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Self-service technologies, retrenchment, and a new future

By Isabelle Coetzee

Internet Solutions announced in July that it intends to simplify its business model through further enabling self-service technology, and reducing the number of hired staff members. This is part of its ongoing plan to implement more automation in the organisation. Internet Solutions intend to reassess the amount of investment placed in both its technology and people.

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POPI Compliance may be a ‘last minute scramble’

By Isabelle Coetzee

Following the commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, businesses will have one year to become ‘POPI compliant’. According to the 2017 POPI Act Compliance Survey, which was run by ITWeb, only 21% of their 265 respondents said they were POPI compliant.

POPI Compliance may be a ‘last minute scramble’
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Pink Tax: Marketing tool or discrimination?

By Isabelle Coetzee

Consumers marched through retail stores this month with their cameras in hand, ready to capture the discrimination on the shelves known as ‘pink tax’. This is the additional amount that products marketed at women cost as opposed to the same products marketed at men, where the only notable difference is the colour pink.

Pink Tax: Marketing tool or discrimination?
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Childhood violence leads to reduced salaries, inequality – researcher

By Isabelle Coetzee

South Africa is regarded as the most unequal country in the world, according to a report released by the South African Human Rights Commission at the start of July. 

Childhood violence leads to reduced salaries, inequality – researcher
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Majority of South Africans terrified of evening strolls – report

By Isabelle Coetzee

South Africa shares the bottom four places with Afghanistan, Gabon, and Venezuela, in terms of feeling safe while walking home at night. Only 31% of South Africans feel safe, as opposed to 40% of Mexicans and Argentinians, and 84% of Canadians and Icelanders.

Majority of South Africans terrified of evening strolls – report
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Politics impeding SA growth – economist

By Athenkosi Sawutana

Too much focus on politics is holding back South Africa’s economy. Kevin Lings, chief economist at Stanlib, said in an interview with Justmoney that investors are reluctant to invest in a country with inconsistent policies.

Politics impeding SA growth – economist
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No more system glitches for Sassa recipients – SAPO

By Athenkosi Sawutana

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has assured the grant beneficiaries of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) that they will receive their funds on time during the next pay-out period. This month 700 000 recipients were not paid on time because of a system glitch.

No more system glitches for Sassa recipients – SAPO
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Navigating the thriving and thrifty thirties

By Danielle van Wyk

Reaching the big 30 is typically the age at which young professionals are expected to have made their mark.  It is also the ideal time to do some serious introspection and restructure your finances. 

Navigating the thriving and thrifty thirties
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