Slow but positive take-home pay increase

Take-home pay in September increased at a slower rate than August due to the majority of back-dated government salaries having been paid out. BankservAfrica data reveals that there have been minimal increases to the average take-home pay since September 2013 –...

SA due for an insuretech shakeup

Emerging market insurtech companies are set to play a major role in the predicted rise of premium growth across the global insurance industry. This expectation has motivated Sanlam to become the first South African insurtech partner to the Plug and Play global...

Regional enterprise application market set for growth

Spending on enterprise application software (EAS) in the Middle East and North Africa is set to reach $774,62-million this year, reflecting year-on-year growth of 6,3%. That’s according to the latest forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC), with the...

SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday

The days are getting longer and hotter, suburban South Africans are firing up their braais and the malls will soon be filled with the sounds of Boney M. By Kali Moahloli, commercial head: market insights at GfK South Africa Yes, it’s nearly time for the festive...

Counting the cost of unused lunch breaks

Research released today by online job board CareerJunction has revealed that only one in three South Africans take their full lunch break. The research, conducted among 3 000 South African working respondents, suggests that more than a third of South Africans skip...

2017 the costliest year on record for natural disasters

In Aon Benfield’s latest Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report, 2017 was flagged as the costliest year on record for natural disasters. The global economic cost of natural disasters in 2017 clocked in at a staggering $353-billion, while the insured...