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Jun 18, 2020

Amazon recruiting 3 000 for virtual customer service jobs in SA

The roles range from customer service associates, to technical experts who will work virtually while supporting Amazon customers in North America and Europe.

May 14, 2020

Government allows unlimited e-commerce sales

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition gazettes directions allowing unfettered e-commerce activity but alcohol and tobacco products are not for sale.

May 14, 2020

Govt to ease e-commerce restrictions under level four lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa promises expanded business activities in the local e-commerce space, amid mounting calls for unfettered e-commerce.

May 11, 2020

Court showdown looms over unfettered e-commerce ban

Unless a government response is received by the close of business on 14 May, a local rights group says it will seek urgent e-commerce relief in court.

May 8, 2020

Book enthusiasts can now order books via Uber Eats

Exclusive Books and Uber Eats partner to bring best-sellers to your doorstep with just a tap of an app.

May 5, 2020

Partial ban on e-commerce ‘unintelligible’ under level four lockdown

Local e-commerce players Takealot, OneDayOnly and Payflex say they will never be satisfied with a phased approach, until e-commerce operates unfettered.

Apr 30, 2020

Government to partially open e-commerce sector

With the looming level four lockdown restrictions, government has decided on a gradual re-opening of e-commerce activity.

Apr 29, 2020

SA’s distressed e-commerce merchants get R2.5m grant

The OfferForge fund will assist South African e-commerce stores to accelerate their marketing and recover from the lingering economic effects of the lockdown.

Apr 28, 2020

Govt relaxes ICT equipment sales as e-commerce cries foul

The sale of personal ICT equipment, including computers, mobile telephones and other home office equipment, will be permitted during level four lockdown.

Apr 15, 2020

E-commerce sector requests home deliveries of non-essential goods

The industry writes an open letter to the minister of trade and industry, requesting home deliveries of non-essential goods to be allowed during the lockdown.

Mar 27, 2020

Essential service providers panic as COVID-19 portal goes offline

The site, which allows companies to apply for exemption to operate during the lockdown, was inaccessible on Thursday due to high volumes of traffic.

Mar 26, 2020

Govt portal allows firms to seek trading approval during lockdown

In order for businesses to trade during the lockdown, they have to apply via a government portal, in terms of the regulations.

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