Ilse is the Group Editor for IT, Automotive, and Logistics at She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at and is a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section. In her spare time, she also does some freelance writing and editing. She is a lover of words, travel and all things digital. View her online portfolio, email her at ; or find her on Twitter and Instagram.
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Current employment

Group Editor | IT | Automotive | Logistics
Present - Cape Town


Editor: Marketing & Media Africa
1 Jul 2013 - 1 Jan 2015
Deputy Editor
1 Nov 2012 - 1 Jul 2013 - Cape Town
Editorial Assistant
1 Aug 2011 - 1 Nov 2012


Editing & proofing copy, Writing & communication, Photoshop, Review Writing, Event coverage


BA Comms & Media Studies
Year completed:2009
Education level:Degree
Final year subjects:-Journalism
- Development communication
- Corporate communication
- Political communication
- PR
- Video pre-prodution
Institution:North West University
Internet Marketing
Year completed:2010
Education level:Certificate
Location:Cape Town
Search Engine Optimisation
Year completed:2014
Education level:Certificate
Location:Cape Town
Italian Language Certification
Year completed:2015
Education level:Certificate
Institution:Corsi di Lingue/University for Foreigners Perugia
Location:Varese, Italy
WikiLeaks unveils how Apple products have been hacked for years

NEWSWATCH: Yesterday, 23 March 2017, saw the release of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 "Dark Matter", a cache of documents which explains the techniques used by the CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances?

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

The #AllNewNavara is all that and more

As an owner of a 1.4 very lady-like hatchback vehicle, spending some time dashing over dunes and grazing over gravel roads is quite the treat, you can imagine...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

#BrandManagerMonth: Dell's Doug Woolley on managing a multinational at a local level

At the recent Dell EMC Forum, I had the opportunity to chat to Doug Woolley about his ups and downs, challenges and experiences as South African general manager for the Dell EMC brand...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Mar 2017

Intel, Mobileye deal to make Israel autonomous tech hub

NEWSWATCH: Intel is buying Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for an estimated $15 billion...

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Mar 2017

The workplace is transforming, is your workforce future-ready?

In the first session of the workforce transformation breakout session at the Dell EMC Forum, Chris Buchanan, director of Client Solutions at Dell EMC covered the topic of the future-ready workforce...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Mar 2017

The six rules of digital disruption

In his keynote address at the Dell EMC Forum on Thursday, 9 March 2017, Nigel Moulton focussed on transforming for the future...

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it

On day three at Design Indaba 2017, Carina Bonse, an art director and design graduate from Red & Yellow, introduced attendees to Swimming In It (Sii)...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Fashion and tech empowering people with diversabilities

If we're going to be designing for the future, shouldn't we maybe challenge ourselves to design beyond human augmentation? How do we design inclusively?

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Cool creators forgive their copycats

Dubbed as "the creators of cool", Dutch artists and filmmakers, Lernert & Sander (Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug) had the Design Indaba audience in stitches with their presentation, "Copycats"...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The 'duct tape' design solution that is Airbnb

Joe Gebbia, entrepreneur and co-fouder of Airbnb, was a highlight of day two at Design Indaba 2017. The company is currently worth US$30bn dollars with 2 million listings in over 191 countries...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Storytelling through visual language and art

It is the bushmen and their paintings as well as the community's reliance on storytelling in the form of colourful murals that has become Robin Rhode's motivation and inspiration for his art...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Dokter and Misses creating clean, modern beauty

Kicking off Design Indaba 2017 was husband-and-wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of the multidisciplinary product design company Dokter and Misses (DAM)...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: Listening to the voice of the people

Under the theme One Pride, the Samsung Africa Forum 2017 took place on 23 February 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Technology changing the lives of newborns

I recently attended an event at Groote Schuur Hospital to celebrate the fantastic patient management solution T-Systems and the Wayde Dreamer Foundation have designed...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Feb 2017

Six of 2014's top buzzwords

Every year this is one of my favourite lists: the top buzzwords for the year, which have saturated the interwebs and our conversations...

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Dec 2014

Celebrating 20 years of living in Levi's locally

How better to celebrate 20 years of building a legendary brand in South Africa than transforming an old Cape Town factory/warehouse into a San Francisco streetscape, taking guests way-back-when to the very beginning of the Levi's brand in 1853?

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Nov 2014

#MyDressMyChoice, #NudityIsNotMyChoice goes viral in Kenya

Twitter has been abuzz in Kenya with news about a woman being attacked and stripped at a bus stop because she was "inappropriately dressed". Subsequently the #MyDressMyChoice hashtag has been trending in Nairobi...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Nov 2014

[AfricaCom 2014] Wi-Fi: The new basic human need

Wi-Fi has become a basic need for many people around the world. But how do we cost-effectively and sustainably provide the Wi-Fi consumers and businesses are demanding? (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Nov 2014

How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape

The recent BlackBerry Experience Executive Forum, in partnership with ITWeb, provided practical and actionable insights into the latest issues, trends and developments in enterprise mobility...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Nov 2014

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