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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital paymentsArticle

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

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

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni
Mboweni looks at Africa's post-Covid economic bounce backArticle

The global economy has been gravely affected by the Covid19 pandemic. However, 2021 looks promising and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicates growth of around 6% this year...

28 Apr 2021

IAB SA launches PoPIA compliance best practice handbook
IAB SA launches PoPIA compliance best practice handbookArticle

The IAB South Africa is excited to launch A Practical Guide to Data Protection for the Advertising Industry in South Africa...

Issued by IAB South Africa 23 Apr 2021

The 8 most in-demand IT jobs in South Africa right now
The 8 most in-demand IT jobs in South Africa right nowArticle

Xpatweb has released its 2020/21 Critical Skills Survey Report, which details the eight most sought-after jobs in the IT sector right now...

19 Apr 2021

13th annual Bookmark Awards - announcement of the 2021 jury chairs and jury panels
13th annual Bookmark Awards - announcement of the 2021 jury chairs and jury panelsArticle

In the run up to the 13th annual Bookmarks Awards, the IAB SA has announced the 2021 jury panels and their respective chairs...

Issued by IAB South Africa 13 Apr 2021

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion
Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusionArticle

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 7 Apr 2021

Unleashing the power of the collective: Relay effort needed to solve youth unemployment
Unleashing the power of the collective: Relay effort needed to solve youth unemploymentArticle

The pandemic has picked an existing wound in our country's socio-economic skin. Stats SA recently reported that the youth unemployment rate in the country had increased...

Nkosinathi Mahlangu 7 Apr 2021

IAB SA Future of Measurement committee
IAB SA Future of Measurement committeeArticle

In August 2020, the IAB South Africa launched the Future of Measurement committee with the aim of better understanding the current and anticipated future needs of the industry...

Issued by IAB South Africa 31 Mar 2021

How Africa can participate in the global conversation on AI ethics
How Africa can participate in the global conversation on AI ethicsArticle

Without sufficient skin in the game, Africa may end up being technologically colonised by big tech. Here's why Africa needs to get in on the conversation...

Musa Kalenga & Samuel Segun 31 Mar 2021

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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sectorArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

Why your brand needs a P2P marketing strategy
Why your brand needs a P2P marketing strategyArticle

In a digitally connected world, positive customer opinions and recommendations can tilt scales in the favour of a particular project, product or service...

Heath Muchena 29 Mar 2021

Exclusive digital experiences featuring local musician Jeremy Loops - a priceless moment hosted by Mastercard
Exclusive digital experiences featuring local musician Jeremy Loops - a priceless moment hosted by MastercardArticle

Mastercard will launch a new Priceless digital experience with a video featuring recording artist Jeremy Loops performing his hit song "Down South" on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 26 Mar 2021

The cookie-pocalypse: Viewing the glass half full
The cookie-pocalypse: Viewing the glass half fullArticle

Almost every company use cookies in their digital marketing. But with third-party cookies set to crumble over the coming months...

Ryan Sauer & Kirsten Foster 24 Mar 2021

PayFast records 412% growth in QR code payments
PayFast records 412% growth in QR code paymentsArticle

One year since the country entered level five of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown on 26 March, digital payments have become the norm for convenient and safe transactions...

17 Mar 2021

Dentsu Africa launches the wisdom series: e-commerce like never before
Dentsu Africa launches the wisdom series: e-commerce like never beforeArticle

Harnessing the talent of African experts across owned markets, capturing their perspectives and vast category knowledge, accompanied by the voices and opinions of external authorities, clients, authors, and academics...

Issued by Dentsu 12 Mar 2021

Remote working and digital-first emerge as key influences in the IAB SA Digital Skills Gap Report
Remote working and digital-first emerge as key influences in the IAB SA Digital Skills Gap ReportArticle

The IAB SA has published The 2021 Digital Skills Gap Report - an industry-wide survey that highlights the key challenges faced by brands, agencies and publishers...

Issued by IAB South Africa 11 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

Domestic payment scheme a potential game-changer, with the right tech embedded
Domestic payment scheme a potential game-changer, with the right tech embeddedArticle

According to Murray Gardiner of Bluecode Africa, implemented correctly, a domestic payment scheme could be a game-changer for South Africa...

