South Africa’s love affair with Black Friday has just started.

By: Nashil Chotoki (Retail Asset Manager, Redefine Properties) Black Friday, a day after Thanksgiving, marks the official start of the Christmas shopping season in the US and is considered the “Super Bowl“ of shopping. The phenomenon which only came to South African shores in 2014, has grown from strength to strength, with sales growing over … Read moreSouth Africa’s love affair with Black Friday has just started.

Pick n’ Pay approaches the R100 billion mark: The good the bad and the ugly.

Ujuh Correspondent The 50 years old Pick n’ Pay Group is set to become a R100 billion business in the medium term after reporting 5% growth in turnover during the first half of the 2017 financial year. The financial results for the six months ended August come to cap an interesting story of great entrepreneurship … Read morePick n’ Pay approaches the R100 billion mark: The good the bad and the ugly.

Middle income millennials can live in new Rosebank apartments

Ujuh Reporter Sasol’s exodus from the Rosebank node, in the north of Johannesburg, is turning out to be a blessing in disguise for the sustainability course. Its created a new home for middle income earners in the otherwise upmarket Rosebank node. Thanks to JSE listed Emira Property Fund. Sasol head office departed from the Rosebank … Read moreMiddle income millennials can live in new Rosebank apartments

Go easy on your spending this month to take advantage of Black Friday specials

By: SATS Smart consumers, bargain hunters, will be well advised to go somewhat light in their month end shopping for October in order to gear up for 2017 Black Friday price cuts. The 2017 edition promises to be bigger and better. An informal poll conducted by SATopShops points to a blockbuster Black Friday which is … Read moreGo easy on your spending this month to take advantage of Black Friday specials

Top tips: How to shop safely online with your credit card

Ujuh Reporter Many consumers are shopping online using their credit cards which offers many benefits and is highly convenient but caution is required given the growing security risks. Chris Labuschagne, CEO of Credit Card at FNB, shares some tips for consumers to consider when shopping online with their credit cards. Ensure that you are buying … Read moreTop tips: How to shop safely online with your credit card

How to cook a more sustainable Sunday roast

Christian Reynolds, University of Sheffield The Sunday roast is an institution for many families across the globe. Families come together on a Sunday to share a meal. More often than not, this meal is centred around a joint of roast meat – traditionally lamb or beef. The health implications and environmental impacts of our diet … Read moreHow to cook a more sustainable Sunday roast

Tesco has shown it can do recovery but can it now keep pace?

Tesco PLC/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Harminder Singh, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick When supermarket giant Tesco found itself in the grip of an accounting scandal in 2014, it brought in Dave Lewis, an supermarket outsider as CEO, who the company believed could rally the group’s tumbling share price and aid a recovery. It helped that … Read moreTesco has shown it can do recovery but can it now keep pace?

Pick n’ Pay signals a head start for TymeDigital bank

SATopShops TymeDigital, the Australian originated operation that recently secured a banking license in South Africa seems to have a head start in what promises to shake up the country’s banking industry. That is is a report from Pick n’ Pay is anything to go by. Pick n’ Pay said its money transfer product which is … Read morePick n’ Pay signals a head start for TymeDigital bank

Uber can’t be ethical – its business model won’t allow it

AlesiaKan / Shutterstock.com Murray Goulden, University of Nottingham Following TfL’s decision to withdraw Uber’s license to operate in London, there has been a widespread picking over of the ride-hailing app’s recent history – and speculation about its future. A fairly common conclusion is that Uber needs to become more ethical if it is to survive. … Read moreUber can’t be ethical – its business model won’t allow it

A warning against Pick n’ Pay’s offer of grocery credit shopping

PBM National Debt Advisors has warned consumers to be careful in engaging the new Pick n’ Pay offer that allows purchasing of groceries for credit. “We would advise and warn consumers against buying food on credit, as it will have a negative impact on overall debt,” said National Debt Advisors in a statement posted on … Read moreA warning against Pick n’ Pay’s offer of grocery credit shopping