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While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subduedArticle

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

John Loos 2 days ago

New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams
New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teamsArticle

The CMO Council report also addressed how Covid-19 increased the importance to deliver cohesive messaging...

3 days ago

Global survey reveals micro-businesses remain optimistic
Global survey reveals micro-businesses remain optimisticArticle

The GoDaddy Global Entrepreneurship Survey, which looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world's smallest businesses, has been released...

3 days ago

African educators see Covid-19 as 'an opportunity' - survey
African educators see Covid-19 as 'an opportunity' - surveyArticle

eLearning Africa and EdTech Hub released the results of its survey, 'The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on African Education' today. It revealed that 50% of surveyed African teachers, trainers and education technology specialists think the Covid-19 pandemic will turn out to be a "significant" or "very significant" opportunity for African education...

16 Sep 2020

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

New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expected
New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expectedArticle

After completing the first birdlife-focused study at South Africa's only concentrating solar power tower, HP van Heerden says that it is possible to reduce the impact...

16 Sep 2020

Louis Retief, general manager Innovation and IM, Exxaro.
How Covid-19 is driving the need for mining companies to accelerate digitalisationArticle

There's no doubt the Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted the world of business, forcing organisations across sectors to rethink their business models and implement responsive operational changes...

Louis Retief 15 Sep 2020

#HumanTraffickingAwareness: Do you know your childs' exact location?
#HumanTraffickingAwareness: Do you know your childs' exact location?Article

The amount of women and children who go missing in South Africa is cause for national concern...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Sep 2020

TGI: Providing an in-depth understanding of how markets have changed as a result of Covid-19
TGI: Providing an in-depth understanding of how markets have changed as a result of Covid-19Article

Marketers will have to have a granular understanding of where their target consumers are and whether their marketing investment is effective. Marketing strategies will need to be adapted to accommodate emerging trends and customer demands in the aftermath of the pandemic...

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 Sep 2020

Why companies need to create an employee value proposition
Why companies need to create an employee value propositionArticle

The paradigm in the 'war for talent' has changed. Employers are no longer in the driver's seat when it comes to seeking talent. Today's employees want jobs that are meaningful, have a purpose, and are rewarding...

14 Sep 2020

Kondi Nkosi, South Africa country head, Schroders
SA investors expect higher future returns despite Covid-19 shockArticle

Even as Covid-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors expect to make an average annual total return of 12.67% - almost 2% higher than the global average predicted returns of 10.9%...

14 Sep 2020

Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertainty
Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertaintyArticle

Simply put, there are realities around the return to travel that we will need to attend to. And to approach the new normal, founder and managing editor of Luxury Travel Editors, Dean McCoubreyo has proposed 'The new five Ps of travel marketing for premium brands.'

14 Sep 2020

Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3
Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3Article

After deteriorating from the 50-point mark to 39 in the second quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) rebounded to 51 in the third quarter of 2020...

14 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reachingArticle

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

John Loos 14 Sep 2020

Pre-Accelerator program launched for Black women tech founders
Pre-Accelerator program launched for Black women tech foundersArticle

The I'M IN Accelerator is calling on all South African Black women with early-stage technology business ideas or concepts to apply for the new pre-accelerator program...

11 Sep 2020

SMEgo aims to streamline the funding application process for SMMEs
SMEgo aims to streamline the funding application process for SMMEsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the health of the South African SMME sector....

11 Sep 2020

Putting power back in the hands of the consumer
Putting power back in the hands of the consumerArticle

Brand Hubb CEO Rob Anderson tells us why he believes loyalty is priceless and says that having loyal customers creates opportunities for targeted messaging and tailored campaigns resulting in increased ROI...

Jessica Tennant 10 Sep 2020

Survey sheds light on SMEs approach to marketing
Survey sheds light on SMEs approach to marketingArticle

An SME Marketing Landscape Survey reveals that SMEs in Southern Africa see the need for a marketing strategy but do not plan or track their results efficiently...

10 Sep 2020

The real value of well-trained and educated ECD teachers
The real value of well-trained and educated ECD teachersArticle

Rosemary Mokoena, teacher training and development manager of the Nokuphila Teacher Training Academy, emphasises the importance of having well-trained and certified ECD teachers...

10 Sep 2020

Cardiovascular risk factors are high in Sierra Leone. Steven Rubin
Why Sierra Leone needs to focus on cardiovascular healthArticle

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally.

Maria Odland & Justine Ina Davies 10 Sep 2020

947 now broadcasts from Montecasino
947 now broadcasts from MontecasinoArticle

It's back to business! Leading commercial music radio station 947 has expanded its physical broadcast studio footprint to include a satellite studio at Montecasino - Fourways, Johannesburg...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 10 Sep 2020

Pros and cons of working from home
Pros and cons of working from homeArticle

An unforeseen work-from-home revolution has caught many companies by surprise as most employees have now been forced to work from home...

Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 9 Sep 2020

Helderberg Hospice accredited a fifth time
Helderberg Hospice accredited a fifth timeArticle

Sheer grit and determination on behalf of all members of staff at the Helderberg Hospice in Somerset West in the Western Cape was required, and delivered, for the facility to receive its fifth accreditation in the middle of a global pandemic...

