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Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellows
Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellowsArticle

The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT on Friday announced the first cohort of 12 EdTech Fellows - companies that will benefit from the Centre's support to expand their operations and improve secondary teaching and learning across the continent...

24 Feb 2020

2020 Anzisha Prize open for entries
2020 Anzisha Prize open for entriesArticle

The Anzisha Prize announced that the 2020 call for applications is now open...

18 Feb 2020

Valentine's spend: South Africans splash out on romantic experiences
Valentine's spend: South Africans splash out on romantic experiencesArticle

South Africa's 'love economy' continues to grow, with Valentine's Day spend up 11%...

14 Feb 2020

Peter Harvey
The future of payments in SA and Africa will be based on pragmatismArticle

African merchants should support payment methods that suit their customers, rather than following global trends just for the sake of it...

Peter Harvey 21 Jan 2020

Johannesburg makes it onto the Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations list for 2019
Johannesburg makes it onto the Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations list for 2019Article

Johannesburg has retained its place on the esteemed Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations List for 2019, and is the only sub-Saharan city that has managed to secure a spot...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 15 Jan 2020

Listen to Mastercard's first-ever music single
Listen to Mastercard's first-ever music singleVideo

Mastercard's first-ever music single titled Merry Go Round was released on 7 January. The song forms part of the company's evolution of its sonic brand identity and the redefinition of how people interact with the brand.

14 Jan 2020

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Rethink refunds for increased sales and loyaltyArticle

Just as much as consumers want the easiest shopping experience and getting their goods quickly, they want their money back fast for returns...

Thomas Pays 30 Dec 2019

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Facebook Pay: a game-changer for payments, brands and social mediaArticle

The launch of Facebook's unified Facebook Pay system across its entire family of messaging apps hasn't just created the world's biggest payment platform. It's taken the existing payment universe and turned it on its head, with huge ramifications for how businesses and influencers monetise their social media presence...

Thomas Pays 24 Dec 2019

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SA retail sales up 11.6% compared to last year [report]Article

South African consumer spending shows an uptick ahead of the festive season according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which looks at overall retail spending trends across all payment types including cash and cheques...

23 Dec 2019

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossibleArticle

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

Odette van der Haar 19 Dec 2019

FNB rolls out QR code payments to Engen
FNB rolls out QR code payments to EngenArticle

FNB is expanding its support for QR code payment channels in South Africa. The bank says this follows positive responses from merchants and consumers to its app-based QR code payments solution...

17 Dec 2019

What SA's FMCG space can learn from Kenya
What SA's FMCG space can learn from KenyaArticle

The simplest way of optimising route to market is through pre-sales, which then creates a predictable order and allows for the best delivery routes to be calculated...

Andrew Dawson 25 Nov 2019

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SA's VMLY&R wins Silver at 2019 Epica AwardsArticle

The 2019 Epica Awards winners have been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars winning Silver in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

22 Nov 2019

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Travelstart launches new online bus booking platformArticle

The platform, available at bus.travelstart.co.za, will help customers save time and money by comparing bus tickets from competing companies...

20 Nov 2019

#GEW2019: 5 Traits of leading innovators
#GEW2019: 5 Traits of leading innovatorsArticle

Has anyone ever really stopped to think about what innovation is and how it can drive a business?

18 Nov 2019

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#EpicaAwards2019: SA's VMLY&R announced as one of the finalists!Article

The 2019 Epica Awards shortlist has been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars revealed as a finalist in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

12 Nov 2019

2019 Anzisha Prize winner announced
2019 Anzisha Prize winner announcedArticle

Yannick Kimanuka from the Democratic Republic of Congo was crowned her the winner of the 2019 Anzisha Prize...

29 Oct 2019

Women find it hard to sustain tourism businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. Here's why
Women find it hard to sustain tourism businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. Here's whyArticle

The governments of the two West African countries could do more to enhance women's participation in tourism...

Albert N. Kimbu, Ewoenam A. Afenyo-Agbe, Issahaku Adam 25 Oct 2019

Financial services platform launched for businesses in Nigeria
Financial services platform launched for businesses in NigeriaArticle

Carbon for Business is a digital financial services platform that provides startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and fintechs with the services and technology they need...

24 Oct 2019

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South African rugby fans marvel at the impact tech has on the gameArticle

A recent poll found that South African rugby fans marvel at the impact technology has on improving the experience of the game...

2 Oct 2019

Avon Justine launches recruitment drive for female beauty entrepreneurs
Avon Justine launches recruitment drive for female beauty entrepreneursArticle

Beauty brand, Avon Justine, has launched a recruitment initiative to provide women in South Africa with sustainable earning opportunities. The company says it aims to ease SA's unemployment crisis...

18 Sep 2019

Raghav Prasad.
New study highlights opportunities to optimise digital evolution in AfricaArticle

Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa, are examples of how digital inclusion can be accelerated across the continent for economic benefit to all...

16 Sep 2019

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Partnerships are key to the future of inclusive payments in SAArticle

The private and public sectors must collaborate to reduce the reliance on cash and encourage the use of digital payment methods and financial services to achieve more inclusive and sustainable economic growth...

5 Sep 2019

Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa
Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in AfricaArticle

Mastercard's 'Together We Lead' event focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Africa, and the role of technology in helping drive inclusive growth...

5 Sep 2019

Africa Data Centres Nairobi now PCI DSS compliant
Africa Data Centres Nairobi now PCI DSS compliantArticle

Africa Data Centres becomes the first carrier-neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant...

21 Aug 2019

It's time to support SA's women in business!
It's time to support SA's women in business!Article

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs report revealed that in South Africa women in early-stage entrepreneurial activity dropped by 15.7% in 2018...

