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Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalists
Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalistsArticle

The Anzisha Prize has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced at this year's Anzisha Prize Conference on the 27 October 2020...

3 days ago

What's the one thing all businesses need to pivot right now?
What's the one thing all businesses need to pivot right now?Article

During the early stages of the crisis, organisations had to prioritise their most mission-critical functions to stabilise and pivot. Digital transformation emerged as one of those high-priority areas...

Robin Fisher 16 Sep 2020

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6 words to guide you on your B2B content marketing journeyArticle

There are millions of companies buying products and services in SA. While B2B marketing has its own methods, it pays to remember there's a real person making those business decisions. New Media B2B GM Dev Naidoo and Swipe iX MD Leo Redelinghuys talk digitalisation without audience alienation...

Dev Naidoo and Leo Redelinghuys 14 Sep 2020

How conversational commerce is shaping the future of business
How conversational commerce is shaping the future of businessArticle

While 'conversational commerce' is not a new concept, the phenomenon is gaining momentum, driving innovation and customer experience in an ever-changing e-commerce landscape...

James Bayhack 14 Sep 2020

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Why brand integrity and authenticity should be your core digital strategyArticle

Armand Mukenge, head of digital marketing at African Communications Media Group comments on brand integrity and new digital marketing strategy that could be beneficial to organisations...

Armand Mukenge 11 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: Baskiti, a range of handwoven hanging baskets designed with purpose
#DoBizZa: Baskiti, a range of handwoven hanging baskets designed with purposeArticle

Inspired by her 14-month-old in lockdown, Jana Leonard launched Baskiti, a range of hanging storage baskets designed with purpose...

Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2020

#BizUnity: "Nothing unites people like a sense of belonging", One Custom's Paul Geary
#BizUnity: "Nothing unites people like a sense of belonging", One Custom's Paul GearyArticle

Paul Geary, co-founder of One Custom tells us about their work with Laureus Sport For Good South Africa on the recently launched Laureus Supporters' Club and from a customer experience marketing perspective, why it's important that brands nurture relationships with existing customers and harness customer relations to build customer loyalty and goodwill during these uncertain times...

Jessica Tennant 10 Sep 2020

Cash Crusaders launches click and collect service
Cash Crusaders launches click and collect serviceArticle

Cash Crusaders has introduced an online click and collect service, marking the first step in the roll-out of its e-commerce platform in South Africa...

9 Sep 2020

UCT GSB's e-Track programme takes 9 local startups to the next level
UCT GSB's e-Track programme takes 9 local startups to the next levelArticle

Nine South African startups participating in the latest e-Track Venture Exploitation Programme (VEP) at the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) Solution Space have made the cut to progress to the third round of the schools e-Track programme...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 8 Sep 2020

The altered eco-system of South African fashion
The altered eco-system of South African fashionArticle

For years now, South Africa's local fashion industry has been steadily trudging along. Many production and economic challenges face both local brands and designers, but the closest to their bottom line are inexpensive imports.

Samantha Chrysanthou 8 Sep 2020

5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemic
5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemicArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has hampered companies' go-to-market strategies everywhere, but nowhere has the disruption been more severe than in emerging markets...

Stefano Niavas 8 Sep 2020

Fast-tracking the future of shopping malls
Fast-tracking the future of shopping mallsArticle

Is the long-imagined retail apocalypse on our doorstep? If you have entered a shopping mall recently, you might begin to think so...

Lars Veul 8 Sep 2020

Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewards
Early investors in 4IR startups reap rewardsArticle

Early investors in startups with exposure to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are benefiting from significant revenue growth despite the physical constraints...

7 Sep 2020

Side hustlers can now hone their hustle and win big with #OLXHoneYourHustle
Side hustlers can now hone their hustle and win big with #OLXHoneYourHustleArticle

If you're a hard-hitting side hustler who refuses to simply sit around and wait for fortune to find you, then the #OLXHoneYourHustle is the shot you've been waiting for...

