It’s no surprise that the retail industry is not looking very bright, Jessica Hubbard looks into which retailer investors you should keep an eye on, and who to avoid. Cover star Bernard Swanepoel talks about SA’s gold industry and Collective Insight sheds light on our selfie culture. All this in Finweek, on shelves today.
All the public holidays around this time in South Africa has some serious financial implications for businesses and in turn, the economy. The effect of one public holiday can cost the country around R1bn. We look at other ways in which public holidays are negatively affecting South African business.
This year we celebrate the 20th year of democracy in South Africa. We can look back and assess our transformation and growth as a nation with pride. A lot has changed in the public and private sectors since 1994, we take a look at objectives and aspirations for South Africa according to the NDP’s objectives.
Recent moves in South Africa’s C-Suites prove that an “inner circle” of tried, tested and trusted managers – that show quality leadership and achieved noteworthy business results – are first choice when it comes to replacing exiting CEOs or non-executive directors on boards. We look at what is referred to as the merry-go-round.
Following the sudden closure of four online shopping portals – SA Camera, Style36, 5 Rooms and Kinderelo – we’re faced with some questions surrounding the future of online retail in South Arica. We look at factors that are actually driving e-commerce in SA as well as promoting development of the industry.