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    MultiChoice has not monopolised the pay-TV market, inquiry hears

    MultiChoice believes it has not created barriers to entry in the pay-TV market, and inquiry has heard.

    Defending itself against allegations of having a monopoly in the market, MultiChoice appeared at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) inquiry into pay-TV competition on Friday.

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    SA’s digital economy plan for the next five years

    South Africa, which has been struggling to enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) space and match its counterparts, finally has an overall plan to kickstart the digital economy for the next five years.

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    We continue to support UK’s flagship family planning plan

    Genesis has been contracted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to conduct the second round of client exit interviews (CEIs) for family planning clients in 17 countries in Africa and Asia through the WISH2 project.

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    How to keep your employees engaged using Behavioural Economics

    Businesses around the world are facing uncertainty and numerous factors out of their control - or at least think are out of their control. Whether employees are back in the office or still working from home, their engagement with their work during these trying times could be better.

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    What we have learned about pricing payments during COVID-19

    Much has been written about the accelerated adoption of digital payments during the COVID-19 crisis. Sometimes the data has been muddy. A rising share of digital payments in a shrinking market may still result in a fall in volumes.

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    Proposed chrome export tax: Report highlights the risks and pitfalls

    The proposed tax, which was announced in a Cabinet statement on 21 October, took the industry by surprise. Ostensibly, it is aimed at supporting “domestic ferrochrome production and its chrome value chain sector”. Ferrochrome is processed from chrome ore and is a key ingredient in the production of stainless steel.

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    South Africa is not experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 (yet)

    We can prevent a second wave by continuing to communicate the importance of mask-use and physical distancing, and by implementing an aggressive test and trace programme, especially in areas which seem to have spikes of COVID-19 infections.

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    COVID-19 Cases Are Rising: Why aren't we sticking to the rules?

    South Africa reported the highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in over a month on 10 October 2020. Two Behavioural Economics concepts help explain why South Africans are increasingly ignoring social distancing rules.

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    Assessing the socio-economic impact of lending to Ghana's infrastructure and manufacturing sectors

    Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited has today published its Impact Study Report assessing the socio-economic impact of its lending to infrastructure and manufacturing sectors in Ghana.

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    SA drunks rev up calls to tighten booze laws

    Alcohol’s deadly hand in road crashes and violent attacks – thrust to the fore after booze was unbanned two weeks ago – has led to renewed calls for stringent liquor regulations to save lives. But a piece of legislation which policy experts said could turn the tide has been stalled for four years.

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    Glass half full or half empty: How Do Stories Affect Economic Value?

    The global economic lockdown has made sticking to a well-diversified portfolio difficult: while we watch our efficiently allocated portfolios take a hit, our risk-seeking peers take concentrated positions in video-conferencing stocks and watch their wealth soar.

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    Cloud-computing solutions can help to reduce banking costs in Africa

    More than 700 million Africans lack access to a bank or mobile money account and only 41% of Africans are financially included. This is due to the high cost of providing financial services in Africa which forces many financial services providers to remain focused on serving wealthier customers.

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