11 Mar 2021

IAB SA Research Council empowers the industry with data-driven insights
IAB SA Research Council empowers the industry with data-driven insightsArticle

The objective of the IAB SA/PwC Online AdSpend Report is to effectively quantify the size of internet (online and mobile) revenues in South Africa based on actual figures...

Liesl Sadie, Issued by IAB South Africa 5 Mar 2021

GirlCode partners with Deloitte for virtual career day
GirlCode partners with Deloitte for virtual career dayArticle

In celebration of this year's International Women's Day, which is themed #ChooseToChallenge, GirlCode's Virtual Career Day will be hosted on Monday, 8 March 2021...

1 Mar 2021

Blurring offline and online: Tractor Outdoor becomes first specialist OOH media owner to join IAB SA
Blurring offline and online: Tractor Outdoor becomes first specialist OOH media owner to join IAB SAArticle

Tractor Outdoor has officially joined the ranks of the Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IAB SA)...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 1 Mar 2021

Inquiry into online market dominance: Takealot, UberEats in commission's crosshairs
Inquiry into online market dominance: Takealot, UberEats in commission's crosshairsArticle

The Competition Commission has announced it will be launching an inquiry into the competitiveness of online intermediation platforms...

26 Feb 2021

Debunking blockchain and cryptocurrency myths
Debunking blockchain and cryptocurrency mythsArticle

One of the greater barriers to investment and adoption of cryptos and blockchain technology lies within the scepticism that surrounds it...

Sean Sanders 26 Feb 2021

Decades of disruption - technologies set to change our future
Decades of disruption - technologies set to change our futureArticle

It's safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in the disruption they've brought and the changes they've wrought...

Howard Plaatjes 19 Feb 2021

Sean Sanders, founder and CEO, Revix
Are cryptocurrencies the top-performing asset class of the decade or the world's greatest bubble?Article

In the early 1990s, when the internet was still in its infancy, there was some hesitation in adopting this new and unfamiliar technology with limited use in our personal and work lives...

Sean Sanders 11 Feb 2021

2021 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit to focus on resetting Africa
2021 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit to focus on resetting AfricaArticle

The 6th Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit is set to explore the power of the collective in resetting Africa...

8 Feb 2021

Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyond
Reimagining the Uber experience in 2021 and beyondArticle

With 2021 in full swing and the economy slowly adjusting to new realities, many businesses need to relook their offerings to suit the changing needs of their consumers and communities.

Frans Hiemstra 2 Feb 2021

Announcing new dates for the 13th annual Bookmarks 2021
Announcing new dates for the 13th annual Bookmarks 2021Article

Don't fret if you haven't yet submitted your entries - there's still time! And, there's a whole lot more to look forward to too...

Issued by IAB South Africa 1 Feb 2021

iKhokha makes business easier for SMEs
iKhokha makes business easier for SMEsArticle

After a challenging year, digital payment provider iKhokha has taken a decisive step towards making business easier for SMEs in 2021...

Issued by iKhokha 28 Jan 2021

4IR: How key industries are successfully embracing digital transformation
4IR: How key industries are successfully embracing digital transformationArticle

Across industries, we are starting to notice businesses of all sizes embrace the digital economy to create value, increase efficiency, and adapt to stay ahead of competitors...

Prenesh Padayachee 27 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 big issues demanding legal attention this year
#BizTrends2021: 3 big issues demanding legal attention this yearArticle

Three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession, are: changes to the economy and regulation prompted by Covid-19; moves by government and the private sector to stimulate economic recovery; and a greater focus on corporate responsibility and consumer protection...

Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips 19 Jan 2021

A challenging year lies ahead as digital economy evolves
A challenging year lies ahead as digital economy evolvesArticle

New banking regulations, digital consumers, the eradication of passwords, contactless technology - these are just some of the trends that will shape financial services and payments in 2021...

Gerhard Oosthuizen 14 Jan 2021

Johan Botes
#BizTrends2021: The post-pandemic workplace - a look at key trendsArticle

Putting the brakes on business travel and physical offices due to tech transformation...

