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Online Shopping Safety Tips For Black Friday 

We are fast approaching the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the anticipation is building. Retailers are pulling out all the stops and offering massive deals; that means substantial savings for customers.

World Kindness day 2020: Show A Little Kindness Today

It’s World Kindness Day, and although it’s been a hell of a year and we’re collectively fatigued at this point, there’s always time to show a little tenderness. The year 2020 ushered in the global pandemic COVID-19, economic destruction, isolation, and a lot of loss. The world needs kindness now more than ever.

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Friday The 13th 2020 

It’s Friday the 13th today and social media is buzzing with superstitions, and we thought we would also get on the bandwagon and indulge. What makes this particular Friday the 13th more notable is that it’s the second Friday 13th of the year. The first one was in March, and that is the month when South Africa and many other countries commenced Coronavirus lockdowns. 2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year and popular opinion is that if the past few months are anything to go by, this Friday the 13th is certainly ushering in bad luck. 

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How McDonald’s Plans on Moving with the Times

The ubiquitous fast-food chain, McDonald’s, announced their plans to test new drive-thru mechanisms and new fast-food restaurant designs. The streamlining of drive-thrus include allowing customers to order their meals via the mobile app, and not have to be in the drive-thru line but rather park at designated pickup spots. The fast-food chain also makes mention of testing delivery and takeout restaurants as part of adapting to the global pandemic COVID-19.  

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What Is Singles Day? 

Did you know about Singles Day? As I was casually scrolling through my Twitter timeline today and one of South Africa’s biggest online retailer was trending due to their Singles Day sale, and this piqued my interest.

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5 Tips for Writing A Standout Business Plan

A cohesive business plan acts as a roadmap for businesses and is a tool that helps guide you in making business decisions. If you’re well on your way to registering your small business and don’t have a business plan yet, there are free business plan templates available for you to use.

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SABC Partners With Telkom

Telkom CEO, Sipho Maseko, announced a partnership between the telecommunications giant and the national broadcaster SABC. The partnership will see the SABC moving towards offering an on-demand streaming service of their top shows, plus sports content.

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How To Prepare Your Online Business For Black Friday

The countdown to Black Friday has officially begun, and consumers are getting their cards and other contactless payment methods ready, because quickest fingers to checkout, get the best deals. This year’s Black Friday comes amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and, understandably, many shoppers will opt to shop online rather than venture to overcrowded shopping malls.

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Netflix vs Showmax: The Battle Of The Streaming Services 

Since the 27th of March 2020 – the beginning of the national lockdown in South Africa – streaming services like Multichoice, Netflix and Showmax saw a surge in subscribers and viewership. The reason for the surge is that people were spending considerably more time at home; working from home and practising social distancing.

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Tito Mboweni Mid-Term Budget Speech: Everything You Need To Know 

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni delivered the highly anticipated mid-term budget speech on Wednesday the 28th of October. In light of the global Coronavirus health pandemic, the subsequent lockdown and reports of widespread corruption and mismanagement of COVID-19 relief funds, everyone wanted to know how the government intends on navigating these crises.

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How To Register A Business In South Africa?

Your business is like your baby and similar to having an actual child, it takes dedication, patience and hard work to grow your company from the ground up. You’ve gotten over the hurdle of starting your business, all you need to do now is to make things official by registering your company with the CIPC (Companies Intellectual Property Commission).

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President Cyril Ramaphosa Denies The Return To Lockdown Level 3 Rumours

President Cyril Ramaphosa dismisses speculations of stricter lockdown restrictions getting reinstated in light of the COVID-19 numbers spike in South Africa. He stated that the rumour that the country is going back to level 3 lockdown alert is false. He also emphasised that the medical advisory group and all relevant parties are monitoring the situation closely and analysing the infections that are unfolding.President Cyril Ramaphosa dismisses speculations of stricter lockdown restrictions getting reinstated in light of the COVID-19 numbers spike in South Africa. He stated that the rumour that the country is going back to level 3 lockdown alert is false. He also emphasised that the medical advisory group and all relevant parties are monitoring the situation closely and analysing the infections that are unfolding.

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Is South Africa Headed For A COVID-19 Second Wave? 

The reported surge in COVID-19 cases in South Africa over the past two weeks, has many ministers and civilians alike, concerned about the emergence of a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. With countries like Italy announcing new restrictions as they undergo a second wave Coronavirus spread, it looks like South Africa may go the same route.

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5 Tips for an Amazing Staycation In 2020 

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have taken a tremendous toll on everyone, and with summer 2020 on the horizon, everyone deserves a vacation. Coronavirus has impacted the economy as well as household incomes immensely, and many people cannot afford international travel. Plus, a lot of people aren’t comfortable leaving the country as of yet. Consider going on a staycation.

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Website Builder Comparison: The Battle Of E-Commerce Website Builder

DIY Website Builders are fast becoming the quintessential small business tool. The COVID-19 pandemic displayed how crucial an online presence is to stay at the forefront of customers minds and to reach new demographics. The internet makes entrepreneurship accessible because all you need to start your business is an active internet connection and a website. A DIY website builder is a preferred method for small business owners because:

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The Government Wants To Collect TV Licence Fees From Netflix Subscribers 

The SABC (South African Broadcasting Commission) in light of continued financial mismanagement has proposed a change to the structure of TV licences in South Africa. The national broadcaster presented key regulatory changes to parliament on the 20th of October. The regulatory changes are intended to keep the SABC viable in the ever-changing South African media environment.

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Pick n Pay Acquires Bottles 

Retail giant Pick n Pay announced that they had acquired South Africa’s first alcohol delivery app Bottles. The acquisition comes at the heels of Pick n Pay partnering with Bottles throughout the COVID-19 lockdown to offer same-day delivery of groceries and other lockdown essentials. According to Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher, the acquisition will be complete by November.

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