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AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's future is what the mega-AfricaCom event comprising dozens of different conference tracks and exhibitions aims to do each year. This year, AfricaCom turns 21 and is launching several new features to celebrate.

21 hours ago

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Saudi Arabia gives SA energy sector $10bn boost

A $10bn investment pledge into the country's energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa.

22 hours ago

What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!
What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!

Last week there was great fanfare about Absa's repositioning and rebranding. This seemed like a good time to illustrate the power of predictive measurement, developed by marketing science, called InfoAudit. InfoAudit was used to do the research via Panel Services Africa's online panel and publish our findings before the launch of the new positioning.

By mike broom 3 days ago

Property constitutes 78% of all fixed capital stock in SA - study
Property constitutes 78% of all fixed capital stock in SA - study

The Property Sector Charter Council recently released the results its latest study, highlighting the contribution of the property sector to the South African economy. The analysis in the report, The South African Property Sector Economy Contribution, uses the life cycle of a property, from origination to transaction and to its end cycle stage.

3 days ago

Bonang Mohale, CEO: Business Leadership South Africa
Viceroy, fake news and the phenomenon of short selling

A new study looks at the growing phenomenon of short selling in South Africa in the wake of the dubious Viceroy reports on some of the country's companies - including Steinhoff and Capitec - that shook investor confidence.

3 days ago

Jean du Toit, attorney at Tax Consulting SA
Criminal prosecution: Just another reason to pay your tax

The country's tax base have reason to be a tad nervous, now that South African Revenue Service (Sars) has embarked on an initiative to criminally prosecute taxpayers who fail to submit their returns.

By Jean du Toit 12 Jul 2018

M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news
M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news

Merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions in South Africa declined in terms of both the volume and value of domestic and cross-border deals in the first half of this year. Transactions fell by 44% and 52% in terms of volume and value respectively, in the first half of 2018 compared to H1 2017. Last year, there were 243 total deals worth $6,625m in South Africa, this decreased to 135 deals worth $3,207m in H1 2018.

12 Jul 2018

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Eskom is the biggest single risk to South Africa's economy

Eskom came dangerously close to having its bonds suspended by the JSE and to defaulting on debt and other obligations, when the release of its interim financial statements for the six months to the end of September 2017 was delayed in January this year.

By Ian Matthews 12 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want
#MobileCommerce: Understanding payment trends to ensure customers get what they want

Startup companies are faced with a number of challenges before they even begin trading. Market research and designing an excellent customer journey are, of course, important, but ensuring your customer has a payment option that engenders confidence is critical.

By Brendon Williamson 12 Jul 2018

Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018
Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018

Having just landed from bringing our readers the finest edit of South African-specific and breaking news, exclusive interviews and overviews from the recent Cannes Lions Festival, we're prepped and ready to do it all over again.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Jul 2018

L-R: A2X CEO Kevin Brady and Norbert Sasse, group CEO of Growthpoint Properties
Growthpoint to list on A2X stock exchange

Growthpoint Properties will on 18 July list on A2X Markets - the first property listing on the new South African stock exchange.

11 Jul 2018

Absa embraces Africa with new brand
Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity.

11 Jul 2018

Ndavhe Mareda, Makole Group chairman
Mining Charter will create policy certainty and real black empowerment

The South African economy's stubborn lack of growth shows that we have still not recovered fully from the 2008 economic crisis. While the World Bank forecasts an average of 4.5% GDP growth for emerging markets, our growth forecasts are a paltry 1.1%. There are many reasons for this dismal performance, but most would agree that policy uncertainty in key areas of the economy, especially relating to transformation, is a leading factor.

By Ndavhe Mareda 10 Jul 2018