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Partech Ventures launches $70m Africa VC fund
Partech Ventures launches $70m Africa VC fund

Partech Ventures has announced the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has secured over €57 million ($70 million) toward its target size of €100 million ($122 million)...

By Tom Jackson 3 hours ago

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How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 17 Jan 2018

10 lessons from a successful crowdfunding campaign
10 lessons from a successful crowdfunding campaign

After about 45 days of extreme effort, intense co-ordinating, crazy ideas and good luck, we managed to complete the most successful rewards-based crowdfunding campaign in South Africa to date with Sugarbird Gin...

By Rob Heyns 16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA
#BizTrends2018: Cross border trade set to grow e-commerce in SA

More and more, consumers in sub-Saharan Africa are looking beyond their boarders to get the products and services they need...

By Efi Dahan 12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018

The world is ever-changing and dynamic. The key to survival is resilience and the proficient ability to continuously be reflective and responsive to market needs...

By Rethabile Witkoei 10 Jan 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co, Namibia.
#BizTrends2018: A positive perspective on moving towards 4.0

What a year it's been! But enough people have written about that, so I'd rather look at a few of the consequences we'll feel in 2018. Which, to my surprise, are mostly positive. I've highlighted four of the best...

By Chrisna Basson 8 Jan 2018

Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected president of the ANC. Photo: SA Breaking News
Heavy is the head that wears the crown: Ramaphosa has work to do

Cyril Ramaphosa has a tough job ahead of him. He has a small window to correct the country's economic growth path and restore trust from the electorate and the markets if the ANC hopes to stay in power in 2019...

By Nicci Botha 19 Dec 2017

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

The fate of sterling hinges on the upcoming Brexit discussions
The fate of sterling hinges on the upcoming Brexit discussions

Several major issues remain with the Brexit impasse, notably the Irish border, the rights of EU nationals living in the UK, and pension payments made by the UK to EU nationals...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Dec 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The future of financial infrastructure

Since blockchain technology emerged into the financial services industry, there has been no end to the transformations that it has made to our financial infrastructure...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Dec 2017

Bank advertising: a hit-or-miss
Bank advertising: a hit-or-miss

SA's big five banks spend millions of rands on advertising, a substantial amount of which is being spent on ads that miss the mark, according to market research agency Columinate, but audiences don't mind an ad that pushes a product or tells a story, as long as it's done well...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Dec 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy
BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

Peter Alkema
Strange bedfellows. Banks and start ups need to collaborate

New customer preferences threaten the traditional business models of financial services companies and large banks...

By Peter Alkema 13 Nov 2017

Jason Peisl, PnP's information systems executive. Photo: YouTube
#AfricaCom: How Bitcoin made PnP sexy and other stories

One of the unplanned, but positive, spin offs from Pick n Pay's (PnP) Bitcoin experiment is that it has made retail sexier in attracting talent...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

Photo: YouTube
#AfricaCom: M-Pesa sees partnerships as the road to growth

What started out simply as a convenient way to send money home has evolved into the continent's mobile money success story...

By Nicci Botha 8 Nov 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What you need to know to understand the binary options regulations in South Africa

There seems so be a lot of confusion surrounding the legality of financial betting within South Africa and the regulations put in place regarding the subject...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Nov 2017

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Motlanthe: Strong economic growth deepens inequality

Some 23 years down the line, democracy isn't all it's cracked up to be when it comes to levelling inequality...

By Nicci Botha 30 Oct 2017

How do you pay tax on cryptocurrencies?
How do you pay tax on cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are completely unregulated, and although not regarded as legal tender, there are no laws preventing them being used as payment...

By Graeme Palmer 30 Oct 2017

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#MTBPS2017: Mini budget's sobering economic outlook points to period of prudence for property market

The key messages to take out of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's maiden mini budget presentation to parliament all point to a period of prudence for the property market...

By Samuel Seeff 26 Oct 2017

If all banks closed today, would South Africans miss them?
If all banks closed today, would South Africans miss them?

Findings about the South African market from WE's inaugural Brands in Motion research shows consumers don't care as much about fancy banking app features as they do about their values and how banks align with these...

By Sarah Gooding-Kobus 26 Oct 2017

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Cape Town drone company UAV Industries raises $499k

Cape Town-based drone operator UAV Industries has raised R6.84m ($499,000) in funding from Glenheim Venture Capital Company, the first direct investment made by Glenheim's Section 12J fund...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2017

Anton van Zyl, co-founder of BizList
#EntrepreneurMonth: Life after rugby

After 10 years of professional rugby playing for the Lions, Stormers and Stade Francais in Paris, Anton van Zyl hung up his boots...

By Nicci Botha 23 Oct 2017

A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal
A cabinet reshuffle equals a nuclear deal

President Jacob Zuma's latest cabinet reshuffle is nothing more that a thinly-veiled smokescreen to get his crony, David Mahlobo into the energy portfolio...

By Nicci Botha 18 Oct 2017

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot
#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups...

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services
Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services

Financial institutions, like any other businesses, have customers whose preferences have shifted to digital channels...

By Wynand Smit 16 Oct 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The brokerage world is changing: The evolution of the trading platform

The brokerage community has evolved dramatically. This reflects the increasingly complex nature of the financial markets...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Oct 2017

Yolisa Nocanda, Kwanda Mkalipi and Lerato Rabotapi - Fingertips
#EntrepreneurMonth: Student buying power at your Fingertips

The spending power of students is R2,702 per month, while the average South African spends about R2,503, debunking the myth of the perpetually broke student...

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2017

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