Tax revolt in South Africa around TV licence fees

The SABC is facing an uphill battle to increase TV licence compliance rates, as it faces a tax revolt against corruption and mismanagement at the state broadcaster. SABC CFO Yolande van Biljon recently revealed that only 2.5 million of 9.5 million TV licence holders...

Liberty loses out under pandemic pressures

By Roxanne Henderson (Bloomberg) – Liberty Holdings expects to report a loss for the year ended in December after the Covid-19 pandemic hammered its insurance operations in South Africa. The company created what it called a pandemic reserve of about R3bn ($207m) to...

SUPPORTING SCHOOLS THROUGH ANOTHER YEAR OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

A week since the official opening of the 2021 academic schooling year, Brand South Africa and its stakeholders; Triple Eight, the Khama Billiat Foundation and the Gauteng Department of Education, partnered to host an activation to support learners through yet another...

The fascinating story of how Andy Higgins saved Bidorbuy

Bidorbuy is one of South Africa’s best-known Internet brands with a radio jingle which most people will recognise – biiiidorbuy-bidorbuy-bidorbuy. Launched at the height of the dotcom boom in 1999, Bidorbuy broke ground in the local ecommerce market and introduced...