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5 ways Africa's payments industry is evolvingArticle

Africa is still home to a large unbanked population. Eighty percent of adults in sub-Saharan Africa don't use any formal or informal banking facilities, and only 5% of adults have a credit card...

Vaughan Alexander 3 days ago

Paul Grota
3 trends energising Africa's power sectorsArticle

In a 2015 report, McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490bn of capital for new generating capacity - and a further $345bn for transmission and distribution infrastructure...

Paul Grota 11 Jun 2019

Promise consulting division continues growth path
Promise consulting division continues growth pathArticle

Promise established its consulting division in 2017 with a view to provide its clients with digital transformation...

Issued by Promise 10 Jun 2019

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa
DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in AfricaArticle

DHL Africa eShop has seen impressive growth since launching and has now been rolled out to nine more countries across sub-Saharan Africa...

10 Jun 2019

Tristan Dennis, Group Sales Executive at Mint
3 mistakes that make thriving CIO's tankArticle

The Accenture 2015 US Innovation Survey reported that 84% of executives considered their future success to be extremely dependent on innovation...

Tristan Dennis 6 Jun 2019

Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Strategies for the Fourth Industrial RevolutionArticle

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has become a known and lived reality as technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) merge with the physical lives of humans...

Issued by GetSmarter 29 May 2019

Automation - Opportunity or extinction for finance professionals?
Automation - Opportunity or extinction for finance professionals?Article

40% of transactional accounting work is expected to be automated by 2020 and predicted to touch 230 million workers (9% of the global workforce)...

Issued by CIMA 28 May 2019

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Should South Africa explore the cannabis market?Article

The growing emphasis that agriculture should be amongst the key sectors driving the South African economy and job creation has mainly leaned on potential expansion in hectares of labour-intensive, and globally sought-after horticulture products...

Wandile Sihlobo 28 May 2019

Education has to change and adapt to tomorrow's world
Education has to change and adapt to tomorrow's worldArticle

You wake up in the morning anticipating your bowl of cereal to fuel you for the rest of the day but find an empty carton of milk...

Ariellah Rosenberg 25 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continentArticle

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

Pedro Guerreiro 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

Economic empowerment of women is good for all
Economic empowerment of women is good for allArticle

Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance...

Kingsley Ighobor 26 Apr 2019

Hiring the best person for the job
Hiring the best person for the jobArticle

One of the discussions that often surfaces in the diversity debate is that we should simply hire "the best person for the job". I've been reflecting on how we might consider this phrase. It's not a new argument and is often one that is raised against the concept of quotas, or as reason for a lack of diversity...

Anna Curzon 24 Apr 2019

DHL launches Africa eShop, connecting global brands with African shoppers
DHL launches Africa eShop, connecting global brands with African shoppersArticle

DHL Express has launched Africa eShop, a platform enabling customers to shop directly from more than 200 US- and UK-based online retailers...

11 Apr 2019

Khumalo captions this: “My best of both worlds.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Brenda KhumaloArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Brenda Khumalo, managing director of Collective ID...

Leigh Andrews 9 Apr 2019

Digital Kungfu launches Dreamers Dojo to support entrepreneurial mindsets at schools
Digital Kungfu launches Dreamers Dojo to support entrepreneurial mindsets at schoolsArticle

With the ever-increasing unemployment statistics in South Africa, entrepreneurship is an essential alternative for school-leavers to consider...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 4 Apr 2019

Cutting through the AI hype: Explainable AI, flexible workforce
Cutting through the AI hype: Explainable AI, flexible workforceArticle

AI will undoubtedly change the way we work and the way we do business - but let's keep the hyperbole to a minimum...

Fadi Kanafani 4 Apr 2019

The Adebayo Adedeji lecture.
Africa in the Digital Era - hype or reality?Article

The Adebayo Adedeji lecture this year focused on the topic of digital transformation in Africa...

3 Apr 2019

What do penicillin, iron fish and 74% better profits have in common?
What do penicillin, iron fish and 74% better profits have in common?Article

The impact of creative solutions on mankind is undeniable, but you may ask what this has to do with advertising...

Gareth Leck 27 Mar 2019

Second-hand clothing industry turning the tide on fast fashion
Second-hand clothing industry turning the tide on fast fashionArticle

"We don't have enough resources to keep feeding this monster" - the stark words of warning about the new clothing industry from Maria Chenoweth, chief executive of Traid, a UK charity working to stop clothes being thrown away...

25 Mar 2019

Cutting through the AI hype
Cutting through the AI hypeArticle

AI will undoubtedly change the way we work and the way we do business - but let's keep the hyperbole to a minimum...

Patrick Maphopha 25 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the top
#WinTechAfrica: Tech attracts women, but more are needed at the topArticle

$12 trillion - that is the value in additional global GDP that remains locked behind the gender gap...

Haidi Nossair 14 Mar 2019

#WinTechAfrica: Diversity isn't nice. It's crucial
#WinTechAfrica: Diversity isn't nice. It's crucialArticle

Humans are social creatures. It's hardwired in us to communicate, collaborate and lift each other to achieve...

Doug Woolley 12 Mar 2019

Key findings from Agency Scope UK 2018/2019
Key findings from Agency Scope UK 2018/2019Article

Having recently completed five months of intense fieldwork among the UK's leading companies which include many global brands, Agency Scope UK 2018/2019 has provided a few key insights from UK chief marketing officers...

11 Mar 2019

Collaborating to create #balanceforbetter
Collaborating to create #balanceforbetterArticle

Each year on 8 March, International Women's Day, I get invited to attend events that celebrate and discuss gender diversity in the workplace...

