South Africa's telecommunications industry has lived through yet another year of growth, change and upheaval, touching lows like the worrying upheaval at Telkom, and reaching highs such as the launch of the country's first commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The factor that I would single out as perhaps the most important trend of 2012 is the rapid move of smartphones into the mainstream.
By Mark Taylor 29 Nov 2012 10:13
Manufacturing production in South Africa fell by 1.1% year-on-year (y/y) in September after a downwardly revised 2.8% (3.0%) year-on-year rise in August‚ data released by Statistics SA on Thursday showed.
9 Nov 2012 09:41
Mining and manufacturing production both fell during September, reflecting the effects of widespread labour unrest and weaker global demand for domestic exports.
9 Nov 2012 09:11
Many companies talk about expanding into Africa. It's the next obvious frontier. However, it would be wrong to assume that a week's visit to Nigeria for example, with a population of over 160 million and 350 ethnic groups with twelve languages, will give you a true understanding of how to operate your brand in that market.
By Nonye Mpho Omotola 8 Nov 2012 09:53
SAN FRANCISCO - A vest developed in Massachusetts Institute of Technology lets Facebook users hug one another no matter how far apart they are.
11 Oct 2012 16:15
SA's entertainment and media companies have reached the "end of the digital beginning"‚ with digital activities now becoming the "new normal" for traditional media companies‚ according to a report by professional services firm PwC.
11 Sep 2012 08:02
What a contrast in reaction I got recently - from Media24 and Independent Newspapers on the one hand and Avusa on the other - to request for more information on titles that showed an increase in single-copy sales in the most recent ABC circulation results.
By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 6 Sep 2012 07:33
On 31 August 2012, the Radio Advertising Bureau of South Africa (RAB SA) published a pdf for SAARF RAMS 2012/3 which had incorrect figures. A corrected pdf has now been released.
6 Sep 2012 05:43
Apple on Monday dethroned longtime rival Microsoft as the most valuable company in history based on the value of its stock, which climbed to around $622-billion.
23 Aug 2012 11:58
South Africa's wool season opens this Wednesday when about 13 000 bales will be on auction in Port Elizabeth amid uncertainty caused by the Eurozone crisis‚ which is expected to have a damping effect on prices.
17 Aug 2012 09:33
Twenty years ago, the only way that you could insure your car was by calling a broker who would put your business with the insurance company that they felt the most comfortable with. A lot of golf was played, commissions were paid and the system ticked along merrily.
By Jonathan Cherry, Issued by trendwatching.com 6 Aug 2012 09:52
The South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF) has released a booklet and CD covering AMPS information. The SAARF Trends booklet covers 2007-2011 and the SAARF Segmentation CD is based on AMPS fieldwork period Jan-Dec 2011.
23 Jul 2012 11:13
LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but... the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.
By Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012 12:45
Commuting is one of those unavoidable routines much like taking a shower and getting dressed in the morning. As with everything else, there are trends, phases and technological developments and it is up to advertising agencies to capitalise on these to the benefit of their clients.
By Craig Page-Lee & Erik Warburg 10 Jul 2012 06:19
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