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2021 Anzisha Prize applications now open
2021 Anzisha Prize applications now openArticle

Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy call on young African entrepreneurs to join the Anzisha Prize Fellowship program...

15 Feb 2021

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Valentine's spend predictions in a year of uncertaintyArticle

Valentine's spend could fall flat this year, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic forces consumers to tighten their purse strings...

15 Feb 2021

2021 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit to focus on resetting Africa
2021 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit to focus on resetting AfricaArticle

The 6th Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit is set to explore the power of the collective in resetting Africa...

8 Feb 2021

What were the most awarded brands, campaigns and agencies in 2020?
What were the most awarded brands, campaigns and agencies in 2020?Article

AdForum has released the fourth edition of its Business Creative Report, a unique ranking of the world's most awarded brands, agencies and campaigns by individual business sector....

5 Feb 2021

Khayelitsha home owners access title deeds for the first time
Khayelitsha home owners access title deeds for the first timeArticle

Operating since 2018, a free advice centre is helping to facilitate formal residential property transactions in Cape Town's largest township, Khayelitsha...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 3 Feb 2021

It is official! 2020 Loeries Official Rankings released
It is official! 2020 Loeries Official Rankings releasedArticle

The Loeries Official Rankings offer a comprehensive overview of the annual performance across the brand communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East...

Issued by Loeries 2 Feb 2021

The new reality of the workplace in 2021 and beyond
The new reality of the workplace in 2021 and beyondArticle

With the current global pandemic restrictions and lockdowns, it is very likely that a large percentage of the local workforce will continue to work from home well into 2021...

Graham Parker 4 Jan 2021

FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, Yemen
FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, YemenArticle

Despite intense efforts to control the pest throughout 2020, a new generation of Desert Locust swarms is threatening livelihoods and food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen...

23 Dec 2020

Time to unify
Time to unifyArticle

Today's millennial and Gen Z consumer is looking to business to play a major part in the worldwide recovery and are basing more and more purchasing decisions on the value global brands are giving back to the world...

Issued by Levergy 21 Dec 2020

Lockdown has expanded the data universe for South African marketers
Lockdown has expanded the data universe for South African marketersArticle

Even with the good news about successful vaccine trials around the world, we're most likely still months away from the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. Consumer behaviour is far from returning to normal...

Grant Lapping 18 Dec 2020

68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemic
68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemicArticle

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to spur e-commerce, a Mastercard study has revealed the rapid growth of online shopping, with 68% of South African consumers shopping more online...

26 Nov 2020

Showcasing the best in creativity across Africa and the Middle East
Showcasing the best in creativity across Africa and the Middle EastArticle

The 42nd Loeries Awards has awarded the best in brand communications across Africa and the Middle East. A total 264 Loeries were awarded across 16 categories...

Issued by Loeries 25 Nov 2020

Capitec launches new QR code payment functionality
Capitec launches new QR code payment functionalityArticle

The new addition was fast-tracked during the pandemic as it allows clients to pay without touching any surface other than their own phone. Payments can be made at till points, restaurants, for parking and for online shopping - as vendors across the country adopt the technology...

24 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Day five winners and Boniswa Pezisa named Loeries Hall of Fame inductee
#Loeries2020: Day five winners and Boniswa Pezisa named Loeries Hall of Fame inducteeArticle

On the last and final day of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Friday, 20 November, winners of Film; Film Crafts; Grand Prix; Agency of the Year Award and Regional Agency Group of the Year were announced as well as the Loeries Hall of Fame inductee, Boniswa Pezisa...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Day four winners
#Loeries2020: Day four winnersArticle

The Awards announced on day four of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Thursday, 19 November, included Design, Design Crafts, PR and Media Communication, Live Communication and the Marketing Leadership Award...

Jessica Tennant 19 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Day two winners
#Loeries2020: Day two winnersArticle

The Awards announced on day two of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Tuesday, 17 November, included Digital Communication, Digital Crafts, Integrated Campaign, Media Innovation and Young Creatives...

Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announcedArticle

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

#Anzisha2020: SAYNA brings digital studies to Madagascar
#Anzisha2020: SAYNA brings digital studies to MadagascarArticle

Matina Razafimahefa is the founder of SAYNA, an innovative edtech venture based in Madagascar, and a runner-up in the 2020 Anzisha Prize...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Oct 2020

#Anzisha2020: Supreme Sparkle brings beauty services to Cameroon
#Anzisha2020: Supreme Sparkle brings beauty services to CameroonArticle

As a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize, Agbor-Ebai Nenembou of Cameroon shares more about her startup, Supreme Sparkle, a multifaceted business that offers tailoring, salon and spa services...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Oct 2020

#Anzisha2020: Minute5 offers a convenient service to customers in Uganda
#Anzisha2020: Minute5 offers a convenient service to customers in UgandaArticle

Katumba Jonathan Paul from Uganda is an entrepreneur, tech enthusiast and developer and CEO of Minute5. As a finalist in the 2020 Anzisha Prize, he shares more about the startup...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Oct 2020

The Immortal Awards announces its first-ever MEA shortlist
The Immortal Awards announces its first-ever MEA shortlistArticle

The Immortal Awards has announced seven projects that have received Finalist status in the first-ever MEA competition, sending them through to the final, global round of judging in November...

27 Oct 2020

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEs
Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google collaborate to help SMEsArticle

Standard Bank, Mastercard and Google announced a collaboration to help SMEs move their businesses online, accept digital payments and attract more customers...

22 Oct 2020

Leading in a virtual world
Leading in a virtual worldArticle

The coronavirus has left businesses struggling to keep their doors open...

Bhengu Thabiso & Anele Nzimande 2 Oct 2020

All FNB POS devices now process QR code payments
All FNB POS devices now process QR code paymentsArticle

FNB now supports QR code payments on all its standalone point-of-sale terminals (Speedpoint devices) across the country...

1 Oct 2020

Leading in a virtual world
Leading in a virtual worldArticle

The coronavirus has left businesses struggling to keep their doors open. A MasterCard study in North America revealed that 5 out of 10 small businesses are one late payment away from shutting down. The South African narrative is undoubtedly more epic. There are other cracks however beginning to show in companies across the board...

Bhengu Thabiso and Anele Nzimande 29 Sep 2020

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...

17 Sep 2020

Identity and the power of audio to amplify an effective marketing channel
Identity and the power of audio to amplify an effective marketing channelArticle

How do you engage with an audience that is willing to pay to avoid ads altogether...

Issued by 365 Digital 16 Sep 2020

All the 2020 Ad Stars winners!
All the 2020 Ad Stars winners!Article

Ad Stars has announced this year's Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, chosen from 20,028 entries from 60 countries...

8 Sep 2020

Ukheshe launches prepaid payments programme in SA
Ukheshe launches prepaid payments programme in SAArticle

Through an extended partnership with Mastercard and Nedbank, Ukheshe Technologies has launched its Third-Party Processing Services (TPP) in South Africa...

19 Aug 2020

Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growth
Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growthArticle

As South Africa's unemployment rate increases to a staggering 30.1%, the far-reaching impact of Covid-19 on businesses, both big and small has become an ever-growing concern...

19 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SAArticle

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

[REPORT]: Secondary education prepares youth for the future of work
[REPORT]: Secondary education prepares youth for the future of workArticle

Now is the time to rethink secondary education systems to ensure Africa's youth have the skills and knowledge to succeed in the workforce...

14 Aug 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Offering a helping hand
#OrchidsandOnions: Offering a helping handArticle

FNB: excellent advertising campaign must be backed up with action; dismal marketing failure by Nikon SA draws loud, angry response...

Brendan Seery 14 Aug 2020

Meet the best cpo iphone 7 certified supplier Gorilla Phones SA in South Africa
Meet the best cpo iphone 7 certified supplier Gorilla Phones SA in South AfricaArticle

Would you buy a phone that was in near-original condition at a very low cost and with a warranty? At Gorilla Phones SA you will find the widest variety of models, both from previous years and the most recent ones launched to the market...

