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Big growth in online shopping in SA

Online spending in South Africa is expected to reach R53bn by next year, from R37,1bn in the past 12 months, according to new research commissioned by PayPal and conducted by Ipsos. It’s the third time the companies have done the research

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What the polls say as election looms

Six days before South Africa holds local government elections, the ANC trails the main opposition party in three key cities, including Pretoria and Johannesburg, according to an eighth and final public opinion survey

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Election watch: ANC trailing DA in new survey

The ANC is trailing the main opposition party in three key cities including Pretoria, the capital, and Johannesburg, before municipal elections on 3 August, the latest eNCA public opinion survey shows. ANC support slumped by two points to

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SA online spending to top R37bn

Digital payments business PayPal this week said it expects South Africans to spend more than R37bn online in 2016 as a high penetration of smartphones and cross-border shopping drive online spending. Mobile phones and tablets are expected

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SA trusts Eskom more than Zuma

South Africans trust Eskom marginally more than President Jacob Zuma, according to an Ipsos survey. Zuma scored 53,1 out of 100 (with 100 signifying a perfect reputation), while Eskom scored 53,4 points. The poll was done through 3 617 face-to-face interviews with randomly selected

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PayPal debuts free e-shopping returns in SA

Global Internet payments platform PayPal will now allow South African consumers to return goods purchased using the service, for free. The launch of the PayPal Refunded Return service follows the

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Mobile the driver for e-commerce in SA

A new survey by Ipsos indicates that South Africa is on the cusp of an e-commerce boom, and that boom will be driven by mobile. About 22% of South Africa’s Internet users have shopped online, with a further 48% indicating that they intend doing so. And more

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SA’s online shopping habits revealed

A new study conducted by research firm Ipsos shows that only 22% of South African Internet users have made purchases online, but that 48% expect to do so in future. The research, conducted on behalf of PayPal and First National Bank, shows that e-commerce

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