The committee on trade and industry has issued a radical new set of proposed amendments to the National Credit Act (NCA) that would radically alter the way credit is granted.
“The MPC carefully considered the economic challenges facing South Africa and the appropriate policy response. On the one hand, inflation forecasts indicate the possibility of being out of the target range for an extended period, largely due to the impact of the depreciating currency. The risks to the inflation forecast are seen to be significantlyRead more
A sharp increase in the price of fuel captures both the corporate sector and private community’s attention and directly impacts South Africa’s economy. More to the point, our corporate sector clients are struggling to manage rising operational expenditure and it has become a virtual nightmare to try and budget/estimate the single biggest expense in fleet.
Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top ten technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2014. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business,Read more
As the 20th anniversary of the birth of democracy in South Africa on April 27 2014, approaches, it seems a perfect opportunity to take a step back and get a long-range perspective on the important question: “So, what has Nelson Mandelas South Africa done with its freedom?” Goldman Sachs has produced this report in theRead more
For Generation Y – individuals born between 1980 and 2000 – the phone is now the third choice of engagement after electronic messaging and smartphone applications. New contact centre research also shows that the preference gaps for Generation X (individuals born between 1961 and 1989) between phone, messaging, and social media is narrowing. This isRead more
Coca-Cola, which was the world’s most valuable brand for 13 consecutive years, has been bumped down to number three in the Interbrands Best Global Brands report – with Apple as the new top brand, followed by Google at number two.Apple’s meteoric rise in brand value can be attributed to the way it has created aRead more
THE MERCURY IN KZN Wednesday April 24 2013 AFTER many consecutive years of rapid growth, Kayser Baird spent 2012 reflecting on its business and focusing on its existing client base. It invested significantly in technology and found unique solutions to some of the challenges presented by rapid growth. “In 2013 we have emerged asRead more
According to some commentators, Apple has taken over from Microsoft as the most valuable public company in the USA of all time. They calculate this simply by taking the outstanding shares multiplied by their trading price. The market value of Apple closed last Monday last at $623 Billion USA dollars which surpassed the previousRead more
THE MERCURY JULY 27, 2012 KAYSER Baird brokers, one of Durban’s leading independent short-term insurance brokers, recently won the prestigious Santam East Coast Broker of the Year award for 2011. Success in this competitive arena is nothing new for this professional team, who have now won this award two years in a row andRead more