funded DIY Kit’ was launched by Funding…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:05

Imminent Launch of .africa

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An essential domain name extension for any business trading in Africa DotConnectAfrica's (DCA) legal battle to stop the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) delegation of the .africa generic top level domain to the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) finally came to an end at the Superior Court of…
Friday, 24 March 2017 15:10

High-Tech vs Low-Tech: Providing a Digital Payments Solution for Africa

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Africa needs a new payments solution that is digital from start to finish, according to Andrew Torre, Visa’s President of Sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking at the Seamless Africa payments, ecommerce, and retail conference held in Cape Town last week, Torre highlighted the need for a new payment solution in Africa, and…
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:09

Prevent False Alarms

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False alarms are not only irritating, they can result in hundreds of rands worth of false alarm fees. False alarms also annoy your neighbours and startle your household pets. Worst yet, reoccurring false alarms may make you hesitant to use your home security system and that’s just what any burglar…
Friday, 17 March 2017 13:06

The House of Horrors – not just the stuff of movies, lore and legend

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Pretty much every house-of-horrors movie starts the same way.  A young family moves into a new country home, and even though it looks like a relic from the stone-age, they’re unnaturally enchanted with their quaint albeit antiquated find.  Come move-in day, the usually docile family tabby turns into Beelzebub the…
ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that Ecentric Payments Systems, South Africa’s leading payment processor, has expanded its relationship with the company and will leverage ACI’s UP Merchant Payments to extend its capabilities with eCommerce payment and gift card solutions. Ecentric, which has worked…
Friday, 17 March 2017 06:31

#Budget2017 a mixed bag for the marketing and communications industry.

Written by MyPressportal Team
On February 22nd, Minister of Finance Mr Pravin Gordhan delivered his annual budget speech and whilst it was welcomed within many sectors including our own, there are some areas of concern. Once again, the much hyped and anticipated increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) did not materialise which was good…
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:18

Businesses turn to trade credit to secure debtors book in a tough economy

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With South Africa’s current economic and trade environment remaining constrained and unpredictable, businesses are increasingly recognising the benefits of trade credit insurance to protect their bottom line. Trade credit insurance protects a business against the risk of a buyer or debtor from defaulting on payment for goods.    “Factors such as liquidations,…
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:07

Outdoor alarm systems

Written by Wayne
Outdoor alarm systems are able to detect a breach of boundaries to your home and that means quicker armed response time. Having perimeter security can give you this peace of mind. Thus securing your home form the inside out. Perimeter Security is the protection of the boarders of the property…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 15:35

Run Cancer Outta Town with Cancer Insurance

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We’ve barely recovered from hairy, prickly upper-lipped men showing their support for Movember (some Mo’s regrettably persisted well into the new year), only to find that a few thousand men will be running the streets of Jozi, the Mother City, Durbs and Mbombela in the Hollard Daredevil Run, wearing nothing more than…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:13

ADT security Pretoria alternative

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Citi Protection armed response has become the trusted reputable name in the rendering of electronic security services. It is as result hereof that a large number of client are approaching Citi Protection for a quotation before acquiring an ADT home alarms or Chubb security home alarm when deciding on choosing…
Monday, 13 March 2017 13:50

What to expect if you’re facing retrenchment

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Retrenchment, even if you have voluntarily agreed to go through with it, is a horrible experience. And the only thing worse than being retrenched is having to stand in front of people and retrench them. Whether or not you’re expecting to hear it, the news that you’ve been retrenched hits…
A recent Constitutional Court decision insightfrom Johan Olivier and Prévot van der Merwe at Webber Wentzel The Constitutional Court (in the matter of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and Others v the Chamber of Mines of South Africa and Others1) has recently handed down an important judgment related to employment law.…
Monday, 13 March 2017 09:13

FinTech Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Financial Services

Written by MyPressportal Team
FinTech players are increasingly becoming an important part of the fabric of Africa’s financial services industry. In addition, the leading banks on the continent are now harnessing innovative technology to meet market needs and are also collaborating with FinTech start-ups to help them connect with under-served consumers, improve financial inclusion…

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