keyboard_arrow_upMore than half of SA organisations fall victim to cyber attacks
keyboard_arrow_downMore than half of SA organisations fall victim to cyber attacks

According to The State of Cloud Security 2020, a global survey from next-generation cybersecurity leader Sophos, six in 10 (60%) organisations from South Africa experienced a public cloud security incident in the last year – including ransomware (25%), other malware (28%), exposed data (28%), compromised accounts (27%), and cryptojacking (26%). Globally, organisations running multi-cloud environments […]

keyboard_arrow_upFood security is a major concern for South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFood security is a major concern for South Africa

BY: Maluta Netshaulu, senior manager of Agriculture for Nedbank Business Banking Food security remains a major concern as businesses throughout the world struggle to get to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown has affected agriculture exports also. But as the country eases lockdown regulations, the ability of South Africa and the Continent to look […]

keyboard_arrow_upEndress+Hauser launches Visual Support to assist with maintenance during COVID-19 crisis
keyboard_arrow_downEndress+Hauser launches Visual Support to assist with maintenance during COVID-19 crisis

Endress+Hauser has launched Visual Support to assist maintenance personnel remotely. Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures: For this reason, Endress+Hauser has released the Visual Support service application ahead of schedule during the coronavirus crisis. In the acute phase of the pandemic, customers were able to take advantage of the remote audiovisual support free of charge – […]

keyboard_arrow_upSocial Risk Indicator 2020 finds that SA is vulnerable to social unrest
keyboard_arrow_downSocial Risk Indicator 2020 finds that SA is vulnerable to social unrest

Euler Hermes and Allianz present their Social Risk Index (SRI) that identifies which countries are particularly vulnerable to systemic social risks such as social discontent, demonstrations and protests. These will have an impact on the political orientation and policymaking of a country, its companies, and its ability to generate and attract investment. Each quarter, Euler […]

keyboard_arrow_upCoffee sales boom online
keyboard_arrow_downCoffee sales boom online

BY: Stacey Moss, managing director of Avanti Coffee Company With people forced to stay home as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, a surprising result has been the exponential growth of the online retail space for coffee producers. The coffee industry has seen a number of changes and challenges over the years but, not […]

keyboard_arrow_upGlobal study finds that ill prepared negotiations are rife in the food manufacturing industry
keyboard_arrow_downGlobal study finds that ill prepared negotiations are rife in the food manufacturing industry

A global study has found that many food manufacturing executives are striking deals worth millions without adequate preparation. This delivers disappointing results, according to the world’s most comprehensive study into business negotiations. The Scotwork report reveals that 46% of buyers have been lied to during negotiations Negotiating deals The Scotwork International Negotiation Skills Survey* explores […]

keyboard_arrow_upOnline shopping has been a lifeline during COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downOnline shopping has been a lifeline during COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa

With the current lockdown and temporary ban of non-essential products and services, consumers have switched to digital shopping alternatives with 37% of South Africans saying they are shopping more online.

keyboard_arrow_upHow to ensure a healthy workplace after the lockdown
keyboard_arrow_downHow to ensure a healthy workplace after the lockdown

How can business leaders assist with employee health when the lockdown eases?

keyboard_arrow_upHelp feed vulnerable South Africans during the lockdown
keyboard_arrow_downHelp feed vulnerable South Africans during the lockdown

Heeding President Ramaphosa’s call for a united response to the Covid-19 crisis, 15 professional bodies from the finance industry are putting their weight behind a ground-breaking charity that distributes surplus food to a quarter of a million vulnerable South Africans every day.

keyboard_arrow_upFranchise sector appeals to government to reconsider terms of lockdown
keyboard_arrow_downFranchise sector appeals to government to reconsider terms of lockdown

The Franchise Association of South Africa is appealing to the government for urgent intervention into some of the terms of the lockdown that have had a devastating effect on the franchise sector.

keyboard_arrow_upWhy you should avoid a payment holiday if you can
keyboard_arrow_downWhy you should avoid a payment holiday if you can

BY: Hanno Bekker founding director of The Financial and Legal Research Group We can be proud of how South Africa is handling the COVID19 pandemic and we can commend the offering of payment relief that financial institutions are extending to SME’s in this critical time.

keyboard_arrow_upHow to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on your business
keyboard_arrow_downHow to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on your business

The South African and global lockdowns due to the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent effects thereof on business relationships and deliverables has brought two legal aspects sharply into focus, that of supervening impossibility to perform and force majeure clauses in many contracts. How will these two principles alleviate the impact on your business?

keyboard_arrow_upSimplifying FMCG asset management in the African market
keyboard_arrow_downSimplifying FMCG asset management in the African market

An intelligent mobile application is a key tool to help brands manage their assets more effectively within the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market.

keyboard_arrow_upSupermarket giant Choppies restructures to lift suspension
keyboard_arrow_downSupermarket giant Choppies restructures to lift suspension

Choppies Enterprises Limited (CEL) is overhauling its corporate governance in preparation for the lifting of the suspension of trading in its shares in Botswana and Johannesburg by mid-year.

keyboard_arrow_upAvocado growers celebrate the ancient history of avos this season
keyboard_arrow_downAvocado growers celebrate the ancient history of avos this season

According to the THP 2020 Flavour & Trend Forecast*, Michelin star restaurants around the world will be increasingly seeking out traditional ingredients from some of the oldest civilizations this year, particularly Central and South America.

