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Bank card vs. Smartphone: What is the difference?

By Staff Writer

Although debit card fraud has decreased in South Africa, credit card fraud has risen to an annual loss of R436.7 million. This is according to the 2017 Card Fraud Stats, which was released by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) in April this year.

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How to organise a protest in South Africa

By Isabelle Coetzee

Following the announcement of rising crime statistics on Tuesday, the Cape Flats community is planning a mass shutdown at the beginning of October to demand an end to gang violence. Crime is an ongoing problem in the Cape Flats. With South Africa holding a reputation for regular protest action, community members have been taking to the streets long before the announcement.

How to organise a protest in South Africa
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The top grocery and health rewards cards you need to get

By Isabelle Coetzee

The most used rewards programme in South Africa is the Pick n Pay Smart Shopper card, with the Clicks ClubCard and Woolworths WRewards short on its heels. This is according to the 2018 Loyalty Programme Member Engagement Survey, which is based on answers from 1,413 respondents, predominantly between the ages of 25 and 34. 

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Sceptical about financial advisers? Here’s how to find one you can trust

By Isabelle Coetzee

It’s often difficult to discern whether financial advisers are championing your interests, or whether they’re merely trying to sell their company’s products.  Among the most sceptical are millennials, who often believe a thorough, online search can supply them with enough financial advice – either that, or a phone call to mom or dad.  

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Could South Africa really benefit from a Sovereign Fund?

By Danielle van Wyk

Earlier this month saw reports from the African National Congress (ANC) that the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) could be underway. But is this merely an election ploy? And can South Africa afford it?

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Old Mutual launches filtration plant to save water

By Athenkosi Sawutana

Old Mutual recently launched the first corporate waste-to-drinking-water filtration plant in South Africa at Pinelands.

 

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Value of recycled cardboard decreased since China ban

By Isabelle Coetzee

The recycled cardboard market has dropped by roughly 40% since April, when China started a campaign called Blue Sky 2018 to curb waste smuggling from countries like South Africa. This is according to Kate Stubbs, director of business development and marketing at Interwaste, who adds that food packaging from Tetra Pak has seen a similar decline. 

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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.

Self-service technologies, retrenchment, and a new future
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