Johan Botes 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

Can digital partnerships enable business development?
Can digital partnerships enable business development?Article

Gone are the days when small businesses need to sell their products to just the people who live or work in the immediate vicinity. Digital platforms and partnerships are now empowering micro-companies to extend their offerings, opening new doors for business growth and development...

Kevin South 7 Jan 2021

Soma Solutions accelerating digital solutions amidst Covid-19
Soma Solutions accelerating digital solutions amidst Covid-19Article

Soma-Solutions is leveraging the digital economy despite Covid-19 pandemic challenges, with its two new exciting digital platforms called Edu-Supply and SmartSaver...

Refilwe Rakgomo, Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 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

How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyond
How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyondArticle

We have learned this year the true meaning of digital transformation across every industry. That is, reimagining businesses to better serve customers and understand their needs, and having the agility to respond to changing circumstance...

Robin Fisher 23 Dec 2020

The mega-trend that will make or break SA education
The mega-trend that will make or break SA educationArticle

Back in 2011, the South African government published its National Development Plan (NDP), which aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030, using education as a cornerstone. If this happens, it said, the unemployment rate would drop to 6% by 2030...

Kathryn Garden 21 Dec 2020

Makerspaces: Equipping students with skills for employability in the 21st century
Makerspaces: Equipping students with skills for employability in the 21st centuryArticle

We are in the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) which is replete with major disruptions in almost every aspect of our lives and in this respect education is no exception...

Ahmed Shaikh, Issued by Regent Business School 21 Dec 2020

Johannesburg the next step for Salt Recruitment
Johannesburg the next step for Salt RecruitmentArticle

Salt, the global digital recruitment agency specialising in consulting, creative, HR, marketing, sales and technology roles is continuing to expand its offering into Johannesburg, South Africa's 'City of Gold'...

Issued by Salt Recruitment 18 Dec 2020

IAB South Africa rolls out Future of Measurement Survey
IAB South Africa rolls out Future of Measurement SurveyArticle

The Interactive Advertising Bureau of South Africa's (IAB SA) Future of Measurement Committee, which was established earlier this year, has published and shared an industry survey in order to sufficiently understand and capture the industry's needs...

Issued by IAB South Africa 11 Dec 2020

The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economies
The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economiesArticle

The digital revolution has officially engaged a higher gear, raising a great deal of curiosity and speculation on technological innovation, adoption, AI and the future of the digital economy...

Tau Mashigo 4 Dec 2020

Digital company acquisitions to face closer scrutiny by competition authorities
Digital company acquisitions to face closer scrutiny by competition authoritiesArticle

The Competition Commissioner during the Commission's Annual Conference (in November 2020), noted that the Commission will take a "decisive and proactive stance to ensure the balance of economic forces favour a shift to facilitating entry and a more competitive digital economy"...

Burton Phillips 1 Dec 2020

For local SMEs to thrive #DataMustFall
For local SMEs to thrive #DataMustFallArticle

South Africa still has some of the most expensive mobile data rates on the continent. In fact, from lowest to highest data tariffs, Research ICT Africa's Retail African Mobile Pricing (RAMP) Index ranked South Africa 33rd out of 46 African countries this year...

1 Dec 2020

A mindset shift is key when starting a business
A mindset shift is key when starting a businessArticle

The effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink how we do business. Goals have been redefined and innovation and creative problem-solving have become our most valuable assets...

1 Dec 2020

Gender equality - Past, present and future
Gender equality - Past, present and futureArticle

We are once again in the throes of a familiar predicament. 2020 has, unfortunately, yielded even more reason for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence...

Dhesigen Naidoo 1 Dec 2020

IAB SA Transformation Council announces new members
IAB SA Transformation Council announces new membersArticle

The IAB South Africa is thrilled to announce the names of the newly-elected members of the Transformation Council...

Issued by IAB South Africa 1 Dec 2020

Forge Academy launches new fully-inclusive AI lab
Forge Academy launches new fully-inclusive AI labArticle

The lab offers a programme for South African youths that is modelled on Finnish education principles and equipped with Nokia smart technology. Startup businesses can also access special funding, laboratory time, Wi-Fi, think tanks, and smart technologies...

26 Nov 2020

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