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#Newsmaker: Dan Herman, Joe Public United's new chief digital officer
#Newsmaker: Dan Herman, Joe Public United's new chief digital officerArticle

Dan Herman has been appointed as chief digital officer at Joe Public United. He joined earlier this month from Wunderman Thompson, where he was head of Customer Experience...

Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

5 key considerations for boards of directors during the Covid-19 pandemic
5 key considerations for boards of directors during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

While some sectors have witnessed more significant impact from the Covid-19 pandemic than others, there are common considerations that all boards of directors' must-have during these times...

Issued by Orbeen 2 days ago

Part 2: Transformation in action a dentsu story
Part 2: Transformation in action a dentsu storyArticle

Following on from Part 1 in the transformation in action series, where we highlighted how dentsu invests in the future talent through our internship and bursary programmes...

Issued by Dentsu 2 days ago

AlphaCode awards R2m to fintech startups
AlphaCode awards R2m to fintech startupsArticle

South Africa's best up and coming fintech startups sweated it out at a virtual demo day when they had just five minutes each to convince a panel of judges that they should be part of the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme...

2 days ago

Dis-chem prepped for vaccination roll-out with 32 sites secured
Dis-chem prepped for vaccination roll-out with 32 sites securedArticle

Dis-Chem Pharmacies has confirmed its readiness for Covid-19 vaccination roll-out...

2 days ago

Incubeta expands offering with launch of Dubai and Mexico offices
Incubeta expands offering with launch of Dubai and Mexico officesArticle

Digital marketing group, Incubeta has announced its expansion into Latin America (LATAM), and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with the opening of two new offices in Dubai and Mexico City, Mexico...

Issued by Incubeta 2 days ago

Borderless Access strengthens healthcare, consumer insights and analytics businesses with new appointments
Borderless Access strengthens healthcare, consumer insights and analytics businesses with new appointmentsArticle

Borderless Access, the digital market research company, has announced three new appointments - Nick Love as principal consultant - BA Health for Europe; Niraj Morey as AVP - client development for Middle East Region; and Donna-lee Ginsberg as senior account manager for the US...

Issued by Borderless Access 2 days ago

Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading roots
Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading rootsArticle

The inability to curb road accidents in Ghana is tied to colonial and neocolonial legacies...

Festival Godwin Boateng 2 days ago

Clubhouse gets thumbs-up on Android, but thumbs-down on social media [Analysis]
Clubhouse gets thumbs-up on Android, but thumbs-down on social media [Analysis]Article

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, new social media platforms, such as Clubhouse, have been welcomed with open arms by online users, in a search for new and meaningful ways to connect differently to usual social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook...

Issued by Meltwater 2 days ago

Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switch
Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switchArticle

As emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles...

Megan Rowling 2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

Ndagi Job Goshi, Liferay Africa
6 tips to improve retail loyalty and decrease competitionArticle

In the age of digital transformation, it is critical to guide your target audience through the customer journey from interest to purchase...

Ndagi Job Goshi 2 days ago

The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. Reuters/Thomas White//File Photo
South African regulator seeking legal advice on WhatsApp's new privacy policyArticle

South Africa's information regulator said it was seeking legal advice to get messaging platform WhatsApp to revise its privacy policy in the country to align with standards used in the European Union (EU)...

Nqobile Dludla 3 days ago

A new tiered approach is needed to secure data collected from IoT devices
A new tiered approach is needed to secure data collected from IoT devicesArticle

In order to deliver business benefits, data must be transferred to a storage repository quickly to be analysed...

Hayden Sadler 3 days 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 3 days ago

Protesters gather in Cambridge to demand that AstraZeneca shares blueprints for its Covid-19 vaccine. Luciana Guerra/PA Images via Getty Images
Trips waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of Covid-19 vaccine equityArticle

In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement ...

Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer & Sophie Harman 3 days ago

Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?
Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?Article

There are those that are largely adhering to Covid-19 preventative measures, and those that show only limited adherence to the recommended guidelines. It is this latter group that should be of concern as they are potentially super-spreaders of Covid-19...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 days ago

TikTok celebrates #AfricaDay with #IamAfrican campaign ft. Cassper Nyovest, Lady Zamar and more
TikTok celebrates #AfricaDay with #IamAfrican campaign ft. Cassper Nyovest, Lady Zamar and moreArticle

TikTok and the African Union have partnered to place the spotlight on African content through a month-long campaign dubbed #IamAfrican in celebration of Africa Day on 25 May. The campaign calls on users to share their views on what makes them proudly African across various categories, including music.

3 days 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 3 days ago

BETI's April figures show rapid economic recovery, but not real growth
BETI's April figures show rapid economic recovery, but not real growthArticle

The BankservAfrica Economic Transactions Index (BETI) recorded the highest and fastest growth on record in April 2021 owing to the low base in April 2020 and the current high commodity prices...

3 days ago

The separation of powers is critical for good governance. Yellow Dog Productions/The Image Bank
South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of lawArticle

South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary...

Mark Deng 3 days ago

Media monitoring: here's why you need the human touch
Media monitoring: here's why you need the human touchArticle

'Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches'...

Joe Hamman 3 days ago

iSchoolAfrica's digital learning initiative changes the lives of 100,000 learners
iSchoolAfrica's digital learning initiative changes the lives of 100,000 learnersArticle

With its focus on opening the potential of the online world and enabling a digital future for under-resourced communities...

12 May 2021

ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recovery
ACI World shows economic fundamentals are a benchmark for recoveryArticle

Airports Council International World has published its 2021 Economics Report and Industry Key Performance Indicators which explore the fundamentals of the industry as airports plan their long term recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

12 May 2021

Meltwater now listed and trading on Euronext Growth
Meltwater now listed and trading on Euronext GrowthArticle

Meltwater, a leading global provider of media intelligence and social analytics Software-as-a-Service solutions, has been admitted to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo (ticker code: MWTR)...

Issued by Meltwater 12 May 2021

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Online retail in SA soars to R30bn, comprising 2.8% of total retailArticle

Total growth for online retail in SA rose to 66% in 2020, exceeding the 25% growth predicted three years ago, and bringing the total of online retail in SA to R30,2bn...

12 May 2021

When your dream job is a nightmare
When your dream job is a nightmareArticle

What happens when you land your dream job but it turns out to be anything but?

Lisa Cohen and Sandra E. Spataro 12 May 2021

Beyond data in Kenya: How the right SaaS company can help your business
Beyond data in Kenya: How the right SaaS company can help your businessArticle

With more than 22 million internet users and over 11 million social media users in Kenya, access to digital data is on the rise in the country that continues to be a technological hub on the African continent...

Siphesihle Hlela 12 May 2021

Ross Sibbald, commercialdirector, Africa, Striata
Bridging the insurance relationship gap with digital customer communicationArticle

Traditional insurers have never faced as much competition for their customers' attention as they do now. A whole litany of tech-centric startups are coming for their lunch...

Ross Sibbald 12 May 2021

Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks
Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risksArticle

You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

12 May 2021

Nine in 10 farmers still struggling with lockdown
Nine in 10 farmers still struggling with lockdownArticle

An online emerging farmers' summit has revealed that, despite overall favourable agricultural and weather conditions, including good rainfall, 87% of small growers in South Africa have not managed to recover from last year's hard lockdown...

12 May 2021

The move towards an open process for appointing judges is unprecedented in Lesotho. shutterstock
Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reformsArticle

Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

Hoolo 'Nyane 12 May 2021

What brands should know about image and video SEO
What brands should know about image and video SEOArticle

For brands to achieve maximum online visibility of their products and services, they need to optimise their website and refine and implement an effective SEO strategy for their visual content...

