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Debonairs’ ‘free delivery’ promise lays it on too thick, says ad watchdog

Debonairs’ ‘free delivery’ promise lays it on too thick, says ad watchdog

"Free delivery" sounds simple, but by the time a panel of advertising experts had sliced up a pizza giant's offer, it concluded: "The reality seems to be the opposite."

Rand weakens on stimulus nerves

The rand weakened the most across emerging market currencies on Tuesday as investors stayed on sidelines on uncertainty over a R30,39 trn ($1.9 trn) U.S. stimulus plan

Woolworths shares soar on expected profit surge

Woolworths said its business was boosted by an improved business environment in the final six weeks of the period pushing up its HEPS to R2.47 - R2.64 ($0.1622-$0.1733) for the 26 weeks ending December 27, compared to R1.65 a year earlier.

Santam to process business interruption claims for all clients

Insurer Santam Ltd said on Monday it will start processing business interruption claims for all commercial policies that were affected by a coronavirus-led lockdown in April beyond those of its hospitality and leisure division.

Global life insurers impose restrictions, worried about long-term pandemic risks

Global life insurers are taking steps to curb payouts stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term health consequences that are not fully understood, industry sources told Reuters.

African Bank CEO Basani Maluleke resigns

African Bank announced on Monday that Basani Maluleke has resigned as the group’s CEO and as an executive director of the African Bank and African Bank Holdings Limited (ABHL) boards of directors.

'Your cheque is in the mail' no longer an excuse as FNB processes last batch

FNB processed the last batch of its cheques on Friday, ending an era of one of the oldest and most treasured payment methods used by SA banks and financial services institutions globally.

Former Cell C executive arrested in connection with R64m fraud

A 44-year-old former IT manager for mobile network service provider Cell C was arrested by the Hawks in connection with an alleged tender scam amounting to R64m.

Ford to recall 3 million vehicles for air bags at $610m cost

Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it will recall 3 million vehicles for air bag inflators that could rupture, at a cost of $610m (about R9,143,033,800)

These were SA’s top-selling vehicles in a turbulent 2020

The Toyota Hilux retained its top overall spot in a year when sales dipped 29.1%

Slice of lime in your beer? That's all right, mate

A depiction of a man who in effect buckles to the pressure of his peers to fit in is disturbing, says the Advertising Regulatory Board - ordering a beer giant to immediately withdraw it.

Local wine and spirits maker Distell branches out into cannabis products

Wine, cider and spirits company Distell will soon be able to offer cannabidiol-infused drinks after taking a 20% stake in cannabis wellness business RETHINK, it said on Wednesday.

Vote for your favourite radio station and you could win R40,000

The My Station competition runs until April 14 2021

Global transfer activity drops for first time in a decade - Fifa

The amount spent on player transfers in international football fell by 23.4% last year as the impact of the Covid pandemic was felt across the game.

Mzuzukile Soni strikes gold with 'buying black' platform

It has been five years since Soweto-based lawyer Mzuzukile Soni was called to action to create a pro-black business marketplace after he was bothered by a series of racist incidents which plagued South Africa.

South Africa's glass packagers face R1.5 bln hit from alcohol ban - Consol

South Africa's glass packaging industry could lose a further 1.5 billion rand ($98 million)  in sales if the latest ban on alcohol sales continues for long, the CEO of glass bottle maker Consol said on Monday.

Gautrain reaches 40-million km since operations began in 2010

Rail equipment company Bombardier Transportation announced that its Gautrain commuter fleet in SA has successfully completed 40m kilometres in service since operations began in 2010.

Medical schemes to pay for members' vaccines

All 9.5m South Africans who belong to medical aid schemes will not have to pay a cent for Covid-19 vaccines.

Reserve Bank to hold repo at record low through 2021

The Reserve Bank will keep its repo rate at a record low 3.50% at its January 21 meeting, and for the rest of 2021, as the coronavirus pandemic rages and with inflation expected to remain benign, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

Lamborghini posts record sales in second half of 2020

Sales of the Italian supercars decline just 9% annually after 70-day production shutdown.

Volvo helps hometown Gothenburg become climate neutral

EVs and robo taxis aim to create emission-free zone in Scandinavia’s largest port city

Tesla's stock market value overtakes Facebook

Elon Musk becomes world's richest person as his electric-car firm races past rivals to become world's most valuable auto company

Elon Musk overtakes Amazon's Bezos to become world's richest person

Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Inc's top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest man, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

New-car sales down 29.1% due to Covid-19

Despite a 3% interest rate cut, hard-hit consumers aren't flocking to dealerships

Mexico farm lobby blasts ban on GMO corn; organic growers welcome it

Mexico's main agricultural lobby on Saturday criticised the government's decision to ban genetically modified corn, while organic growers hailed the move that should protect smaller farmers.

If you have a car crash during curfew, will your insurance claim be rejected?

Insurers generally don’t honour a claim if you were doing anything illegal at the time - so what about if you have an accident between 9pm and 6am, when you shouldn’t be on the road at all, thanks to the latest Disaster Management Act curfew?

French wine exporters say U.S. wine taxes a "sledgehammer" to sector

The U.S. decision to impose additional tariffs on French wines and cognac, which come in addition to a first set of tariffs late last year, will cost the sector a total of over 1 billion euros ($1.23 billion), the French wine exporters' federation said on Thursday.

Dis-Chem makes acquisitions to expand, develop business

Drug-store chain Dis-Chem Pharmacies said on Monday it had signed several deals to expand its presence and develop its business, including the acquisition of healthcare group Medicare Health for 282 million rand ($19.13 million).

Market Photo Workshop open for 2021 applications

Back in the days of tactile photo albums, a kind of cordial custom in many black homes used to welcome a new or long missed visitor. Along with the reception drink served in a special ornamental glass or cup from the “room divider”, came a thick family photo album for the guest’s sprightly perusal.
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