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Absa has launched the Absa Masterpass App, a digital wallet powered by Mastercard, enabling South Africans to make safe and easy payments wherever Masterpass is accepted. Payments via the Absa Masterpass App currently gives people the power to make online purchases using the digital wallet on their smartphones, without needing…
The shift to mobile is undeniable and nothing new. However, the impact it has had on buyer behaviour is starting to shine through, as customers demand convenience when browsing and paying. Research undertaken by PayU, leading online eCommerce payment gateway in South Africa, has shown there are higher conversion rates…
Friday, 22 July 2016 10:25

To use a nannicam or not??

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I am often asked the question, 'is it a good idea to use a nannicam or not.' This is a topic that can be hotly debated as some people feel that the use of a camera to record people is an infringement on their privacy. Others argue that it is…
What is the benefit in unregistered intellectual property? The value in unregistered intellectual property, such as confidential information and trade secrets, is in keeping such information secret. The value is lost once the information is in the public domain. It is not like an invention that is protected by a…
Priority Corporation, a new marketing company has opened its doors in Cape Town South Africa and Lesotho. The company’s specialty is on helping SME’s to launch and market new and existing products inland and across borders. Priority Corporation is a group of street smart professionals with concentrated backgrounds in marketing…
South Africa has over the years developed a progressive legal and policy framework to protect human rights for all people living with HIV and AIDS. However continued stigma and discrimination often remain barriers to accessing treatment and efforts to fight the epidemic must be accompanied by a solid commitment to…
The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 81 million people in Africa are affected by some form of disability. Fighting for disability rights is a huge task but some people are taking it upon themselves to make a positive change.   In Honour of Mandela Day, held on 18 July…
KWAZULU-NATAL, BALLITO, 19th JULY 2016 – This weekend, 16-17 July, saw the Jeep Warrior series Race 4 of 8 take place in KwaZulu-Natal at Sugar Rush Park in Ballito, with over 3500 competitors all racing to get the opportunity to drive off in a brand new Jeep until the next…
WESTERN CAPE, 19 JULY 2016 – The 55th annual Berg River Canoe Marathon took place from Wednesday 13th July to Saturday 16th July 2016 and saw paddlers from all over the world competing in the 4-day stage race covering 240 km from Paarl to Velddrif in the Western Cape. It…
#UnemploymentMustFall: Meeting the Challenges of a Labour Market in Crisis is the subject of the 29th Annual Labour Law Conference (ALLC), taking place at Emperors Palace – the conference’s new home – from 24 to 25 August 2016.   With South Africa’s latest available unemployment statistic sitting at around 25…
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 10:43

Why Laptops are the Perfect Study Companions

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Powerful, Portable and Connected Laptops are an essential item for students today who use them as an integral part of their studies, in lectures and for collaboration. According to research done by the Pew Internet Project in America, close on 90% of students in universities and colleges have laptops and…
South African private equity firm, Jacobs Capital, has acquired Gelvenor Textiles, manufacturer of industrial, technical apparel, outdoor lifestyle, protective and aeronautical fabrics from Courthiel Holdings, which is owned by German corporate investor, Claas Daun, for an undisclosed amount. The transaction, which is effective from January this year, includes a merger…
A new firewall offering from the Sophos Group is now available from Duxbury Networking. Dubbed the XG Firewall, it is designed to provide unprecedented visibility into the corporate network. With the ability to provide detailed, actionable intelligence on user behaviour, it is capable of identifying users most likely to put…
Monday, 18 July 2016 12:19

The eCommerce Africa Confex evolution.

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In 2016, global eCommerce sales are expected to reach just shy of $2 trillion; Africa represents only about 2% of this. What is driving the eCommerce environment in Africa however, is the continuing rise of mobile connectivity and the rapid development of FinTech products. Just over 80% of African adults…
“We believe that the spread of HIV, AIDS and opportunistic diseases like TB, will only be halted through a comprehensive approach that focuses on the drivers of these illnesses in addition to implementing evidence-based biomedical prevention and treatment measures. The drivers that need to be addressed include stigmas, poverty, inequality and…

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