Issued by Monetary Library 4 Aug 2020

#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 2]
#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 2]Article

Verusha Maharaj, advertising and marketing lead at Deloitte Consulting unpacks how marketers can retain their existing customer base and embrace the new and also elaborates on how they can start building trust and get consumers to fall in love with their brands during the pandemic...

Juanita Pienaar 27 Jul 2020

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EU contributes €15m to the fight against desert locust in AfricaArticle

The European Commission has allocated these funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst desert locust upsurges seen in the region in decades...

8 Jul 2020

Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tills
Pick n Pay enables cash deposits at tillsArticle

Customers can now make cash deposits directly into their own bank account at any Pick n Pay till point, anywhere in South Africa.

8 Jul 2020

Nedbank unveils 'tap-on-phone' functionality
Nedbank unveils 'tap-on-phone' functionalityArticle

Nedbank has unveiled its new tap-on-phone functionality that allows all merchants and business owners to convert their mobile phones into payment acceptance devices...

1 Jul 2020

2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Ranking reveals growing power and influence of technology
2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Ranking reveals growing power and influence of technologyArticle

The world's most valuable brands have seen their total brand value increase by 5.9% despite the economic, social and personal impacts of Covid-19, according to the 2020 BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released today by WPP and Kantar...

Issued by Kantar 30 Jun 2020

The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa
The scenario of young entrepreneurs in AfricaArticle

A look at the future of young entrepreneurs in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2020

The rise of contactless technologies
The rise of contactless technologiesArticle

Considering that Covid-19 is primarily spread through contact transmission, it is not surprising that we are seeing a sharp rise in the adoption of contactless technologies...

Ulrich Stark 17 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Access new youth audiences through gamification, esports
#YouthMonth: Access new youth audiences through gamification, esportsArticle

Arena Events has been hosting various online events catering to different issues affecting the media, marketing and advertising industries and as part of our #YouthMonth content feature, we're covering their Sunday Times Gen Next series...

Jessica Tennant 10 Jun 2020

Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winners
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winnersArticle

A total of 13 campaigns for a variety of global brands across different markets have won in the Effective Content Strategy category of the Warc Awards...

10 Jun 2020

Mastercard partners with Netcash on QR code billing service
Mastercard partners with Netcash on QR code billing serviceArticle

Consumers will be able to pay for services from thousands of small businesses, schools and non-profit organisations by scanning a QR code with their mobile phone...

9 Jun 2020

2020 Effie Index ranks world's most effective marketers
2020 Effie Index ranks world's most effective marketersArticle

Effie Worldwide has announced the 2020 Effie Index, the 10th annual ranking of the companies behind the world's most effective marketing efforts...

9 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedom
#YouthMonth: Ukheshe helping empower SA's youth through financial freedomArticle

We chatted to Clayton Hayward, co-founder and MD of UKheshe, to find out more about the Ukheshe platform, what some of the barriers are for financial inclusion among SA's youth...

Sindy Peters 4 Jun 2020

Your own 'Sofa Bank'
Your own 'Sofa Bank'Article

A few real ways to make money from the comfort of your home...

Issued by NFX Capital VU Inc 1 Jun 2020

NYF AME Awards announces 2020 winners
NYF AME Awards announces 2020 winnersArticle

New York Festivals AME Awards has announced the 2020 award winners, with AMVBBDO UK earning AME Best of Show and Regional Platinum - Europe...

22 May 2020

NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 recipients of special Industry Awards
NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 recipients of special Industry AwardsArticle

NYF Advertising Awards announces 2020 Industry Awards with McCann Worldgroup earning Global Network of the Year, Mastercard is Global Brand of the Year; Jung von Matt AG is Independent Agency of the Year...

12 May 2020

South Africans are choosing contactless payments
South Africans are choosing contactless paymentsArticle

A study conducted by Mastercard shows that South Africans are moving to contactless payments for everyday purchases, seeking touch-free payment experiences...

7 May 2020

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