SA's banking and financial institutions can withstand Brexit - Gordhan
27/06/2016 - 08:29
Johannesburg - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has reassured South Africans that the country's banking and financial institutions can withstand the financial shockwaves caused by the result of the Brexit referendum, in which 52% of Britons voted to leave the European Union.
How small businesses can survive and thrive in tough economic situations
23/06/2016 - 09:30
23 June 2016: The ailing South African economy, exasperated by rising government debt and the weakening rand, poses a unique set of challenges for small and upcoming businesses. We have also seen in the last few years the number of South Africans interested in starting a business has halved since 2010. However, trying economic conditions don't necessarily mean a death sentence for smaller companies.
ID Logistics introduces double-decker trailers to improve efficiencies
23/06/2016 - 09:06
22 June 2016 – Johannesburg - The recent logistics survey conducted by KPMG concluded that South Africa’s supply chains have moved beyond ‘survival’ mode to ‘optimised’ mode, where costs, inventories and lead times have been minimised within individual supply chain functions. End-to-end integration of supply chain functions is the next major shift required in South Africa to make business more customer centric and competitive. Affecting this requires radical changes in how supply chain partners collaborate and how information technology is leveraged to provide end-to-end visibility and real-time decision making.
Buying a house in SA just got harder as banks raise deposit requirements
23/06/2016 - 08:48
While the slowing economy has not as yet caused a decline in the percentage of home loans applications being approved by the banks, they have begun to raise deposit requirements in recent months.
Huge grocery retailers show rising confidence in SA’s small businesses
23/06/2016 - 08:34
SMALL, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) in the grocery retail sector are reaping the rewards of big investments by dominant players in the industry, such as Massmart and Pick n Pay.