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How COVID-19 and digital tech have changed auctions forever

THERE will always be a place for live auctions, but every auction company must have secure, industry-tailored digital platforms that reach larger audiences and...

Bleak outlook for packaging in 2020

SOUTH Africa’s packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown...

Top award for Maritzburg truck dealership

HINO Pietermaritzburg has come out top in the commercial vehicle category of the MSX (formerly Sewells-MSX) NADA Business of the Year awards for 2019. This...

Business owner’s win after SARS empties bank account

EARLIER this month, the Pretoria High Court granted a small business owner an urgent basis for relief against the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

Don’t let conflicted employees and dishonest suppliers destroy your business

TWO things that could destroy your organisation’s reputation and credibility are conflict of interest and supplier misinformation. These have always been threats to business...

Pharmacy chain partners with Durban clothing manufacturer to support enterprise development

IN a move designed to support local manufacturing and small enterprises, Dis-Chem Pharmacies has partnered with corporate clothing group Worksgroup to outsource the production...

Hefty bills for importers as containers pile up in storage

SOUTH African businesses are faced with a huge bill, estimated at R1.4-billion, for storage and other costs accumulated during the 27 days of Level...

Supply chain flexibility puts PC maker ahead of the COVID-19 curve

WHILE many tech sector manufacturers have been grappling with supply chain challenges due to global lockdowns and other measures aimed at combating COVID-19, PC...

Beyond lockdown: adapting to be relevant in an economy with remote workplaces

COVID-19 lockdowns across the globe have brought about a confluence of forces around the business environment, forcing companies to restructure and redefine the way...

Laduma! R195m football summit windfall for Durban

ON 17 and 18 March, Durban will become the capital of the African football industry thanks to WFS Africa. The largest event in the...

Budget presents a mammoth task for Mboweni

FINANCE Minister Tito Mboweni has a mammoth task ahead of him as he seeks to present the 2020/21 Budget Speech next week, against South...

Pulp giant’s profits plummet, but R7.7bn KZN mill expansion continues

SAPPI is to press ahead with a R7.7-billion upgrade of its Saiccor mill at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, this despite a slump...

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Durban refinery could be closed for months after fire

IT is likely to be several months before the Engen refinery in Durban, shut down after a fire on 4 December 2020, is operating...

Bounce back for truck builder

BUSINESS at leading South African truck and trailer building company, Serco, has recovered strongly in the last quarter of 2020 with prospects for 2021...

Harnessing water from the sea

With the global demand for clean, safe and reliable water, coupled with rising populations and urbanization, the water industry in South Africa faces unprecedented...

Economic uptick good news for M&E sector

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed the uptick in economic activity, as reflected in the positive GDP growth...