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Post Office finally gets the nod to prove grants scheme capacity

The South African Post Office has finally been given first rights to provide core functions and services in a new hybrid social grant scheme system, provided it is cost effective, Parliament has heard. The Post Office and the South African Social Security Agency have been locked in a months-long deadlock over the details of a proposed deal to assist with the new scheme. Sassa required four key services from a new service provider before the April 1, 2018 deadline, but was only willing to offer the Post Office the chance to build an IT system for the scheme. This led...

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Black Friday myths and tricks

If you want to better manage your spending and choose your purchases wisely, here are a few Black Friday myths you should be aware of before shopping. Avoid the fear of missing out (FOMO) Retailers prey on consumers’ FOMO to encourage them to spend more. Companies will latch on to the idea of scarcity and urgency by advertising one or two “doorbuster” deals. And while these deals will often sell out within minutes, that’s usually because they only stocked a handful of discounted products in the first place. And while you may not get that exact model, you can...

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Spend your money wisely on Black Friday

The biggest shopping week of the year is right in front of us and with so many options plus great deals available, it’s going to be pretty difficult to refrain from swiping the plastic uncontrollably. The masterminds behind these retailers step it up every single year, upping their impressive offerings and unbelievably compelling price points. And with e-commerce being the primary game changer in the retail landscape over the years, we’ve just become mad shoppers. Plan in advance. Most retailers have already posted their offers up at this point either that or they usually run a similar promotion to...

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Old Mutual Insure puts customers at ease during travel adventures

Old Mutual Insure, the short-term insurer previously known as Mutual & Federal is leveraging its rebrand to introduce new products and easier ways of doing business. The insurer recently launched a competitive, fully automated, online travel insurance solution called travelsure. Customers and brokers simply need to visit the Old Mutual Insure website www.OMInsure.co.za and click on the ‘Travel Insurance’ button to access the product. The online quoting process is simple, seamless and paperless. Due to the technology embedded in this product, Old Mutual Insure can issue a policy within minutes.   The introduction of the new travelsure product and...

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MTN introduces system to protect customers against ID theft

As the festive season approaches, it unfortunately often also brings with it an increase in consumer fraud so to further protect customers, MTN has strengthened its security with the introduction of first for the telecoms sector in South Africa – a state-of-the-art fingerprint biometric solution.   The biometrics will be used to authenticate the identity of Post-paid subscribers when they undertake a range of transactions, including applying for a new contract or an additional SIM, performing an upgrade or SIM swap and loading of chargeable value added services. Furthermore, the system links to the credit bureau’s expansive consumer database...

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