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Microsoft to train 20,000 young South Africans in software development
Microsoft to train 20,000 young South Africans in software developmentArticle

Microsoft SA has announced a partnership with the Public Service Sector Education, Training Authority (PSETA), and Afrika Tikkun to extend its Global Skilling Initiative...

29 Apr 2021

African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU dataArticle

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

28 Apr 2021

Give your data a workout: How digital analytics can predict the unpredictable
Give your data a workout: How digital analytics can predict the unpredictableArticle

Here's how to win in critical moments of truth and better predict the future by improving the clarity, transparency and excellence of your digital performance...

Kent Diepraam and Sagar Ramsinghani, Issued by Kantar 22 Apr 2021

Data & creativity: How opposites attract in a connected world
Data & creativity: How opposites attract in a connected worldArticle

Irrespective of the industry you're in - be it marketing, finance or healthcare - data is pretty important these days...

Shaune Jordaan 30 Mar 2021

Diversity matters because diversity wins
Diversity matters because diversity winsArticle

Africa, like everywhere in the world, has been coping with Covid-19, which has disproportionately impacted women. The pandemic is a watershed moment for gender equality...

Ann Cairns 11 Mar 2021

AI predicted to futureproof the influencer industry
AI predicted to futureproof the influencer industryArticle

We're now living in a world dominated by technology and digitisation. Whatever the business or industry may be, technology is sure to be at the heart of it...

Amelia Neate 26 Feb 2021

How advanced supply chain technology can help streamline Covid-19 vaccine rollout
How advanced supply chain technology can help streamline Covid-19 vaccine rolloutArticle

While the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has signified the first signs of light at the end of the tunnel, the reality is that this public health crisis is still far from over...

Chris Sullivan 18 Feb 2021

Stir merges with HaveYouHeard
Stir merges with HaveYouHeardArticle

Stir, a full service digital offering that was started on the back of the R1,000 Challenge on 702 and CapeTalk in 2012 has merged with HaveYouHeard, a communications agency immersed in culture...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Feb 2021

Google Analytics is dead, long live Google Analytics 4!
Google Analytics is dead, long live Google Analytics 4!Article

The arrival of Google Analytics 4 - initially called App + Web - marks a turning point in data-driven marketing...

Issued by Jellyfish South Africa 15 Feb 2021

Africa's newest credible international arbitration centre: South Africa
Africa's newest credible international arbitration centre: South AfricaArticle

Few businesses in Africa appear to be taking advantage of the fact that, for arbitrations that involve African parties, there is no longer a good reason not to consider running those cases from arbitration centres on the African continent...

11 Feb 2021

Connected, automated temperature monitoring - a proactive approach for an unbroken cold chain
Connected, automated temperature monitoring - a proactive approach for an unbroken cold chainArticle

Smart connected and automated temperature monitoring at every point of the cold chain will help logistics companies proactively ensure their cold chain is never broken and their goods arrive in prime condition for use and sale...

Eckart Zollner 21 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds
#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holdsArticle

When reflecting on the fourth industrial revolution, a number of things immediately spring to mind - for example, IoT, AI, and robots. Regrettably, little attention is given to individual employees and workers in this emerging industrial world, unless one is discussing the concerns related to potential job losses...

Lyndy van den Barselaar 14 Jan 2021

Ian Sibiya, King Price
#BizTrends2021: What's driving short-term insurance in 2021?Article

Twenty-twenty came in like a wrecking ball. In February, we were still planning our Easter long weekends. Barely a month later, we were in hard lockdown...

Ian Sibiya 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021
#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021Article

A high-level look at how innovation and agility could reshape one of SA's juggernaut industries...

Matthew Leighton 5 Jan 2021

Sizwe Dlamini
How is your brand story evolving in the digital realm?Article

For many years, companies have been collecting data for digital marketing. However, as digital technology evolves and grows at a colossal rate, data analytics too have had to adjust to innovate the brand marketing approach that is being embraced...

Sizwe Dlamini 23 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ball
#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ballArticle

The South African hospitality industry was well on its way to break records in 2020 until Covid-19 became our reality. Derek Martin, founder and CEO of TrevPAR World looks at how Covid-19 impacted the industry and what is needed for recovery...

Derek Martin 21 Dec 2020

5 reasons why AI is the future of finance
5 reasons why AI is the future of financeArticle

The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has expanded beyond the traditional gatekeeper to financial resources, chief accounting officer and head recordkeeper...