14 Aug 2019

Mike Smits, co-founder, uKheshe
Sub-Saharan African on the cusp of a fintech evolutionArticle

With a predicted total subscriber base of over 600-million by 2025, which represents approximately half the population, sub-Saharan Africa is set to become a flagship for mobile disruption.

13 Aug 2019

How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?
How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?Article

Flexible working is close to celebrating its 30th birthday. Advances in technology and societal trends mean it has been a possibility for workers for decades. Yet, while this is not new, the last 10 years have seen working flexibly become widely accepted, and even demanded in South Africa...

8 Aug 2019

Nike South Africa's "Just Do It: Caster Semenya" wins Gold at inaugural Gerety Awards
Nike South Africa's "Just Do It: Caster Semenya" wins Gold at inaugural Gerety AwardsArticle

The winners, including Nike South Africa's "Just Do It: Caster Semenya", of the inaugural Gerety Awards have been announced...

1 Aug 2019

Naomi Campbell poses with female basketball players this week at the Hoop Forum organised by the SEED project in Senegal.
Forbes hosts businesswomen in RwandaArticle

Forbes Woman Africa announces First Regional Forum in Rwanda for businesswomen...

26 Jul 2019

Inaugural ADEA Forum to help develop education for Africa
Inaugural ADEA Forum to help develop education for AfricaArticle

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa and the Ministry of Basic Education of South Africa in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, will host the first-ever ADEA High-Level Annual Policy Dialogue Forum on Secondary Education in Africa from 29-30 July 2019...

22 Jul 2019

Use existing infrastructure to benefit from 4IR
Use existing infrastructure to benefit from 4IRArticle

If South Africa is to reap the economic benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it needs to look at existing infrastructure...

Thapelo Petje 18 Jul 2019

Companies need to ask themselves: can innovation be taught?
Companies need to ask themselves: can innovation be taught?Article

Today's world is unmistakably digital. At the World Economic Forum this year, it was said that the world has become a computer...

Carys Richards 17 Jul 2019

Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app
Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments appArticle

South African telecoms giant Vodacom and global payments firm Mastercard on Thursday announced a new secure digital wallet and payments app called VodaPay Masterpass...

Andy Walker 16 Jul 2019

CX Strategy according to Adidas, Multichoice, African Bank, Mastercard, Old Mutual and many more
CX Strategy according to Adidas, Multichoice, African Bank, Mastercard, Old Mutual and many moreArticle

Customer 360 Africa 2019 Cape Town will cover all aspects of the entire customer experience journey. It has recruited a wide range of industry leaders set to share their experience and knowledge with attending delegates...

Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 3 Jul 2019

App teaches business skills to Kenyan shop owners
App teaches business skills to Kenyan shop ownersArticle

TBWA\Khanga Rue and Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics partner with TechnoServe to create a virtual business academy for Kenyan "duka" owners...

3 Jul 2019

This year's SA Cannes Lions' judges...
#CannesLions2019: Accuracy of SA judges' predictions, revealed!Article

Before the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicked off last week, I caught up with six of this year's 7 SA judges for their predictions of the creative work that would roar as winners. Let's see who best saw into the future...

Leigh Andrews 26 Jun 2019

Grand Prix-winning work from the final night of Cannes LIons 2019...
#CannesLions2019: Film, Good and Titanium Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity concluded on 21 June, with the 2019 Film Lions, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions, Glass Lions, Titanium Lions as well as the associated Young Lions winners announced during the final Cannes Lions award ceremony...

21 Jun 2019

Cannes Lions 2019 Experience Grand Prix winners - 'Microsoft XBox: Changing the Game' under Brand Experience & Activations; Doconomy's 'Do Black - The Carbon Limit Credit Card' under Creative eCommerce...
#CannesLions2019: Experience Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2019 Cannes Brand Experience & Activation and Creative e-Commerce winners announced during the Experience track award ceremony...

19 Jun 2019

The six #CannesLions2019 Reach Lions Grand Prix winners...
#CannesLions2019: Reach Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on Wednesday, 19 June, with the 2019 Creative Data, Creative Strategy, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

19 Jun 2019

Cannes Lions Grands Prix awards.
#CannesLions2019: All the Grand Prix winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 21 June 2019, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's a quick overview of the week's biggest winners...

18 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019 Print & Publishing Lions' Grand Prix winner: An-Nar's 'The Blank Edition' by Impact Porter Novelli Dubai.
#CannesLions2019: Print & Publishing Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June, with the 2019 Cannes Print & Publishing Lions announced during the first Communication award track ceremony...

17 Jun 2019

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Cape Town Tourism looks to Muslim travel to boost local tourismArticle

By 2020, approximately 26% of the world's population will be Muslim, but most importantly for tourism destinations like Cape Town, Muslim tourism is already one of the fastest growing sectors...

14 Jun 2019

Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025
Girls4Tech programme aims to reach one million girls by 2025Article

First launched in South Africa in 2017, Mastercard's inquiry-based STEM programme Girls4Tech has so far reached more than 400,000 girls (ages 8-12) in 25 countries...

13 May 2019

AWIEF Awards 2018.
APO partners with AWIEF to empower women entrepreneursArticle

APO Group and Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) partner for deeper impact on African women's entrepreneurship...

9 May 2019

Mastercard’s chief marketing and communications officer and WFA president, Raja Rajamannar. © .
WFA calls on brands to hold social media platforms to accountArticle

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has called on all brands globally to hold social media platforms to account in light of recent failures to block dangerous and hateful content...

27 Mar 2019

Skills levy: Where are the discretionary grants?
Skills levy: Where are the discretionary grants?Article

The 1% skills development levy is a key funding mechanism originally intended to fund learnerships and recognised occupational qualifications for South African business...

4 Mar 2019

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