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#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Airports of the future - 10 predictions for the next decade
#BizTrends2020: Airports of the future - 10 predictions for the next decade

The airport experience has morphed dramatically in the past 10 years with the introduction of biometric security, mobile check-in, and baggage tracking. And there is much more to come...

By Benoit Verbaere 6 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 South African tourism trends to watch in 2020

Many global megatrends, that will have an impact on the South African tourism industry, have already been identified. These include the rising importance of technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, flight shaming and the rise of carbon-neutral trips and the rise of Bleisure...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 6 Jan 2020

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

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Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth

Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain...

By Geoffrey White 1 Nov 2019

A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer
A walk through the warehouse of a thriving fashion e-tailer

When you think about South Africa's most successful online fashion retailers, it may not immediately occur to you that RunwaySale is one of them. The platform boasts over 1 million members...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: MultiChoice sets an example

An Onion to Prasa for a tweet about dealing with its problems by convening a 'war room'. Who is your enemy? Commuters are your customers...

By Brendan Seery 10 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion
#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion

This Women's Month, we chat to Zeenith Rahiman, Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines commercial director, who has been with the company for over 15 years...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Zeelo launches in South Africa
#StartupStory: Zeelo launches in South Africa

Zeelo, the shared transportation service, has launched in South Africa - it's first overseas market after the UK...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

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Cape Town's Metrorail train updates are now available on Telegram

Cape Town's Metrorail train service announced that users can now follow line-specific information channels on Telegram...

By Andy Walker 14 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: The woman behind Liqui Moly South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind Liqui Moly South Africa

Melicia Labuschagne is an authentic and feisty female entrepreneur who successfully launched the Liqui Moly brand in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Aug 2019

Dashcams - not just for social media LOLs
Dashcams - not just for social media LOLs

Social media networks are saturated with video footage shared from dashboard cameras...

By Laurence Smith 6 Aug 2019

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Cape Town's Metrorail trains to shutter free SMS alert service from August

Cape Town's Metrorail train service announced in a communication with commuters on Tuesday that it will soon shutter its free SMS notification service...

By Andy Walker 1 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport
#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport

A mad dash to the school to find a missing child when the driver wasn't answering his phone inspired entrepreneur Tshidi Morabi to create LocTransie...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Aug 2019

Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSA
Carla da Silva is back in the cockpit at BARSA

Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager: Africa and Latin America, has been re-elected as chairman to the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2019

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Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Changing the flow of CFD technology
#AfricaMonth: Changing the flow of CFD technology

Based at the University of Cape Town, Elemental Numerics was established in 2013 to commercialise the Elemental software that was developed by associate professor, Arnaud Malan of the Mechanical Engineering Department...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Taking drone solutions to new heights
#AfricaMonth: Taking drone solutions to new heights

Astral Aerial Solutions, based in Nairobi, Kenya, is an affiliate of Astral Aviation, an established all-cargo airline with over 20 years of experience operating within Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions
#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions

WiPo Wireless Power is a young dynamic startup that provides wireless power solutions for drone and other industrial equipment...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2019

Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions
Q&A: Marko Salic on digitally transforming retail and supply chain solutions

Argility is a South African enterprise software development and services company focussing on using industry 4.0 technologies in the retail and supply chain arena...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2019

3 Things that make workspaces intelligent
3 Things that make workspaces intelligent

Our work is becoming ever more digital. No matter if you're an office worker, doctor, lawyer, warehouse clerk, or truck driver...

By Brendan McAravey 22 Mar 2019

Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 2: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 14 Mar 2019

Turning information highways into intelligent information superhighways
Turning information highways into intelligent information superhighways

Wow, is it 1991 already? Yes, on this 28th anniversary of Al Gore popularising the phrase "information superhighway", Internet Solutions (IS) brings you an even better phrase: "the intelligent information superhighway" for a fully connected supply chain. How about that?

By Roger Hislop 13 Mar 2019

Cape Town railway station to close platforms for system upgrade
Cape Town railway station to close platforms for system upgrade

Several platforms at Cape Town railway station are expected to close from 26 January until 30 January 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2019

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2019

Transit advertising (A 'Quantum' leap into commuters)
Transit advertising (A 'Quantum' leap into commuters)

Almost 70% of working-class citizens use minibus taxis also known as 'Quantum' to get to work and back. It is believed to be a powerful brand carrier as it holds the highest brand recall when fully wrapped in a vinyl that provides 100% brand exclusivity...

By Omphemetse Mokwena 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019

Using Air France-KLM (AFKLM) and its performance, as a global airline, as a benchmark against which we measure consumer and business trends...

By Wouter Vermeulen 15 Jan 2019

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