Gerhard Hartman 18 Dec 2020

Rethinking leadership for the digital era
Rethinking leadership for the digital eraArticle

Digitisation, most of all, means acceleration. This has numerous implications for leadership in the digital age. Simply making decisions faster to keep up with the rapid pace of business life and innovation will not be enough...

Amir Sohrabi 9 Dec 2020

IBM announces support of Digital4Agriculture Initiative
IBM announces support of Digital4Agriculture InitiativeArticle

The Digital4Agriculture Initiative aims to foster African startups in the agricultural sector and strengthen the long-term living conditions of local small farmers by increasing productivity and quality...

8 Dec 2020

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation showcases the impact of partnerships in creating social change
Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation showcases the impact of partnerships in creating social changeArticle

For any development endeavour, there is always a need for accountability, and, in most cases, this comes in form of an answer to the question, "Did this make a difference?" For Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, the answer to that question is held in its 15-year Impact Report, which was launched during a reflective and insightful webinar discussion on 22 October titled 'Impact through Partnership'...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 3 Nov 2020

Mxolisi Mgojo, chief executive officer, Exxaro Resources
Collaboration and cooperation for a safe mining industryArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenge that no one could have anticipated. It has had a wide-reaching impact on all industries across the globe, and the South African mining sector is no exception...

Mxolisi Mgojo 27 Oct 2020

Post-Covid-19 business success is not about navigating the new normal
Post-Covid-19 business success is not about navigating the new normalArticle

Apart from the obvious impact of months of lockdown on business turnover and profitability, one of the biggest challenges that faced organisations during the first few months of Covid-19 was a complete lack of data...

Dr Yudhvir Seetharam 26 Oct 2020

Boris Dzhingarov
How South African SMEs can rally for a strong 2021Article

Life has never been easy for small business owners. Even in a 'normal' year, keeping your own company afloat is rife with challenges, but 2020 upped the ante significantly...

Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Oct 2020

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Technology improves Good Pharmacy PracticeArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of a well-functioning pharmaceutical services sector, especially in developing societies such as South Africa...

14 Oct 2020

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What Covid-19 taught us about going back to basics with customer communicationArticle

Brent Haumann, managing director, Striata Africa, discusses what separated the great communicators from the average and poor ones...

Brent Haumann 7 Oct 2020

POPIA in the age of AI
POPIA in the age of AIArticle

The artificial intelligence (AI) market is predicted to reach revenues of $156 billion by the end of 2020...

28 Sep 2020

Location intelligence can help retailers thrive in an uncertain world
Location intelligence can help retailers thrive in an uncertain worldArticle

One thing the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us is that relying solely on insight driven by historical behaviour is no longer viable...

Gary Allemann 3 Sep 2020

7 trends accountants are embracing
7 trends accountants are embracingArticle

Accountants are reinventing themselves. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this process of renewal, convincing even the most traditional-style accountants that the time to adapt is now

1 Sep 2020

Find out how you stack up against your competition using data, not just intuition
Find out how you stack up against your competition using data, not just intuitionArticle

It's more important than ever for marketers to understand how fluctuations and shifts in consumer behaviour affect one's brand position in the digital marketplace...

Issued by Jellyfish South Africa 31 Aug 2020

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Building relationships with your audience is the best marketing strategyArticle

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana discusses how you can use a marketing strategy to build relationships with your audience...

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 26 Aug 2020

Ascending the corporate ladder: Why women should embrace their unique traits
Ascending the corporate ladder: Why women should embrace their unique traitsArticle

Despite many studies indicating that gender diversity contributes significant advantages, the percentage of women in senior leadership positions is declining, notes Yael Geffen, CEO of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty...

21 Aug 2020

Big data and its big potential in Africa
Big data and its big potential in AfricaArticle

Data, on its own, is quite inconsequential - a small moving part in a bigger operation. Only when it is made valuable and accessible can companies explore its true potential...

James Bayhack 19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: One Custom's Lisa Hoflinger on her passion for data and what it says about customers
#WomensMonth: One Custom's Lisa Hoflinger on her passion for data and what it says about customersArticle

Co-founder and data and customer insights lead at One Custom, Lisa Hoflinger tells us about her passion for data analysis, her journey in the data/tech space as a woman and shares her personal tips on getting to the top in the marketing industry...

