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Release On WOWEB’s Latest Enhancement – Woweb4me

The enhancement to WOWEB is now ready to be rolled out, and this process will be managed by our client relations manager, Nomathemba Khumalo.  Noma can be contacted on nomak@wow.joburg. Woweb4me is a dashboard-like capability, enabling users to create a customised filter on a single WOWEB-page, alerting them to specific, updated research which impacts on their objectives. Read More

Uncertainty And Opportunity

In South Africa’s initial period of lockdown in the month of April, UK investment company, Silchester International increased its stake in Tiger Brands from 3.64% to 15.01% at a cost of R3.9bn. A Saudi Arabian heavy equipment manufacturer, Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery, bought 5% of Barloworld for R710m. Significantly both deals were conducted on the open market which is recorded on WOWEB’s TakeOver Talk. Read More

Re-Inventing Tourism

One of South Africa’s best kept secrets is the big and small five game reserve of Mapungubwe which, 1,000 years ago, was the home to a sophisticated African kingdom which traded with Arabia, China and India and where the ancient golden rhino was uncovered. On an early morning game drive, we had the extraordinary experience of seeing a bush buck giving birth and witnessed a bask of crocodiles at a waterhole, seemingly oblivious to the ready-made meals all around them. Read More

Silver Linings

Gareth Anderson, a 24-year-old school friend of one of my sons, studied brand building and management at Vega and started a business in 2018. He describes his frozen fish home delivery business, called Caught Online, as an e-tailing fishmonger. Since lockdown his daily order book matches his previous monthly totals and Gareth is confident the business will continue to grow after lockdown as shopping habits change Read More