After a difficult year that saw year-on-year sales fall every month between the start of the hard lockdown and September, SA's retail sector is hoping for a fresh start in 2021

While there is a progressive drive towards digital and electronic transactions, the reality is that cash still plays a dominant and valuable role in the South African economy, for both consumers and retailers.

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Publication: IOL
Date: 23 Sep 2020

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Publication: Retailing SA
Date: 23 Sep 2020
Shaun Bateman

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According to the PYMNTS Global Cash Index™ South Africa Analysis, more than 50 percent of consumer transactions are completed with notes and coins. With around R135 billion in cash circulating in the economy and millions of unbanked citizens, the drive towards a cashless society risks harming those it purports to help.

Publication: Daily Maverick
Date: 29 May 2020
Author:  Shiraaz Mohammed

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Publication: Citizen
Date: 29 May 2020
Picture:  Michel Bega

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How can retailers mitigate their risk?

The national crime statistics for 2018/19 begs for greater efforts by all concerned

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