#BlackFriday: Takealot ready for ‘exam time’

2017-11-15 18:04

What started as a marketing gimmick five years ago, Black Friday has now become part of’s annual offering to consumers. CEO Kim Reid shares expectations for this year’s fanfare of discounted sales.

Groceries keep stores alive in digital age – research

2017-05-09 07:36

Despite growing popularity of online shopping, there is still a future for bricks and mortar in the retail industry, a survey by Nielsen revealed.

The future of retail: Robots to replace people?

2017-01-09 19:56

The future of retail will see less physical stores, as well as implications for employment and the environment, research by the World Economic Forum suggests.

Cashing in on the Black Friday online retail bonanza

2016-11-22 11:59

Black Friday is on 25 November. This day, which was started in the US and will see retailers offering fantastic bargains, is fast gaining traction in South Africa.

Africa’s most valuable business worth less than what it owns

2016-10-19 09:36

Naspers' stake in Chinese internet developer is worth $88bn, more than the $72bn the whole company is worth.

Capitec recovers from system crash

2016-06-27 11:57

Capitec Bank says it has recovered from a period of downtime.

SA tech startup skills 'found wanting'

2016-06-21 12:56

Few South African startup entrepreneurs have the necessary technical skills to develop software capable of delivering their vision, says an industry insider.

Apple Pay comes to Safari browser

2016-06-14 08:46

Apple’s mobile-payment service Apple Pay will soon work on websites, a long-awaited feature that will pit the company directly against companies such as PayPal Holdings.

Absa assures customers: Twitter banking is safe

2016-06-06 10:51

Absa has assured customers of the safety of its new 'ChatBanking' platform that enables banking via social network Twitter.

SA mobile networks say no to ad blocking

2016-05-24 15:11

Local mobile operators have indicated that they are not investigating network level ad blocking services yet.


Building an e-commerce empire from the ground up

2017-07-06 12:12

From humble beginnings in someone’s garage, online travel group TravelGround has grown into a huge business in just eight years, processing thousands of accommodation bookings every week.

Know your labour law before advertising jobs, Gumtree advises employers

2017-03-10 19:50

Gumtree South Africa has urged employers to familiarise themselves with the labour law and recent changes to minimum wage, before advertising a position on their site.

Post Office eyes e-commerce for its future survival

2016-11-29 13:06

The cash-strapped Post Office believes its future survival lies in disrupting itself through e-commerce and turning the country into an international postal network hub.

Should you still buy from ailing Groupon?

2016-11-06 06:02

This week, Groupon SA announced the closure of its business after the world’s biggest group-buying and deals website announced a loss of $35.8m and that it’s exiting 12 countries.

New SA shopping app drives foot traffic to stores

2016-06-29 08:07

Offline shopping is South Africa is set to receive a boost with a new application designed to drive shoppers to local stores.

Naspers profit climbs on Tencent, e-commerce boost

2016-06-24 18:44

Chinese internet giant Tencent and e-commerce businesses have helped lift Naspers’ revenues by 6% to $12.2bn for the financial year ended March 31 2016.

Hackers steal $50m in 'safe currency' - report

2016-06-20 07:14

Hackers have diverted more than $50m in digital currency from an experimental fund meant to demonstrate that such money is safe for use, according to the New York Times.

FNB labels Absa Twitter banking a ‘fad’

2016-06-13 10:07

First National Bank has labelled social media banking as a passing fad but has affirmed that it's attempting to keep ahead of the technological curve.

Make mobile banking data free, urge Fin24 users

2016-05-27 12:01

South African banks should move to zero-rate banking via mobile applications, Fin24 users have urged.

SA shopping app hits 130 000 users

2016-05-23 09:00

Local shopping application SnapnSave announced that it has hit 130 000 users, and paid out over R500 000 in first nine months of operation.

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