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New electronic driver's licence for SA
New electronic driver's licence for SAArticle

A new, more efficient driver's license card system is being developed and is expected to be rolled out in the middle of the 2021/2022 financial year...

1 day ago

Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisis
Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisisArticle

The agricultural sector - particularly in Africa - bears the historical paradox of having significant economic potential on the one hand and lacking the required agility and innovation to harness its resources for notable global competitiveness on the other...

Ishmael Sunga 1 day ago

As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive
As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope aliveArticle

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, let us remember that 2020 was terrible for the press in many parts of the world...

Wambui Wamunyu 3 May 2021

2021 Bookmarks Awards Jury share insights on state of digital
2021 Bookmarks Awards Jury share insights on state of digitalArticle

In the run up to the 13th annual Bookmarks Awards "Moving the Industry Forward" - powered by the IAB SA - our eight jury chairs have shared their insights into the state of digital today...

Issued by IAB South Africa 28 Apr 2021

The potential for a digitised built environment sector
The potential for a digitised built environment sectorArticle

Before Covid-19 relegated most of society to the confines of their homes, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) sought to bring digital transformation to the masses...

Mondli Cele 28 Apr 2021

Universities in Nigeria must rethink how journalism is taught
Universities in Nigeria must rethink how journalism is taughtArticle

Changes in the journalism profession have made journalism education challenging...

Nathan Oguche Emmanuel 20 Apr 2021

Edge computing: Revving 2021 up for your 5G future
Edge computing: Revving 2021 up for your 5G futureArticle

Edge continues to serve as the thread that sews the seams of our high-tech lives together today - and reinforces the fabric of our 5G-charged futures...

Tony Bartlett 16 Apr 2021

Why converging newsroom cultures can make media houses more sustainable
Why converging newsroom cultures can make media houses more sustainableArticle

Until the arrival of the world wide web, the media model that worked revolved around money made from selling advertisements and from revenue from subscriptions or copy sales...

Wambui Wamunyu 15 Apr 2021

#YouthMatters: Calling rising stars under-35 for feature on Africa's leading business media
#YouthMatters: Calling rising stars under-35 for feature on Africa's leading business mediaArticle

Join us to honour the contribution of SA youth making a difference to business in our region. Nominees will stand a chance to be featured as top-story news in Bizcommunity's month-long #YouthMatters focus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Apr 2021

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Challenging 6 informal sector mythsArticle

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

Kim Furman 7 Apr 2021

National Treasury awards Vodacom with new mobile communication services contract
National Treasury awards Vodacom with new mobile communication services contractArticle

The National Treasury has chosen to retain the services of Vodacom, awarding the company with a new mobile communication services contract...

31 Mar 2021

Nearly 300,000 South Africans benefit from Microsoft's digital skills initiative
Nearly 300,000 South Africans benefit from Microsoft's digital skills initiativeArticle

Over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories have also been upskilled through the initiative...

31 Mar 2021

Chat holds the key to future innovation in insurance
Chat holds the key to future innovation in insuranceArticle

Sixty-four percent of African insurance organisations are stuck in the early and middle stages of digital transformation...

31 Mar 2021

How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19
How online markets are helping local stores survive Covid-19Article

Thanks to platforms that link online consumption to local interests, the desire to buy local, a trend fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is giving rise to a new phenomenon known as digital localism...

Myriam Ertz, Damien Hallegatte, Imen Latrous and Julien Bousquet 19 Mar 2021

What to expect from the virtual and physical 2021 Fashion Without Borders
What to expect from the virtual and physical 2021 Fashion Without BordersArticle

The 2021 Fashion Without Borders (FWB) will be held virtually and physically at the Hilton Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg from 23 to 26 March.

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

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Ignorance is bliss - but not for patent infringementArticle

Spoor & Fisher's Yogani Reddy notes that in a digital society, being ignorant can land one in deep water, especially in the context of patent infringement...

Yogani Reddy 10 Mar 2021

High Court orders suspension of spectrum auction
High Court orders suspension of spectrum auctionArticle

The High Court in Pretoria on Monday ordered the Icasa to halt the planned auction of radio frequency spectrum licences, pending a hearing of contentions...

10 Mar 2021

The next generation of print
The next generation of printArticle

Now is an important time for the print industry. It's a time of change and where new and emerging technologies are influencing its future. The print industry is unique...

Jimmy De Waal 9 Mar 2021

Digital health passport launches in South Africa
Digital health passport launches in South AfricaArticle

The user-friendly mobile app will provide support in helping to restart tourism, business, sports, events and job creation on a national level...

3 Mar 2021

Stay ahead of trends with unmatched legal intelligence
Stay ahead of trends with unmatched legal intelligenceArticle

LexisNexis South Africa's Mellony Ramalho outlines four ways this legal tech giant helps to ensure legal pros stay at the top of their game...

Issued by LexisNexis 22 Feb 2021

TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing
TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturingArticle

TFG said this change is essential to enable larger purchases of locally-made fabrics...

22 Feb 2021

Diversity is key to unlocking creativity
Diversity is key to unlocking creativityArticle

Humans create ideas and technology helps us share them. Finding a team that can marry the two, will give any brand a competitive edge. The human behind the tech always has to ensure that their ideas are culturally relevant to the audience...

Zubeida Goolam 19 Feb 2021

Digital transformation: Should we still be talking about it in 2021?
Digital transformation: Should we still be talking about it in 2021?Article

To unlock the power of true digital transformation, leaders need to find ways to put digital first, encouraging everyone in a company to start thinking about...

