As we enter 2021, South African citizens have been alerted of a possible third wave of the pandemic. Businesses are now being forced to adapt to the new ways of working to ensure long term businesses continuity. During the first wave of the pandemic, working from home was mandatory during lockdown, and people were confined … Continue Reading

Remote working was not all that common before COVID-19, only 26% of South Africans had the freedom to work from home before the crisis. Since March last year, almost all businesses in South Africa turned to technologies like digital communication and collaboration to enable employees to work remotely, without stepping out of their homes to … Continue Reading

In just a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world at the speed of light. Most businesses weren’t prepared and were forced to adapt to extraordinary challenges in order to continue with business operations –whilst battling to stay afloat. In South Africa, many businesses have opted for mass work-from-home policies for their staff, as businesses navigate through new ways of working as a direct result of the pandemic.   … Continue Reading

Across South Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we live and earn an income. In these unprecedented times, it has taken adaptability, flexibility and sheer determination to succeed in our ability to work and keep the economy afloat. About 2.2 Million South Africans lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19, bringing the … Continue Reading

The retail industry in South Africa began to feel the pressure to meet profitability long before the COVID-19 pandemic hit our shores. The country was already in a recession, consumer spending was declining due to growing levels of unemployment and moving to an eCommerce model. With one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates on the … Continue Reading

COVID-19 drives eCommerce in South Africa ahead of festive season

Published on 2020/11/11 by Sonia Navarrete

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a serious toll on shopper behaviour not only from a decline in spending but also in how they shop. With social distancing restrictions, a possible second wave of infections, and adaptations to new lifestyles, the crisis is driving more traffic to South African eCommerce merchants than before. To help … Continue Reading

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