keyboard_arrow_upLibstar focuses on future trends
keyboard_arrow_downLibstar focuses on future trends

Libstar’s chief growth officer Johan Greeff discusses the group’s strategy, positioning and opportunities for growth.

keyboard_arrow_upTrueCommerce serves the essential ingredients to major food retailers
keyboard_arrow_downTrueCommerce serves the essential ingredients to major food retailers

Conchita Foods chose TrueCommerce Integrated EDI for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to serve its essential ingredients to major food retailers. The family-owned company, has offered essential ingredients for Hispanic kitchens since 1937. Its product line includes over 150 packaged food items, including sauces, juices, oils, cookies and cakes, pasta, beans, seafood and more. In […]

keyboard_arrow_upConscious consumers are the key drivers of change
keyboard_arrow_downConscious consumers are the key drivers of change

In 2018, Sir David Attenborough told the United Nations Climate Summit in Katowice, Poland that the collapse of civilisation and the natural world is on the horizon. ‘Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,’ Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations. ‘Our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change.’

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africans celebrate Icon Brands despite complex consumer landscape
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africans celebrate Icon Brands despite complex consumer landscape

The Ask Afrika Icon Brands is the largest annual benchmark survey of its kind and, now in its 10th year, measures loyalty across 237 brand categories and thousands of brands.

keyboard_arrow_upHow corporate South Africa can curb the rise of mental illness in the workplace
keyboard_arrow_downHow corporate South Africa can curb the rise of mental illness in the workplace

Statistics released in May 2019 by The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that globally, an estimated 264 million people suffered from depression, which surprisingly is one of the leading causes of disability, with many of these people also suffering from symptoms of anxiety. Think about discussions you’ve been privy to at the water cooler.  Depression, […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow supermarkets of the future can tackle the scandal of food waste
keyboard_arrow_downHow supermarkets of the future can tackle the scandal of food waste

In addition to making food businesses more profitable, new technologies can also help tackle the fast-approaching issue of global food shortages. Bjorn Thumas, director Business Development at TOMRA Food, explains. 

keyboard_arrow_upSisonke Design Sprint application dates announced
keyboard_arrow_downSisonke Design Sprint application dates announced

Johannesburg packaging design agency, Stratcom Branding, has announced the opening date for applications for the Sisonke Design Sprint– a bi-annual social responsibility initiative which gives two 100 per cent black-owned SMME’s, a pro-bono packaging design every year. This year, they also challenge other members of the industry to join and partner with them in their […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew efforts bring hope for Industry 4.0-ready SA workforce
keyboard_arrow_downNew efforts bring hope for Industry 4.0-ready SA workforce

Industry 4.0 – smart new automation tools and technologies – are rapidly changing the face of manufacturing and industry around the world. Without a concerted effort to change industry processes and infrastructure, and upskill the workforce, South Africa risks falling behind the world in its efforts to become a player in the global manufacturing market. […]

keyboard_arrow_upManufacturing: a weak or strong link in your value chain?
keyboard_arrow_downManufacturing: a weak or strong link in your value chain?

Manufacturing can (and should) be a catalyst for South Africa’s future GDP growth. With a GDP that fell by 0.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, following a decrease of 2.6 per cent in the first quarter (Stats SA), it is imperative to look towards this industry as a key contributor. What sets […]

keyboard_arrow_upIt’s time to boost productivity
keyboard_arrow_downIt’s time to boost productivity

In the examination of effects of time management on overall productivity, a distinction must first be made between ‘time’ and the concept of ‘working time’. Working time refers to any period during which your worker works at your disposal and carries out their activities or duties, and any period during which your worker is receiving […]

keyboard_arrow_upWe don’t have a food crisis we have a food waste crisis
keyboard_arrow_downWe don’t have a food crisis we have a food waste crisis

If you want to know how much food the world wastes, the Internet is your friend. It can tell you about the farm in the United States that dumps at least a quarter of its potatoes for being too big, too small, too ugly or the “wrong” colour. Or about how food waste is responsible […]

keyboard_arrow_upSecuring credit card transactional data is crucial
keyboard_arrow_downSecuring credit card transactional data is crucial

Ever wondered where every credit card transaction is recorded and stored and how secure that data is, especially after the hardware on which that data is stored reaches end-of-life. If this data is compromised and lands in the wrong hands, it could have catastrophic consequences for not only the company concerned, but for the banks […]

keyboard_arrow_upSinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black businesses
keyboard_arrow_downSinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black businesses

Imperial Logistics’ “Sinawe” enterprise and supplier development (ESD) fund will grow and develop two black-owned small businesses and has enabled the transformation of a white-owned transport company.

keyboard_arrow_upCritical factors to fuel the data-driven enterprise
keyboard_arrow_downCritical factors to fuel the data-driven enterprise

Successful digital businesses depend on data to provide the insights necessary to deliver new innovations, products, and services. But those insights are only as good as the underlying data. As the number of business decision-makers who depend on real-time data increases, the issue of data governance grows increasingly important. Anton Jacobsz managing director of Networks […]

keyboard_arrow_upSAPICS trains unemployed women in honour of Women’s Month
keyboard_arrow_downSAPICS trains unemployed women in honour of Women’s Month

To mark Women’s Month in South Africa, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, gave 15 unemployed women the opportunity to complete a training course geared towards helping them re-enter the workforce and attain a professional designation in supply chain management.