The World Bank suggests that (formal) small and medium enterprises contribute up to 45% of total employment and a third of national income in emerging economies but in South Africa, only 7% of South Africa's adult population is involved in running their own business. This is low even when compared to other sub-Saharan African countries, where the rate of entrepreneurial activity is nearly four times higher.
Sanisha Packirisamy 5 hours ago
Mozilla has launched its 'Equal Rating Innovation Challenge', which offers $250,000 in prize monies split into three categories - Best Overall (based on scalability), Best Overall Runner-up and Most Novel Solution (based on experiment with a potential high reward). Submissions are open from 1 November 2016 to 6 January 2017 and will be judged by a group of external experts.
5 hours ago
The relentless waves of digital disruption in the market research industry don't exclude some organisations because of their size, history or legacy - all boats move when the tides shift.
Nudge 5 hours ago
The shift from traditional to post-demographic consumerism turns old ideas of consumption patterns on their head so that age, gender, location, income and family status now make way for individual expression and interest-based segments. This very shift has many marketers looking at their agencies for answers and solutions.
Paddington Station PR 5 hours ago
Colony HQ was announced as overall innovation master in the category of business with a turnover of less than R35m at the recent Accenture Innovation Index Awards 2016. Here's more on the importance of using big data to turn campaigns into customers and knowing what your customers need before they do.
Leigh Andrews 6 hours ago
It's with much excitement that the AMASA Awards committee announces that Kaya FM will be sponsoring the 2016 Roger Garlick Grand Prix. The Roger Garlick Award brought to you by KAYA FM will be awarded to the overall winning campaign, which showcases the best in media creativity, innovation and execution. The winner of The Roger Garlick Grand Prix will not only hold the prestigious title of the year's top campaign but will also have their work submitted into the international Festival of Media Awards sponsored by AMASA.
AMASA 6 hours ago
It's not unusual for established business people to share their knowledge with the rest of the digital industry. In fact, considering the rate at which this sector has grown over the last five years, in particular, it's a necessity. While many conferences and forums stand out among the rest, and offer successful entrepreneurs and tech geeks the chance to share some of their knowledge and expertise - some carry more prestige than others.
Nona Creative 6 hours ago
People's Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, pulsated with some of South Africa's best artists and musicians at Huawei Durban Day with East Coast Radio on 23 October 2016. Some 9,000 fans jammed along with eight of SA's much-loved artists and bands.
East Coast Radio 7 hours ago
Distell's premium cider brand, Savanna, is airing the second television commercial in a campaign developed by FCB Cape Town to entrench the brand's new positioning: 'Savanna's got apples. Have you?'.
FCB Africa 7 hours ago
Last week, the Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic held its first ever Alumni Reunion at the launch of its Alumni Association chaired by Philip Ireland of Ireland Davenport. The event included a notable send-off for John Cooney, who played a vital role in developing the school.
Pasqua Heard 17 Oct 2016