Kevin South 18 Feb 2021

8 trends that will help shape the hospitality industry in 2021
8 trends that will help shape the hospitality industry in 2021Article

Remaining agile and ahead of the curve of new travel trends while understanding consumer behaviour is vital for brand survival in any industry but even more so for brands operating in hospitality...

Volker Heiden 17 Feb 2021

Why SA retailers are asking the wrong questions around IT spend
Why SA retailers are asking the wrong questions around IT spendArticle

...And how to get to the right questions, and the right spend!

Allan Dickson 5 Feb 2021

10 insights into 4IR in the mining industry
10 insights into 4IR in the mining industryArticle

A report has been released that aims at gaining an understanding of how the mining industry visualises the impact of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) ..

1 Feb 2021

SABC mulls government proposals on retrenchments
SABC mulls government proposals on retrenchmentsArticle

Government has provided the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board with a number of alternatives to consider in relation to its retrenchment process...

27 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

New survey highlights opportunities to future-proof supply chains
New survey highlights opportunities to future-proof supply chainsArticle

The survey conducted by Orange Business Services explores how enterprises can utilise supply chain and logistical data insights to mitigate risk...

22 Jan 2021

5 steps to help SMEs succeed in digital transformation
5 steps to help SMEs succeed in digital transformationArticle

Investing in digital tech may seem like a massive undertaking for businesses with limited budgets, but the benefits are significant, and getting started can be a lot easier and more cost-effective than expected...

Matthew Campbell 22 Jan 2021

3 business lessons 2020 taught us
3 business lessons 2020 taught usArticle

We all agree 2020 was a year of disaster of note - but hard times can be good teachers. Businesses, and particularly SMEs, should take the time now to understand what 2020 taught us...

Jason Mellow 15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: AI will have a real-world impact in 2021
#BizTrends2021: AI will have a real-world impact in 2021Article

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining notable momentum across a number of industries. In the past year, we saw rapid digital transformation spurred by Covid-19, with new technologies being adopted almost overnight...

Dries Cronje 13 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

Ralf Hennecke, general manager: technology and marketing, BME
#BizTrends2021: Mining looks ahead to more Covid riskArticle

As Covid-19 disruptions continue to plague southern Africa - and with no end conclusively yet in sight - leaders in the mining sector will be pushing the application of technology in 2021, while also securing their supply chains to mitigate risk...

Ralf Hennecke 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

#BizTrends2021: Empowering digital marketing teams to meet 2021's challenges
#BizTrends2021: Empowering digital marketing teams to meet 2021's challengesArticle

The digital acceleration of the last two years, but most especially during 2020, has placed a growing focus on digital marketing delivery...

Niamh NicLiam 5 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 7 prospects and necessary shifts for the arts
#BizTrends2021: 7 prospects and necessary shifts for the artsArticle

All disciplines in the arts are undergoing big transformations. We can anticipate continued shifts into new directions this year. They may not feel resolved or final, but they will be necessary shifts at this point, to rebuild a new landscape for the arts and audiences alike. Here are some of the trends that are likely to lead in 2021...

Rucera Seethal 4 Jan 2021

Gov-X Innovation Challenge: What it is and why it's important for SA's cybersecurity
Gov-X Innovation Challenge: What it is and why it's important for SA's cybersecurityArticle

It was recently announced that the University of the Western Cape: Future-Innovation Lab partnered with KnowBe4 to host a cyber-themed learning programme and hackathon called 'Gov-X Innovation Challenge'. But what exactly is this challenge?

21 Dec 2020

Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the future
Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the futureArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought on massive changes to the manufacturing industry, which has had to adapt to new operating models, an evolving consumer market, and disruptions in supply chain processes, all while keeping the workforce safe and healthy...

Mark Wilson 17 Dec 2020

Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmers
Nigerian startups make ag-tech accessible to small local farmersArticle

Digital technologies are indispensable in modern agriculture. Yet farmers themselves sometimes lack confidence in adopting particular tools before they're sure of the benefits...

17 Dec 2020

Communications and Digital Technologies SOEs merge
Communications and Digital Technologies SOEs mergeArticle

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has embarked on a process to merge some of its entities in line with the state owned enterprises (SOEs) rationalisation plan...

15 Dec 2020

3 things school IT teams should prioritise to prepare for our new digital future
3 things school IT teams should prioritise to prepare for our new digital futureArticle

Educational institutions and teachers themselves have come under pressure this year, as the pandemic has pushed them to pivot and adapt to a digital-only world. Moving forwards, schools and universities will be faced with a tricky challenge - caught between financial constraints and the need to future-proof and invest in their networks to support an influx of new technologies...

Mandy Duncan 10 Dec 2020

Want year-end auditing success? Go digital
Want year-end auditing success? Go digitalArticle

Businesses preparing for their 2020 fiscal year-end audits will need to enhance digital capabilities and embrace tools that enable virtual audit procedures and watertight due diligence as they navigate the uncertainties presented by Covid-19...

Issued by LexisNexis 7 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

Switching over to the Draft Digital Sound Broadcasting Services Regulations
Switching over to the Draft Digital Sound Broadcasting Services RegulationsArticle

The South African (SA) sound broadcasting industry has been waiting patiently for legislative developments regarding the switchover from analogue broadcasting to digital sound broadcasting (DSB)...

Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Wendy Tembedza, Karl Blom, and Ziyanda Ngcobo 24 Nov 2020

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Climate change and its impact on mining project planningArticle

Climate change is playing an increasingly important role in the decision making processes of mining projects. Even as early as the pre-feasibility stages, its impact on factors such as water management and social licence needs to be considered.

19 Nov 2020

Free online courses offered to unemployed youth
Free online courses offered to unemployed youthArticle

Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has called on unemployed youth to take the opportunity to register for free online courses...

11 Nov 2020

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