Anna Curzon 8 Mar 2019

Nersa briefing
Nersa grants Eskom 9.4% tariff increaseArticle

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted Eskom a 9.41% tariff increase in the 2019/20 financial year...

8 Mar 2019

DHL renews partnership with eCommerce Africa
DHL renews partnership with eCommerce AfricaArticle

DHL Express in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced that the company will once again be lead sponsor for the 2019 DHL eCommerce Africa Conference and Exhibition...

6 Mar 2019

Keeping on trend in digital retail
Keeping on trend in digital retailArticle

As we approach the third month of 2019, some interesting trends are being predicted and already seen, in the retail and online market segment. Considering that December was a tough one for SA retailers...

27 Feb 2019

Africa's business revolution
Africa's business revolutionArticle

Africa offers exciting possibilities for companies looking to access new growth markets in a constrained global economic climate...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 21 Feb 2019

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO founder & chairman, addresses journalism students in Senegal.
APO founder talks about his meteoric media journeyArticle

The African media industry can help shape economic development across the continent...

8 Feb 2019

The brands leading, challenging and exploring in 2019
The brands leading, challenging and exploring in 2019Article

Coca-Cola dividing their products into three categories - leaders, challengers and explorers - is a good way of defining the future of any brand...

Jainita Khatri 5 Feb 2019

The good, the bad, and the ugly of IoT
The good, the bad, and the ugly of IoTArticle

Like any great Western, IoT is the new technology frontier and it brings its own fair share of challenges to the saloon...

Andrew Heuvel 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overviewArticle

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: 9 Africa Trends for 2019
#BizTrends2019: 9 Africa Trends for 2019Article

Bizcommunity.Africa has curated our business-to-business outlook for Africa for this year...

Louise Marsland 31 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?
#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?Article

We're closer to functioning as a global cashless society than ever before, yet an Oxfam report warns that equality between the haves and have-nots is higher than ever before. Read on for the impact on females and the unbanked in particular...

Leigh Andrews 25 Jan 2019

Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019Article

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Innovation and authentic engagement will drive success
#BizTrends2019: Innovation and authentic engagement will drive successArticle

The future that is discussed around the boardroom table is already here. The influx of the millennial workforce and rapid adoption of artificial intelligence in business means that leaders can no longer afford to disregard conversations about change and culture. We have entered an era of relentless change and extreme competitiveness...

Brian Eagar 15 Jan 2019

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2019: Africa is one of the major players in the global economic futureArticle

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, gives Bizcommunity.Africa his trend predictions for 2019...

15 Jan 2019

Ahmed Banderker, chief executive of Sanlam Business Development
#BizTrends2019: The rise of insurtechArticle

Emerging market insurtech companies are set to play a major role in the predicted rise of premium growth across the global insurance industry...

2 Jan 2019

Jacques Coetzer , general manager at Sanlam Personal Finance: Broker Distribution
#BizTrends2019: Are financial advisors the new life coaches?Article

There's a natural alignment between money and life-oriented challenges and concerns...

Jacques Coetzer 31 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Collaboration is key to creating a successful C-suite
#RecruitmentFocus: Collaboration is key to creating a successful C-suiteArticle

The 2018 Deloitte Human Capital Trends report found that the number one human capital issue identified by 51% of 11,000 respondents was 'C-suite collaboration'...

27 Dec 2018

Topaz Booysen, head of marketing at Popimedia.
#BizTrends2019: We're in denial about the death of loyaltyArticle

As consumers, we're enjoying unprecedented variety in shopping aisles that span continents and are more vocal, demanding and unforgiving of brands than ever before...

Topaz Booysen 19 Dec 2018

The SheSays Cape Town founders are brand strategist Marina Tokar, content strategy director Anelde Greeff and senior copywriter Johannie Van As.
#BizTrends2019: The untapped opportunity of female empowermentArticle

Globally, the women's empowerment movement has reached a fever pitch. #Metoo has toppled titans in industries ranging from film to advertising to tech, pushing against the 'boys club' ethos prevalent in senior ranks...

SheSays Cape Town founders 18 Dec 2018

8 wishes for SA education in 2019
8 wishes for SA education in 2019Article

If you were asked to give an on-the-spot (no Google allowed!) definition of an algorithm, what would you say? From personal experience, most adults can't answer this question accurately...

Sharanjeet Shan 13 Dec 2018

South Africa needs a new economic policy that envisages an overhaul of the power utility Eskom, which can’t keep the lights on. EPA/Nic Bothma
Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in itArticle

As the entrails of the era under South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption...

Mark Swilling 10 Dec 2018

#FairnessFirst: How to handle being 'the only' in the boardroom
#FairnessFirst: How to handle being 'the only' in the boardroomArticle

From queen bee syndrome to unchecked micro-aggressions and struggling to deal with being 'the only' in the boardroom, Corinium's Women in Digital and Data Forum touched on many topics that may be subconsciously holding back our businesses from becoming more inclusive...

Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Thinking of making a career change? Make sure you plan for it financially
#RecruitmentFocus: Thinking of making a career change? Make sure you plan for it financiallyArticle

Change is never easy. This is especially true when you are considering a career change...

Fadlah Hendricks 28 Nov 2018

Undoing the business of bias
Undoing the business of biasArticle

As we delegate more and more of our business decisions to machines, algorithms and artificial intelligence, we need to aim to programme empathetic, ethical robots...

Bronwyn Williams 26 Nov 2018

Africa's business revolution
Africa's business revolutionArticle

A new book by McKinsey confirms that Africa is poised for economic acceleration, akin to the Asian boom...

22 Nov 2018

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