11 May 2021

The value of digital transformation for SMEs
The value of digital transformation for SMEsArticle

Digital transformation refers to the overall change of organisational activities aimed at leveraging opportunities created by digital technologies and data. This requires companies to profoundly transform their business models, infrastructure, processes and culture...

11 May 2021

A worker inspects cars at Nissan's manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, outside Pretoria, file. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko
SA's manufacturing output up 4,6% in MarchArticle

South Africa's manufacturing production increased by 4,6% in March 2021 compared with March 2020, according to data from Stats SA...

11 May 2021

A new business offering for a new business worldArticle

As the coronavirus pandemic has changed the world around us, organisations have had to adapt to a new, remote way of working, and in response, many have shifted to focus on cloud-first strategies. To streamline this transition, ESET has launched ESET PROTECT, to assist businesses in gaining centralised visibility, management and insights across the security of their endpoints. The ESET PROTECT platform is available either in the cloud to accommodate businesses looking for affordable and easy deployment, or on-premises for increased control.

Issued by ESET 11 May 2021

Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID-19Article

As screen time has increased during the pandemic, so has the risk of cyberbullying. What can you do to help protect your children from online bullying and harassment?

Issued by ESET 11 May 2021

Are you prepared to prevent data loss?Article

Losing valuable data is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone - digitally, at least. Imagine losing critical data that you need to deliver a time-sensitive project with a deadline looming, like a school assignment - or documents needed when you're applying for a grant, or even a freelance job you've taken on.

Issued by ESET 11 May 2021

Fantastic passwords and where your children can find themArticle

How wizards and superheroes can help your kids stay safe from cyber-villains and other parenting hacks to encourage your children to use secure passwords.

Issued by ESET 11 May 2021

A street money changer counts South African rands in Harare, Zimbabwe, file. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
South Africa's rand retreats from 16-month high against dollarArticle

The rand weakened in early trade on Tuesday, breaking back above 14.000 against the US dollar, in cautious trade ahead of local manufacturing data and US inflation figures...

Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo 11 May 2021

New discovery lands NWU researcher a spot in top science publication
New discovery lands NWU researcher a spot in top science publicationArticle

When magnetic fields and long strokes of hot gas known as jets interact, the jets become bent. This is an important discovery and, for his contribution to it, Professor James O Chibueze has earned a space in the prestigious research publication, Nature...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 11 May 2021

Ethics and flexible working
Ethics and flexible workingArticle

According to a 2021 World Economic forum survey (Buchholz, 2021), 65% of previously office-based employees wish to continue with remote working, post-pandemic. If we survey employers, 24% responded that they wanted employees back in the physical workplace (Smith, 2021).

Beverley Bartlett, Issued by Milpark Education 11 May 2021

People hold Hamas flags as Palestinians gather after performing the last Friday of Ramadan to protest over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. Reuters/Ammar Awad
Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian postsArticle

Instagram and Twitter have blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem...

Maya Gebeily 11 May 2021

Managing customer experience will be vital in holding on to SA's top BPO ranking
Managing customer experience will be vital in holding on to SA's top BPO rankingArticle

Robust, effective voice of the customer programmes will help differentiate SA as the best contact centre destination...

Issued by Smoke Customer Intelligence 11 May 2021

Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the country. PixelCatchers via GettyImages
Our research shows gaps in South Africa's diabetes management programmeArticle

Diabetes is currently the ninth most common cause of death in the world...

Patrick Ngassa Piotie, Elizabeth M Webb & Paul Rheeder 11 May 2021

The problem with the generation gap? Marketers keep falling into it
The problem with the generation gap? Marketers keep falling into itArticle

Google the phrase "generation gap" and you'll be rewarded with over 16.5 million results to sift through. Even Bing will find more than 6.7 million hits for you. And Yahoo will reveal just under 7 million...

Stuart Walsh 10 May 2021

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