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In real terms medical aids are offering less value for money

South African consumers see medical aid schemes as “complicated and unfair” – but are generally woefully unaware of the benefits of their plans, let alone the complexities of reimbursement rates, waiting periods, self-payment gaps and co-payments, according to a local market research company, Tim Matthis, director of TMS30X30, says years of providing research for some [...]

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Blackberry takes home top honours

   For the third year in a row, BlackBerry took home top honours in the 2012 by winning The REAL MAKOYA award – for the brand that demonstrated the most successful 360 degree (multiple channels) youth campaign in 2012. It’s Music Mentorship initiative, headed by none other than Hip hop star and 2 times SAMA [...]

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Trigger Isobar invents braai that Tweets

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but it sure helps to work with seriously talented and passionate people too. This became apparent when the team at Trigger Isobar set about closing the 1 411 km gap between their offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. “We like to be seen as problem solvers, so [...]

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Will Standard Bank retain Trust Barometer top honours?

  “As with any relationship, trust is the ultimate driving factor in a commercial transaction.   When I stop to buy burgers for my boys, my trust has been built-up over a period of time.   So it is with any company; and at Ask Afrika we have been measuring the levels of trust perceived in major [...]

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Gambling in SA rises 10.6%

Outlook for South Africa’s gaming industry remains positive, says PwC report South Africans wagered R257.6 billion on gambling in 2011, which equates to more than R8 000 per adult (18 years and older). Overall turnover, the total amount wagered, for all types of gambling rose 10.6% in 2011 following the 8% increase in 2010. Turnover [...]

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Movie option for SA platinum mining thriller

Pixie Emslie’s book Cry of the Rocks has been optioned to become a feature film. Well-known South African director/producer Gray Hofmeyr (seven Schuster movies, Isidingo, Jock of the Bushveld, etc) has acquired the rights and has started writing a screen script which he intends offering to global movie backers in 2013. Cry of the Rocks is [...]

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