Issued by OLX 7 Sep 2020

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenshipArticle

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

Is traditional shopping a thing of the past?
Is traditional shopping a thing of the past?Article

As e-commerce surges and the landscape continues to shift, will brick-and-mortar shopping fall by the wayside...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 3 Sep 2020

JLL Q2 report notes positive outlook for SA industrial, warehousing sector
JLL Q2 report notes positive outlook for SA industrial, warehousing sectorArticle

According to JLL's latest South Africa Q2 Real Estate report, while the country is witnessing the easing of restrictions, the impact of Covid-19, coupled with economic pressures, continues to create challenges for most corporate real estate sectors...

3 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environment
#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environmentArticle

Despite the devastating economic impacts of Covid-19, the franchising sector could remain a viable business investment for aspiring entrepreneurs...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Sep 2020

Looking for the right ed-tech partner?
Looking for the right ed-tech partner?Article

The global education-technology market has grown rapidly in the last ten years, morphing from R8,6bn in venture-capital funding in 2010 to R121bn in 2019...

2 Sep 2020

Spike in SA e-commerce could trigger major warehouse space investment
Spike in SA e-commerce could trigger major warehouse space investmentArticle

The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in a massive spike in online sales which could fuel unparalleled growth in e-commerce operations in South Africa, according to Paragon Group director Estelle Meiring...

2 Sep 2020

African airlines post a 3.0% contraction in air cargo business for July
African airlines post a 3.0% contraction in air cargo business for JulyArticle

The International Air Transport Association's latest analysis on global and regional air cargo demand for July is stable but at lower levels than 2019...

1 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help them
Covid-19 has hit SMEs in SA's food sector hard. What can be done to help themArticle

Covid-19 has prompted widespread discussion of the resilience of food systems and how efficiency and competitiveness have been previously understood...

Andrew Bowman and Reena das Nair 1 Sep 2020

Stay cyber smart
Stay cyber smartArticle

Covid-19 has shone a light on the need for South Africans to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution at a much faster rate...

31 Aug 2020

It's all flame-grills-go as Burger King launches contactless collection options
It's all flame-grills-go as Burger King launches contactless collection optionsArticle

Burger King South Africa announced that South Africans will now have more contactless options with the nationwide launch of its contactless click-and-collect and curbside pickup options...

Issued by Burger King 31 Aug 2020

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10 things businesses need to know about the youth post-lockdownArticle

Ronen Aires, founder and CEO of Student Village lists 10 key care-related questions regarding young consumers businesses should ask themselves in order to level up...

Ronen Aires 31 Aug 2020

The third wave of cloud is cresting
The third wave of cloud is crestingArticle

There is an ebb and flow to technology cycles. Its inevitability is extant in many theories, such as the S-curve of innovation. Cloud is subject to these same waves...

Lori MacVittie 31 Aug 2020

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#WomensMonth: KFC's Nolo Thobejane on achieving QSR success in AfricaArticle

Letlhogonolo Thobejane travels across the continent overseeing restaurant operations and contributing to the success of the KFC brand in Africa...

28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women
#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering womenArticle

Karen Nadasen, CEO at PayU South Africa, is fulfilling her promise of a seismic shift towards women in technology, and women in her community...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2020

Refinery fashion now online - a first for Pepkor
Refinery fashion now online - a first for PepkorArticle

Local fashion brand Refinery has launched an online store, making it the first brand from Pepkor Group to take the leap into e-commerce.

26 Aug 2020

Lockdown-inspired digital innovations are here to stay
Lockdown-inspired digital innovations are here to stayArticle

The impact of the Covid-19 has been hard felt by businesses in the service industry. Local movements have been used to demonstrate the effect the nationwide lockdown has had on the various industries...

26 Aug 2020

How Dis-Chem customers changed their shopping behaviour during lockdown
How Dis-Chem customers changed their shopping behaviour during lockdownArticle

Dis-Chem said online sales grew 344% from 1 March to 15 August. "Covid-19 has matured the e-commerce environment and consumer adaption by 3 to 5 years," the group said...

