What is POPI

What you need to know about POPI

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), 2013 comes into force today, 1 July 2020. Rohan Isaacs and Tatum Govender from the Technology and Privacy team at Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa answers some questions,...
business travel advice

Business travel: Advice and information

It looks like business travel is slowly but surely returning to normal. Or is it? Are nerves around an imminent business trip keeping you up at night? Oz Desai, GM of Flight Centre Business...
tourism reopening

Reopening of tourism – balancing lives and livelihoods

The phased reopening of tourism in South Africa requires a delicate balance between “saving lives and preserving livelihoods”, as highlighted by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address to the nation in June. This is a...
Supplementary Budget Speech

A take on the Supplementary Budget Speech

Few solutions, significant debt challenges, but a tighter belt for Government Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2020 Supplementary Budget Speech on 24 June 2020, clearly emphasised the dire situation facing the National Treasury. Unfortunately, it did...
Generation Z ecommerce

Generation Z drive future of mobile ecommerce

All things considered, it’s no surprise that ecommerce has fundamentally changed over the past few months. The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged consumers to switch to online shopping and contactless payment alternatives to abide with...
, Entreprenacity: Developing true grit as an entrepreneur

Entreprenacity: Developing true grit as an entrepreneur

Steve Reid, Director at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at False Bay College, recently launched his first book, Entreprenacity: Developing true grit as an entrepreneur. With over 10 years’ experience in leading 2 incubators and...
franchise industry code

Call for comments on Franchise Industry Code

In a surprise announcement, the Department of Trade & Competition (dtic) notified the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) that it was asking for comments on the discussion document relating to the publication of...
Employment Tax Incentive (ETI)

What you need to know: the latest Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) claims

The most recent iteration of the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bills made substantial changes to the calculations and requirements for the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) relief offered to employers. Tax relief were first published in...
Business recovery SMME

Trade returns to 44% of pre-lockdown levels for SMMEs according to Yoco

According to the Yoco Small Business Recovery Monitor, trading within the Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) sector across South Africa has now returned to 44 percent of pre-COVID-19 lockdown levels. The monitor, which...
Business Unusual Chivas Regal

Chivas Regal gives R35k cash injection to first ‘Business Unusual’ winner

Whisky brand Chivas Regal, as part of its ‘Business Unusual’ Instagram TV series is proud to announce Reneilwe Mojela of MRENENI PTY LTD as the first winner of a R35 000 cash injection into...
Expectations from brands during Covid-19

South Africans want brands to be active during Covid-19 lockdown

A study conducted by marketing communications agency, HaveYouHeard, has found that South Africans want brands to keep being active in their lives during lockdown. According to the agency’s Head of Strategy, Ryan McFadyen, the overall...
businesses pivoting

Takeouts from businesses that are pivoting in lockdown

Businesses across South Africa are showing tenacity, innovation and real time digital disruption in the face of Lockdown and its tiered, vague levels of protocol. Many are pivoting their business models to adapt to...
Covid 19 sruvey

Recent survey paints worrying picture

According to a survey done of 2300 business owners done by the South African SME Finance Association (SASFA) and assimilated by HeavyChef, only 15% of SMEs have support and 75% will fail if lockdown...
business rescue

Business rescue can save a business – but only if begun early

With the recent news that Comair, Edcon and even Phumelela Gaming & Leisure have filed for business rescue, it’s likely that South Africa will see a wave of companies following suit in the next...
#SaveYourSpot

Stella Artois’s rally call to #SaveYourSpot

In a bid to spark a movement that could potentially save restaurants and bars across the country, Stella Artois has launched the #SaveYourSpot initiative to support the industry in a real and tangible way...