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Work on digital migration project underway
Work on digital migration project underwayArticle

The work of switching off analogue transmitters as part of the government's digital migration project is ongoing...

1 day ago

8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategies
8 post-Covid grocery retail survival strategiesArticle

What can grocery retailers do to ensure that they retain their current customers and attract more customers to their stores once the Covid-19 pandemic has ended?

Semona Pillay 1 day ago

Understanding a digital marketing audit, step-by-step: part 3
Understanding a digital marketing audit, step-by-step: part 3Article

Many brands, digital or otherwise believe that digital marketing audits only comprise of a few key verticals, this is not the case, while these are included - they're not exclusively the focus of the audit...

Issued by UpBeet Digital 2 days ago

Herman de Kock, executive head of sales, Nedbank Business Banking
Key growth opportunities in a struggling South African economyArticle

It is over a year since Covid-19 made its formal entrance into the global economy, and with second and third waves taking root across the world, business owners are rightfully asking where growth will come from in 2021...

Herman de Kock 10 May 2021

Can SA telcos win the financial services race?
Can SA telcos win the financial services race?Article

The high levels of unhappiness among telco customers could throw a major spanner in the works of their foray into financial services...

Diana Miguel 7 May 2021

Jobs Connect - expanded workforce development programme - launches in CT
Jobs Connect - expanded workforce development programme - launches in CTArticle

The City of Cape Town yesterday launched the Jobs Connect Workforce Development Programme - a work placement initiative that aims to create job opportunities for Cape Town residents...

29 Apr 2021

The benefits of a digital marketing audit (part 2 of 5)
The benefits of a digital marketing audit (part 2 of 5)Article

Part two of our understanding of digital auditing: the team!...

Issued by UpBeet Digital 20 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, ZutariArticle

In October 2019, the owners of Aurecon Africa decided to demerge from the global Aurecon business and set course for a purely African business focus...

Sindy Peters 14 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories
#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand storiesArticle

Just Exists was formed to showcase local talents and bridge the gap between disenfranchised youth creatives and corporates, making a tangible impact in their potential career paths and creating memorable work in the process...

Jessica Tennant 9 Apr 2021

Justice Tootla appointed new MD of Averda
Justice Tootla appointed new MD of AverdaArticle

Effective 1 March 2021, Justice Tootla is the new managing director of Averda. With over 20 years' experience within various industries...

25 Mar 2021

Best and worst network providers in SA revealed
Best and worst network providers in SA revealedArticle

The Telco Sentiment Index reveals that some telcos received significantly more negativity than others in 2020 while customer service is an industry-wide issue...

24 Mar 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro's high youth unemployment
Nelson Mandela Bay advertising agency ups the ante, takes aim at metro's high youth unemploymentArticle

Boomtown has taken aim at the city's high youth unemployment rates by more than doubling the intake for its graduate internship programme, Bayeza...

Issued by Boomtown 23 Mar 2021

Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia. Gavi/2018/Guido Dingemans
Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here's howArticle

There's hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against Covid-19 in the coming months...

Cyrus Sinai & Rob Fetter 23 Mar 2021

SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growth
SA's CEOs optimistic about global economic growthArticle

One year after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of global business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021...

17 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Lil-Lets is tops - period
#OrchidsandOnions: Lil-Lets is tops - periodArticle

Talk spot: Safe space to discuss women's reproductive health; Onion to Telkom for wasting an opportunity by not communicating...

Brendan Seery 16 Mar 2021

DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge
DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation ChallengeArticle

Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

15 Mar 2021

Telkom appoints Levergy as new sponsorship agency
Telkom appoints Levergy as new sponsorship agencyArticle

Levergy, part of the global M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment network, has welcomed leading telecommunications business Telkom to its growing list of clients...

Issued by Levergy 5 Mar 2021

Kantar's CX+ 2020: Reboot your CX understanding to supercharge TMT growth
Kantar's CX+ 2020: Reboot your CX understanding to supercharge TMT growthArticle

As people have adapted to living more of their lives from home due to the pandemic, how people experience your tech, media or telecommunications (TMT) brand converts the crisis into an opportunity - if you're ready for it...

Mark Molenaar, Issued by Kantar 4 Mar 2021

Drawing the battle lines for the future of ICT: Telco vs TechCo
Drawing the battle lines for the future of ICT: Telco vs TechCoArticle

In order to survive the disruption driving change across sectors, the telecommunications industry has to take account of changing technologies and the challenges these changes bring...

Sudipto Moitra 1 Mar 2021

Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021
Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021Article

Three topics will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in South Africa in 2021...

25 Feb 2021

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona
Mixed responses from agri industry following SonaArticle

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive and negative remarks following the speech on 11 February. Many organisations lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa for highlighting the importance of agriculture in driving economic growth and job creation.

Ursula Human 19 Feb 2021

Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?
Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?Article

Despite President Ramaphosa's optimistic analogies of fynbos re-emerging after fire, 2021's State of the Nation Address made it clear that South Africa...

Tony Clarke 16 Feb 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#SONA2021: Ramaphosa outlines 4 key prioritiesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2021 State of the Nation Address (Sona) laid out the top four priorities for the future of the country...

12 Feb 2021

How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in Africa
How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in AfricaArticle

The spread of Covid-19 in many African countries has been more contained and the death toll slightly reduced than some had expected in 2020. Experts have predicted that the economic fallout of the pandemic for Africans will be different...