26 Aug 2020

New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recovery
New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recoveryArticle

South Africa is the first region to benefit from a new, white label mobile payment, customer loyalty and rewards programme, with the launch of UBU International...

Issued by UBU International 26 Aug 2020

Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunities
Retail sector shakeout brings challenges and opportunitiesArticle

Like most industries, the retail sector has had to transform radically, not only to survive the current situation, but also to ensure that it remains viable and sustainable into the future...

Tasmika Ramlakan 26 Aug 2020

Facebook's conversion objective and retargeting best-practice
Facebook's conversion objective and retargeting best-practiceArticle

It's important to measure the results of any media buying operation and a Facebook campaign is no different. Read more...

Daniel Schmidt, Issued by Ole!Connect 26 Aug 2020

Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make it
Covid-19 counterfeiters: Faking it till they make itArticle

Counterfeiting is already a billion-dollar global problem, but the Covid-19 health crisis is making it worse. Specifically, opportunistic counterfeiters are taking advantage of the pandemic to market and distribute fake essential products - spurred on by increased demand and perceived shortages of essential goods...

Masi Mtshali 25 Aug 2020

Why a brand story makes for good business
Why a brand story makes for good businessArticle

If you want to build a successful business, having a strong brand story should be a key priority...

Yumna Aysen 25 Aug 2020

Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?
Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?Article

How do we plough back into the SME sector to reignite growth? Is the sector strong enough to revive economic growth in a post Covid world as we head towards a sovereign debt crisis?

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

Mobile apps: The future for business
Mobile apps: The future for businessArticle

The Amazon app has more than 700 million users across the globe, nearly five times more mobile customers than all its competitors combined...

Nick Durrant 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Paula Sartini talks disruptive innovations post Covid-19
#WomensMonth: Paula Sartini talks disruptive innovations post Covid-19Article

Passionate about design thinking in the technology space, Paula Sartini is an analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Miles Murphy, Wunderman Thompson's new CEO
#Newsmaker: Miles Murphy, Wunderman Thompson's new CEOArticle

Bizcommunity's senior editor for Marketing & Media, Jessica Tennant met with Wunderman Thompson's newly appointed CEO, Miles Murphy to discuss his new role and was hugely impressed by his eagerness to familarise himself with the local media and marketing landscape, priortising relationship building, albiet online...

Jessica Tennant 21 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Roque Online is connecting informal traders to larger markets in Angola
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Roque Online is connecting informal traders to larger markets in AngolaArticle

World Entrepreneurs' Day serves the purpose of creating awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

Technological changes required to survive in Covid-19 climate
Technological changes required to survive in Covid-19 climateArticle

As the country and businesses, in particular, welcome the transition into Level 2 lockdown, recovery is still a long-term concern in a contracting economy.

Issued by Hall’s Retail 21 Aug 2020

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4 South African purchasing trends brought on by Covid-19Article

From toilet paper in Australia to pasta in Italy and condoms in France, countries have noted interesting patterns of demand in the world of fast moving consumer goods...

21 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Teheca is connecting expectant mothers to nurses in Uganda
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Teheca is connecting expectant mothers to nurses in UgandaArticle

This year, Bizcommunity, in partnership with Seedstars, is acknowledging African startups on World Entrepreneurs' Day 2020...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

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Social media publishing and online marketing using a CMSArticle

In the land of CMS systems, the power to manage your social media publishing and online marketing lie in the hands of a few...

Chris Doyle 20 Aug 2020

Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-Natal
Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted season two premiere with South African episode on 26 August at 9pm on National Geographic...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 19 Aug 2020

What retailers can learn from social media feedback during Covid-19
What retailers can learn from social media feedback during Covid-19Article

The way consumers buy from and engage with grocery stores has changed. And as the Covid-19 crisis unfolds, consumer behaviour will evolve too...

Nic Ray 18 Aug 2020

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