LIFE: Local fashion design boosted by Spree


South Africa online store, Spree has focussed on supporting local fashion designers and making them more accessible to the masses through eCommerce.

LIFE: SA fast becoming a competitive travel destination


South Africa is becoming a popular global, travel destination. Favourable exchange rates and global events make South Africa a hotspot for tourists.

LIFE: An app to stay safe on the road

An E-toll gantry is seen on the eve of the commencement of Gauteng's roads being tolled by the E-toll system tomorrow. Picture: DANIEL BORN. © THE TIMES

With Easter holidays approaching, Santam has released an app, to ensure safer road travels. The Be Safe app sends SMS alerts to selected guardians or friends of the traveller in case of unexpected delays on your journey.

Finweek Quiz #63


Welcome to another Finweek quiz. If you can all the answers right, you can win a copy of ‘Smart machines – IBM’s Watson and the era of cognitive computing’ by John E Kelly III en Steve Hamm. This book details how artificial intelligence is being developed that will revolutionise the way organisations and individuals make complex decisions. As jy al die antwoorde vir hierdie week se vasvra regkry, kan jy ’n eksemplaar van ‘Smart machines – IBM’s Watson and the era of cognitive computing’ deur John E Kelly III en Steve Hamm wen. Die boek gaan oor kunsmatige intelligensie ontwikkel word wat die wyse waarop organisasies en individue ingewikkelde besluit neem, totaal gaan omkeer.

LIFE: Whisky Live Showrooms announced for South Africa

Whisky Live Showrooms

The Whisky Live Festival and Showroom tasting events, have announced that three Showrooms will be held in South Africa in 2015. The Showrooms will take place in Durban, Pretoria and Cape Town.

LIFE: Creative sector to shine during the Bloem Show

brand am

The MyArts Fashion and All Arts expo will be hosted at the Bloem Show from 29 April to 2 May 2015. This is an opportunity to support emerging artists who will showcase their skills, and sell their products and services.

Finweek Quiz #62


Welcome to this week’s edition of the quiz! Remember the One Rand Man? Last year, he spent a month paying all his expenses in R1 coins. You can win a copy of a DVD detailing his exploits of you get all the answers right. Good luck! Reg vir ’n bietjie kopkrap? Onthou julle nog die eenrandman? Verlede jaar het hy ’n hele maand lank alles net met eenrandmuntstukke betaal. Jy kan ’n DVD van al sy ervaringe wen as jy al die antwoorde van dié vasvra reg kry. Sterkte!

LIFE: Four tips to communicate more effectively

Neville De Lucia

Today’s business environment calls for clear and responsible communication among employees for tasks to be performed quickly and effectively. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses can help you communicate effectively says Neville De Lucia of Dale Carnegie South Africa.

LIFE: Consumer rights take the stage


World Consumer Rights Day is on 15 March and the Society of Consumer Affair Professionals is making the effort to educate and inform businesses with insight to deliver better consumer service.

LIFE: Physical stores trump online shopping


Physical stores are still the preferred destination for South African shoppers in spite of significant growth in online shopping. according to PwC’s annual consumer survey, Total Retail: Retailers and the Age of Disruption. This is driving retailers to transform their stores into ultimate shopping destinations through the use of in-store experiences and differentiated storefronts.