Juanita Pienaar 12 Aug 2020

The Covid-19 chatbot that saved lives
The Covid-19 chatbot that saved livesArticle

In the days following South Africa's first case of Covid-19, Praekelt.org was busy using WhatsApp for good, building the Covid-19 chatbot using their social impact product Turn...

Issued by Praekelt 3 Aug 2020

How edtech will prepare students for a competitive, globalised world
How edtech will prepare students for a competitive, globalised worldArticle

Along with so many elements of life today, the coronavirus pandemic is dramatically altering the global education landscape. As lockdown restrictions are eased, the use of online learning portals and virtual classrooms will continue to play a critical role in education at every level - and will arguably become a core component of global education in the very near future...

Robert Speed 28 Jul 2020

Warc releases the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report
Warc releases the 2020 Effective Social Strategy ReportArticle

Warc has now released the 2020 Effective Social Strategy Report, featuring insights and themes from the global Warc Awards, highlighting key social trends for effective marketing...

21 Jul 2020

Is South Africa ready for 5G?
Is South Africa ready for 5G?Article

The recent announcement by local telecommunications companies that it has launched 5G in South Africa has more meaning to economic observers, politicians and policy decision makers than to the man on the street.

Victor Stephanopoli 20 Jul 2020

Why brands need high-quality broadcast ad monitoring in 2020 and beyond
Why brands need high-quality broadcast ad monitoring in 2020 and beyondArticle

Meltwater will now provide print and broadcast content, monitoring and tracking to the African market. This now allows Meltwater to provide a complete 360° solution that covers 1,150 print and 70 broadcast sources in Southern Africa...

Issued by Meltwater 15 Jul 2020

Business use cases are determined by data
Business use cases are determined by dataArticle

Without a robust data architecture, business data will amount to nothing but business "white noise"...

14 Jul 2020

Covid-19 exposes lack of a digital roadmap
Covid-19 exposes lack of a digital roadmapArticle

Senior representatives from Dell Technologies and Pirelli agree that the acceleration of digital transformation is necessary to prepare for future disruptions...

7 Jul 2020

SA enterprises adopt digital workforces
SA enterprises adopt digital workforcesArticle

According to a survey, 93% of South African business decision-makers see automation as the key to driving a digital transformation...

29 Jun 2020

Steroid shows promise in treating serious Covid-19 cases
Steroid shows promise in treating serious Covid-19 casesArticle

A readily available steroid could be the breakthrough needed in treating seriously ill Covid-19 patients...

17 Jun 2020

#IABInsightSeries: Building the basics in digital video and audio
#IABInsightSeries: Building the basics in digital video and audioArticle

The IAB SA's most recent IAB Insights online webinar took place yesterday, 11 June on Zoom, looking at building the basics in digital video and audio and enabling engagement and conversion in the digital economy...

Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2020

The future of mechanics in an electric car world
The future of mechanics in an electric car worldArticle

Will there still be a future for mechanics as the electric car movement gains ground?

10 Jun 2020

SACO to hold Zoom meeting on its Covid-19 impact study on creative industries
SACO to hold Zoom meeting on its Covid-19 impact study on creative industriesArticle

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) will be holding a Zoom meeting on Thursday, 11 June 2020 at 10am, in which it will discuss the study it conducted on Covid-19's impact on businesses and freelancers in the cultural and creative industries...

10 Jun 2020

New South African app shares info on the safest times to shop
New South African app shares info on the safest times to shopArticle

Lightstone and Tracker have collaborated on a new app that provides consumers with up-to-date information on vehicle attendance at shopping destinations they choose to visit...

27 May 2020

Carla Collett
Big data and the South African financial services sectorArticle

Changes in the way customers expect to engage with the financial services sector and increasing pressure from regulators is compelling financial services companies to come up with innovative ways to manage their data...

Carla Collett 15 May 2020

Managed services for mobile operators during a pandemic
Managed services for mobile operators during a pandemicArticle

Artificial intelligence and automation provide the performance, flexibility, and scale to pave the way for new levels of connectivity...

Sunaina Davet 11 May 2020

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A Game of HomesArticle

So, here's the thing. The last time the world was united in a single cause to this extent was World War 2. This time around, however, it is not a battle against an ideology but one that is in opposition to one of the oldest frenemies of man: the virus...

Edward Herridge 8 May 2020

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