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    Five things that are different about travel this summer

    People are getting vaccinated in the millions in South Africa, and our international borders are slowly opening up, making it possible for more people to visit our country this festive season. But of course, things won’t look the same as they once did.

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    Four Covid-19 vaccine myths you shouldn’t believe

    The issue of fake news and conspiracy theories about #covid19vaccines has been hanging around for nearly two years. Epidemiologist and head of the Health practice at Genesis Analytics, Dr Saul Johnson, sheds light on some of the most prominent myths doing the rounds at the moment.

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    African Banks Increasingly Embracing Cloud

    Financial services in Africa such as banks and insurance firms are beginning to embrace cloud as they seek to modernize their solutions. Facing changing consumer expectations, emerging technologies, and alternative business models, banks need to start putting strategies in place now to help them prepare for this future.

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    Airbnb guests contributed billions to SA economy in 2020

    In 2020, a ‘crisis year’ for tourism in South Africa, travel on Airbnb contributed more than R8 billion to the economy, supporting around 21,500 jobs according to a new report from independent consultancy Genesis Analytics, commissioned by Airbnb.

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    ChromeSA says imposition of export tax would be high risk

    The imposition of a tax on the export of chrome ore would be high risk and the gain from such an intervention would likely be eroded fairly quickly by the high cost of electricity, which is the real problem.

    Chrome SA’s Alistair McAdam and Paul Anderson of Genesis Analytics highlighted this summary when they spoke to Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview on Monday. Read here 

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    BPO sector can now tap into global online marketplace

    A new global online marketplace is available to service the global business services (GBS) sector, also known as business process outsourcing (BPO).

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    Excessive pricing in a crisis: Should competition authorities step in?

    The recent civil unrest created unfortunate scenes of consumers queuing for basic foods. In such a crisis, our competition authorities are mindful that suppliers may be able to take advantage of vulnerable consumers by charging higher prices, despite the underlying costs not changing to the same extent.

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    Social Media Adoption Helps SMBs To Power Africa’s Economic Growth

    South Africa-based Economics Consulting firm, Genesis Analytics has conducted a study in eight African countries i.e. Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Kenya —revealing that social media platforms help accelerate economic growth and opportunity across Africa.

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    Advocacy group calls for expedited implementation of chrome ore export tax

    Lobby group Save SA Smelters has urged government to act with urgency in implementing the raw chrome ore export tax. A study undertook by Genesis Analytics for the group last year found that 22% to 32% of South Africa’s current supply to China may be vulnerable to displacement.

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    Mishkah Jakoet is promoted to partner at Genesis Analytics

    Genesis Analytics is pleased to announce at Mishkah Jakoet has been promoted to partner in the Evaluation for Development practice.

    Congratulating her on her promotion, the chair and founder of Genesis, Stephan Malherbe, said: “Mish is an exemplar of everything we want to be as firm and we are delighted with her promotion to partner. With her deep experience and well-honed skills in making development interventions work – and 'work better' – she will be able to unlock tremendous value for clients and the region in her new role.”

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    Why fragmenting fishing rights could actually harm black-owned SMMEs

    It is no surprise that the subject of fishing, in particular who has the right to fish in the UK’s exclusive economic zone, was one of the major stumbling blocks in the recent Brexit trade talks. Even though fishing is a tiny part of the UK and European economies, it carries big political weight.

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    Millions of jobs to be gained

    As the world turns to advanced technology - accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic - South Africa needs to sort out its digital policy issues or risk being left outside a new world order.

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