The advent of e-commerce has changed the way consumers shop. In a post-recession world where the majority of consumers are more price-sensitive, shopping online offers them the ideal way to compare prices and find the best deals online, irrespective of how and where they make their final purchase. Our cover feature examines the changing face of local retail, and the effects on both the consumer and retailer.
Jeff Zidel, recently elected President of the South African Shopping Centre Council is our Master Investor for October. We speak to Jeff about his tenure and future plans at Fortress Income Fund as well as his advice for aspiring property investors.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we continue our examination of the Land Expropriation Bill, weigh up the pros and cons of renting on Airbnb, propose strategies to deal with the local exchange rate and investigate new technology across the African continent.