Business & Economy

The Challenge Consol’s campaigns are constantly working on changing the perception that Consol is a “vessel brand” and instead positioning it as a recognisable part of the consumer’s everyday lifestyle. The challenge with Consol’s new TVC was to demonstrate this idea while affirming the versatility of glass packaging in a…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 15:40

Webber Wentzel Clinches Two Top Legal Advisor Honours at Dealmakers Awards

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Webber Wentzel is delighted to announce that the firm was again recognised as one of the leading law firms in the market at the 16th Annual DealMakers Gala Awards, held on 15 February 2017. For the second consecutive year, Webber Wentzel clinched the title of Legal Advisor of the Year 2016 -…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 14:46

Business Insurance: Grudge purchase or mandatory?

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Business Insurance: Grudge purchase or mandatory cost?   In 2016, South Africa experienced deteriorating GDP growth caused by various factors including the Rand’s depreciation of R15.51 against the Dollar, severe drought, water shortages, and the rising unemployment rate. GDP growth is however expected to improve moderately in 2017. Businesses, particularly…
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:27

SABRIC: ATM Card Swopping

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Due to the high incidence of ATM Card Fraud, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) would like to alert bank customers to an existing modus operandi, which has become prevalent again, to ensure that they are empowered to protect themselves and to prevent them from falling victim to criminals.…
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:19

The South African Reserve Bank Considering a Digital Currency

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Recent reports have stated that the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is contemplating the introduction of a national digital currency based on blockchain technology. A blockchain is a digital public ledger that records all Bitcoin transactions on the network in chronological order. Completed blocks are linked like a chain and go into the blockchain…
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:15

Managing Millennials

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Changing Perspectives for a Changing Workforce Millennials, people born between 1979 and 1996, are projected to make up 50% of the workforce by 2020. Understanding the preferences and desires of this emergent segment is therefore essential to recognising future workforce trends, and yet there appears to be no consensus on…
Africa’s leading eCommerce & Fintech event, brings together a diverse array of key decision makers in online retail, payments, customer insight and logistics businesses operating across Africa. Now in its third year, the eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex returns to the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 22nd – 23rd February 2017. With…
Thursday, 09 February 2017 15:29

Should you add a salary to your job adverts?

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Writing the correct online job advertisement is key to finding and placing the best talent within your ranks. Some online job ads contain a salary figure, while others do not. With organisations putting forward their reasoning both for doing so and not, this article explains which side wins in the…
Garyn Rapson, a Partner in the Mining Sector Group at Webber Wentzel In relation to environmental issues discussed at the opening of Mining Indaba 2017, Rapson says that a lot has been done to improve regulatory efficiencies but draft regulations still need to be finalised to close the loop for…
The start of the academic year is a tough time for many parents when it comes to managing the spiralling costs that come with sending a child to school or varsity.  Besides tuition fees, there’s the realisation that all the electronic gadgets such as tablets, phones, laptops, iPads and cameras,…
South Africa has come a long way since the dark days of Apartheid. 22 years following the dawn of democratic South Africa, our country has dramatically changed in many ways. Indeed, how we see ourselves as South Africans and how the world sees us, has been profoundly altered.   Launching in 2017, The South…
Monday, 06 February 2017 09:19

Former waiter becomes a business mogul

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At 23 years of age, Thembokuhle Shongwe becomes the second best performing forex trader in the South African trading currency index; Born in the hills of Kwa-Zulu Natal Empangeni, Thembokuhle is a Financial Analyst graduate from the University of South Africa (UNISA), He is the founder and the president of Titan Forex Academy.…
Cardtronics plc announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Spark ATM Systems Proprietary Limited — a move that marks Cardtronics’ entry into the South African market. Privately held and headquartered in Cape Town, Spark ATM Systems is a fast-growing independent ATM deployer (“IAD”) in South Africa, with a…
Thursday, 02 February 2017 08:39

Cape Fires Flare Up Again

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Are You Adequately Covered For Fire Damage? [Feb 2017]: Have you ever really thought about what would happen if you lost your home and all your possessions in a fire? If you live in a fire prone area, you may have an inkling of the anxiety and strain hoping that it…
Unemployment and lack of business skills are proving to be major drawbacks in advancing the economic well-being of the country noting that unemployment is at the highest in 13 years. To tackle these problems, a number of businesses in the private sector and NGOs joined together to stage a business…

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