E Commerce

New VAT rules lead global tax reform

The target for tax authorities is the $2-trillion in annual e-commerce transactions that is set to rise to $4.5-trillion in three years’ time

Global tax for multinationals gains traction

Tax avoidance hits developing countries hard because companies’ declared profits are more sensitive to tax rates than in developed countries.

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces plans to retire at 54

Alibaba's co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to devote his time to philanthropy

Chinese company joins race to steer self-driving cars

​China’s e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is steering resources towards driverless car technology

​Radical Economic Automation?

Radical change is coming, says Rob Davies, and it will take the form of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

China blurs lines between banking and e-commerce

Online retail giant Alibaba is launching MYbank, an online lender, and Chinese banks are pushing back with online malls.

E-commerce is broken, but fixable

E-tailing in SA has yet to make a dent in retail owing to a poor online presence, but tools are becoming available to fix it, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

E-commerce tax will hit disadvantaged students hardest, say experts

E-commerce tax, to be introduced on April 1, will mean education institutions will struggle to purchase academic journals.

3D Secure now mandatory on e-commerce sites

The deadline for implementating 3D Secure was at the end of February, meaning that all e-commerce sites now have to offer their customers the service.

Amazon versus the high street — which would you bet on?

Online retailing offers convenience and economy but few of the social advantages of a busy shop.

Five predictions for the communications world in 2012

Free phonecalls and Apple TV? The future is now.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it