Issued by COHSASA 9 Sep 2020

The real-time customer
The real-time customerArticle

The Microsoft Global State of Multichannel Customer Service Report underscored the value of resolving customer issues at speed and the importance of equipping contact centre staff with the right knowledge...

Jan Kühn 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

Measuring marketing and advertising spend trends in South Africa during the pandemic
Measuring marketing and advertising spend trends in South Africa during the pandemicArticle

In order to provide insights on Covid-19's impact in spend, Ornico in association with Bizcommunity are conducting research to make sense of changes and growth...

Issued by Ornico 7 Sep 2020

African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why
African farmers are younger than you think. Here is whyArticle

Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming...

Felix Kwame Yeboah and Thomas Jayne 7 Sep 2020

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 (round blue objects), emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Image by the US NIAID (CC BY 2.0)
How Western Cape will check for a future Covid-19 surgeArticle

A large Cape Town survey of pregnant women attending public antental clinics, as well as people with HIV, suggests many people in the city have already been infected with the virus that causes Covid-19...

James Stent 7 Sep 2020

Daily Maverick CEO, Styli Charalambous.
Daily Maverick 168 pilot edition well-receivedArticle

Daily Maverick's 168 pilot edition was successfully launched, with 8,800 copies in the hands of South African readers...

7 Sep 2020

4 ways a website can help your small business weather the pandemic
4 ways a website can help your small business weather the pandemicArticle

The 2020 GoDaddy Global Entrepreneurship Survey found that entrepreneurs who had a website were less likely to close their businesses during Covid-19 lockdowns than those without one...

Selina Bieber 4 Sep 2020

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Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - reportArticle

With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

4 Sep 2020

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Influencer compensation: How money moves within the Nigerian influencer industryArticle

Gbenga Sogbaike, CEO at Plaqad comments on the state of influencer compensation in 2019/2020 based on a recent report - Influencer Compensation 2020...

Gbenga Sogbaike 4 Sep 2020

Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in place
Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in placeArticle

South Africans are paying a high price for the prolonged lockdown and consequent devastation of the local economy with levels of emotional distress nearly as high as at the start of the lockdown five months ago...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 Sep 2020

SME South Africa launches online B2B service marketplace for SMEs
SME South Africa launches online B2B service marketplace for SMEsArticle

SME South Africa, the leading business resource platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses, launched Serv.co.za, a B2B service marketplace...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 3 Sep 2020

Traditional contact centres still crucial amid rise in digital channels
Traditional contact centres still crucial amid rise in digital channelsArticle

The rise in digital customer service channels has changed the way people interact with businesses and brands, but that does not mean it is the end for traditional contact centres...

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

Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL Logistics
Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL LogisticsArticle

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt data and block access to systems until a ransom is paid, have become the most common and costly form of cyberattacks in the supply chain industry...

1 Sep 2020

De Beers uses IoT geofencing safety solution on mining vessel
De Beers uses IoT geofencing safety solution on mining vesselArticle

In line with its Zero Harm objectives, De Beers has teamed up with Orange Business Services to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining operations...

1 Sep 2020

The future of work isn't only about tech
The future of work isn't only about techArticle

When you think about reskilling the workforce, what comes to mind? Learning to code? Analysing data? Operating technology?

Robin Fisher 1 Sep 2020

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Digital accessibility and why it mattersArticle

"Accessibility" in the digital space means that digital platforms, like websites, mobile apps, social channels and PDFs, should be readable, operable and functional to all users - especially people with disabilities...

Tasneem Cassim 1 Sep 2020

Kagiso Trust survey seeks to learn from community resilience during Covid crisis
Kagiso Trust survey seeks to learn from community resilience during Covid crisisArticle

The Kagiso Trust has launched a national survey seeking to understand and learn from the community resilience shown in the face of the Covid-19 crisis and its associated socioeconomic effects...

1 Sep 2020

Get ready to celebrate #SmallBizFriday
Get ready to celebrate #SmallBizFridayArticle

Small Business Friday was created nine years ago by the National Small Business Chamber in response to small business owners' most pressing need: getting more customers...

31 Aug 2020

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CPT Tourism, CoCT host webinar exploring the 'next normal' for tourismArticle

Cape Town Town and the City of Cape Town recently hosted a webinar detailing where tourism as an industry has come from, the way forward and the plans that are in place to help visitors, industry players and residents of Cape Town through the "next normal" way of playing, living and working...

31 Aug 2020

Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you have
Avoid acting in haste. Rather sweat the assets you haveArticle

Rather than raiding retirement annuities and selling off a valuable property at a fraction of its worth, Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions, looks at the benefits of sweating the assets you have...

31 Aug 2020

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SheSays Cape Town releases results of first-ever gender diversity survey for marketing and advertising in SAArticle

SheSays Cape Town, in partnership with Kantar, has released the results of it's SheSays Survey on Gender Representation, which is a first for South Africa and for SheSays globally...

28 Aug 2020

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