BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

Image from: .
The human pattern

Saturday night. My wife, Minky, had informed me we were going to a cabaret with some friends. The cabaret was called The Sound of Falling Stars...

By Damon Stapleton 4 Oct 2017

Wynter Murdoch (left), convenor of the Innovations Award competition, Philip Lutz, of Monroe, and Konstantin von Vieregge, CEO of Messe Frankfurt SA
All the Automechanika Innovation Award winners

Six out of nearly two dozen products that were entered in the Automechanika Johannesburg 2017's Innovation Awards, were honoured for their innovative qualities...

3 Oct 2017

PhD chemistry students Anton Hamann (left) and Jonathan Hay with the ‘Closed-Cold-Water-Recycling-System’ they developed for their laboratory in the De Beers Building at Stellenbosch University. Photo: Stefan Els
SU chemistry students reduce water use in lab by 3,000l per week

Stellenbosch University chemistry PhD students Monica Clements, Jonathan Hay and Anton Hamann have reduced their laboratory's water consumption by at least 3,000l per week...

2 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law
#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law

Although not typically known as an innovative sector, the legal industry is rapidly embracing technology and the advances and ease of access it can offer...

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Sep 2017

Free-Photos via
Airbnb enters restaurant reservation business

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home.

29 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head
#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head

Maxime Eon created BiltongBoard to link local lovers of biltong with the small producers whose quality products were going unnoticed...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2017

#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective
#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective

“Like a blacksmith, we forge together various skill sets and craft to create a beautiful finished piece,” explain co-founders Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso of Blacksmith Collective...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2017

Wessels and Vergotine.
The serious side of Smile 90.4FM with The Honest Truth

True to the fact that volatile and challenging topics can't be avoided, Smile 90.4FM's new late-night talk show called The Honest Truth, serves as a counter balance to the station's generally positive workday programming...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access in rural communities
#InnovationMonth: This simple solution rolls a long way in ensuring water access in rural communities

More than 20 years since its inception, the low-tech Hippo Roller continues to have a profound impact on communities facing water insecurity...

By Sindy Peters 27 Sep 2017

#Newsmaker: Danilo Acquisto heads up local YouTube multi-channel network
#Newsmaker: Danilo Acquisto heads up local YouTube multi-channel network

Following the recent launch of Special Effects Media SA, I interviewed CEO Danilo Acquisto who was appointed by the network's global partners to head up the new South African studio, effective 1 August 2017...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science
#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science

Bathabile Mpofu, co-founder and MD of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, believes that true innovation comes from the access of existing knowledge...

By Shan Radcliffe 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: New proptech player makes show days more accessible
#InnovationMonth: New proptech player makes show days more accessible

OnShowThisWeek.com is one of the latest entrants to the South African proptech scene. The platform allows home buyers, property investors and tenants to search for on show properties from around the country, removing some of the frustration from the home-buying/home-selling process...

By Sindy Peters 26 Sep 2017

The Creatrix crew.
#InnovationMonth: Cut through clutter with Creatrix's spectacular vernacular

September is Heritage Month as well as Innovation Month. Lynn Joffe, founder of Creatrix, elaborates on the importance of ‘celebrating local' beyond Heritage Month and innovating by telling specific brand stories with destination-driven radio content that leapfrogs over the literacy barrier...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Time for investors to focus on SA healthtech, not fintech - Havaic
#InnovationMonth: Time for investors to focus on SA healthtech, not fintech - Havaic

Investors in the South African ecosystem should stop focusing solely on fintech innovation, and look to making more healthtech investments...

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Sep 2017

Angelika Kempe
#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion
#InnovationMonth: The Joinery's journey to create a sustainable future for fashion

Cape Town-based ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, The Joinery, is trailblazing the local sustainable business scene...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services
#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services

Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and challenges is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century...

By Tom Jackson 22 Sep 2017

Automatic laser technology deters birds from crops
Automatic laser technology deters birds from crops

The birds identify the laser's beam as a physical threat and flee from it. In most cases, our experience is that once it flees it will not return...

20 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing
#InnovationMonth: A new way of retail with Now Showing

Now Showing is a constantly evolving boutique store, gallery and events space that recently opened its doors at 109 Waterkant Street in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Sep 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson
#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Robinson, co-owner, organiser and head of marketing for Mediatech Africa and owner of the Sun Circle Group...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot
#NewCampaign: Liquorice makes its Mark on Avon emoji chatbot

Since winning the Avon account in July, digital agency Liquorice has developed an innovative personalised video bot using Facebook Messenger to launch Avon's Mark Liquid Lip Matte product range...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management
#InnovationMonth: Here's an app that takes the frustration out of estate management

Founded in 2016, EstateMate was born out of the frustration often experienced by being a resident, owner and body corporate member in a residential estate...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app
#InnovationMonth: Stainless steel LCC brought into 21st century with app

According to Sassda executive director John Tarboton, one of the biggest obstacles to the specification of stainless steel in certain applications is the misperception that it's more expensive in comparison to other initially cheaper options...

By Sindy Peters 19 Sep 2017

Val Thomas, founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp
#InnovationMonth: TheTreeApp making strides in SA tree identification

We chat to the founder and co-creator of TheTreeApp, one of the most powerful tree identification apps on the market, Val Thomas...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Sep 2017

#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year
#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year

Travelstart was the overall winner of the PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards 2017, claiming the title of E-commerce Service of the Year...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Sep 2017

Image Supplied
#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space
#SACSCCongress: The artisanal food revolution and the modern retail space

Retail futurist Howard Saunders discusses some of the shifts in consumer mindset and retail brand innovation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors
#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors

The SA Innovation Summit was an explosion of, well, ideas and innovation. One talk that particularly intrigued me was one by Tmara (Target Market Adoption Risk Assessment)...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Sep 2017

Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry
Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

How do restaurants use digital solutions - or why do they refrain from using them? What are their demands, and why is it worth it to drive digitisation in an industry that is still largely operated in the analogue world?

14 Sep 2017

Show more