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Retailers – get the best out of monitoring & security

From a smart retail perspective, it is crucial to understand that monitoring stock and other assets through camera surveillance and a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors stretches further than the stores themselves.

Net zero strategies & progress in retail

South Africa’s retail sector is optimally positioned to drive emission reductions through net zero commitments. This can be achieved by its significant influence through conducting direct engagement with its suppliers for extensive emissions reductions impact throughout its value chain.

BOOK REVIEW | A Country of Two Agricultures

Nearly three decades after the dawn of democracy, South Africa has remained a country of ‘two agricultures’. On the one hand we have a subsistence, primarily non-commercial, black farming segment. On the other hand, however, we have a predominantly commercial and white farming sector that is well-resourced and has access to domestic and international trade networks.

The impact of blockchain technology on the retail sector

During its formative years, blockchain technology became synonymous with the advent of cryptocurrency. Today, its use cases have transcended the world of finance, expanding into sectors such as retail. In Africa, its application in payment technology has demonstrated blockchain’s ability to revolutionise several touchpoints from supply chain to final sale.

REPORT | African family businesses need to transform to secure their...

Approximately half of Africa’s family-owned businesses believe their customers do not trust them. This key finding from our Africa Family Business Survey 2023 should be viewed as a notable concern for the continent’s family businesses, many of which have spent decades crafting their legacy.

ESG – BHR – unpacking the stages of the human rights...

Businesses are required to take ownership of, and commit to, respecting human rights in their organisations and throughout their entire value chain. They need to act on identifying, preventing, mitigating, and remediating negative human rights impacts that may result from their operations or their business relationships, by putting the necessary systems and controls in place. 

2023 green economy market intelligence reports

We have released the 2023 edition of our annual green economy market intelligence reports. The reports highlight the most promising investment opportunities in key green economy sectors in South Africa.

Adviser and DFM relationship should be at arm’s length

Financial advisers need their wits about them when choosing a discretionary fund management (DFM) partner and should undertake a comprehensive due diligence process to differentiate between the ‘mixed bag’ of companies they may encounter in this space.

Embracing Open APIs for insurance growth

An application programming interface (Open API) provides standards for how different software communicate with each other. Taking it a step further, an Open API specification (OAS) allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of a service without requiring access to its source code.

Mine(d) over Matter – the future of autonomous operations

As self-driving industrial vehicles mature and the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as wireless connectivity become more widespread, the mining industry in South Africa has shown a growing interest in automating haul trucks and other mobile equipment.


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