Ilse van den Berg

Editor: ICT, Automotive, and Logistics
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Ilse is the ICT, Automotive, and Logistics editor at She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at and is also a contributing writer. In her spare time, she also does some freelance writing and editing. She is a lover of words, travel and all things digital. Email her at or find her on Twitter and Instagram.
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#StartupStory: KapitalWise

KapitalWise uses predictive analytics to analyse your accounts and move extra cash towards your investment goals. In a nutshell, it automates savings and investing...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

#YouthMonth: How the software industry can help combat youth unemployment

We chat to Gareth Hawkey, the CEO of redPanda Software, to get some insight on the role the software industry can play in combating youth unemployment in South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

#YouthMonth: The power of mentorship in skills development

In light of #YouthMonth, we had a chat with Engen's Paul Leask and Savtec's Hennie Richter about the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 and how it impacts the youth of South Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

#SocialMediaBlackout pressures network providers to lower data costs

NEWSWATCH: Today, Wednesday, 21 June 2017, South Africans were encouraged to join the #SocialMediaBlackout campaign...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Jun 2017

McLaren to ditch Honda for Mercedes?

NEWSWATCH: According to various recent reports, McLaren might ditch Honda engines and switch to Mercedes for the next Formula One season...

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Avenews-GT

All the way from Israel to Cape Town, our second Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa #StartupStory is that of Avenews-GT - a digital trading platform based on blockchain technology aiming to modernise agricultural trade...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: The youth of South Africa is alive with possibility

Rendani Nevhulaudzi (28) is the MD of J├Âren Communications, a technology company supplying ICT services. We find out more about his business and how he is providing employment to young people...

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Jun 2017

Petrol price drops 25c/l in June

NEWSWATCH: South Africans are sighing with relief as the petrol price drops with 25 cents a litre as of Wednesday, 7 June 2017, thanks to a drop in oil prices in the international market...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jun 2017

Robert Kubica gets back behind the F1 wheel

NEWSWATCH: For the first time since the horrific rally accident that partially severed his forearm, Polish driver Robert Kubica tested a Formula One car in Spain...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free...

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides...

By Ilse van den Berg 26 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: The African opportunity in front of you

We chat to Philip and Malan Joubert, founders of OfferZen as well as a number of noteworthy apps such as SnapScan, Pondering Panda, and Apps Against Ebola...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 May 2017

A blast from the past with Datsun

In addition to giving the Datsun GO a go on our media trip at Nampo last week, we also stopped over at an unassuming brick building in Bothaville. Parked outside were teasers of the magic and nostalgia we would find inside...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2017

Major GM South Africa announcement

General Motors has announced that it is transforming its business globally. For SA, this means the phasing out of the manufacturing and sales of Chevrolet vehicles... [video]

By Ilse van den Berg 18 May 2017

24 hours of Nissan and Datsun in the Free State

Nampo is not a word unfamiliar to me. As a student at NWU, my friends and I used to frequent this (then not-so-big) agri festival almost every year, funnily enough....

By Ilse van den Berg 17 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: The fast-growing, untapped African car market

In light of the recent study, Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa, we chat to Ryan Bax, senior industry analyst for mobility and automotive at Frost & Sullivan, to find out more about the fast-growing, untapped African car market...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 May 2017

Cape Town to get five new MyCiTi corridor routes

NEWSWATCH: The green light has been given to start the rollout of five new MyCiTi corridor routes across the city of Cape Town...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 May 2017

Ridesharing easing traffic congestion in Cape Town

If you've ever found yourself behind a steering wheel during peak times, you'll probably agree that urban mobility requires drastic change across our country...

By Ilse van den Berg 2 May 2017

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