Google case spotlights decline of shopping sites
20/04/2015 - 10:21
The biggest antitrust battle in a decade centres on comparison-shopping websites like Nextag, BizRate and LeGuide, which have been crushed by the rise of new ways of finding goods and services online. Depending on whom you ask, their demise is due to either illegal, anticompetitive moves by Google or superior technology from Amazon.com or other e-commerce companies.
Chances of load shedding medium to high - Eskom
20/04/2015 - 09:04
Cape Town - Without announcing definite power cuts for Monday, Eskom warned in a tweet that the "load shedding prognosis for today is medium to high" and is "dependent on the performance of our power plants".
Value of tax free savings questioned
20/04/2015 - 08:56
Given the low annual and lifetime limits for contributions to tax-free investment products, one may be forgiven for wondering what the point really is, according to David Warneke, national head of corporate tax at BDO South Africa.
Coffee drives traffic and sales in the SA convenience store retail sector
17/04/2015 - 15:14
The international rise of coffee culture has spread rapidly throughout urban centres and has become one of the most competitive markets in the food and beverage industry. With competition for the customers’ coffee Rand at an all-time high, convenience stores have become one of the preferred destinations for coffee drinkers who are looking for a quality cup of coffee on the run.
Things get more complicated for Eskom in winter
16/04/2015 - 08:30
Load shedding is expected to continue through the period of high electricity demand in winter, as necessary maintenance on Eskom’s plants need to be carried out, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown told a media briefing on Wednesday (15 April) afternoon.