South Africa’s new finance minister, Tito Mboweni: A reflection of what makes him tick

Too much time has been lost and in the process, ‘the rats and mice have been feeding’ on the movement’s glorious history and achievements By: Ujuh Reporter A lot is being offered in the way of understanding South Africa’s new finance minister, Tito Mboweni, as he takes over management of an economy that’s teetering on … Read moreSouth Africa’s new finance minister, Tito Mboweni: A reflection of what makes him tick

Ramaphosa’s economic challenge in numbers: Unemployment, inequality and prosperity

Ujuh Reporter While South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, started well and has promised a lot more positivity than his predecessor Jacob Zuma poor economic performance remains his Achilles heel. Yolanda Naudé Citadel Head of Fund Research and Portfolio Manager has captured in scary numbers the economic challenges facing South Africa. Naudé states that the country’s scorecard … Read moreRamaphosa’s economic challenge in numbers: Unemployment, inequality and prosperity

‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data Foreign spaza shop owners are being accused of selling “fake” food. Shutterstock Jane Battersby, University of Cape Town and Gareth Haysom, University of Cape Town Owners of small shops in South Africa – in most cases foreigners – have been accused of stocking counterfeit … Read more‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

The growing niche of Ecotourism: What is it and how does it work?

Ujuh Reporter Ecotourism is a growing niche in South Africa, in line with global trends, with great value adding opportunities for all concerned; the entrepreneurs, the tourists, local communities and the environment. By its very nature, ecotourism is underpinned by travel that places a great deal of importance on conserving the environment and the welfare … Read moreThe growing niche of Ecotourism: What is it and how does it work?

Our company is going under – Can creditors come for our personal assets

“My wife and I are the sole shareholders and directors of our family company. We’ve had a few good years, but with the current economic times, despite our best efforts to keep the company afloat, it doesn’t look like the company is going to make it. For the first time this reality has hit us … Read moreOur company is going under – Can creditors come for our personal assets

Beware! The frozen corn sourced listeriosis is causing great pain in Europe

By: SATopShops The strain of listeriosis that caused South African retail giant, Woolworths, to recall and withdraw its Frozen Savoury Rice Mix product is causing havoc in Europe claiming nine lives on the back of 47 reported serious cases of infection. This may only be the beginning. The Frozen Savoury Rice Mix withdrawn by Woolworths originate … Read moreBeware! The frozen corn sourced listeriosis is causing great pain in Europe

The Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme is launched

Ujuh Reporter The minister of public service administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, launched the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme early today adding into the country’s efforts to address stubbornly high youth unemployment and efforts to beef up public sector skills base The Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme comes alongside the ambitious Youth Employment Service (YES) in a country suffering … Read moreThe Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme is launched

Vodacom Develops A Smart Citizen App Called My Ekurhuleni App

Tech Financials Vodacom in partnership with the Ekurhuleni Municipality is making use of technology to promote active citizenry communication. Vodacom Business has developed a Smart Citizen App called My Ekurhuleni App. The mobile solution will amongst other matters provide the municipality with a real-time two-way communication engagement platform with citizens to report and resolve service … Read moreVodacom Develops A Smart Citizen App Called My Ekurhuleni App

A bigger social media platform could come out of text book trading app, Quillo

Ujuh Reporter After building Quillo -an app that allows students to trade second hand text books- University of Cape Town (UCT) student Tamir Shklaz is thinking about a broader service platform that provides information based value and support for university students across the globe. Established early this year, Quillo connects buyers and sellers of second-hand … Read moreA bigger social media platform could come out of text book trading app, Quillo

Affordable smartphone player, Nuu Mobile, heads to South Africa

G3 Smartphone from Nuu Mobile

SATopShops Nuu Mobile, the maker of affordable smartphones with a cheeky posture, is coming to South Africa and could shake the merging segments of the country’s market. SATopShops is reliably informed that Nuu Mobile will hit the market in the near future via a local distributor who secured a southern African master license from the Hong Kong based global … Read moreAffordable smartphone player, Nuu Mobile, heads to South Africa