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Leading women in property: Meet Ulana van Biljon, operations chief at Emira

5 Aug 2021 /  Suren Naidoo  
With over a quarter of a century of property experience, she’s one of the behind-the-scenes stalwarts in the industry.  

Liberty reports over 61% surge in death and disability claims

4 Aug 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   6
Says this reflects ‘the severe impact’ of Covid-19. However, its insurance business pared its normalised operating loss by over R1bn vs H12020.

TFG: 198 looted and damaged stores remain closed

3 Aug 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   24
Group says it's too soon to determine the impact of the unrest on its half-year results.

Transnet’s ports force majeure is over, but most websites are still offline

2 Aug 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   2
Group-wide cyber attack saw its port terminals division declaring a force majeure for 11 days, causing delays and bottlenecks in Durban, Cape Town and Eastern Cape ports.

10m Covid-19 vaccine doses ‘will be in the country next week’

30 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   7
In a massive boost to supply ahead of vaccinations for the 18-34 age group expected to be ‘opened up’ from September.

Delta Property Fund up over 28% after JSE lifts suspension

29 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   1
The more than seven-month suspension came in the wake of fraud allegations against former executives and the company having to restate its 2020 financial results.

Data ‘has not been compromised’ in Transnet cyber attack, says Gordhan’s department

29 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   9
Based on a ‘preliminary assessment’. Force majeure at Transnet Port Terminals still in place but expected to be lifted in ‘coming days’.

Mboweni and Mogajane announce R36.2bn in new economic support following unrest

28 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   22
For affected businesses, social relief for poor South Africans as well as more funds for the police and national defence forces.

Transnet’s vital Navis container terminal operating system back online

UPDATE
28 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   5
Following a group-wide cyber-attack, which forced the state-run ports and logistics giant to switch off the terminal operating system.

Transnet cyber attack confirmed: Port terminals division declares force majeure

UPDATE
27 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   25
‘Security intrusion and sabotage’ a major blow, but group now says ‘significant progress has been made in restoring Transnet SOC Ltd IT systems’.

Kubayi-Ngubane: We’ve passed third wave peak, but 47 000 vaccines ‘lost’ in unrest

23 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   8
Health ministry warns there may be another Covid-19 surge from last week’s riots in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng.

Cyber attack: Union wants ‘decisive action’ to protect Transnet

UPDATE
23 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   18
In an update on the situation, Transnet said on Friday that it has 'identified and isolated the source of the disruption to its IT systems'.

Cyber hack hits Transnet’s operations

UPDATE
22 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   21
Freight industry insiders have raised a red flag.

Online property auctions taking hold in SA

22 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo  
MC du Toit of BidX1 South Africa says the pandemic has boosted the concept in line with the growth of other e-commerce platforms.

Pick n Pay: 136 stores were looted, damaged

21 Jul 2021 /  Suren Naidoo   17
Two of the group’s distribution centres in Pinetown Durban were also ransacked and vandalised.
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