AUTOMOTIVE

#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure
#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure

RentMyRide is empowering locals by giving them the tools for a low-touch small business and creating competition for conventional car rental companies by being a more affordable, paper-free and hassle-free online facilitator.

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 hours ago

ICT

What to expect at AfricaCom 2018
What to expect at AfricaCom 2018

The 21st edition of AfricaCom kicks off today, 13 November 2018, in Cape Town and is shaping up to be an impressive event. The number of speakers, visitors and exhibitors grow year on year, mirroring the expanding influence that technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) is having on the world at large.

19 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Customer expectations outpace brand experiences
Customer expectations outpace brand experiences

The rapid pace of digital change is re-writing the rule book and forcing companies to innovate and exceed customer expectations to stay ahead - and afloat. Yet Accenture research finds that only 7% of brands are exceeding customer expectations and, even worse, 25% don't meet customer expectations at all.

By Hans Zachar 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Basetsana Kumalo, Executive Chairman & CEO, Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings, South Africa, with the winner of the AWIEF Awards 2018 Creative Industries Award, Nana Akua Oppong-Birmeh, CEO of Archxenus, an architectural design company based in Accra, Ghana.
Africa's women entrepreneurs honoured at AWIEF Awards

The Africa women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum annual AWIEF Awards took place this weekend honouring and celebrating the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent.

1 day ago

ICT

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa, making it a completely paperless system from start to finish.

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

The definition of media freedom is closely linked to that of freedom of expression as per the Constitution, for individuals to impart information and ideas without fear or favour. Luckily, it's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energy

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank. With Africa's rapid urbanisation and economic growth, environmentalists expect that figure to double by 2025.

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Pepe Marais, of Joe Public United. Picture: Michel Bega.
The amazing story behind Joe Public, Africa's number one ad agency

When Pepe Marais was saved by a surfer two decades ago, no one could have guessed they'd start a business together.

By Brendan Seery 9 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Irene Ochem, founder and CEO of AWIEF.
'Women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource'

The women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource, said the founder and CEO of the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), Irene Ochem, in her opening speech at the start of the 2018 event yesterday.

By Louise Marsland 9 Nov 2018

RETAIL

#ShopperInsights2019: I love you, but...
#ShopperInsights2019: I love you, but...

Despite retailers widening their repertoire, baskets are shrinking as tough times for shoppers dictate more planning and less impulse shopping. This is impacting on how shoppers take advantage of promotions which can have dire consequences for brands.

By Danette Breitenbach 8 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Media activist Angela Quintal reported to be safe
Media activist Angela Quintal reported to be safe

A late night SOS on Facebook alerted friends, colleagues and her employers, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), that media activist and former South African journalist and editor, Angela Quintal, and her colleague, Muthoki Mumo, were being taken away for interrogation from their hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

By Louise Marsland 8 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

2018 Prism Awards judges at the awards earlier this year. © .
2019 Prism Awards calls for entry

The call for entries and search for the best campaigns in public relations and communication has officially opened and individuals, students, consultancies, companies, government organisations and NGOs may submit entries for the most sought-after awards in the industry.

7 Nov 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Digital Lab Africa looking for content creators
Digital Lab Africa looking for content creators

The third edition of Digital Lab Africa will kick off at DISCOP Johannesburg this month and opportunities exist for participants in the field of digital content creation.

7 Nov 2018