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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.