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#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?
#BizTrends2020: What does the African mobile consumer really want for the new decade?

The start of this new decade marks almost 10 years since the smartphone entered Africa...

By Lynette Hundermark 3 Feb 2020

Afri Ride launches in South Africa
Afri Ride launches in South Africa

"The most wasted resources, from a vehicle capacity standpoint, are the empty seats in moving cars. The idea behind Afri Ride is to make use of existing resources by offering the unoccupied seats in your car, or offering your car for rental."

23 Dec 2019

What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?
What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?

Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in 2020...

18 Dec 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"
#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

Dingle presenting at Catalyst Africa.
#CatalystAfrica: Simon Dingle debunks fintech and cryptocurrency myths

Simon Dingle started his Catalyst Africa presentation by confirming that when he's not making apps or writing books, he loves thinking out loud in public about a variety of divergent topics...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

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Uber launches Uber Movement in Cape Town

When it comes to better understanding the transportation needs of cities in South Africa, a lot of importance needs to be placed on developing solutions that will make cities more efficient...

11 Nov 2019

Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change
Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change

How many times a day do you check your phone? If you're anything like the rest of the world, it's at least 58 times a day - equating to over three hours spent staring at our screens every single day...

By Michelle Wynne 7 Nov 2019

2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners

The eighth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded with the much-anticipated announcement of the overall and category winners...

30 Oct 2019

Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

21 Oct 2019

One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app
One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app

Now is the perfect time to get in on the super app game, establishing your company as a preferred partner or supplier early on...

By Lee Naik 8 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: YouFarm - helping you to invest in agriculture
#StartupStory: YouFarm - helping you to invest in agriculture

YouFarm is a Zimbabwean startup that has been chosen by Startupbootcamp AfriTech to attend a three-month accelerator in Cape Town, South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Hyperconnectivity and financial inclusion: Hype vs reality in Africa
Hyperconnectivity and financial inclusion: Hype vs reality in Africa

A mobile payment solution for Africa, by Africans, is the solution that the payments scheme Bluecode Africa is bringing to businesses, merchants and consumers on the continent...

By Murray Gardiner, Issued by Bluecode Africa 27 Sep 2019

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WhatsApp revolutionising business communication

Businesses in Africa can't ignore WhatsApp as a potential connection point to customers to revolutionise their user experience...

25 Sep 2019

The rise of mobile communication in Africa
The rise of mobile communication in Africa

As the world strives to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as millennials enter the workforce, and as post-millennials enrol at educational facilities, a common requirement is the embracement of technology

25 Sep 2019

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Mobile leads clicks, not conversions - finds new AccuraCast research

Digital marketing agency AccuraCast's new research indicates that while advertising on mobile may lead to more clicks, it still falls behind when it comes to conversion...

25 Sep 2019

#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience
#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience

Continuing the opening keynote from the first morning of Gartner Symposium 2019, Don Scheibenreif, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, explained the concept of the 'everything consumer' and why we need to offer them the all-new multi-experience...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2019

Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector
Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector

It's a widely acknowledged truth that if South Africa is to escape the economic morass it finds itself in, it needs to provide as much support to SMEs as possible...

By Greg Chen 13 Sep 2019

The global consequences of Google revoking it's Android license
The global consequences of Google revoking it's Android license

With several product announcements expected this fall, I am highlighting how the ongoing issue between Google and Huawei impacts the smartphone market on a global level...

By Annette Zimmermann 5 Sep 2019

ER24 improves response times with what3words
ER24 improves response times with what3words

It is often difficult to communicate exact locations to emergency response teams in South Africa's informal settlements and rural areas and on farms and beachs without any addresses or points of reference nearby...

21 Aug 2019

The dark side of mobile apps
The dark side of mobile apps

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it's not hard to see why...

21 Aug 2019

#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?
#StartupStory: Are you having a 'Blue Monday'?

"Facial recognition software can potentially recognise a 'Blue Monday' simply by scanning employee expressions"...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Aug 2019

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The rise and rise of the on demand economy

Today, owning DVDs and CDs seems like a quaint idea - why would you clutter your home with physical media when you can get the music or movies you want over the internet on a pay-per-download or subscription basis?

By Alex Thomson 25 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Scams emerge following FaceApp hype
Scams emerge following FaceApp hype

The latest hype around the FaceApp application has attracted scammers who want to make some quick profits...

22 Jul 2019

Youth population drives strong mobile subscriber growth
Youth population drives strong mobile subscriber growth

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world's fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years...

18 Jul 2019

Easing the mobile data burden
Easing the mobile data burden

After years of waiting, South Africans have been promised relief from high mobile data charges...

By Greg Chen 15 Jul 2019

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