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Akani unveils new corporate brand as it positions for growth opportunities
Akani unveils new corporate brand as it positions for growth opportunitiesArticle

Akani Retirement Fund Administrators (Akani) has unveiled a new corporate brand to position itself for growth and in response to dynamic changes in the South African retirement fund industry...

Issued by Akani 25 minutes ago

Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to Nedlac
Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to NedlacArticle

DALRRD Minister Thoko Didiza says as the legalisation and the commercialisation of cannabis remains at the forefront of public debate and on top of the agenda for policymakers globally, the plan will be presented to the National Economic Development and Labour Council by the end of May 2021...

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

The pitfalls of the proposed pension fund amendments
The pitfalls of the proposed pension fund amendmentsArticle

Proposed changes to the Pensions Funds Amendment Bill, currently before Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance, will allow retirement fund members to access a portion of their retirement savings in cash...

3 days ago

The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?
The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?Article

On 12 March 2021, the minister of communications and digital technologies published the proposed South African Postbank SOC LTD Amendment Bill...

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

Herman de Kock, executive head of sales, Nedbank Business Banking
Key growth opportunities in a struggling South African economyArticle

It is over a year since Covid-19 made its formal entrance into the global economy, and with second and third waves taking root across the world, business owners are rightfully asking where growth will come from in 2021...

Herman de Kock 10 May 2021

Jaco van Jaarsveldt, chief decision analytics officer, Experian Africa
The importance of alternative data in a tough lending environmentArticle

The devastating economic impact of Covid-19 has created a much tougher lending environment for credit providers that now need to go far beyond traditional criteria when assessing risk and modelling future losses on credit granted...

Jaco van Jaarsveldt 10 May 2021

4th AWIEF Growth Accelerator calls for applications
4th AWIEF Growth Accelerator calls for applicationsArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting the fourth cohort of its flagship AWIEF Growth Accelerator, sponsored by Nedbank, and is now calling for applications...

10 May 2021

#BehindtheMask: Jennifer Leppington-Clark, MD of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South Africa
#BehindtheMask: Jennifer Leppington-Clark, MD of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South AfricaArticle

This week I chat to Jennifer Leppington-Clark, managing director of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 May 2021

ACA issues RFI for the provision of preferential insurance rates to ad industry
ACA issues RFI for the provision of preferential insurance rates to ad industryArticle

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has taken a decision to conduct a review of its financial services provider as well as the current insurance policies...

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 10 May 2021

Can SA telcos win the financial services race?
Can SA telcos win the financial services race?Article

The high levels of unhappiness among telco customers could throw a major spanner in the works of their foray into financial services...

Diana Miguel 7 May 2021

3 things we don't talk about when it comes to funerals
3 things we don't talk about when it comes to funeralsArticle

Here are three things that are not often spoken about that need to be considered when planning a funeral...

Issued by MiWayLife 5 May 2021

World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save lives
World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save livesArticle

Practise effective hand hygiene to prevent infections by learning how to wash your hands properly with Bloom Financial Services and Health4Me...

Issued by Bloom Financial Services 5 May 2021

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?Article

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

8 things you need to do after a car accident
8 things you need to do after a car accidentArticle

Whether you have a small bumper bashing or something more serious, it's important to know what steps to take in the aftermath of an accident...

Issued by Dotsure 5 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMI
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMIArticle

Leza Wells, chief product actuary and acting chief of marketing at life insurer FMI, (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) fills us in on her role...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa
#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of AfricaArticle

Allen Taylor, part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, shares insight into the global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

FoxP2 continues to live up to number-one Scopen ranking
FoxP2 continues to live up to number-one Scopen rankingArticle

FoxP2 continues to live up to its number-one ranking for effective creativity in the 2019/2020 Scopen report with an impressive performance in the 2020/2021 Marketing Achievement Awards...

Issued by Dentsu 26 Apr 2021

Lucy Lightfoot, head of brand and integrated marketing, RMB
#BehindtheBrandManager: Lucy Lightfoot from RMBArticle

For any organisation, whatever the industry, the concept of a brand is not just important but a business imperative when it comes to establishing a foothold in the market...

Nicci Botha 22 Apr 2021

Harkrishan Singh, director of application development, AlphaCodes
The new reality for financial servicesArticle

Now more than ever, the customer is king, and financial services organisations need to be able to cater to changing demand...

Harkrishan Singh 21 Apr 2021

Sibongile Sibanda, group executive for brand and integrated marketing, Liberty
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sibongile Sibanda of LibertyArticle

Sibongile Sibanda, Liberty's group executive for brand and integrated marketing, believes that the financial services environment is an exciting space for communicators because it exists in highly emotive territory...

Nicci Botha 21 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish Ink
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish InkArticle

Although not a brand manager, Leigh-Anne Acquisto, founder and MD of specialist strategic consultancy Liquorish Ink, has extensive experience working with brands and recently helped create the brand identity for a new restaurant in Johannesburg called Proud Mary...

Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2021

Tech trends that cannot be ignored in 2021 and beyond
Tech trends that cannot be ignored in 2021 and beyondArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated reduced physical human interaction with more people engaging online now than ever before...

Emanuel Osanga 16 Apr 2021

Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa
Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in AfricaArticle

Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Apr 2021

Kennedy Bungane, incoming CEO, Africa Bank
Kennedy Bungane appointed CEO of Africa BankArticle

Kennedy Bungane has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) and an executive director of Africa Bank. His appointment, effective 14 April 2021, follows approval from the Prudential Authority...

