Woolworths has launched a new mobile-phone app: What does it do?

By: SATopShops South African retailing giant Woolworths has launched a mobile-phone based application that empowers customers to do a whole lot more with their mobile-phones in the way of informed shopping.  Customers can amongst other things use their mobile phones to scan any Woolworths product, in the shop or in the fridge at home, to … Read moreWoolworths has launched a new mobile-phone app: What does it do?

Proudly South African ventures into on online shopping to promote local products

SATopShops Proudly South African has launched an online shopping store –rsamade.co.za– to advance its course of promoting locally made products and services. The site launched with products that pass the Proudly South African mark. It will then expand  into services and then cover business to business opportunities with bigger manufacturing companies at a later stage. … Read moreProudly South African ventures into on online shopping to promote local products

Uber Family Profiles: Up to five people can be loaded as sub-users

SATopShops Uber has introduced a feature called Family Profiles which allows a user to load up to five sub-users (family members or colleagues) who will be able to travel using the credit card of the principal Uber account holder. While the sub-users will be able to travel using the credit card of the principal Uber … Read moreUber Family Profiles: Up to five people can be loaded as sub-users

Take up of ABSA’s ChatBanking On WhatsApp is picking up

Tech Financials More than 10 000 customers have registered for ABSA’s ChatBanking on WhatsApp service, said the banking group in a statement. The banking group launched ChatBanking on WhatsApp service on 11 July 2018. Absa ChatBanking on WhatsApp is an automated messaging system available to Absa account holders. It allows users to perform simple banking on the … Read moreTake up of ABSA’s ChatBanking On WhatsApp is picking up

SAA crew member spreads joy: Carries baby of customer on her back

SAA hostess, Mavis, carrying baby of a customer on her back.

SATopShops A simple but extraordinarily humane gesture performed by South African Airways (SAA) crew member, named Mavis, is drawing considerable kudos for the bruised and battered state owned airline. Mavis is reported to have gone beyond the call of duty by assisting a passenger, named Kate Whalley-Hands, who was travelling with an infant on an SAA … Read moreSAA crew member spreads joy: Carries baby of customer on her back

Pick n Pay makes a move for Spaza Shops in a fight to the bottom

SATopShops A closer look into Pick n Pay’s strategic business rhythms suggest that the retailing giant is engaged on a serious markdown mission. It is making a concerted effort to capture a larger piece of the low to middle income market share. This goes to an extent of getting involved at Spaza Shop level. Pick … Read morePick n Pay makes a move for Spaza Shops in a fight to the bottom

Then comes the young white man who speaks Tshivenda: Is it a sign?

Ujuh Reporter A video of a young white man speaking Tshivenda has gone viral on social media platforms with some saying its a sign that Julius Malema has been calling for. TshiVhenda, which is spoken by about 1 million people, is generally considered a difficult language by many native South Africans. And so the appearance … Read moreThen comes the young white man who speaks Tshivenda: Is it a sign?

Function, Form & Frills: Quick and easy décor tips to spice up your home

The trick is to contrast colours and textures in a room. Play with matching your movable items, like curtains and scatter cushions. Imagine white cotton linen with a striking red velvet cushions and curtains with a touch of red on your bedroom. Fit for Royalty! By: Busi Shange Friends are always asking me for top … Read moreFunction, Form & Frills: Quick and easy décor tips to spice up your home

Function, Form and the Frills: Why Interior Design Matters

What is Interior Design?  It is the total creative and technical solution for a programmed living space. By: Busi Shange Let’s do a quick surroundings awareness exercise. Shall we? Are you indoors right now? If so, what activity are you engaged in? How do you feel about the space/room you’re in?  Does the aesthetic and layout … Read moreFunction, Form and the Frills: Why Interior Design Matters

A corner for bargain hunters: The Gateway Corner in Centurion

SATopShops The Gateway Corner shopping centre in Centurion, south of Pretoria, stands to challenge the domination of the South African retail space by a few major grocery players like Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay, Woolworths and Spar. This is a medium sized neighbourhood type shopping centre that is anchored by what one can call emerging … Read moreA corner for bargain hunters: The Gateway Corner in Centurion