Tolu Oyekan 12 Feb 2021

Havas strengthens digital offering with new head of digital
Havas strengthens digital offering with new head of digitalArticle

Havas is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Jayes as its head of digital. He takes the reins to build on the agency group's existing digital offering, housed under the Havas Boondoggle division...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 9 Feb 2021

Lesser known property sub-sectors offer hope for battle-scarred investors
Lesser known property sub-sectors offer hope for battle-scarred investorsArticle

Despite the patchy property performance last year, there are still pockets of excellence for the smart investor...

Gary Palmer 8 Feb 2021

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 1
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 1Article

Dealmaking activity in sub-Saharan Africa dropped in the second half of 2020, when compared to that of H2 2019. As Africa gears up for post-pandemic recovery, the opportunities presented by free trade across the continent, among others, will be key factors in attracting valuable M&A activity to the region...

Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 8 Feb 2021

Impact of Covid-19 on the real estate sector
Impact of Covid-19 on the real estate sectorArticle

The challenge for investors today is identifying those real estate sectors that are thriving in the current market environment and those...

Sherry Rexroad 29 Jan 2021

Brands that harnessed the power of purpose in 2020
Brands that harnessed the power of purpose in 2020Article

It's no secret that 2020 was one of the most challenging years in modern history. According to the Global Web Index' Connecting the Dots 2021 Report, the Covid-19 pandemic was a baptism by fire for many brands...

Angela Northover 22 Jan 2021

Vodacom zero-rates its GBV awareness app
Vodacom zero-rates its GBV awareness appArticle

The zero-rate ensures that Vodacom users will not incur any data costs when downloading the app or accessing many of the referral links to GBV support services found in the app...

21 Jan 2021

How to deepen customer connection using data
How to deepen customer connection using dataArticle

Companies have seen the surge in data, especially since Covid-19 with demand for tools like Zoom and Teams. Data is the new currency and mobile engagement gets you more wallet share...

Valde Ferradaz 20 Jan 2021

ABT Telecoms slams R265m tender report by City Press
ABT Telecoms slams R265m tender report by City PressArticle

ABT Telecoms has issued a statement in response to a City Press article with the headline 'Premier's office probes R265m telecoms tender'...

19 Jan 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa promotes innovation to rebuild economyArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa advocates innovative interventions to rebuild the country's Covid-battered economy in his first weekly newsletter of 2021...

19 Jan 2021

McCann1886 enters 2021 with new accounts
McCann1886 enters 2021 with new accountsArticle

McCann1886 was awarded several accounts in the last few weeks of 2020 and begins the new year on a high...

Issued by Nahana Communications Group 14 Jan 2021

What you should know about the amended South African Exchange Control Rules
What you should know about the amended South African Exchange Control RulesArticle

On 4 January 2021, the South African Reserve Bank released Exchange Control Circular No. 1/2021 which provides for the long-awaited relaxation of the South African exchange control rules relating to "loop" structures and investments...

Cor Kraamwinkel, Keith Veitch and Sean Franken 13 Jan 2021

MTN rewards users with 1GB of data for downloading Covid-19 Alert app
MTN rewards users with 1GB of data for downloading Covid-19 Alert appArticle

MTN recently announced that it is rewarding its users that download the Covid-19 Alert South Africa app with 1GB of data...

12 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital payments
#BizTrends2021: Acceleration of digital paymentsArticle

2020 blurred conventional lines of e-commerce, with sectors that historically had low digital payment penetration experiencing higher demand, as more people shopped online...

Jonathan Smit 12 Jan 2021

Telkom withdraws part of spectrum court application against ICASA
Telkom withdraws part of spectrum court application against ICASAArticle

Telkom has withdrawn Part A of its court application against the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). This was announced recently in a statement by the regulatory body...

11 Jan 2021

Covid-19 conspiracy theorists burn and destroy 5G towers in KZN
Covid-19 conspiracy theorists burn and destroy 5G towers in KZNArticle

Three 5G telecommunication towers belonging to Vodacom and MTN in KwaZulu-Natal have been burnt and essentially destroyed by conspiracy theorists believing the emergence of the new generation of technology to be linked with Covid-19...

8 Jan 2021

Dr Tijsbert Creemers-Chaturvedi, managing director and partner, Boston Consulting Group
Retail banks need to beef up their offering or risk losing 15-25% of their revenueArticle

Regulatory changes, rising customer expectations, new competition, and technological advancements are weakening the daily interactions that cement the relationship between banks and their clients...

Tijsbert Creemers-Chaturvedi 5 Jan 2021

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The revolution will be digitised and automated
#BizTrends2021: The revolution will be digitised and automatedArticle

Due to the cumulative economic effects of the last few years, our clients' businesses are facing significant economic pressure, which, as we all know, has been drastically accelerated and compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Joey Khuvutlu 29 Dec 2020

Real tangible investments that can impact SA's economy
Real tangible investments that can impact SA's economyArticle

Renier de Wit of Gaia and Gaia Venture Capital Ltd discusses the ins and outs of the fund's investment approach, its underlying assets, and the importance of this tax-deductive dispensation...

21 Dec 2020

A trust-defined customer experience journey will dominate 2021
A trust-defined customer experience journey will dominate 2021Article

Gaining brand trust has taken on a much deeper meaning since the Covid-19 pandemic ordeal when consumers experienced first hand which companies could provide evidence of their legitimate concern for customers...

Reynhardt Uys 14 Dec 2020

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