15 Apr 2021

Greg Gatherer, account manager, Liferay Africa
5 reasons financial services must go digital firstArticle

Although the topic of digital transformation has been discussed extensively over the past year, the fact is that it is a critical one that has a significant impact on almost all industries...

Greg Gatherer 14 Apr 2021

Shoprite adds free funeral benefit to Xtra Savings rewards programme
Shoprite adds free funeral benefit to Xtra Savings rewards programmeArticle

The new benefit means that qualifying policy holders' beneficiaries will be eligible to receive a R4,500 Shoprite voucher in the event of a claim...

13 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment spaceArticle

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

Credit: Tanda
Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boostArticle

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual
#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old MutualArticle

Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual is responsible for implementing the overall brand strategies and marketing-related plans to build and grow the Old Mutual brand...

Jessica Tennant 9 Apr 2021

Are you ready for PoPIA enforcement?
Are you ready for PoPIA enforcement?Article

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) was proclaimed by the president in July 2020 and from 1 July 2021, any person or organisation that keeps any type of records relating to the personal information of anyone, including companies as a juristic person, is required to comply or face very heavy fines...

Issued by Freelancers Writing Services 8 Apr 2021

FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning director
FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning directorArticle

FoxP2 has brought Sello Leshop into its fold as strategic planning director effective from 1 April...

Issued by Dentsu 8 Apr 2021

Ossewa, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
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

About us - Thirst Bar Services
About us - Thirst Bar ServicesArticle

Thirst Bar Services' mobile bars transform any function into something truly special - only professional mixologists staff them, and they use the best available, quality beverages and ingredients.

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 7 Apr 2021

Motor warranty vs service plan vs car insurance: What's the difference?
Motor warranty vs service plan vs car insurance: What's the difference?Article

A motor warranty, a service plan and a maintenance plan each cover various vehicle functions and materials, while car insurance is a completely separate cover type...

Issued by Dotsure 7 Apr 2021

Richard Rattue, MD, Compli-Serve
Two decades ago, and the times to come: How technology has shaped financial servicesArticle

A little shy of two decades ago, I penned an article on how technology was impacting financial services and importantly, financial advice. I thought it would be interesting to review some of my statements...

Richard Rattue 6 Apr 2021

All the Marketing Achievement Awards 2021 winners
All the Marketing Achievement Awards 2021 winnersArticle

The Marketing Achievement Awards (MAAs) took place last night by way of a premium virtual event, giving everyone the opportunity to safely participate in the evening's festivities...

Issued by Marketing Achievement Awards 1 Apr 2021

Cybersecurity is key during digital transformation in the financial services sector
Cybersecurity is key during digital transformation in the financial services sectorArticle

The financial services landscape is changing quickly as banks face increasing competition from technology-based financial services...

Sarthak Rohal 31 Mar 2021

Moving beyond cash - How are legacy players keeping up with the new digital-first disruptors in the financial services industry?
Moving beyond cash - How are legacy players keeping up with the new digital-first disruptors in the financial services industry?Article

Digital transformation has had a profound impact on almost all industries, fundamentally altering how customers experience the organisations they deal with on a daily basis. The financial services space is no exception, with legacy players having to keep up with new, digital-first disruptors in order to remain relevant...

Ndagi Job Goshi, Issued by Topco Media 26 Mar 2021

MiWay launches fully digital car insurance that covers you in the blink of an eye
MiWay launches fully digital car insurance that covers you in the blink of an eyeArticle

MiWay launches MiWay Blink, a fully digital car insurance app, with monthly cashback benefits to incentivise safe driving and reflect actual distance travelled....

Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

Shoprite Group launches cellular network k'nect mobile
Shoprite Group launches cellular network k'nect mobileArticle

The Shoprite Group has launched its own mobile virtual network operator, called k'nect mobile, offering customers flat call and data rates, and 100MB free data for 3 months...

23 Mar 2021

MiWay commits R55 million to COVID-19 relief effortsArticle

Leading short-term insurer and financial services provider, MiWay, today announced that it will make a further R30 million available to help reduce the financial impact of COVID-19 on its clients, suppliers and the broader South African community. This is in addition to over R25 million in premium reduction that was set aside for MiWay clients for the initial lockdown period.

Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

MiWay launches discounted car insurance premiums for work-from-home clientsArticle

Leading short-term insurer and financial services provider, MiWay announced the launch of MiWheels At Home - a new car insurance cover that is designed specifically for South Africans who work from home. This comes at a critical time in the country and is relevant in context of the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations

Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

How COVID affects your coverArticle

2020 has been a year like no other, forcing us to adapt our lifestyles and behaviours in ways we never thought possible. Having traded boardrooms for virtual meetings and holidays for staycations, our lives look a little different than they did 12 months ago.

Karabo Kopeka, Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

The 2020 perspective: Learnings for the year to comeArticle

As we turn the page on an unprecedented year, now is as good a time as any to put the events of 2020 into perspective, and to reflect on some of the positive take-outs from the past twelve months.

Nthabiseng Moloi, Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021
Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021Article

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) improved from 61 points in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 64 in the first quarter of 2021. This is the highest level of the Agbiz/IDC ACI since the second quarter of 2014...

17 Mar 2021

Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gateway
Ukheshe Technologies develops SA's first WhatsApp payment gatewayArticle

In addition to being South Africa's first digital wallet platform, the solution is also the first WhatsApp channel to enable payments using QR...

16 Mar 2021

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